Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Family-Friendly Holiday Events at the Lake

This time of the year creates the perfect environment for spending time with friends and family. To get into the holiday spirit, consider bringing your family to one of these local events. There is something for you and your children to enjoy as you participate in a number of unique activities. Provided below, by Eagle’s Nest Realty, are events to squeeze in as the number of days until Christmas dwindles. Take advantage of one (or all!) of these family-friendly events at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Holiday Activities:

Christmas Village

Bring the entire family to enjoy the area’s only Christmas Village at Old Kinderhook! Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, until Christmas you can partake in the Christmas Village. With a ton of free activities, your group can enjoy carolers, meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, and build gingerbread houses, and more! For a small fee, your children can also enjoy skating around The Ice and chowing down on s’mores over one of our fire pits. For more information, call 573-317-4314.

Christmas on Main Street

Running through December 18th, The Main Street Music Hall is celebrating the spirit of the holidays with a Christmas on Main Street. Enjoy your favorite songs with a night of laughter, as Gabby Gumm and our talented cast gives you that warm fuzzy feeling you use to get when you were just a kid. It’s guaranteed to entertain every kid from one to ninety two with an evening of clean family fun, as well as celebrating the true meaning of Christmas.

Area Light Displays:

Enchanted Village of Lights

Through January 1, the City of Laurie presents the Enchanted Village of Lights at the Laurie Fairgrounds. The Enchanted Village of Lights is one of the largest drive-through holiday light parks in Mid-Missouri. There is no charge to drive through the Enchanted Village, but any donations are greatly appreciated. The display is open nightly from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (10:00 p.m. on weekends).

St. Patrick’s Festival of Lights

Now until January 1st, the Festival of Lights at the Shrine of St. Patrick, off of Highway 5 in Laurie, is the oldest light park in the area. It was started in 1981 with hundreds of lights decorating the buildings and grounds, which has continued to grow each year. With 4,000 strings of lights, over 60 automatic timers and more than 350 extension cords, the Festival of Lights has turned into one of the major places to see over the holiday season. Instead of animated displays, the focus is on the true meaning of Christmas, Jesus and His Mother, Mary. Open from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., come out to enjoy the spectacular light display! There is no charge for this beautiful light display, it is simply our gift to the community.

Deck the Docks

Through December 30th, the sixth Annual DECK THE DOCKS Festival of Lights give a different perspective on Christmas light displays. Participate in the cruise that benefits Dogwood Animal Shelter! The beautiful Celebration Yacht will embark on a cruise each Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday to tour sparkly docks and lakefront homes decorated for the holidays! Tickets are $25 each. To make your reservation, contact the Celebration Cruises at 573-480-3212.

Versailles Unity Circle

For the 10th straight season, the city of Versailles will light up its city park for the Unity Circle of Lights until January 1. The holiday light park is named after the "Unity Circle," a monument erected at the park entrance to show cooperation among various entities in the community. The Unity Circle of Lights is located at the junction of Highways 5 and 52 and will feature as many as 40 lighted displays, including several animated holiday scenes for the family. The park is open from dark until midnight and admission is free. Bring the entire family to enjoy the beautifully displayed Christmas lights!

Osage Beach Holiday Lights

Every Wednesday through Sunday evening, until December 31st, enjoy the Osage Beach Holiday Lights at the Osage Beach City Park. Holiday themed lights will be on display at the City Park and at various locations along Osage Beach Parkway. Drive through with your friends and family to enjoy more than 100 light displays! The light display is free to the public.

For further information about local holiday events, visit www.FunLake.com

There are a number of festive activities in which your entire family can partake. The best real estate agents in Sunrise Beach, Missouri are excited to help you get into the holiday spirit this Christmas. Take a moment to escape the hustle and bustle of the season and enjoy time with your family, after all, that is what the season is all about! Your trusted real estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks wishes you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

Call (573) 374-0769 to schedule a showing today!

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