Top Things To Do In December

     

    Wonders of Wildlife
    Adults $39.95 / children (4-11) $23.95
    The Johnny Morris museum and aquarium is finally open! 350,000 square feet and over 1.5 miles of trails featuring wildlife, habitats, and climates from around the world.

    MOJO
    December 5th or 19th, Krave Oyster Bar & Grill, Free – food and drinks available for purchase.
    If you like jazz, this is the place to be.

    CHICAGO
    December 5th, 6th, 7th | Tickets from $25- $65
    Broadway in Springfield! Chicago is the longest running Broadway show and for good reason. Come see why. The show is fascinating, funny, and electrifying.

    THE MYSTERY HOUR
    December 2nd | $12 | Tickets are general admission.
    Springfield’s very own TALK SHOW. Host Jeff Houghton and his team do an incredible job of creating a fun-filled, interesting show, featuring hilarious sketches, fascinating interviews, and live music.

    IMAGINE CONCERT
    December 22nd | Adv $14, Doors $17
    A local yearly favorite, this tribute to John Lennon and The Beatles features local musicians.

    BIG SMITH FAMILY REUNION
    December 31st | Tickets $35-$75
    Come ring in the New Year with this one time performance by Big Smith.

    ELF JR. THE MUSICAL
    Thursdays – Sundays December 1st – 10th | Tickets $14 – $19
    Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious musical features an entirely youth cast.

    THE NUTCRACKER
    December 15th – 18th | $20 – $30
    A Springfield holiday tradition! Every year Springfield Ballet takes on a beautiful whirlwind following Clara and her Nutcracker prince.

    DRIVING MISS DAISY
    December 1st – 3rd | Tickets $24-$27
    Uhry’s Pulitzer-Prize winning play is a timeless, searing, funny and ultimately hopeful meditation on race relations in America, told through the complex relationship between two of popular culture’s most enduring characters.

    THE SANTALAND DIARIES
    December 8-10, and 15-17 | Tickets $24 – $27
    Based on David Sedaris’ book about his brief career as a Macy’s elf. This show is hilarious and reminds us of all the reasons we love and loathe the holidays. Contains adult language.

    NICK, RUELL, & ABBEY
    Friends Karaoke Pub | Every Thursday 7 -9 | Free
    A pizza party at Friends Karaoke featuring beloved local musicians Nick, Ruell, and Abbey.

    ROCKIN FOR RED
    Gillioz Theatre | December 1st, 7 pm – 10 pm | Free
    December 1st is World Aids Day, a time for people worldwide to come together to fight against HIV, show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have diend from an AIDS-related illness. This years show features performances from Papa Green Shoes, The Detectives, and 83 Skidoo.

     

    ART MARKET: $100 & UNDER
    Creamery Arts Center | December 1st, 5 – 8pm
    Want a new piece of art? A painting or sculpture at an affordable price? The Springfield Regional Arts Council is hosting an exhibit of regional artists who will display their work priced $100 or under.

    CANDY CANE LANE
    Rutledge-Wilson Farm | $5 per vehicle | Dec 1 – Dec 17 on Friday, Saturday, Sundays
    Drive through the farm and enjoy dazzling farm-themed holiday displays and more than 10,000 lights.

    BLUE ROOM COMEDY CLUB
    Typically Friday & Saturday nights, varying prices
    This months featured comedians include Andrew Frank, Becky Robinson, Rory Albanese, Justin Smith, and AJ Finney.

     

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