26th Annual VIRTUAL Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk
Nothing can stop Springfield’s Thanksgiving tradition, even if we can’t all be together this year. The 26th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk Presented by Brad Bradshaw, MD, JD, LC, takes place Thursday, Nov. 26 through Sunday, Nov. 29, at the location of your choice. Register to complete a 5K over Thanksgiving weekend, alone or with friends and family. Registration includes a long-sleeved Turkey Trot t-shirt and commemorative race bib, and the opportunity to upload race times and photos to compete for prizes. Proceeds benefit the Springfield-Greene County Park Board Youth Recreation Scholarship Fund and the Developmental Center of the Ozarks. Drive-through packet-pick-up is Wednesday, Nov. 25, at Killian Sport Complex — be sure to bring five food items to donate to Ozarks Food Harvest. Register at ParkBoard.org/TurkeyTrot
AGEAll AgesDATENov. 26-29FEE$20/Adult, $15/Child
Enjoy an evening walk through the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden glowing with festive lights and music! Campfires and hot drinks available. Closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Face coverings and physical distancing required. Advanced tickets and a full schedule at FriendsOftheGarden.org.
AGEAll AgesDATENov. 27, 2020-Jan. 3, 2021; Closed Christmas Eve & Day and New Year's Day; Bonus dates: Monday-Wednesday Dec. 21-23, 2020TIMEFri.-Sun. nights, 5-8:30 p.m.LOCATIONMizumoto Japanese Stroll GardenFEE$5/Adult; $2/Children 3-12 years
Candy Cane Lane
Drive-through the farm and enjoy dazzling farm-themed holiday displays and more than 10,000 lights. Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, Dec. 4-20, 5-8 p.m. Weather permitting; check Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park on Facebook for weather updates.
AGEAll AgesDATEDec. 4-20TIMEFri., Sat. and Sun. nights, 5-8 p.m.FEE$5 per vehicle. Cash or card are accepted as payment (but we appreciate cash payments because the entrance line will move faster). Hot cocoa and concessions available for purchase.
Festival of Lights at Jordan Valley Park
Stroll through festive holiday lights at Jordan Valley Park. Light shows are programmed to music for an enchanting walk.
AGEAll agesDATEDaily, Nov. 21-Dec. 31TIME5:30-11 p.m.LOCATIONJordan Valley ParkFEEFree
Free Ice Skating
Enjoy free ice skating at Jordan Valley Ice Park and holiday lighting at Jordan Valley Park. Admission is free; $3 skate rental or bring your own. Check the calendar for additional Open Skate sessions, where admission is $5/youth, student and senior, $6/adult, $3/skate rental.
AGEAll agesDATESat., Nov. 21: 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Thurs., Nov. 26: 5-6 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 12: 6-7 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 19: 6-7 p.m.; Fri., Dec. 25, 5-6 p.m.LOCATIONJordan Valley Ice ParkFEEFree, $3 skate rental