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Springfield Symphony

Chill out at the Springfield Symphony’s Extreme Cold pops concert featuring songs from Frozen, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker score and classic Christmas tunes. Get tickets here.


Get to the art of the matter at Missouri State’s free WinterFest Visual and Performing Arts Festival. Check out creations in all mediums by regional artists and listen to performances of cheery...

Meet the Masters

Learn from local luminaries at Biz 417’s B-School Breakfast Series. The event includes a Q&A session featuring a panel of business leaders from the Biz 100. Get tickets here.

Ugly Sweater Party

Sport your tackiest Christmas jumper at the Strike Zone’s Ugly Sweater Party. Bowl a few frames and have festive refreshments like Grinch Punch and S'mores Shots. It’s free to attend, but bring...

Tacos & Yoga

Get your om on and feast on tasty tacos at MotoMe Studio’s Taco Tuesday & Yoga. Start out with a beginning yoga session, then fill up with all-you-can-eat tacos. It’s $7 at the door.

Best Winter Ever

Winter is coming, but you don’t have to be a seasonal scrooge. Check out our guide to having the Best Winter Ever in 417-land, then take our Santa-themed quiz to find out if you made the nice...

Holiday Bazaar

Shop small at the Pickwick Place Holiday Bazaar. Peruse locally made goodies like jewelry, holiday decor, housewares and yummy bath products from vendors like Serindipology and Moon City Goods....

Chips for Charity

Feeling lucky? Bet big for a good cause at The Hamels Foundation’s Chips for Charity. The event combines the glamour of ritzy Las Vegas casinos with the allure of Hotel Vandivort, and proceeds...

Candy Cane Lane

Admire Candy Cane Lane, Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park’s drive-through winter wonderland. It’s $5 per vehicle to see the cheery holiday display made up of more than 10,000 lights.

Elf the Musical

Get in the holiday spirit and laugh out loud at Elf The Musical, based on the classic Christmas comedy starring Will Ferrell as Buddy the Elf. Scoop up tickets here.

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