‘Tis the season for twinkling lights, joyous tunes, and the enchanting allure of holiday parades! The streets are about to come alive with dazzling floats, marching bands, and the pure magic of the season. Here are 10 holiday parades in the Ozarks to add to your list of festive adventures!
1. 58th Annual Ozark Christmas Parade
November 18 | 5:30pm -7:00pm | Ozark Square – Ozark
Get all the vibes of a Hallmark Hometown Christmas at the Ozark Christmas Parade. Enjoy floats from all your favorites, entertainment and more. Head to the Ozark Square for a night of Christmas magic!
2. Christmas on the Frisco
December 2 | 10:00am – 5:00pm | Jackson Street – Willard
Christmas on the Frisco is back and the day is packed with events for the whole family! Crafts & Cocoa with Santa at the Willard Community Building (10am-12pm), Trail Head Christmas (2pm-4pm) and the day wraps up with the Christmas on the Frisco parade (4pm-5pm)!
3. Christmas on Main Street & Kiwanis Christmas Parade
December 2 | 9am – 5:15pm | Republic
Christmas is coming to Main Street! This is going to be a fun-filled celebration – Enjoy free family-friendly activities, games, movies, & more! Shop vendor booths and retail shops on Main Street, while eating delicious food truck specialties. Street corner carolers, warming stations, hot cocoa, free photos with Santa and more. Don’t forget to visit Hood UMC’s Christmas Village and watch the Kiwanis Christmas Parade starts at 3pm! End your night with the annual Main Street Christmas Tree lighting ceremony.
4. Rogersville Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 2 | 4:45pm | Rogersville Caboose
This gingerbread themed parade and tree lighting ceremony is sure to be fun for the whole family! This evening of holiday cheer kicks off at 4:45pm and will include festive music and costumes, the grand tree lighting and delicious treats with hot cocoa!
5. Battlefield Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting
December 2 | 3:00pm – 7:15pm | 5434 S. Tower Drive – Battlefield
There are enough events happening at this holiday celebration to keep you busy all day! Parade party, Santa Paw pet parade, cookies with cocoa and so much more! The parade will kick off at 5pm and the trees in the Cherokee Trail of Tears will be lit at 7:00pm! Oh and be on the lookout for Mrs. Clause and the big man himself, Santa!
6. Bolivar Christmas Parade
December 2 | 5:30pm | Downtown Bolivar
Head out for this year’s annual parade! The Let It Snow parade is one you don’t want to miss if you are in the area. Don’t forget to hop in your car and head to Dunnegan Memorial Park for Light the Park!
7. Marshfield Christmas Parade
December 2 | 2:00pm – 6:00pm | Marshfield
It’s an All-American Christmas this year! Come out for shopping (2pm until parade time), live entertainment from The Jetz (3pm), True North Movement (4pm) and the Marshfield Honor Choir (5pm)! Don’t forget about Cookies and Cocoa with Santa before the parade starts!
8. Nixa Christmas Parade
December 3 | 2:00pm | Nixa
With a theme like “Christmas in Toyland”, we can’t wait to see the floats! Make sure to be on the lookout for Santa! Check out the parade route HERE.
9. Branson Adoration Parade
December 3 | 5:30pm | Historic Downtown Branson
The community will gather for the annual Adoration Parade to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. The Parade features performances by local high school bands, floats created by area churches and organizations, as well as an appearance by Santa Claus. Beginning in the Branson Convention Center south parking lot, the parade route runs through Historic Downtown Branson and finishes along Branson Landing Boulevard.
10. Springfield Christmas Parade
December 9 | 2:00pm | Downtown Springfield
Santa Paws is Comin’ to Town! Bring the whole-including the furry family – this year’s theme is all about celebrating the pets and animals we love and those that help take care of them. Get there early to enjoy a special outdoor Christmas Market with food trucks and vendors on Park Central Square starting at noon and continuing through the parade.
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