WHAT: 2022 Holiday Festivities at the Lake
WHEN: Thanksgiving through New Years
WHERE: The Lake of the Ozarks Area
LAKE OF THE OZARKS, MO – With many fun and festive events, spectacular shopping, impressive holiday light parks, delectable dining and all the Lake-area communities dressed up for the season, Central Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks is the perfect home-away-from-home to make new holiday traditions this festive season.
FESTIVE EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
Thanksgiving Day marks the opening of The Ice at Old Kinderhook, Central Missouri’s only outdoor ice skating rink. The Ice features casual holiday skating sessions, a “pond hockey” league and other special activities during the winter season. The Ice is open from 5-10 p.m. during the week (Monday through Friday) and from 1-10 p.m. on Saturdays and 1-8 p.m. on Sundays.
On Friday, Nov. 25, Old Kinderhook’s annual Christmas Village opens for the season, featuring visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus, elves, carolers, gingerbread house-making stations, horse-drawn carriage rides, and more festive, family-friendly fun. The Christmas Village will be open every weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) through December 18. For more details, visit www.OldKinderhook.com.
In addition, there are many more holiday events taking place throughout late November and the month of December at the Lake of the Ozarks. For a complete list of holiday open houses, Christmas parades, musical performances, plays and pageants, visit the event calendar at www.FunLake.com/events.
LET THE LIGHTS SHINE BRIGHT
The Lake’s four different light parks – The Enchanted Village of Lights, The Festival of Lights at the Shrine of Saint Patrick, Unity Circle of Lights, Osage Beach Holiday Lights Park – open for the season as early as November 18 and remain open until January 8, 2023 at the latest.
Admission to the different light parks is free, but donations are welcome. Check for hours of operation at the light parks of your choice.
Additionally, visitors can take in the spectacular sights of lighted lakefront homes and boat docks during the “Christmas on the Lake” holiday cruises aboard The Celebration motor yachts from November 25 through December 30. For additional details on different cruises, prices or how to book a reservation, visit www.CruiseLakeOfTheOzarks.com.
RING IN THE NEW YEAR IN STYLE
The holiday season at the Lake of the Ozarks reaches its climax on New Year’s Eve. Visitors can ring in the New Year in style at many Lake of the Ozarks resorts and restaurants. For a list of resorts, restaurants and entertainment venues offering New Year’s specials and parties, visit the event calendar at FunLake.com.
The Lake of the Ozarks glistens during the summer months but, during the holidays, it glitters with Christmas lights and festive decorations. Learn more about all the festive events, holiday shopping, musical events and specials on lodging and dining options available at the “Best Recreational Lake in the Nation” at www.FunLake.com or by calling the Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitor Bureau at 1-800-FUN-LAKE (386-5253).
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