More Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Cape Girardeau

Dec 11, 2017

Wander down a peaceful, lit path at the Nature Center’s Candlelit Wood Walk on Friday, December 15. Hot winter beverages will be provided to warm up after your stroll. Also at the Nature Center on Saturday, December 16, you're invited to celebrate the Big Birding Year with feathered fun, snacks, games, crafts and programs from 1-4 p.m.

A certain someone will leave candy canes all over the grounds of Arena Park on Friday, December 15 at 6:30 p.m. - bring your flashlights and help us find them at the Flashlight Candy Cane.

Take a holiday tour of a fully restored Victorian mansion at the Glenn House’s Christmas tours, this Saturday and Sunday, December 16-17, from 1-4 p.m. If you toured in years past, keep this spot on your holiday bucket list as decorations are entirely refreshed every single year! Saturday evening, you can see the Glenn House all aglow at a Candelight Tour from 5-8 p.m.

A special 3-county wide event takes place this Thursday and Friday, December 14-15, with the 13th Annual Christmas Country Church Tour, from 2-9 p.m. each day. This free, self-guided tour routes you to 33 participating churches scattered around the countrysides of Cape Girardeau, Bollinger and Perry counties. Hit some less traveled roads and tour at your own pace country churches all at least 100 years old. Each church will be decorated for the holidays, and you can experience the Roman Catholic English, Scotch-Irish Presbyterian, German Lutheran heritage and more. This countryside adventure draws visitors from all over the region for some old-fashioned holiday cheer.

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