Lake of the Ozarks Holiday Celebrations



Lake of the Ozarks holiday celebrations run through the month of December! Pack your bags and prepare to reconnect with love ones.  Leave behind those distractions; electronics, commitments, work and school.  Relax and unwind as these are the days when memories are made! The holiday season is a time for celebrating with family, carrying out traditions and making lasting memories. What better place to do that but in one of the Osage Beach Vacation rentals. These condos are cozy, well appointed with unprecedented views of the main channel.

Lake of the Ozarks is ramping up their preparation of holiday activities for all to enjoy. To kick off the holiday season the 13th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade to be held on Nov. 26th in Laurie, Mo. The young children in your family will be awed by the appearance of Santa on his magical sleigh.



Celebrate the season at the Annual Christmas Parade along the Historic Bagnell Dam Strip. Following the parade Santa’s caravan will be present at the Lake Holiday Bonfire below Bagnell Dam, which is the focal point of Lake of the Ozarks. There will be lots of treats for the kids, hot chocolate, coffee and Christmas Caroling. What a great way to celebrate the season while making lasting memories!



If you are a show goer, you will love the Main Street Music Hall Christmas Show which runs November-December. This wonderful, lighthearted performance is sure to put you in the holiday spirit!



Your holiday weekend would not be complete without taking the scenic dinner cruise on the Celebration. As you cruise the lake the magic of the season will twinkle on the docks that are decked out with holiday lights.

Osage Beach, Mo., is the perfect place to find that holiday gift. With the Outlet Mall and tons of small boutiques in the area, you’re sure to find that special gift.

If you haven’t made it down to Lake of the Ozarks for a holiday celebration you still have time to make your reservations in one of the relaxing, Osage Beach Vacation Rental condos. Cal today to make your holiday memories at the Lake.





Fall Color in Lake of the Ozarks


Lake of the Ozarks has been voted as one of the top 10 prettiest areas in the country for fall leaf viewing. If Fall is your favorite time of the year, you don’t’ want to miss the color in Lake of the Ozarks! You can find beautiful colors along just about any highway, byway or lake road in the region.   Autumn colors peak around the third week of October and linger until month’s end. Listed below are a couple of drives that will put you in awe of this magnificent countryside!

  1.  Take Highway 42 east out of Osage Beach for a unique drive through Miller County that meanders through Lake of the Ozarks State Park. Take a short detour on Swinging Bridges Road out of Brumley to see the old swinging bridges southwest of town. One Swinging Bridge crosses over Grand Auglaize Creek and the other bridge over Mill Creek. These bridges were built in the 1920s by Joseph Dice, a regionally famous bridge builder who did not engineer his bridges.  Construction measurements were  eyeballed with a ball of string. Head back to Highway 42 and follow Highway 42 out to the Iberia.
  1. For beautiful views on the north side of the Lake area, take a drive from Eldon to Gravois Mills. Head southwest of Eldon on Route Y from Highway 52 west of town. Route Y turns into Route W.  Turn right to take W northwest and connect with Golden Beach Road. Stay to the right again for a tour along Little Gravois Cove via Seals Road. Cross the upper reaches of the Lake here after turning left onto Coffee Drive. To get to Gravois Mills  turn right on Anchorage Road and take Route TT south. Finally, continue until you come out on Highway 5 north of town.