It’s hard to believe that Christmas is only a week away, which means this weekend is the last weekend before Christmas to enjoy the Christmas lights and shows here at the Lake. There are several places in the Lake area to go see Christmas lights and the Main Street Music Hall puts on a great Christmas program you won’t want to miss. Even though Christmas for Kids and Candyland are done collecting for the season, there are still lots of organizations at the Lake you can donate to that give back to the community: Hope House, CADV, and the local food pantries. Be sure to follow our Holiday Activities Pinterest board for more events and activities here at the Lake, especially with New Years right around the corner!
The City of Laurie has been putting on the Enchanted Village of Lights for years and this year Laurie hopes to have the largest drive-through light display in all of Mid-Missouri. The Enchanted Village is made possible because local businesses sponsor different light scenes throughout the park. The park opens at 5pm and closes at 9pm except on the weekends they stay open until 10pm. Their last night of operation will be January 1, 2015. Trust me this is not something you will want to miss, plus it’s free, but donations are accepted.
This year is the 8th season the City of Versailles has lit of the city park for its annual Unity Circle of Lights. The event is named after the city’s monument the Unity Circle erected at the front entrance to the park and will feature over 40 light displays. This tour is completely free and is open from dark until midnight through January 1st. One thing is for sure though you will not want to miss the opportunity to see these beautiful Christmas light displays.
Unity Circle of Lights
Unity Circle of Lights
St Patrick’s park in Laurie is the oldest light park in the lake area, and focuses on the true meaning of Christmas, Jesus and his mother Mary. This light display will be open from 6pm-10pm through January 1stand is free of charge! So make it a point to go see these fabulous light displays in the Lake area! Start in Laurie with the Enchanted Village since it opens first, then swing by St Patrick’s Festival, and finish off the night with the Unity Circle in Versailles. For more information or directions to these attractions be sure to follow the links below.
Everyone knows no matter what time of year it is the Lake is always gorgeous, especially when all of the docks are covered in lights! Enjoy the true Lake experience and enjoy a two hour boat ride with dinner for only $20! (You cannot eat much cheaper than that at your local Applebee’s) There is Deck the Dock Cruises on December 19th, 26th, and 27thand boarding starts at 5:30pm. If you want to see the Lake at its finest you will not want to miss the Deck the Docks Light Cruise!
The Main Street Music Hall in Osage Beach never disappoints, especially when it comes to their annual Christmas on Main Street show. There will be tons of dancing, singing, and of course comedy and it is sure to make you smile and get you in the holiday spirit. Tickets are $20 dollars for adults, $18 for seniors, and $11 for children 5-12 years of age. They have showings at 7pm every night this week through Friday and then they take a few months off. So don’t miss your chance to see this phenomenal show! Additional ticket information and directions can be found at their website.
We are so lucky here at the Lake of the Ozarks because we are surrounded by great school systems (one more reason to make the move to the Lake), not just when it comes to education but also extracurricular activities. Camdenton Laker Theatre presents “White Christmas” the musical this weekend. There will be four showings Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 2pm and 7:30pm, and a matinee on Sunday at 2pm. The Laker Theatre Company never disappoints and is sure to be fun for the entire family. The new high school that opened in 2007 features a state of the art theatre and equipment and the musicals always have a live orchestra. Trust me you cannot find a better theatre experience at the Lake than this. Call 573-216-8926 to reserve your ticket, because they do sell out, or go to the Laker Theatre Company’s website and purchase your tickets there!
The weather is not going to be as nice this as last weekend, but at least most of these events this weekend are inside or can be enjoyed from the comfort of your heated vehicle. Check out our Pinterest board for places you can enjoy Christmas dinner at on Christmas day, we will have links for additional details there as well. Also be sure to stay tuned to our blog to find out what’s happening at the Lake on New Year’s Eve, there is no reason to be stuck at home for New Year’s if you live at the Lake. Have a wonderful rest of your week, and Happy Holidays from the Jacobs Team, your Partners at the Lake!