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Mayor’s Tree Lighting Holiday Show

November 18, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

5-8 p.m. – Free ice skating at Jordan Valley Park (includes free skate rental)
6-9 p.m. – Free horse-drawn carriage rides at Park Central Square (southwest corner)
5:30 p.m. – Central High School Choir
6 p.m. – Children are invited to join Mayor Ken McClure on stage at Park Central Square for Holiday Storytime: the reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Free books while supplies last courtesy of the Mayor’s Commission on Children
6:10 p.m. – Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at Park Central Square on the Holiday Express Train
6:20-7 p.m. Live performances on the Park Central Square stage
6:45 p.m. – Swearing in of future soldiers into the U.S. Army.
6:15-9 p.m. – Santa Land opens on Park Central Square – selfies with Santa and Mrs. Claus; free Holiday Express Train rides, Cookie Factory open; Jingle Bell Station open.
7-7:45 p.m. – Pre-recorded holiday television special on Me TV and broadcast into Park Central Square on the jumbo screen.
7:45 p.m. – Santa, Mrs. Claus and special musical guests join Mayor Ken McClure, KY’s Paul Adler and Maria Neider and Cora Scott for the countdown and lighting of the official Mayor’s Christmas tree.
8-8:30 p.m. Talented local performers via video on the jumbo screen and continued opportunity to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus at Santa Land in Park Central Square.
Additional dates for free ice skating, courtesy of the Springfield-Greene County Park Board.
Nov. 23, 7-8:30 p.m. (Thanksgiving Day)
Dec. 9, 7-8:30 p.m.
Dec. 23, 7-8:30 p.m.
Dec. 25, 7-8:30 p.m. (Christmas Day)
skating these dates is free, but skate rental is $3.


November 18, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Park Central Square
134 Park Central Square
Springfield, MO 65806 United States
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