Downtown Springfield Comes to Life for the Upcoming Holidays

Downtown Springfield Comes to Life for the Upcoming Holidays

The mercury is dropping and the days of giving thanks, trimming the tree and searching for the perfect stocking stuffer are once again upon us.

For residents of Downtown Springfield lofts, the city glistens each year with a bevy of magical holiday festivities that bring the Christmas Spirit to life.

Check out our list of just a few upcoming holiday events guaranteed to fill your season with joy.

Children’s Workshop Series: The Nutcracker

Sunday, November 12, 3:30-5 p.m.

Springfield Ballet

Children ages 3 to 8 are invited to experience and afternoon of crafts, storytelling, dance and games as they discover the timeless tale of Clara, her Prince, the Sugar Plum Fairy and more.


FEZtival of Trees

November 17-19, Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Abou Ben Adem Shrine Mosque

View magnificent trees decorated by local businesses and enter our raffle to win one of the fabulous tree packages on display. Shop in the Vendor Village while you take in live entertainment.


National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

November 24, 8 p.m.

Gillioz Theatre

Kick off the season right with a special screening of this hilarious holiday classic. There will also be costume contests, raffles, prizes & more.


Festival of Lights Holiday Celebration

December 2, 2-4 p.m.

Mediacom Ice Park

Description: Watch figure skaters from the Jordan Valley Figure Skating Club and the Skating School of Springfield celebrate the season on ice!


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – The Musical

December 3, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts

Come see all your favorite characters from this beloved holiday TV classic. Follow the adventures of young Rudolph as he learns that what makes you different also makes you special!


Downtown Springfield Christmas Parade

December 9, 2-4 p.m.

Downtown Springfield

Join the Downtown Springfield Association for an afternoon of celebration and storytelling as we take part in this annual tradition that brings the community together.


Home for the Holidays Matinee

December 9, 2:30 p.m.

Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts

The Springfield Symphony Orchestra invites you to this FREE annual performance where you’ll hear your most beloved holiday favorites.


A Night for the Nutcracker

December 14, 5:30 p.m.

Hotel Vandivort

Bring your friends to this festive party full of fine wine, great food and old-fashioned entertainment reminiscent of the holidays of yesteryear. There will be activities for all ages, and all tickets include an invitation to the final dress rehearsal for the Springfield Ballet’s The Nutcracker.


Springfield Ballet’s The Nutcracker

December 15-18, See website for showtimes

The Landers Theatre

Follow the adventures of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they journey through this beloved holiday tradition.


Medi-Share Presents Dino’s Grand Christmas

December 16, 7 p.m.

Gillioz Theatre

America’s Piano Showman rings in the holidays with two big shows featuring a musical odyssey for the entire family.


It’s a Wonderful Life

December 17, Time: 3 p.m.

Gillioz Theatre

Family, friends and neighbors from far and wide are invited to experience this perennial holiday classic with a timeless message.


New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball

December 31, Time: 7 p.m.-1 a.m.

Savoy Ballroom

Ring in the New Year right with The Agreements along with Nick, Ruell and Abby. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and desserts, cash bar, party favors, a massive balloon drop and over $1,000 in cash and prizes!


With so many ways to lift the spirit and warm the soul, Downtown Springfield promises to be brighter than ever this holiday season!