Friday Five: 417’s Best Events 11/30-12/6

Friday Five: 417’s Best Events 11/30-12/6

Check out our list of upcoming 417 area events happening locally from Friday, November 30th through Thursday, December 6th

James River Christmas

Where: James River Church, 6100 N. 19th St, Ozark

When: Saturday, December 1, 2018 – 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., & 7:00 p.m. / Sunday, December 2, 2018 – 9:00 a.m., 10:45 a.m., & 12:30 p.m.

Cost: FREE!

James River Church will be presenting its annual Christmas service this weekend! This exciting program will be full of beautiful music, a message to bring you encouragement, and several surprises! While you are there, be sure to visit the North Pole and have your picture taken with Santa! Before you head into the auditorium to find your seat, grab a free cup of hot chocolate to sip on. This event is something the whole family will love and will leave you full of Christmas joy!

For more information about this event, click HERE!

Photo Credit: James River Church


The LIVE Drive-Thru Nativity

Where: North Nixa Baptist Church, 1730 N. State Highway CC, Nixa

When: Friday, November 30, 2018 – Sunday, December 2, 2018 – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Cost: FREE!

North Nixa Baptist Church presents a unique experience of having a live nativity for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own vehicle. Load up the family and take a drive through the streets of Bethlehem to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas! As you drive through the town and see all the townspeople in the marketplace, you will visit the Inn where baby Jesus has just been born. He will be surrounded by Mary, Joseph, the three wise men, and live animals. As you continue to drive through, enjoy listening to the beautiful sounds of an angel choir while admiring the sights. This is a special event that will help you visualize what it was like the night Jesus was born and remind you of the reason for the season!

To find out more information about this event, click HERE!


Power 96.5’s Jingle Bash

Where:  The Complex Springfield, 307 Park Central E, Springfield

When: Friday, November 30, 2018 – 8:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Cost: $15.00 – Click HERE to purchase tickets!

Join the Power 96.5 crew as they host this year’s highly anticipated Jingle Bash to help ring in the holidays! Enjoy drinks, great music and a live performance by Bryce Vine, singer of the hit song “Drew Barrymore”. As if that’s not exciting enough, you can also get your picture taken with the one and only Fotschie Claus! Special guests DJ CEO and the Ginge will be on site to play your favorite songs including a live “Old School Lunch Hour” for your listening and reminiscing pleasure. Grab all your friends and don’t miss out on what is sure to be a night you won’t forget!

Photo Credit: Power 96.5


The 3rd Annual Rescue One Ugly Sweater Christmas Party

Where: Historic Firehouse No. 2, 101 E. Commercial St, Springfield

When: Saturday, December 1, 2018 – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Cost: $25.00 – You can purchase tickets by clicking HERE!

Ugly Sweaters should not be limited to humans. Our four-legged friends should also have the chance to show off that hideous sweater their grandma got them last year for Christmas. It will be a fun night with great food, music, adult beverages, a silent auction, an ugly sweater contest for the dogs and so much more! This is a great opportunity to enjoy an evening out with your dog while supporting a great cause! So, put that ugly sweater on your dog (you know they love it) and head on over to Historic Firehouse No. 2!

Photo Credit: Rescue One


Relics Event Center ONE DAY Swap Meet

Where: Relics Event Center, 2015 W. Battlefield Rd, Suite E, Springfield

When: Saturday, December 1, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Cost: Free Admission!

Relics Event Center will be hosting its 2nd Annual Indoor Swap Meet this coming weekend! This one-day event will feature a wide variety of antiques, collectibles, home and holiday decor, jewelry and so much more. Enjoy browsing over 500 booths in this 90,000 square foot mall where you are sure to find just what you are looking for and what you didn’t know you needed! While you are there, be sure to visit their Tea Room where you will find all sorts of delicious, freshly made food. To find out more information about this event, click HERE!