The West Plains Community Christmas Tree on the courthouse lawn will be lit tonight (11/27) and free photos with Santa will be offered. For more information, firstname.lastname@example.org
Stop by the Springfield Conservation Nature Center today (11/27) from 1 to 4 to learn about turkeys at the Discovery Table, “Let’s Talk Turkey.” For details, 888-4237.
Dickerson Park Zoo’s Safari Trading Co. will hold its annual sale today (11/27) through December 24. For more information, dickersonparkzoo.org
The Historic Gillioz Theatre presents “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” tonight (11/27) at 8. Admission is $5. For details, gillioz.org
Springfield Little Theatre presents “Miracle on 34th Street” tonight (11/27) through December 13th. For ticket information, springfieldlittletheatre.org
Make a safe from an old book to protect your important keepsakes during a program today (11/27) from 2 to 4 for those in grade ten and older. To register, 831-1342.
The MSU men’s basketball team will host William Woods tonight (11/27) at 7:05 at JQH Arena. For ticket information, missouristatetix.com
The City Christmas Treasure Hunt to benefit the Goblin Locker Project, starts today (11/27) in Harrison, Arkansas. For details, click here.
The annual Christmas Festival in Eureka Springs, Arkansas kicks off today (11/27) and continues through December 19th. Events include a Home for the Holidays concert, luminaries, Christmas caroling and more. For a schedule of events, eurekaspringsdowntown.com/christmas-in-eureka-springs/
The Great Ozarkian Beard Off is today through Sunday (11/27-11/29) in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. For details, www.goboeurekasprings.com/
The Eureka Springs Art Bizarre will be held tomorrow (11/28) from 10 to 5 at the Ozarks Convention Center. Admission is two non-perishable food items or $3. There will be a supervised kids area, make-your-own wrapping paper and more.
The Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place tomorrow night (11/28) at 5 in Jordan Valley Park east of Mediacom Ice Park. The event will include live music, a visit from Santa and more. Children will be able to mail letters to Santa, and the ice park will offer free skating from 7 to 8. Skate rental is $2.50. For more information, itsalldowntown.com
A holiday exhibit, “Victorian Springfield, Holiday Tidings on the Square,” is back at the History Museum on the Square at the Historic Fox Theatre. To find out more, historymuseumonthesquare.org or 831-1976.
Webb City Farmers Market is hosing Christkindlmarket every Saturday in November and December from 9 am to noon. To learn more, visitjoplinmo.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=2325&day=24&month=11&year=2015&calType=0
See the movie, Pete’s Dragon, rated G, tomorrow night (11/28) at 6:30 at the Park Central Library.
The Queen City Craft Show is set for tomorrow (11/28) from 10 to 5 at 425 W. Walnut. Admission is $4, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Rescue One. For details, queencitycraftshow.com
Stop by the Springfield Conservation Nature Center tomorrow (11/28) from 1 to 4 to see members of the Ozark Whittlers and Woodcarvers transform wood into treasures.
The Branson Gift of Lights, a drive-through light display, is open from dusk to 11 pm each night through January 2nd at Shepherd of the Hills Expressway and Expressway Lane. The cost is $20 per car. For details, bransonlights.com
Author Ben Reeder will discuss how to create effective descriptions in readers’ minds during a talk tomorrow (11/28) at 1 at the Heritage Cafeteria at Fremont and Battlefield. To learn more about the Springfield Writers’ Guild meeting, springfieldwritersguild.org/