On December 12 & 13, 2019 from 2 to 9 p.m. we will celebrate the season of Christmas with our 15th annual Christmas Country Church Tour. This event has become a favorite for hundreds.
Voted in 2015 by AAA Magazine as a “Travel Treasure,” hundreds of people have journeyed to this four-county bi-state church tour to be inspired, delighted and rejuvenated with the true holiday spirit. This free, self-guided tour allows you to create your own unique and customized trip among thirty-eight participating locations scattered about the countryside of Perry County, Cape Girardeau County, Bollinger County, Ste. Genevieve County in Missouri and Kaskaskia Illinois.
Hit those less traveled roads and tour at your leisure century-old country churches, from one-room wooden clad buildings to brick and mortar masterpieces. Each church is draped in holiday decorations reflecting their traditions and culture from Roman Catholic English, Scotch-Irish Presbyterian, German Lutherans, Native American and others. This decor really brings to life the charm, grace and old fashioned hospitality of rural America.
Among the many inspirational churches glowing with holiday cheer, you may also enjoy a nativity collection at the St. Mary’s of the Barren, a Christmas tree feature with over fifty trees at the Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum and a drive-thru live Nativity depicting the birth of Christ at the Saxon Lutheran Memorial.
This tour has been described by visitors as a remarkable countryside adventure. A treasure hunt of churches
each unique and beautiful.
Take a break from the commercial hustle and bustle of the holiday season and get back to the reason for the season by creating a new holiday tradition this year at the Christmas Country Church Tour.
Visit the following link to a google map version of the tour: https://drive.google.com/open?id=17GvrRUUosGsOsA12ArNHlpTk18_B3T7j&usp=sharing
For more information or this season’s map visit our Facebook page at: Christmas Country Church Tour or call 573-547-6062.