Lake of the Ozarks Holiday Lights
The Lake of the Ozarks area is home to several annual drive-thru holiday light parks. Each year they open toward the end of November and stay open through the holiday season. While donations are gladly accepted, each of these light parks is absolutely free. You can easily check them out while you're passing through the area or while you're here visiting for the holidays!
1. Enchanted Village of Lights
Location: Laurie Fairgrounds
Date: Now through January 2
Hours: Open Nightly 5-9 PM (10 PM on Weekends)
The Enchanted Village of Lights is one of the largest drive-through holiday light parks in Mid-Missouri.
2. St. Patrick's Festival of Lights
Location: Shrine of St. Patrick in Laurie
Date: Now through January 1
Hours: Open Daily 6-10 PM
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 extension cords, the Festival of Lights has turned into one of the major places to see.
3. Versailles Unity Circle of Lights
Location: City Park in Versailles
Date: Now through January 1
Hours: Open from Dark until Midnight
For the 9th straight season, the city of Versailles will light up its city park for the Unity Circle of Lights. 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.
4. Osage Beach Holiday Lights
Location: Osage Beach City Park
Date: Now through January 3
Holiday themed lights will be on display at the City Park and at various locations along Osage Beach Parkway every evening. Bring the kids to meet and visit with Santa at the City Park on Saturday, December 19th from 3 PM to 5 PM.
In addition to holiday lights, the Lake of the Ozarks community has many great Christmas events you can participate in. If you're considering purchasing a second home at the Lake of the Ozarks, you could become a part of our great community and participate in events like these all year round. For all your Lake of the Ozarks home financing needs, give me a call at 573-746-7211.
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