FREE Carriage Rides / Santa House 2018

Santa will be at the Santa House at Dairy Queen on Thursday, December 6th and Thursday December 13th from 5-8pm.

Free Carriage rides will be held on Saturday, September 15th at Mahn’s Funeral Home from 4-8pm.

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Annual Christmas Tree Lighting/Nativity Walk

The Annual Tree Lighting will be held in front of City Hall on Friday evening November 30, 2018 at 6:00pm.

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Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 1, 2018 is the 90th Annual De Soto Christmas Parade held at 6:00pm on Main Street. The theme this year is “Childhood Christmas Memories”.

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Welcome to the De Soto, Missouri Chamber of Commerce

Our beautiful city was incorporated in 1869. It was named in honor of the Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto who claimed the Louisiana Territory for Spain.

The City was nicknamed the “Fountain City” because of its many artesian wells. The water from the artesian wells and springs was bottled and sent to the World Fair of 1904 in St. Louis. Some springs still flow today.

De Soto’s rich history and proud heritage are just two of the reasons why we now consider it the “City of Pride”. DeSoto was twice named an All American City!! It offers a variety of culture and historic opportunities.

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