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Event: Christmas Country Church Tour

Date: Thursday, 12-14-2017 at 2:00 PM to Thursday, 12-14-2017 at 9:00 PM

Location: Various

Cost: Free

Contact: Website

Description: On December 14 & 15, 2017 from 2 to 9 p.m.,celebrate the season of Christmas with the 13th annual Christmas Country Church Tour, just north of Cape Girardeau in Cape, Bollinger and Perry counties. 

Voted in 2015 by AAA Magazine as a “Travel Treasure,” hundreds of people have journeyed to this three-county church tour. This free, self-guided tour allows you to create your own unique and customized trip among thirty-three participating locations scattered about the countryside of Perry County, Cape Girardeau County and Bollinger County.

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 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 forty trees at the Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum and a drive-thru live Nativity at the Saxon Lutheran Memorial.

Get a tour map here