I meant to post this a few days ago, but our weather has been very warm (in the 70s), and it just doesn’t really usher in the Christmas spirit (thank goodness I don’t live in Australia!) like chilly weather that requires a scarf and gloves and where you can see your breath!  BUT, I know that folks were likely out decorating this weekend because the weather was PERFECT for doing that – so it’s time for the Christmas light list!

I love going out and looking at Christmas lights, especially when our friends can join us… so over the last few years I’ve done my best to compile a list of places in SW Missouri (mostly the Springfield area) that have been decorated.  My list has been compiled since 2009, but I make sure that I keep it updated (to the best of my ability… if you know of a home that is decorated that isn’t listed here, please let me know so I can add it to the list!).  I get my information from the local TV station websites (KY3, mostly) and the Springfield news paper. Of course, the addresses listed below were for 2011 (KY3 and the news paper usually don’t start listing addresses until much closer to Christmas – I want to go look at lights NOW!).  Over the past few years, very few addresses have NOT decorated – so, most of the time I’m ADDING new addresses, but this will give you a head start (and I’ll update the list as I have more information).

Make sure to visit the BatchGeo – which can make you a driving route page with all of the addresses (some may not exist anymore, so keep that in mind – but 99.5% are there every year).  Grab some friends, get some holiday tunes on the radio, make sure you stop by Starbucks and get a salted caramel hot cocoa – then head out to look at the lights.  And HAVE FUN!

 

2017 KNOWN large light displays:

Bass Pro Shops (interior and exterior is decorated for Christmas
Finley River Park in Ozark has a drive-through light show (Donations accepted)
Monett City Park has a drive-through light show (donations accepted)
Candy Cane Lane at Rutledge Wilson Farm Park ($5ish per vehicle)

In Branson:
Silver Dollar City is decorated (must purchase $65 admission ticket for the park to see it, but that allows you to see shows, ride rides, etc)
Shepherd of the Hills has “Trail of Lights” (as of 11/27/17, there is a Groupon to discount the amount charged)
Branson has “Gift of Lights” ($20 charge, per car)
Promised Land Zoo ($20 per car, up to 4 people; $5 for each additional.  Price includes access to petting zoo, reindeer herd and shops)

 
2016:
2008 E. Cambridge St., Springfield
4656 Woodpointe Ave, Springfield
2423 S. Sheridan Blvd, Springfield
4739 W. La Siesta St., Springfield
2218 E. Mirabeau, Springfield
4066 S. Ridgecrest Dr, Springfield
825 W Talmage Street, Springfield
1637 W. Swan, Springfield
4740 S. Glenn Ave, Springfield
3971 N. Bannister Ave., Springfield
1120 W. Red Oak St., Springfield
3705 S. Burge Ave., Springfield
3677 E. Beaumont St, Springfield
1324 E. Deerfield St., Springfield
431 W. Stanford St., Springfield
4261 W. Madison St., Springfield
1312 N. Dawn Ave., Springfield
601 Sarah Court, Willard
129 Century Farm Road, Rogersville
2874 State Highway B, Rogersville
3030 State Highway B, Rogersville
6449 S. State Highway VV, Rogersville
602 E. Falls Circle, Ozark
617 E. Gallup, Nixa
4938 S. Tujunga Dr., Battlefield
4032 W. Mesa St., Battlefield
4729 S. Hemlock Ave, Battlefield
112 S. Basswood, Republic
3099 E. Bradford St., Republic
3064 E. Bradford St., Republic
3083 E. Bradford St., Republic
2861 S. Hartford Ave, Bolivar
500 South Central, Marionville
429 E. College St., Aurora
19502 State Highway 413, Reeds Spring

Included in this list is what I have found for 2011, and the past years (2010, 2009… some or all of the addresses listed may still decorate for Christmas, but I’m unsure)

2011:

*2008 Cambridge St., Springfield. (tune your radio to 105.5) — THIS IS THE ALL-TIME LIGHT WINNER IN SPRINGFIELD!  Last seen on 11/25/17, still getting everything set up)

*3677 E. Beaumont, Springfield

*1324 E Deerfield Street, Springfield

*825 W Talmage Street, Springfield, MO*4960 S. McCann Avenue, Springfield, MO

*4336 S. Hemlock Avenue, Springfield, MO

*1312 N. Dawn Avenue, Springfield, MO

*5771 S. Wedgewood Avenue, Springfield, MO

*1520 E. Berkeley Street, Springfield, MO

*602 E. Falls Circle, Springfield, M

*2125 N. Kansas Avenue, Springfield, MO

*502 E Glenwood Street, Springfield,MO

*825 W Talmage Street, Springfield, MO

*4843 S. Blakey Court, Springfield, MO

*South Sagamont Ave Behind Bass Pro, Springfield

*Cornerstone Church (1701 S. Fort Ave., Springfield) – 5:30-9:30 p.m. each night through Jan. 2. Admission is $5 car.

*973 S. Redwood, Nixa

*884 Dustin Lane, Nixa

*609 N. Jerico, Nixa

*716 Ridgecrest Ave., Nixa

*523 W. Woodbine, Nixa

1124 W. Sleepy Hollow Dr., Nixa

*822 Gold Rush Ave., Nixa

*804 E. Southridge, Nixa

*606 N. Patricia, Nixa

*1075 N. Riverside (Finley River Park), Ozark-

*4032 W. Mesa, Battlefield, MO

*8162 E Farm Road 134, Strafford, MO

*2874 State Highway B Rogersville, MO

*6449 S. State Highway VV, Rogersville, MO

*998 E. 430th Road, Bolivar, MO

*7681 N. Farm Road 43, Ash Grove, MO

*The Branson Area Festival of Lights (Expressway Lane at Shepherd of the Hills Expressway – across from Sight & Sound Theatre, Branson).  Admission is $12 per car, or $25 for a “season pass”

*500 S. Central Marionville, MO

*315 S. Western Street, Marionville, MO

 

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Past years:

2010:

*2706 W. Chicago St (& Fulbright), Springfield

*1145 E Westchester Dr, Springfield

*4622 S. West Ave, Springfield

*220 S. Prince Lane (between Chestnut and Cherry near Hwy. 65), Springfield

*2990 Two Rivers Road, Highlandville

*Ray Family: 7 miles north of Shell Knob and 1 mile East on 76 Hwy off of Hwy 39. The lights are on every evening from 5 pm. until 10:30 pm. Right before Christmas we will extend the time to 11-11:30 pm.

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2009:

*1416 W. Wayland St., Springfield (west of Fort Avenue between Sunshine Street and Battlefield Road)

*2924 E. Monroe Terr., Springfield [listen to holiday tunes on 98.1 FM](east of Oak Grove Avenue between Cherry and Grand streets)

*2933 S. Chambery Ave., Springfield (north of Battlefield Road between Glenstone and Lone Pine avenues)

*665 W. Westview St., Springfield (west of Campbell Avenue between Republic Road and Walnut Lawn Street)

*4834 W. Tarkio St., Springfield (south of West Chestnut Expressway, just east of Interstate 44) (this whole neighborhood was beautiful last year with numerous homes decorated!)

*1435 E. Stoneridge St., Springfield (east of North Glenstone, also known as Highway H, and north of Valley Water Mill Road)

*5340 S. Palisades Ave., Battlefield (south of Weaver Road, also known as Farm Road 178, and west of Farm Road 131, also known as Western Avenue)

*313 N. Main St., Pleasant Hope

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