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Music of the Holidays

Enjoy the music of the holidays with the Missouri State University Symphony Orchestra and Grand Chorus. Between musical numbers and solos, take part in an audience sing along. Bring a canned good...

Win the Week

Feeling lucky this Monday? Enter to win a trip to Downstream Casino Resort and a ton of Springfield Cardinals swag. Hurry before it’s too late! Winners will be chosen December 1.

Miracle on 34th Street

Hop on the holiday bandwagon, and see Miracle on 34th Street at Landers Theatre. Watch as Santa Claus makes an appearance in New York State and a miracle unfolds. Call 417-869-1334 for tickets.

Holiday Cooking Class

Sugar up your Sunday at KatieMade’s Holiday Cookie Decorating Class. Roll out and bake cookies, learn about working with royal icing and decorate a variety of cookies. Get tickets here.

Queen City Craft Show

Crafters, rejoice! Get your paws on pieces made by regional indie artists, makers and crafters at the Queen City Craft Show. It’s the perfect place to get unique Christmas presents!

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Channel your inner Clark Griswold, and check out National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation at The Gillioz Theatre. Laugh your loafers off while enjoying seasonal drinks, raffle prizes and more. Get...

Turkey Trot

Make room for your Thanksgiving feast, and start your day at the Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk. The 21st annual run benefits Developmental Center of the Ozarks and the Springfield-Greene County Park...

Lights & Flights

Get the Thanksgiving party started at Lights & Flights at Farmers Park. The event features family-friendly activities, Mr. & Mrs. Claus, a tree lighting, live music, food, drinks, shopping and...

Conservation Kids Club

Let your little one’s imagination run free as they create their own animal tale at the Springfield Nature Conservation Center. The evening features interactive storytelling and fun involving the...

Check Out Hunger

Shop selflessly this holiday during the Check Out Hunger campaign, and help Ozarks Food Harvest raise money for the hungry in southwest Missouri. See participating grocers here, and add a donation...

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