Christmas Break FUN at Lake of the Ozarks!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Lake of the Ozarks which means the kiddos will be on their Christmas break very soon! Do you have any special plans for the kids for their break this year? 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. Read on for a few fun suggestions from Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park.

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Christmas Light Display

There are several area light displays happening around the area that would be fun for the whole family! Below is a list of the few light displays in the area.

Enchanted Village of Lights

Nov 16, 2018 - Jan 01, 2019
Laurie Fairgrounds
Laurie Fairgrounds
269 Fairgrounds Drive
Laurie MO 65037
Phone: 573-374-8776

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 

Nov 22, 2018 - Jan 02, 2019
Shrine of St. Patrick | Mothers Shrine
Shrine of St. Patrick | Mothers Shrine
176 Marian Drive
Laurie Missouri 65038
Phone: 573-374-6279

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 in the Park 

Nov 24, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018
Osage Beach City Park
Osage Beach City Park
950 Hatchery Road
Osage Beach Missouri 65065
Phone: 573-302-2000 X297

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 

Nov 21, 2018 - Jan 01, 2019
Versailles City Park
Versailles City Park
Hwy 5 and Hwy 52
Versailles Missouri 65084
Phone: 573-378-4634

This is season #11 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.

Christmas Village at Old Kinderhook 

Nov 22, 2018 - Dec 23, 2018
The Ice at Old Kinderhook
678 Old Kinderhook Dr.
Camdenton Missouri 65020
Phone: 573-317-3500

The Lake of the Ozarks' only Christmas Village is at Old Kinderhook in Camdenton, Mo. Every weekend (Thursday-Sunday) experience s'mores around the campfire, gingerbread house making, horse-drawn carriage rides, elf storytelling, Santa visits, and more.

Deck the Docks Holiday Light Cruises 

Nov 23, 2018 - Dec 29, 2018
Celebration Cruises Grand Glaize
Celebration Cruises Grand Glaize
5085 Davis Drive
Osage Beach Missouri 65065
Phone: 573-480-3212

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This is the 8th year that Celebration Cruises has hosted this amazing cruise where proceeds benefit the Dogwood Animal Shelter. Every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday starting December 23rd you can travel the lake to view the enchanting light displays on the lakefront homes and docks in the area. Book your reservation at or by calling 573-480-3212.

These are just a few of the fun things the Lake of the Ozarks has planned for the holiday season. The Christmas season is a fun time of year to be enjoyed with your family and these activities are perfect for some family it should be! While the kids are on their Christmas break, of course, our warm 60-degree cave at the Lake of the Ozarks is perfect this time of year! We hope you have a great holiday season with your families!

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