Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Families gather and gorge themselves on turkey and all the trimmings. For many of us, that means a four-day weekend, too. If you host this year’s feast, what do you plan on doing to keep your guests entertained for the rest of the holiday weekend? How about look at some of the Lake Ozark Area Christmas light displays for starters?
Lake Ozark Area Christmas Light Displays 2019
Laurie Light Displays
Enchanted Village of Lights – The Laurie Fairgrounds hosts one of the Lake area’s largest drive-through holiday light displays from now through January 2nd. The fairgrounds stay open Sunday through Thursday from 5 pm to 9 pm and Friday, Saturday, and holidays from 5 pm to 10 pm. While it costs nothing to tour the fairgrounds, donations are appreciated. It costs money to keep this display on for the public.
St Patrick’s Festival of Lights – The Shrine of St Patrick’s (176 Marian Dr) offers up its own Festival of Lights during the Christmas holiday season. Beginning tomorrow (November 28th), come see the reason for the season. The story of Christ’s birth lights beautifully for all to see. Plus, enjoy delicious hot chocolate and cider at the gift shop Thursday through Sunday from 5 pm to 8 pm. The display opens nightly from 5 pm to 10 pm through New Year’s Day.
Osage Beach Light Display
Holiday Lights in the Park – From 5 pm to 9 pm between November 30th and New Year’s Eve, Osage Beach City Park (950 Hatchery Rd) becomes a winter wonderland. Thousands of sparkly lights brighten over 100 displays throughout the park. This drive-through display surely puts your mind in the holiday spirit!
Versailles Light Display
Unity Circle of Lights – From Thanksgiving Day to January 2nd, Versailles City Park (Hwy 5 & 52) light up the night with their Unity Circle of Lights. From dusk until midnight, see approximately 40 different holiday displays set up around the park. These range from secular to various religious depictions of the holidays. After all, the Unity Circle monument that graces the park’s entry welcomes everyone from all walks of life. So, that seems fitting.