DEC. 1-JAN. 1, 2023: Visit historic Lecompton for the Christmas season, see one of the largest Christmas displays in the Midwest at the Territorial Capital Museum, citywide, Lecompton, KS, 785-887-6748

DEC. 1-20: 20th Annual Winter Art and Craft Expo, jewelry, fabrics, ceramics, glass, painting, mixed media, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL, 847-475-5300

DEC. 1-31: Route 66 Twinkle Tour, cruise Tulsa’s 28-mile stretch of the Mother Road to see participating businesses and landmarks adorned in their holiday best on this self-guided tour, Route 66, Tulsa, OK, 918-596-9454

DEC. 1-30: Victorian Jolly Christmas, see the Vaile Mansion decorated for the Christmas season, Vaile Mansion, Independence, MO, 816-325-7430,

DEC. 1-22: Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, shop Main Street merchants and win Main Street Bucks in weekly drawings, grand prize drawings, Leavenworth Main Street, Leavenworth, KS, 913-682-3924,

DEC. 1: Grand opening, Bob’s Powerhouse Antiques Finishing and Restoration, specializing in dental and doctor cabinets, country oak, general store items, primitives, AJ Johnson, Horner, Merklin, Ransom Randolph, I-44 Eastbound exit 118, I-44 Westbound exit County Road, Phillipsburg, MO, 417-669-0379

DEC. 1: Christmas Window Walk and Static Christmas Parade, live windows, lighted floats, live nativity scene, food, carolers, downtown Manchester, IA, 563-927-4141

DEC. 1: Jingle and Mingle on Main, merchant open houses, stroll the sidewalks and enjoy the twinkle of holiday lights, downtown Cedar Falls, IA, 319-277-0213

DEC. 1-18: Holiday Pop-Up Shops, shop local small-business vendors for the holidays, different shops on site every week, midtown, Oklahoma City, OK, 405-620-3883,

DEC. 1-3: Pella Christmas Tour of Homes, tour lavishly decorated homes, browse the new Kerstmarkt-Christmas Market, downtown Pella, IA, 641-204-0885

DEC. 2-3: A Merry Millwork Market, shop local arts and crafts vendors, downtown Dubuque, IA, 262-729-5725

DEC. 2-3: The Santa Market, jewelry, home décor, hand-painted ornaments, Oklahoma City Fairgrounds, Oklahoma City, OK,405-314-1033

DEC. 2-6: Candlelight tours of the Missouri Governor’s Mansion, showcasing the historic residence in full holiday décor, Missouri Governor’s Mansion, Jefferson City, MO, 573-230-7000

DEC. 3: Champagne and Chandelier Tour, twilight tour of the Vaile Mansion with appetizers and champagne, Vaile Mansion, Independence, MO, 816-325-7340,

DEC. 3: High-quality antiques auction, Webb, Plated Amberina, high-end jewelry, RS Prussia, bronzes, lamps, clocks, Woody Auction, Douglass, KS, 316-747-2694,

DEC. 3: NOTO Holiday Market (also Dec. 10 and Dec. 17), shop locally, arts, crafts, gifts, holiday music, Redbud Park Pavilion NOTO Arts & Entertainment District, Topeka, KS,

DEC. 3: Reindeer Romp, holiday shopping, live music and treats, Leavenworth Main Street, Leavenworth, KS, 913-682-3924,

DEC. 3: Snowflake Parade and Artists’ Studio Open House, historic downtown, Lindsborg, KS, 888-227-2227,

DEC. 3: Folk Art Festival, annual craft show featuring more than 100 vendors selling unique gifts for the holidays, Seward County Activity Center, Liberal, KS, 620-624-8534

DEC. 3: Holiday Homes Tour and Tea, tour local homes decorated for the holidays, end your tours with an elegant tea, 1895 Historic Phelps House, Carthage, MO, 417-358-1776

DEC. 3: Holiday Craft Fair, soaps, wooden crafts, handmade jewelry, quilts, blankets, décor, Rolland Lewis Community Building, Mt. Vernon, IL, 618-242-6890

DEC. 3: Native American Christmas Market, handmade items such as traditional American Indian leather goods, dolls, wood etchings, turquoise jewelry, food for sale including spirit soup and fry bread, Glenpool Conference Center, Glenpool, OK, 918-998-4549

DEC. 3-4: Handcrafted Market, shop 44 vendors selling gifts made by local crafters and artisans, Cattle Congress Grounds – NCC Pavilion, Waterloo, IA,

DEC. 3-4: Physicians Mutual Holiday Market, local vendors selling handmade gifts, food and drink from Benson Brewery, Aksarben Village, Omaha, NE, 402-345-5401

DEC. 3-4: Buchanan’s Flea Market OKC, high-quality dealers from across the U.S., Oklahoma City, OK, 405-823-0442

DEC. 3-4: 17th Annual Children’s Small Mall, safe environment for children ages 3-13 to select gifts from $3-$17 for family and loved ones, gift wrapping included, free carousel rides, free admission to kids craft corner, Leavenworth, KS, 913-683-2434,

DEC. 3-4: 40th Annual Holiday Season Arts and Crafts Show, huge assortment of exhibitors from around the region, Civic Center, West Plains, MO, 417-256-8835

DEC. 4: 19th-Century Christmas, tour historic mansions decked out in beautiful Victorian-era Christmas decorations, Christmas ornament workshop, Butterworth Center and Deere-Wiman House, Moline, IL, 309-743-2701

DEC. 8: Jingle Bell Walk, shop for everyone on your holiday gift list, Downtown Odessa Merchants Group, Odessa, MO, 816-230-5600

DEC. 9-18: An Ozark ‘What the Dickens?’ Live Dinner Show, dine on classic Victorian fare at Fezziwig’s Feast while watching a live performance of the classic Charles Dickens tale “A Christmas Carol,” Beard and Lady Inn, Chester, AR, 479-632-2129

DEC. 10: Saint Lucia Festival, traditional Swedish folk dancing, live music, children’s crafts, coronation of the high school’s Saint Lucia, Bethany Lutheran Church, Lindsborg, KS, 785-227-8687

DEC. 10: Holiday Open House, antiques, collectibles, vintage, glassware, toys, jewelry, Shawnee Antique Mall, Shawnee, KS, 913-499-7688

DEC. 10: Victorian Walk, window displays, horse-and-carriage rides, strolling carolers, period dancing, downtown historical district, Guthrie, OK, 405-282-1947

DEC. 10-11: Christmas Model Train and Nativity Exhibit, historical model train sets on display, as well as Nativity scenes from all over the world, Jefferson County Historical Village, Mt. Vernon, IL, 618-246-0033

DEC. 11: 30th Annual Leavenworth Vintage Homes Tour, enjoy the decorations of the holiday season in local historical homes, Carroll Mansion Museum, Leavenworth, KS, 913-682-7759

DEC. 11: Mid-America Markets, antiques, vintage, collectibles, Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, KS, 620-663-5626

DEC. 11: Verges Holiday Festival and Tour of Historic Homes, Santa in the Cabin, snacks, lighting of the park, wine and beer tasting, Elkhorn Valley Museum, Norfolk, NE, 402-371-3886

DEC. 12: Holiday Tea, enjoy tea, sandwiches and cookies in the residence, Terrace Hill, Des Moines, IA, 515-281-7205

DEC. 16-JAN. 1, 2023: Annual Christmas Sale Event, save 10-30%, Paramount Antique Malls, Augusta and Wichita, KS,

DEC. 17-18 & 26-28: Lucky 7 Days, $7 off one item over $25 per person, Enchanted Frog Antiques & Vintage, Lathrop, MO, 816-740-6933, Facebook

DEC. 17-18: Wichita Flea Market, monthly event, Farha Sports Center – South Wichita YMCA, Wichita, KS, 316-945-2255

DEC. 26: Red Tag Sale, unique and trendy gifts and home décor, Jesse James Antique Mall and Furniture Gallery and The Rusty Chandelier, St. Joseph, MO, 816-232-0099,


JAN. 6-8: Antique Alley Arkansas Antique Show, more than 200 booths of authentic antiques and vintage items, Conway Expo Center, Conway, AR,

JAN. 8: Mid-America Markets, antiques, vintage, collectibles, Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, KS, 620-663-5626

JAN. 28: Summit Country Antique Show, authentic American antiques, primitive smalls and handmades, Greenwood, MO, 816-872-7999,



FEB. 2-4: Red Wing Collectors Society Midwinter Weekend, guest speakers, socials, stoneware auction, headliners Don Short and Robbie Wolfe, Holiday Inn-Merle Hay, Des Moines, IA, 651-388-4004,

FEB. 11: Leavenworth Militaria Show and Sale, military collectibles, all wars and periods welcome, Riverfront Community Center, Leavenworth, KS, 785-221-4263

FEB. 18: Antique Show, huge selection of antiques and collectibles, Civic Arena, St. Joseph, MO, 816-387-7502

FEB. 25-26: Winterfest Flea Market, Antique and Junk Festival, more than 125 vendors, one of the Midwest’s largest shows, Lancaster Event Center, Lincoln, NE, 402-525-6234