Enchanted Village of Lights in Laurie, MO
The Enchanted Village of Lights is a time tested family favorite with the locals and recently has also been getting some national attention from those who love the holiday season and the beauty of Christmas lights and spirits of good cheer. This year the event will run from November 20, 2010 to January 1, 2011 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. each evening at the Laurie Fairgrounds in Laurie.
Laurie is still one of those places where good old fashioned American values are the rule of the day. This isn't one of those towns that lures visitors in with a once a year rip off extravaganza, instead, this is a fun, holiday town all year round that likes to enjoy the holidays with a little special something for the kids in all of us. Folks work hard in Laurie and it's this kind of fun, free entertainment that makes the quality of life among the highest in small town America.
(Description continues after the featured listings, scroll down.)
Enchanted Village of Lights in Laurie, MO -- Continue
This is the 13th year that the local favorite attraction will run at the fairgrounds. One of the great things about this mile long display is that unlike other ,commercial ventures, the Enchanted Festival of Lights is always free and not a commercial venture. This is appreciated in this age when Christmas is increasingly co-opted by greedy capitalist businesses that are only out to make a buck on a holiday that the folks in Laurie know is really about family, faith, and the joy of winter. Each night, you will see families sharing something with the younger folks and those wide eyed stares from the kids that you just know mean that they still believe in the magic of Christmas.
The fairgrounds are located at 269 Fairgrounds Drive in Laurie and the best way to start enjoying the Enchanted Village of Lights is to head on over there. From there you can either walk or take a special ride through gorgeous light displays, holiday scenes, mangers, reindeer, and the latest in beautiful Christmas technological displays. The displays are on until 9 pm every day except Saturday when they will stay open for an extra hour so that kids with weekday bedtimes can come out and see just how amazing technology and lights can be.
Don't miss seeing all the fun and having a great time at the Enchanted Village of Lights in Laurie, Missouri.