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From its quaint shops and elegant Victorian homes, Plattsburg, Missouri offers all the charm and warmth of a true mid-western, small town. Plattsburg is centrally located 30 miles or less from Kansas City, Liberty, Cameron or St. Joseph, Missouri.


Community Christmas 2014
"Northern Lights"

Come join the fun on Friday and Saturday
December 5 & 6th!
Admission is Free to all activities
(full details)

Friday, Dec 5
(5pm - 8pm)
 Christmas is in the air, on the streets, and on the downtown buildings.  Yes, I said on the downtown buildings. For first time in recent history Platttsburg's downtown will be all lit up lights on top of the buildings.  Don't me the Mayor's Lighting Ceremony at 7pm where the Mayor's Christmas Tree and downtown buildings will be lit up and Plattsburg's Light Parade will begin.  

Come early and start your shopping early at the Forever Christmas Bazaar will be open from 5pm-8pm.  Festival of Trees will also be open 5pm-8pm on the 2nd floor of the Community Courtyard.

Got young kids (or young at heart?)  From 5:30pm to 6:30pm free train rides will be given with the new and larger Plattsburg Express Train.

Our you a Facebook junkie?  From 5:30pm to 6:30pm find the Train and take your "selfie" or "groupie" picture and post to Facebook page "Plattsburg Selfie Contest" and you may win a prize.

After the parade come up Courtyard's upstairs to the Awards and Grand Marshal Ceremony will be held.  Free refreshments will be served in Plattsburg's "Northern Lights" area.  Bring you camera or phone and take some pictures with Costumed Characters.

Saturday, Dec 6
(9am - 3pm)

From 9am to 3pm Community Courtyard will be open with Forever Christmas Bazzar (craft booths), Candies and Cookies sold by the pound (come early to get your favorites), Cafe Noel serving chili and soups and many other deserts, Festival of Trees, Letters to Santa and Santa Visit sign ups.  Free popcorn and door prizes will be going on all day.

The morning is full of fun Christmas activities:  Christmas Bingo will run from 9:30am to 10:30am (come by at any time and enjoy a few rounds), Little Mr/Miss Contest at 10:30am to 11:15am (please come by 10am to pre-register or register at Woodward Reality ahead of time), 11:15am to Noon is Mrs. Claus's Cake Walk.

From 10am to 3pm the Small Mall will be open across from the Courtyard in the City Hall.  Let your children come shop for family and friends with the assistance of Santa's elves.  All items are being sold at cost and free wrapping is included.

Take a break and eat at Cafe Noel or at one of our fine downtown restaurants.  This is a good time to shop at downtown businesses and also vote for your favorite store fronts.

At 1:30 pm to 3 pm Santa Visit will start with Santa arriving on a big red Fire Truck.  During the Santa Visit take a picture with Santa, decorate a Gingerbread house, Christmas crafts, face painting, balloon characters, and as always, plenty of free snacks and drinks.

Tour of Churches
Saturday, December 13th
Admission is Free

Ministerial Alliance is proud to bring Tour of Churches to Plattsburg for another year.  From 1pm to 3:30pm take the tour where each half hour is a stop at a specific church where a small 20 minute program is held.  Along with the various programs (singing, choirs, bells, etc) the beautiful historical churches is a site to see.
Discover Historic Plattsburg, Missouri
Rich in History
  • The County Seat of Clinton County
  • Home to David Rice Atchison, also known as "President for a Day" in 1849 (statue in front of courthouse and exhibit in museum)
  • Battle of Plattsburg occurred during the Civil War in 1864
  • The Clinton County Historical Museum hosts numerous artifacts and displays
    (Clinton County Museum)

    showcases a full house of displays and a look back to late 1800 living
  • Confederate soldier turned outlaw, Jesse James, once lived in Clinton County
  • Four cemeteries that dates back to 1800's.

Victorian  Scenery

  • Boasts numerous "Painted Ladies," unique Victorian homes.
    Plattsburg's Walking Tour
    showcases 22 homes and 3 Churches within three 1/2 mile "loops"
  • Distinguished churches more than 100 years old, a treasure of Plattsburg. 
Food, shopping & Lodging
  • Five Full Service Restaurants
  • Three "Over the Counter" food shops
  • Antiques & Thrift Stores
  • Bed & Breakfast, nightly House Rental  & other lodging available
  • Several "general stores" & home decor

Recreation in Plattsburg

  • An 18-hole championship golf course
  • A municipal pool
  • Five city parks
  • Bowling Alley

Recreation around Plattsburg

  • Two boat ramp accesses and fishing to Smithville Lake
  •  Hartel Lakes



Mayor's Corner
(weekly update)

Calendar of Events

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CCR3 School Calendar

Chamber Business
of the Month:

Clinton County Historical & Genealogical Society

Plattsburg Community


Plattsburg Christmas Magazine
Schedules and Information

Parade Entry

Christmas Light Parade
and Mayor's Christmas
Lighting Ceremony

Dec 5

Awards Ceremony and
Indoor Light Show
Dec 5

Festival of Trees
Dec 5-6

Decorating Contest

Dec 1-13

Christmas Celebration
Dec 6
(details below)

Tour of Churches
Dec 13

Plattsburg Community
Christmas Celebration
Saturday, Dec. 6th

Forever Christmas


Santa Registration

Letters to Santa

Festival of Trees

Christmas Bingo

Small Mall

Mr. & Miss Merry
Christmas Contest


Mrs. Claus's
Cake Walk


Santa Visit
1:30pm- 3pm





Web sponsored by:   

Plattsburg Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 134
Plattsburg, MO 64477


Special thanks to The Clinton County Leader and RT Photography
for donating many of the pictures for use on this site and
to Marti Spease-Riddle for the picture of the Christian Church used in the header for this website.