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Nov 16 thru Dec 18 Dent County Firehouse Toy Drive - Toys and winter clothing can be dropped off at the Fire Station until December 16th. Sign up on 11-16-17 between 3:00-6:00 PM and December 5th from 3-6 PM to receive items for your children. December 18th will be handout day for those signed up to receive toys. Check out the Dent County Firehouse Toy Drive on Facebook for more informationDent County Firehouse7293250
Nov 20 thru Dec 24 Trees and Trains Exhibit - This much cherished yearly event features amazing, unique Christmas trees decorated by groups and individuals from the area, with a display of toy trains that race around on their rails and add that extra "whoo-hoo" to the atmosphere. Come get in the holiday spirit and be awed by the beauty and creativity of the displays. Closed Thanksgiving Day900-500ONCRC-202 S Main (Hwy 19)573-729-0029
Dec 2 Christmas Parade of Lights-The Sights and Sounds of Christmas - Parade theme: The Sights and Sounds of Christmas. Libby Sanders has been selected as Grand Marshal. Parade begins at 5:30 PM with Santa being transported by the Dent County Fire Department. Enter your float by contacting the Chamber 729-6900. Free Entry.5:30 PMParade Route729-6900
Dec 2 Christmas Tree Lighting - and concert by the Salem Chamber Choir6:00 pmEcho Bluff State Park1-844-322-3246
Dec 2 Christmas With Cash and the King- Presented by Bottorff's South-Town Furniture - $5 Admission Gun Raffle for H&R Pump Shotgun. Proceeds Benefit KMW Ministries 7:00 PMCity Hall Auditorium806-598-2310
Dec 2 Kid's Party - Cookies, milk, juice, coloring center, crafts, cookie walk, gifts ages 0-10, and Santa. Bring your own camera.1:00-3:00 PMAmerican Legion Post
Dec 8 ChristmasFest by Candlelight - Spring Creek Artisans will display and sell unique art and crafts made by talented locals. Beat the Saturday crowd as you enjoy shopping in the awesome atmosphere of the Bonebrake Center at night5-8 pmBonebrake Center of Nature and History
Dec 8 Holiday Party - Paint a holiday picture and put your own special creative spin to it, then take it home to display prominently in YOUR home or give away. $25 covers all supplies6-8 pmBonebrake Center of Nature and History729-0029
Dec 8 Winter Carnival - Games, picture with Santa, and food to purchase6-8 PMWilliam Lynch Elementary School
Dec 9 ChristmasFest - Spring Creek Artisans will display and sell unique art and crafts made by talented locals.9:00-2:00Bonebrake Center of Nature and History
Dec 9 Dancing with the Salem Stars - To purchase advance tickets call 247-8600 or 247-3292. Main Floor table seating advance $25 at door $30. Balcony Seating advance $15 at door $20. Floor seating includes light refreshments. Proceeds benefit Patient Room Updates. Doors open at 6:30 with dancing at 7:00.7:00 PMSalem City Hall Auditorium573-247-8600
Dec 9 Night Sky Astronomy program - The Dent County Astronomy Group will be doing an astronomy program at the Bluff Top Parking Lot. This will be a “Dark Sky” – no moon viewing. Please dress for the weather. For more information or directions contact Connie at 573-751-1224.630 PMEcho Bluff State Park751-1224
Dec 9 Salem Project Graduation Trivia Night - Chili, hot dogs and baked goods will be available to purchase. Entry fee of $100 for team up to 8 people. 1St place team receives entry fee back! Contact Dolly Howard to reserve your table. There will be a 50/50 raffle. All proceeds go to support the 2018 Salem Project Graduation7:00 PMChurch of Christ, Salem368-6364
Dec 9 Santa Claus is Coming to the Salem Eagles - Bring the little ones out to see Santa and get their picture taken. There will be gifts, snacks, and refreshments. Bring your own camera for pictures1:00-3:00 PMSalem Eagles Club
Dec 15 Santa's Workshop - It's the most wonderful time of the year! Get ready for our 3rd annual Santa's Workshop! We are so excited to host this FREE event! There will be crafts, concessions, bounce houses, fun activities, and even SANTA! Yes, you read that right. The big guy himself is taking some time out of his busy schedule to come and spend some time with all of us! So bring the family out and help make this year's Santa's Workshop the best yet!5:30-7:00 PMSalem Community Center @ the Armory729-8163
Dec 16 26th Annual Cookie Walk - Come shop a variety of homemade cookies and pay by the pound: deliveries my be possible. Call Libby Sanders at 247-027910-1Bonebrake Center of Nature and History247-0279
Dec 16 Victorian Musical Christmas - Come to this inspiring evening of music provided by the Salem High Chamber Choir. Appetizers will be served. Reservations are REQUIRED as this event sells out quickly. $5 per person7:30 pmBonebrake Center of Nature and History729-3400
Dec 20 Drive-Thru Live Nativity & Petting Zoo - parking will be available behind the petting zoo and along the street. Snacks and children's bags can be picked up in the Fellowship Hall after viewing the nativity and petty zoo5:30-7:30Salem Lutheran Church
Dec 20 thru 23 Stories by the Fire - • Echo Bluff State Park Dec. 20-23 Stories by the fire at 6:30pm each night. Come and enjoy new and traditional Christmas stories and activities in the great room of the lodge. The books to be read are: Dec. 20 – The Snow Tree by Caroline Repchuk – make a nature inspired Christmas ornament. Dec. 21 – Santa Is Coming to Missouri by Steve Smallman –make a Christmas ornament. Dec. 22 – Classic Poem – Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore – decorate a stocking and have some cocoa. Dec. 23 – The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg - make a bell necklace so that you can always hear the bells and have some special cocoa. • Santa will be here each night of the readings. For more information please contact Connie at 573-751-1224 630 PMEcho Bluff State Park751-1224
Dec 29 Annual New Years Hog Roast - The hog will be roasted and ready to eat around 3 pm3:00 PMFlat Nasty Off Road Park729-6668
Dec 30 thru Jan 1 Winter Paddle Clinic - *Pre-registration Required for this event.* December 30- Check-In ACA Welcome reception December 31- Last Day Paddle ACA Clinic Sessions Keynote Address & Missouri ACA Open Forum. Missouri Paddling Clubs Presentations. January 1st- First Day paddle Space is limited!Echo Bluff State Park573-323-8093

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