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Celebrate the Holidays

With the holidays rapidly approaching, most college students can’t wait to be at home with their families. However, we still have a long 3 weeks left to wrap up the school year. In the meantime, there are plenty of activities in Joplin and the surrounding areas to bring holiday cheer!


  • The Nutcracker, Nov 17th-19th 
    • Harry M. Cornell Art and Entertainment Complex
  • Spiva Park Christmas Lights, Opens Nov 17th
    • Spiva Park
  • Mercy Park Christmas Lights, Opens Nov 28th
    • Mercy Park
  • Holiday Happenings, December 8th
    • MSSU

Webb City

  • Christmas Parade, Dec 6th @6:30pm
    • Downtown Webb City
  • Holiday Lights and trolley ride, Starts Nov 30th 
    • King Jack Park


  • Christmas Parade, Nov 27th @6:30pm
    • Downtown Pittsburg
  • A Christmas Story: The Musical, Dec 8th-10th
    • Memorial Auditorium
  • Twas’ The Night Before Christmas Show, Dec 16th
    • Memorial Auditorium


  • Christmas Parade, Dec 4th @7pm
    • Carthage Downtown Square
  • Hometown Holidays Movie Night, Nov 30th @6:30pm
    • Carthage Auditorium 
  • Cookies with Santa, Dec 7th @4:30pm
    • Mercy Hospital Carthage
  • Hometown Holidays Candy Cane Hunt, Nov 30th @6:30pm
    • Central Park, Carthage
  • Way of Salvation Drive Thru Christmas Lights, Opens on Thanksgiving
    • 1900 S Grand, Carthage

Be sure to send us some of your favorite holiday pictures if you attend any of these events. We want to see you all have a great time and you could even be featured on our website.

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