Can you believe it’s already the middle of November? Thanksgiving is almost here and there’s no better place to spend it than the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks! Your Lake of the Ozarks mortgage lender has all the details on where to eat and what to do this Thanksgiving holiday at the Lake.
Places to Eat on Thanksgiving
Many local restaurants will be serving up a delicious Thanksgiving feast on Thursday, November 23rd. If you don’t feel like cooking or cleaning this year, head over to one of these places:
1. J. Bruner’s Restaurant
Enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner featuring a traditional turkey dinner or their famous steak and seafood menu. The restaurant opens at 3 pm and reservations are recommended.
2. Tan-Tar-A Resort
Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving buffet with all the trimmings, without stepping foot in the kitchen! The buffet will run from 11 am to 5 pm and reservations are required.
3. The Trophy Room at Old Kinderhook
Enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving Dinner at Old Kinderhook. The restaurant will be open from 11 am to 4 pm and reservations are required.
4. HK’s Restaurant & Bar at The Lodge of Four Seasons
The Lodge of Four Seasons will hold their annual Thanksgiving Brunch in the HK’s dining room on November 23rd from 11 am to 2 pm. Call for reservations.
5. J D Waddles Restaurant at Inn at Grand Glaize
Join family, friends and new acquaintances at the Inn at Grand Glaize for a traditional Thanksgiving feast from 11 am to 3 pm. Reservations are recommended.
6. H. Toad’s Bar & Grill at Camden on the Lake
Enjoy a featured 3-course Thanksgiving menu where guests can choose from the delectable starters, entrees and desserts for just $35. The restaurant will be open from 11 am to 5 pm and reservations are suggested.
Things to Do Thanksgiving Weekend
Thanksgiving weekend is the kick-off to the holiday season, and there’s no shortage of fun-filled holiday events happening at the Lake of the Ozarks!
1. Drive-Thru Holiday Light Parks
Beautiful light displays will be set up across the Lake area starting Thanksgiving weekend. While donations are gladly accepted, these holiday light parks are free to attend. Be sure to check these out:
- · Enchanted Village of Lights at the Laurie Fairgrounds – Open Nightly from 5-9 pm (10 pm on the weekends)
- · St. Patrick’s Festival of Lights at Shrine of St. Patrick / Mother’s Shrine – Open Nightly from 6-10 pm
- · Versailles Unity Circle of Lights at Versailles City Park – Open Nightly starting November 25 from Dusk until Midnight
- · Osage Beach Holiday Lights at Osage Beach City Park – Open Nightly starting November 25
2. Christmas Village at Old Kinderhook
Every weekend (Fri-Sun) from Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve, the Christmas Village at Old Kinderhook will offer horse drawn carriage rides, gingerbread house decorating, tree lighting and tree trimming gatherings, Santa & Mrs. Clause, Elf storytelling, S’mores around the fire pit, spa features, fun games for the family, great food and great company, and ice skating with a special guest!
3. Deck the Docks Holiday Light Cruises
Come out and enjoy the Christmas lights on the lake for the 7th Annual Deck the Docks to benefit Dogwood Animal Shelter. There will be complimentary appetizers donated by local restaurants, as well as live entertainment donated by local entertainers. Learn more at: www.cruiselakeoftheozarks.com.
4. Christmas on Main Street
The Main Street Music Hall is celebrating the spirit of the holidays with a Christmas on Main Street. Enjoy your favorite songs with a night of laughter, as Gabby Gumm and our talented cast give you that warm fuzzy feeling you used to get as a kid. It’s guaranteed entertainment for everyone, no matter your age. The show opens November 24th. Call for show times and tickets.
5. Annual Lighted Christmas Parade in Laurie
The Lake West Chamber of Commerce will present the 16th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade on Saturday, November 25th beginning at 6 pm. The parade will start at the Central Bank in Laurie and travel north on Hwy 5 to the Terrace Mall. This year’s theme is “The 12 Days of Christmas.”
If you enjoy spending time at the Lake, consider relocating or investing in a second home at the Lake of the Ozarks. Then you’ll be able to participate in all the fun events happening all year round! For information on Lake of the Ozarks home financing, contact Lakelender Michael Lasson at 573-746-7211. I’ll discuss your options, offer competitive interest rates and back it up with the first-class service you deserve!
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