All About Cape: November 21 - 27, 2017

Nov 20, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving! The holiday season in Cape Girardeau kicks off on Sunday evening with the annual Parade of Lights. Bring some hot chocolate and a cozy blanket to watch as lit up floats play Christmas carols down Broadway.

The Glenn House is open for their annual holiday tours with Christmas at the Glenn House, open every Saturday and Sunday through the end of December from 1-4 p.m., with the exception of December 23 and 24. Volunteers at the Glenn House pull out all the stops and this Victorian home is spectacularly decorated for the season. If you’ve toured in years past, don’t let that deter you - decorations are entirely refreshed every year. Mark your calendars for Candlelight Tours December 8 and 16.

If you have family in town for Thanksgiving and are playing tour guide, or if you’re visiting Cape Girardeau for the holiday, here are some ideas on what to do after you’ve digested your Thanksgiving feast!

Bollinger Mill State Historic Site and Covered Bridge is a great spot to spend an afternoon touring this 4 story mill.

The visitors center at Trail of Tears State Park is open Saturday and Sunday, and the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center is a fun, free spot for all ages and is open Saturday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. If the weather holds, let little ones run off all of that turkey at Melaina’s Magical Playland in Cape County Park - this playground is the only one around that can accommodate kids of all abilities, and is a popular spot for families on nice days.

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