Friday Five: 417’s Best Events 12/7-12/13

Friday Five: 417’s Best Events 12/7-12/13

Check out our list of upcoming 417 area events happening locally from Friday, December 7th through Thursday, December 13th

6th Annual Pancakes With Santa

Where: Big Whiskey’s Locations: 602 N. 25th St, Ozark / 900 W. Old Towne Rd, Republic / 1550 E. Battlefield Rd, Springfield

When: Saturday, December 8, 2018 – 8:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Cost: FREE! – Accepting donations for Ambassadors for Children

Big Whiskey’s is hosting it’s annual all you can eat pancake breakfast with Santa at three of its locations in the area: Big Whiskey’s Ozark, Big Whiskey’s Republic, and Big Whiskey’s Battlefield Rd. This event will help provide local foster children Christmas gifts and raise awareness about fostering. While you are there, get your camera out and be sure to get your picture taken with Santa! All of the proceeds go directly to local foster children and will ensure that these kids have presents to open on Christmas! Gather up your family and friends, bring your appetite and come out to support a great cause.

You can find out more information about this event by click HERE

Photo Credit: Big Whiskeys


Downtown Springfield Christmas Parade

Where: Downtown Springfield

When: Saturday, December 8, 2018 – 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Cost: FREE! Click HERE for more information about this event!

The “Wonders of Christmas” will be showcased on the streets of downtown Springfield for their annual Christmas parade. This year’s theme brings your favorite holiday woodland creatures to downtown to help spread Christmas joy and merriment. There will be all kinds of amazing floats, marching bands, dancers, and of course those animals all dressed up for the holidays! The parade will follow a path north onto South Street into Park Central Square, then east onto St. Louis Street ending at the Springfield Expo Center. You can see the parade route by clicking here. People of all ages will enjoy this parade, so plan on heading downtown for this highly anticipated event!

Photo Credit: Downtown Springfield


Holiday Event: Free Walk-In Facials, Lasers & Peels

Where:  Office of Anne E. Roberts, MD, 2925 E. Battlefield Rd, Suite 140, Springfield

When: Saturday, December 8, 2018 – 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Cost: FREE!

Who doesn’t love to get pampered? This event is your chance to get some special treatment while having a great time! Merz Aesthetics is sponsoring this first annual free walk-in event that will leave you feeling refreshed and your skin feeling amazing! There will be free peels, mini-facials, and makeovers plus lots of giveaways. You will enjoy sparkling wine and delicious food provided by Cafe Cusco while watching live demonstrations and taking advantage of all of the discounts on products being offered. Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to treat yourself! You can find out more information about this event by clicking HERE!


The Polar Express Fundraiser Breakfast At The Moxie

Where: The Moxie Cinema, 305 S. Campbell, Suite 101, Springfield

When: Saturday, December 8, 2018 – 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Cost: $15 ages 2-12 / $25 ages 13 & up / $50 VIP Passes for all ages – For Tickets Click HERE!

Before heading to the parade, join Isabel’s House for a wonderful breakfast and enjoy watching the beloved holiday movie “The Polar Express”. You can even show up in your pajamas and earn yourself a free raffle entry! For all non-pajama clad people, you can still purchase raffle tickets at 1 for $5 or 3 for $10. All proceeds from this event go to help prevent child abuse and neglect in our local community. Come on out for a fun morning and support a great cause!

Click HERE for more information about this event!


A Christmas Story The Musical

Where: Springfield Little Theater, 311 E. Walnut St, Springfield

When: Friday, December 7, 2018 – 7:30 p.m. / Saturday, December 8, 2018 – 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. / Sunday, December 9, 2018 – 2:00 p.m.

Cost: Click HERE for Tickets!

This musical is based on one of the most popular holiday movies of all time! It centers around young Ralphie Parker as he tries his best to get an official Red Ryder BB gun, all the while trying to convince his parents, teacher, and Santa that he really needs this gift! Follow Ralphie through the days leading up to Christmas and experience the hilarity of events that ensue. This will be the final weekend to experience this show, so don’t miss out! To find out more about this event, click HERE!

Photo Credit: Springfield Little Theater