8 Great Things to Do This Weekend!

December 8th thru 11th 2022

Well here we are, the holidays are quickly approaching with all the preparations and full of hustle and bustle. If you’re just not feeling “IT” here are eight great suggestions of things to do in Pulaski that are sure to help you get in the holiday spirit, or at least distract you from all of the “things” on your to do list!

ONELight Up Pulaski County The brightest spots in Pulaski County are sure to make some great memories! Gas up the car, grab your family, friends or coworkers, and have a night on the town(s) checking out the best Christmas light displays in Pulaski County! Visit the lighted sights from December 8th thru 26th, download the interactive map and turn on the holiday tunes for a night or more of festive lights to explore! Be sure to vote for your favorite light display (Dec 8-18.)

TWOPJ’s and Pancakes Oh What fun! Who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner while wearing some comfy jammies? The best thing is you don’t event have to cook! Pancakes, Christmas crafts and movies, reindeer games, popcorn and a hot cocoa bar, it doesn’t get better that; but wait it does … bring your camera or phone for pictures, because this free event includes visiting with Santa! Friday, December 9th pancake dinner served from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm with activities continuing until 8 pm. – Waypoint Church in Waynesville, MO 65583

THREE … Live theater show, Anne of Green Gables for those familiar with this story of Anne, this will bring you back to the memorable characters from the classic tale and warm your heart once again. This show brings the tale back to life with the adventures, triumphs, and the spirit of hope and perseverance. For those that are meeting Anne for the first time, you will leave the theater with a piece her character tucked away in your heart. Show is on December 9th, 10th, 11th, 16th, 17th, & 18th Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 pm and Sunday shows begin at 2:30 pm at Theater on the Square in Waynesville, MO 65583

FOURJourney to Bethlehem Head out to this walk thru event of live Nativity Scenes and Old Towne Bethlehem. See the live animals and journey back in time with this don’t miss, two day only, event. Everyone is welcome to enjoy these free guided walking tours. Free refreshments and weather permitting, golf carts tours will be provided for those in need. Friday and Saturday December 9th & 10th from 5 pm – 9 pm at Crocker Christian Church in Crocker, MO 65452

FIVESecond Saturday Art Show Be sure to stop by the new location of the Route 66 Community Art Gallery and enjoy some local artwork and maybe even finish up some of that Christmas wish list! This last art show for 2022 will be full of unique art pieces that are sure to put a check mark next to someone on your gift list! Saturday, December 10th from 9am – 2pm in Waynesville, MO 65583

SIX PJ Party with Santa & Mrs. Claus Grab the kiddos, dress in your bedtime best and head out to Dixon library to see Santa and his helper for pictures! Free event with photo opportunity (bring your own camera) with light snacks and a movie. While you’re there, snuggle up and read a great holiday or winter story or check out some books to take home and explore later (library card required for check outs.) Still haven’t sent your request to Santa? Be sure to bring it with you, a special post box is there for mailing your letter to Santa! Saturday, December 10th from 11 am – 1 pm at Jessie E. McCully Memorial Library in Dixon, MO 65459

SEVENChristmas in Richland Spend your Saturday in Richland, It’s a perfectly packed day of events to choose from! Check out the Christmas Boutique, warm up with a Chicken Pie Dinner, visit with Santa, or enjoy a Christmas parade! Be sure to grab the best view for the parade (BYOC) at the Parade Watch Party with free hot beverages and cookies before parade! Parade Watch Party is Saturday, December 10th beginning at 4 pm at COMC parking lot, 304 W. Washington Ave. in Richland, MO 65556

EIGHT24 Fit Camps Want to get a head start on those fitness new years resolutions or need to work on combating some of those extra holiday indulgences? Check out the free 24 fit camps presented by Healthy Avenue and Smile Nutrition coaches. These free classes are open to all fitness levels and ages. Classes on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 9 am to 10 am or 6 pm to 7 pm at Healthy Avenue Nutrition in Saint Robert, MO 65584

All this holiday HO HO HOing leave you yearning for more? While you’re out and about check out the Lights in Devils Elbow or play hide and seek with Find Santa. Need more than one day? Plan an overnight stay and spend a couple nights exploring the lights, attending one of the events above or check out the online calendar for more holiday happenings!

Pulaski County USA signature events listed in red. Not seeing an event you’re looking for, or want to share your event information? Be sure to visit the Pulaski County USA event planner assistance page and event calendar to submit your Pulaski County, Missouri event!