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Downtown Springfield: A Holiday Tradition

December 01, 2017

By Sony Hocklander, 2017 Christmas Parade Grand Marshal Christmas storytelling has been a tradition in my family since long before we moved to the Ozarks. That tradition has flourished in Springfield. When my grown sons were young, we’d gather nightly around the lighted tree where I’d weave a continuing holiday story, making it up as… Read More


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The Winter Blues are No Match for Sculpture Walk

November 28, 2017

By Shannon Hruska, Sculpture Walk Springfield It’s true what they say—there’s no place like downtown for the holidays! Last weekend’s Park Central Square tree lighting kicked off a bevy of holiday fun downtown for the whole family. The Christmas tree is lit, and Springfield is invited downtown to enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides, ice skating, Christmas… Read More


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3 Ways to Support Local on Cyber Monday

November 27, 2017

Ah, Cyber Monday. It’s the perfect excuse to shop in your pajamas while saving a buck on gifts for loved ones. But what if there was a way to shop from the comfort of your home while supporting local? This Cyber Monday, we’re encouraging you to support small business with gifts from our holiday guide,… Read More


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5 Things We’re Thankful for in 2017

November 23, 2017

By Rusty Worley, Downtown Springfield Association executive director It’s been a tumultuous year, but there is plenty to be thankful for in downtown Springfield this Thanksgiving season.  Here are five that have risen to the top of our list: Hospitality Abounds With the widely recognized success of Hotel Vandivort, the hospitality industry within walking distance… Read More


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Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Favorite Downtown Spots

November 22, 2017

By Adam McMullin, Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is the authority on local attractions. Check out this roundup of the CVB’s favorite downtown spots. Trust them—they’re local experts!


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Five Reasons I Love Working in Downtown Springfield

November 14, 2017

By Molly Riddle, Director of Content Strategy at Mostly Serious I first set foot in downtown Springfield when I moved to this lovely city in 2009. I was a college freshman at Drury University, and my friends and I desperately needed places to hole up and study or just get away from the chaos of… Read More


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Celebrate the Season in Downtown Springfield

November 09, 2017

It’s (almost) the most wonderful time of the year, and downtown Springfield wants to help you celebrate. Even the grinchiest among us can find a reason to be merry in downtown Springfield with some of the area’s most festive, family-friendly events and holiday shopping. Mark your calendars for the events below, then check out the… Read More


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10 Ways to Get Plugged Into Downtown

November 08, 2017

The downtown scene is growing every day, and there are plenty of ways to get involved. Whether you’re a seasoned Downtowner or a new Springfield resident, it’s easier than ever to find your downtown. Get started with these fun opportunities provided by the Downtown Springfield Association (DSA): Network at a DSA mixer Members of the… Read More


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Get Moving This Fall with Sculpture Walk Springfield

November 06, 2017

It’s officially fall, and the weather has finally cooled down enough that a walk outside won’t leave you drenched in sweat. Lovers of autumn leaves, pumpkin flavored treats, and warm color schemes unite! There are so many ways to welcome this beautiful weather, but our favorite is Sculpture Walk Springfield. Featuring 22 sculptures (26 if… Read More


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Urban Haunts: Six Spooky Spots in Downtown Springfield

November 06, 2017

Downtown Springfield is home to some of the area’s most well-preserved historic buildings. With history, of course, comes the occasional legend. Since Halloween is just around the corner, we’re exploring some of the thrills and chills that come with downtown Springfield’s “haunted” history. Whether or not you believe in ghosts, join us in exploring some… Read More