4 Things You Will Love In December!

1. City of Lights- A new tradition in downtown Richland, this festive (and impressive) light show, with music, expands on the display of Christmas Past at Dr. Hilton’s House. Dr. Hilton himself, along with family members, and other volunteers have designed a light display that will amaze your kids and impress your friends. Guaranteed to get your family in the holiday spirit! Nightly, December 1st-31st.


2. Nativity Scene- A beloved Christmas tradition since the 1950’s, Waynesville’s Nativity Scene sits high upon Bell’s Bluff. While the nativity itself is on private property, it can be seen from many vantage points in downtown Waynesville- even as far away as Interstate 44. The tradition was started by the Lion’s Club and the nativity’s maintenance has been adopted by the Pulaski County-Ft. Leonard Wood Shrine Club. The nativity is now lit each year during the Christmas On The Square celebration. Nightly, December 1st-31st.

3. Lighted Vintage Bridge- At the beginning of 2013 the future of the 1923 Devils Elbow Bridge was in jeopardy. Luckily, the bridge was refurbished and after a brief closure during repairs, is again carrying Route 66 traffic across the Big Piney River. Two years ago residents of the historic village of Devils Elbow, and some “regulars” at the Elbow Inn Bar & BBQ decided to spruce up this engineering beauty with Christmas lights. Word spread, and travelers from across the United States, and around the globe, came to drive across the illuminated bridge. It was a hit and the bridge’s neighbors decided to do it again this year! Now in its third year, the bridge decorations include well over 11,000 lights.

Elbow Bridge Daytime

Photo by Laura Huffman for Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

4. Festivals & Parades- The holiday season is upon us and tidings of joy can be found all across Pulaski County, MO! Put these happenings on your calendar!

December 1- Christmas on the Square, Waynesville
December 2 & 3Ole Time Christmas at Shady Dell Park, Richland
December 2 & 3“A Seussified Christmas Carol”, Waynesville
December 3Christmas Parade, Laquey
December 4Kiwanis Club Christmas Parade, Waynesville
December 4Holiday in the Park, Saint Robert
December 4Christmas on Main Street, Crocker
December 9 & 10Journey to Bethlehem, Crocker
December 9, 10, & 11“A Seussified Christmas Carol”, Waynesville
December 10Christmas Parade, Richland
December 10Lighted Christmas Parade, Dixon
December 16, 17, & 18“A Seussified Christmas Carol”, Waynesville






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