Nov 05, 2019

College of the Ozarks to host holiday events at The Keeter Center in November, December

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — College of the Ozarks has events open to the public at The Keeter Center to celebrate the Christmas season.

Chocolate Lover’s Tea

The annual Chocolate Lover’s Tea will be held on Saturday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 21, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at The Keeter Center.

Guests will enjoy an elegant afternoon complete with live music, an assortment of hot teas, tea sandwiches, pastries, and scones, while gathered near the grand fireplace of The Keeter Center lobby. Guests are invited to bring an ornament of choice for an ornament exchange during the tea.

Cost for the event is $35 for adults, ages 12 and up, and $17.50 for children, ages 3 to 11.

Christmas Brunch

A special Christmas Brunch will take place on Sunday, Dec. 22, and Sunday, Dec. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Guests will be able to celebrate with loved ones at Christmas Brunch in the rustic elegance of The Keeter Center, overlooking the beautiful College of the Ozarks campus. This special Sunday Brunch will be served in a grandiose style, featuring seasonal custom presentations reflecting the joy and merriment of Christmas.

The brunch will feature a variety of presentations including:

  • The Farmhouse: offering personalized omelets and waffles
  • The Marketplace: featuring Executive Chef Robert Stricklin’s ice sculpture, hand-cut fresh seasonal fruits, domestic and imported cheeses, crudités, and made-to-order Caesar salads
  • Creative culinary delights at the Chef’s Table, including award-winning College of the Ozarks smoked ham
  • Sweets and desserts displayed at the Bakeshop
  • A special menu featuring roast prime rib, alongside delicious traditional accompaniments

Cost for the event is $40 for adults, $20 for ages 6-12, and complimentary for 5 and under.

“With the festive decorations, delicious cuisine, and warm hospitality, The Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks is a special place to delight in the joy and merriment of the Christmas season,” said Mollie Crawford, sales and marketing manager at The Keeter Center. “We invite you to experience this special time of year at one of our signature events, such as our Chocolate Lover’s Afternoon Tea or our Christmas Brunch, a newly added event for 2019. Our students and staff are graciously awaiting to welcome our guests this season. We look forward to creating memories and new family traditions with you.”

For reservations for both events, call The Keeter Center at (417)239-1900 or go online at and click on “Special Events.”