Tuesday, December 13, 2016

2016 Christmas Fun at the Lake of the Ozarks

The weather has finally gotten cold enough to really feel like Christmas time around here. Our scenic mid-Missouri cave tour is always an excellent cold-weather activity, but there are a few additional fun things going on around the lake area that are only offered during the holidays. Here are few fun suggestions from Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park


Christmas Light Displays
  • Enchanted Village of Lights - Laurie Fairgrounds
    • They claim to be one of the largest drive-through holiday light parks in mid-Missouri. It is free to drive through, but donations are welcome. They are open weeknights from 5-9 pm, and on weekends from 5-10 pm.  
  • St. Patrick's Festival of Lights - Mother's Shrine
    • Located in Laurie, this is the oldest light park in the area. It has grown each year since 1981 to now include 4,000 strings of lights, over 60 automatic timers, and more than 350 extension cords. It is open daily from 6-10 pm through January 1 and is free to the public. 
  • Osage Beach Holiday Lights - Osage Beach City Park
    • You can see a lovely display of holiday themed lights at the Osage Beach City Park and at a variety of spots along Osage Beach Parkway each Wednesday-Sunday until December 31. There is no entry fee to enjoy the fun.
  • Versailles Unity Circle of Lights - Versailles City Park
    • This is season #10 for this display that is named after the "Unity Circle" monument erected at the park entrance. It features as many as 40 lighted displays, including several animated holiday scenes the entire family will enjoy. You can see it from dark until midnight nightly until January 1, and admission is free. 



Deck The Docks Holiday Light Cruises

This is the 6th year that Celebration Cruises has hosted this amazing cruise where proceeds benefit the Dogwood Animal Shelter. Every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday until December 30 you can travel the lake to view the enchanting light displays on the lakefront homes and docks in the area. Book your reservation at www.CruiseLakeOfTheOzarks.com or by calling 573-480-3212. 

Frosty Float
Also hosted by Celebration Cruises, the final Frosty Float this year will take place on December 18 from 4-6 pm. It will be an afternoon filled with fun children's activities, hot cocoa, cookies, caroling, and of course, Santa himself! Reservations fill up quickly, so book your tickets early. 

Christmas Village & Ice Skating
The outdoor ice rink at Old Kinderhook is open daily, and every weekend now until Christmas you can also enjoy their family fun Christmas Village. Experience s'mores around the campfire, gingerbread house making, horse drawn carriage rides, elf storytelling, Santa visits, and more.  

Christmas On Main Street
Main Street Music Hall in The Landing on Osage Beach Parkway offers an entertaining show full of music, laughter, and incredible performances to get you into the Christmas spirit. It's good clean family fun for all ages, and it runs through December 18. For show times and tickets visit www.LakeMusicHall.com or call 573-348-9500. 




That's just a sampling of a few of the wonderful holiday events and activities going on in the area for you to enjoy. Bridal Cave is always open for adventure year-round, so no matter what the weather, you can still get out and enjoy some good old, family friendly, natural fun. Don't forget that we've also got an incredible gift shop full of unique and amazing items for everyone on your Christmas list. 

We're thrilled to be located in an area of the country that supports our favorite thing... Family fun... as it should be! Have a wonderful holiday season from all of us here at Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park



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