Santa will be available after the Christmas Parade at Dairy Queen on Saturday, December 7th, on Monday, December 16th at De Soto Public Library from 5-8pm and Thursday December 19th at De Soto Pogolinos from 5-8pm.
Free Carriage rides will be held on Saturday, December 14th at Mahn’s Funeral Home from 5-8pm.
The Annual Tree Lighting will be held in front of City Hall on Friday evening December 6th at 6:00pm.
Saturday, December 7, 2019 is the 91st Annual De Soto Christmas Parade with the theme “Christmas Near & Far” held at 6:00pm on Main Street followed by a Dance Party with Santa at Dairy Queen!
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.