The 31st Annual “Christmas Magic” Lake Area Parade will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 1:00 pm. The Parade will line up at 242 starting at t he HH & Bagnell Dam Blvd. intersection, and will turn right to proceed down Bagnell Dam Boulevard to the Dam. The Parade will be lead by the Maine Corp League Honor Guard with the Grand Marshall and all parade participants following them.
Santa and Mrs. Claus and their adorable elves, will again be arriving in style in Santa’s beautiful Red Sleigh lit with over 2,000 lights. Along with the lights are over 100 ft of garland. Numerous Christmas songs will fill the air with sounds of the season, and Santa’s helpers on board will toss out treats!
Santa’s ride is provided by and was built by a collaborative effort of Steve Lemens, Pam Leeper, Mike Kolar, Pat Lemens, Glen & Sonya Colliver, and Randy & Kerry Mueller with special thanks to Glencove Marina and Summerset Boat Lifts!
The return of many of the previous attractions are expected to return for this years parade such as, The School of the Osage Marching Band, Lake of the Ozarks Corvette Car Club, Camden County Saddle Club, The Shriners, Clowns, plus other familiar organizations, Horse Clubs, Car Clubs, Civic Organizations, Dance Troupes, Businesses and local Church groups just to name a few.
There are some changes this year! This year, although Santa will be in the parade, Santa will not be greeting all the kids at the White House immediately after the parade. Instead, Santa will be greeting everyone at the Lake Holiday Bonfire below Bagnell Dam starting at 4:30 pm after the parade! At the bonfire there will be treats for the kids, hot chocolate, coffee and refreshments, Christmas caroling and also the Parade Float winners will be announced there at the Bonfire !! So after the parade starting at 4:30 until the fire goes out, come on down to below the Dam and enjoy the old time community Christmas atmosphere and cheer Santa’s arrival as his caravan arrives !!!
For more information about the parade event contact-
Lake of the Ozarks Christmas Parade
Bagnell Dam Strip Association
P.O. Box 638, Lake Ozark, Mo. 65049
Jeff VanDonsel: 573-365-2460
Mike Page: 573-280-4589
Or email us at:
Schedule of Events
Saturday December 12, 2015
1:00 p.m. Sharp
Partial list of Participants
* Local Marine League Color
* Grand Marshall
* Osage High School Marching Band
* Shriners Organization
* Knights of Columbus float
* Camden County Horse & Saddle Club
* Car Groups
* Motorcycle Clubs
* Dance Groups
* Cub Scout / Boy Scout Groups
* Fire Department Trucks
* Lake Ozark Police
* Various Business Floats
* Church Groups
Plus other groups too numerous to mention
Post Parade Events
* Santa’s Caravan !
* Lake Holiday Bonfire !
Santa’s Caravan will start at Prewitt’s Point Shopping Center near Lowes, and then travel to the stage below the Dam where Santa will then greet all the kids with treats and Christmas cheer while we all gather at the Lake Holiday Bonfire enjoying the huge bonfire’s warmth and all the refreshments at this great community gathering celebrating the Christmas and Holiday spirit!
Join Santa’s Caravan at Prewitt’s Point Shopping Center at 4:30 pm and follow him to the Bonfire, or just come on down and greet his arrival below Bagnell Dam!