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.

Brought to you in partnership with Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Shop local and make a difference at Holiday Mart JC.
Photo by Holiday Mart JC

Holiday Mart JC – November 9, 2023

Kick off your holiday shopping where vendors will be decked out and stocked with this season’s best gifts at the 7th Annual Holiday Mart JC. This fundraiser event showcases local businesses while also benefiting the community.

Peer through the windows for an evening of local entertainment.
Photo by Borrowed Camera Photography

Living Windows – December 1, 2023

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!

Experience holiday cheer with a retro-themed Christmas parade.
Photo by Kris Wilson

84th Annual Jefferson City Jaycees Christmas Parade – December 2, 2023

Get swept up in holiday cheer at the annual Jefferson City Jaycees Christmas Parade! The heart of downtown will fill with holiday cheer as local bands play your favorite carols and dozens of festive floats travel High Street. Come early to snag your spot – and don’t forget a bag to catch your share of the candy!

Admire the timeless beauty of the Governor’s Mansion.
Credit: Tyler Beck Photography

Candlelight Tours of the Missouri Governor’s Mansion – December 1 and 4, 2023

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.

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