Get your jingle on or celebrate your thankful heart with help from your Farmington friends! Check back often for all kinds of holiday happenings!

1. Downtown Farmington Christmas Open House

Enjoy the very best of the holiday season and shop beautiful downtown Farmington. Visit the unique shops, boutiques and restaurants in the historic downtown area during Christmas Open House. Enjoy decorated windows, holiday music, specials, sales and so much more! In downtown Farmington, you’ll find something for everyone on your list, including yourself!  For more information:

2. Help The Hungry Bake Sale

Help the Hungry Bake Sale is an annual bake sale that has raised over $500,000 the past thirteen years for two local food pantries, Ministerial Alliance and St. Vincent De Paul.

The 2019 Bake Sale will take place at the St. Joe gymnasium in downtown Farmington on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For more information:

3. Turkey Trot & Gobble Wobble

The Farmington Turkey Trot is back and better than ever! The race will take place at the Farmington Public Library on November 28th. The Gobble Wobble will start at 8:00 a.m. and the Turkey Trot will start at 9:00 a.m. In cooperation with Farmington Parks and Recreation, Centene Corporation and Coldwell Banker Hulsey Real Estate are excited to make this annual tradition bigger and better than ever.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Farmington OAKS Senior Center with the home delivery meals program. The home delivery meals program assists those who are home-bound and have minimal resources prepare their own meals.

Price is $25 before November 10th and $30 after the pre-registration deadline. Register at the Civic Center, over the phone at (573)756-0900, or online at

4. Ice Skating Rink Opening

The Farmington Tourism & Convention Bureau is excited to bring an ice skating rink to downtown Farmington!
The rink will be located in the back parking lot of the Farmington Library between A Street and College Street.
The ice rink will open seven days a week beginning Thanksgiving night through January 5, 2020. After that the skating rink will remain open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through the end of February.
The hours of operation are 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; noon to 9:00 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 6:00 p.m. Sunday
The Tourism Board will have skates that you can rent for $2 a pair or you can bring your own. It is free to skate. For more information visit the Discover Farmington facebook page or click here:

5. Small Business Saturday

Be sure to shop small this fall! Small Business Saturday is November 30, 2019. Make sure you check out all your favorite small businesses in Farmington for individual events and sales.

6. Turkey For Tigers

Come out to the Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary for a special 11:00 a.m. tour to see the tigers get their Thanksgiving enrichment and most importantly their turkeys! No reservations required. The tour is only $10 per person kids 3 and under are free. All proceeds go towards the care of the animals. For more information visit: or https://www.facebook.comt/events/2372217083028258/.

7. Krekeler Jewelers Farmington Christmas Parade

The annual Krekeler Jewelers Christmas Parade will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in downtown Farmington.

Make sure to come out early and visit downtown merchants offering cookies, hot chocolate and special sales! Don’t miss getting your picture with Prancer next to the courthouse!

After the parade, join in singing Christmas Carols at City Hall as we await the arrival of SANTA! Santa and Mrs. Claus will officially open Winter Wonderland after the parade winners are announced. For more information click here:

8. Winter Wonderland

Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus at Winter Wonderland weekdays from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. through December 20th.  Winter Wonderland features the largest G-Scale Christmas Train Set in the area. Winter Wonderland is free to the public. Located at 110 West Columbia Street in Downtown Farmington. For more information visit:

9. Senior Field Trip to Kimmswick & Tilles Park

Join Farmington Parks and Recreation as they go on a senior field trip! They will leave the Farmington Civic Center at 10:45 a.m, stop in Kimmswick for shopping and lunch, then head to Tilles Park for carriage rides through the Christmas lights! Lunch is not included in admission. $30 for Civic Center Members and $35 for Non-Members. Register at the Farmington Civic Center or online at: or click here for more information:

10. Breakfast With Santa

Join Santa at Winter Wonderland in Long Memorial Hall at City Hall! Enjoy a light breakfast, holiday activities and sitting on the jolly old man’s lap! Winter Wonderland is open exclusively to those who pre-register. Register at the Farmington Civic Center or online at

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