It’s the season of festive cheer, sparkling lights, gift giving and holiday parties. It’s time to gather your favorite people around to experience all the coziest moments of the most wonderful time of the year. Holiday season has arrived and here in JCMO, we are ready to celebrate.

This article is presented in partnership with Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau.


Peer through the windows for an evening of local entertainment. Photo courtesy Tyler Beck Photography.

Living Windows – December 2, 2022
The streets of downtown Jefferson City come alive for one of the community’s most treasured and beloved events. Stroll the streets as they fill with holiday cheer during an evening with carolers, artists, dancers, live reindeer, and, of course, Santa!


Admire the timeless beauty of the Governor’s Mansion. Photo courtesy Tyler Beck Photography.

Candlelight Tours of the Missouri Governor’s Mansion – December 2 and 5, 2022
Experience the glow of the holidays as you tour the executive residence by candlelight. Adorned with sparkling lights and lush greenery, the Governor’s Mansion shines as guests wander the spacious living area Missouri’s governors have been entertaining in for 150 years.



Listen to angelic tunes ring in the rotunda. Photo courtesy Tyler Beck Photography.

Capitol Caroling – December 13, 2022
Adeste Fideles to the Missouri State Capitol for the annual Capitol Caroling. A unique time-honored tradition, gather with the community to share in holiday cheer during this jubilant performance of seasonal tunes in the gorgeous Missouri State Capitol Rotunda.



Support a good cause with a holiday loop around Binder Park. Photo courtesy Capital City Festival of Lights.

Capital City Festival of Lights/Holiday Lights Trolley Tours – December 3-31, 2022
What is a holiday season without the illumination of colorful lights and all your favorite festive tunes? Grab a thermos of hot chocolate, hop in the car, and enjoy this drive-thru display of lights that takes you through the woods of Binder Park. Have a group of holiday light fanatics? Book a trolley tour to take in the illumination of the Capital City Festival of Lights and all over JCMO!

Looking for even more holiday coziness in JCMO? Check out for more events and explore all that the capital city has to offer!