St. Patrick's Festival of Lights

The Festival of Lights at the Shrine of St. Patrick, Hwy 5, Laurie, is the oldest light park in the area. It was started in 1981 with hundreds of lights decorating the buildings and grounds and has continued to grow each year. With 4,000 strings of lights, over 60 automatic timers and more than 350 […]


Tunnel Trot

Come strut your stuff during the Inaugural Katy Trail Tunnel Trot!  This family-friendly event offers a 5K run and a more challenging 12K run.  Both races start at the Rocheport trailhead and head west on the Katy Trail before reaching the designated halfway points for the return trips. Participants of each race will experience the […]


Living Windows Festival

As the weather turns colder, shopkeepers throughout The District begin planning for the annual Living Windows Festival. On the first Friday in December,from 6 to 8 p.m., shopkeepers move all the merchandise out of their front windows and stage live holiday performances for onlookers. As the rest of us begin our holiday shopping, they’re concentrating on sewing […]


TRYPS Presents Snow Queen

Long before Disney created its smash hit Frozen, a more traditional tale was told of a mystical Snow Queen. Chill out with this classic story. Dec 6 – 10 AM, 2 PM Dec. 7 – 2 PM, 7 PM Dec. 12 – 7 PM Dec. 13 – 2 PM, 7 PM Dec. 14 – 2 PM


Winter Farmers Market

Experience the taste of mid-Missouri year round! Columbia Farmers Market moves indoors for the winter; every Saturday at Parkade Plaza, 9 a.m.- noon! You will find fresh vegetables & fruit, meat, farm fresh eggs, cheeses, honey, cut flowers, plants, artisan items & more. As a producer-only market, everything sold here is offered by the farmers and […]


Symphony of Toys

Symphony of Toys Holiday Concert with the Missouri Symphony Orchestra


76th Annual Capitol Caroling

Few traditions are as joyous as the Jefferson City Public Schools Capitol Caroling event held each year at the Missouri Capitol Rotunda. This year marks the 76th annual presentation of Capitol Caroling in the Missouri State Capitol Rotunda by the Fine Arts departments at Jefferson City High School and Simonsen 9th Grade Center. Performances will […]


Jefferson City Jaycees Christmas Parade

Join us in beautiful Downtown Jefferson City for the annual Christmas Parade.


Candelight Tours of the Governor's Mansion

During the tours, visitors will have the opportunity to view decorations in several rooms of the historic brick building, which has been the home of Missouri Governors since 1871. This year’s decorations will feature a variety of traditional, old-fashioned and natural items, including greenery, poinsettias, fruits and nuts, glass ornaments and white lights. Volunteer docents will be […]


Downtown Living Windows

Downtown Jefferson City windows come alive for one of the community’s most treasured and favorite events!  Thousands will stroll the streets and experience holiday cheer as individuals and groups from around Central Missouri sing, act, dance, showcase, and share the holiday spirit.