Your Weekend Rundown: 7 Can’t Miss Happenings!

Your Weekend Rundown: 7 Can’t Miss Happenings!

It’s beginning to look a lot like the Holidays in the Ozarks. Here are 7 can’t miss events happening this weekend for you and your family!

1. Art of the Ozarks: Fine Art Fair
November 17-18 | Mother’s Brewing Company – Springfield

Welcome to the “Art of the Ozarks” Fine Art Fair at Mother’s Brewing Company! This two days of artistic exploration and inspiration is a creative celebration of local art!! Your ticket is just $10 per person, and it’s your passport to both days of the event plus a free drink during your visit. Get more details HERE.

ELF: The Musical

2. ELF – The Musical
November 17-19 | The Landers Theatre – Springfield

Adapted from the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit starring Will Ferrell, the musical adaptation of Elf has already captured the hearts of millions worldwide with its unforgettable melodies and enchanting storyline. Springfield Little Theatre is tickled to produce the festive romp for the local stage, promising a joyful experience filled with laughter, delightful tunes, and a full-blown dose of holiday spirit. Get showtimes and your tickets HERE.

3. FEZtival of Trees
November 17-19 | Shrine Mosque – Springfield

The FEZtival of Trees has Christmas magic to offer you and your whole family this holiday season! From Santa’s Workshop and kids crafts to the Snack Shoppe and live entertainment, there’s plenty of activities to do at this Christmas celebration.

The Mayor’s Tree Lighting

4. The Mayor’s Tree Lighting
November 18 | Downtown Springfield

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure is honored to kick off the holiday season by officially lighting the “Mayor’s Tree” in Park Central Square. This tradition has grown tremendously over the past few years – the event includes free ice skating, holiday storytime, carriage rides, selfies with Santa and so much more! Get all the details HERE.

5. 58th Annual Ozark Christmas Parade
November 18 | 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!

A Very Grinchy Christmas – Springfield Discovery Center

6. Hairball: The Bombastic Celebration of Arena Rock
November 18 | Gillioz Theatre – Springfield

HAIRBALL is BACK bringing the glory of the 80’s to hundreds of thousands of fans throughout the country, with a 2+ hour drop-dead accurate homage to the biggest arena acts in the world. You’ll see all of your favorite legendary hits – from Van Halen, KISS, Motley Crue, Queen, Journey, Aerosmith, and more – recreated time and time again in front of your very eyes! Get your tickets HERE.

7. A Very Grinchy Christmas
November 18-19 | Discovery Center – Springfield

Join our Whobilation and see the Grinch himself while exploring the Center and holiday activities: explore Whoville and write a letter to Santa, see the Grinch and make some holiday memories at multiple family photo opportunities, explore over 60,000 sq feet of hands-on STEM activities! Get more details and find out when you can meet Santa and The Grinch HERE.

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