The Holidays in Branson!
November 1 - December 31
Christmas Shows ! Christmas Wonderland !
The True Christmas Spirit!
If you don't think you are ready to get into the Christmas mood..., just come to Branson. You'll quickly find that the Christmas spirit is not just a mood, it's that presence that comes when our attention turns once again to the events that brought about our hope of salvation and eternal life. In Branson, the "reason for the season" doesn't get lost in the holiday rush.
Here's your chance to enjoy all the blessings of the holidays long before those frenzied shopper's deadlines start stealing the joy. Come to Branson, let the spectacular
holiday shows stir up all those wonderful memories: A few not to miss: Gospel great
Dino in his classic Christmas Spectacular extravaganza "... at the Grand Palace, as special Christmas production starring the world acclaimed
Mannheim Steamroller ... Branson Variety Theater's magnificent song and dance production;
Christmas on Broadway, a Holiday Celebration starring The Osmonds.... And Nov-Dec only, Branson Variety also plays host to the legendary
Bobby Vinton! And speaking of Christmas legends guaranteed to rekindle all the fond memories of Christmas past; the incomparable
Andy Williams Christmas Show... Christmas with Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers together with The Lennon Sisters, and of course the full-throttle, breathtaking
Shoji Tabuchi Christmas Show! Over at Silver Dollar City, you've just got to see their great presentation of
The Nativity, along with a superb musical production of Dickens' classic
A Christmas Carol, then take a short side trip to Eureka Springs for The Great Passion Play's
Dickens & Beyond, where the star of the show is truly points to the star of Bethlehem..
Enjoy the dazzling lights, and all the attractions magically transformed by the spirit of the season. Then take the joy back home, ready and able to make all your Christmas dreams come true.
Christmas Shopping: Did you know that Branson is one of the top shopping destinations in America for outlet shopping? Not only does Branson boast three sprawling outlet malls, but our small little Ozarks village is home to over 100 quaint shops downtown, plus over 100 stores at Branson Landing, our brand new $300 million lakeside shopping attraction. There, you'll find fountains, a San Franscisco style streetcar, street performers, a fire and water show, free entertainment on the plaza, great eateries, and a 1.25 mile lakeside walkway! Branson also is home to crafters malls, antique malls and galleries of woodcarvers, glassblowers, and other master-craftsmen. Whether it's a country quilt, an ornament from a blacksmith's forge, or a major bargain from the outlet mall, Branson is the town to complete your shopping list with all those wonderful things you just won't find back home.
Veterans Observances: For more information on any of these events, contact the Branson Veterans Task Force (417)-337-VETS (8387) or visit their website at
www.bransonveterans.com. Nov. 5-11 A Veterans' Homecoming, Nov.11 71st Veterans Day Parade, Dec. 7 National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
Ozark Mountain Christmas Nov 1-Dec 31 Nostalgic, sentimental, the way the Christmas season should be! Lights, music, and live portrayals of seasonal shows make the holidays brighter.
Branson Area Festival of Lights Nov 1-Dec 1 Join the celebration as Branson is all aglow in holiday beauty. Special holiday shows, drive through displays, shopping, and dining at its finest that make the season the most wonderful time of the year.
Trail of Lights at Shepherd of the Hills Nov 1-Dec 31 Follow the magical "trail that nobody knows how old" in a delightful drive-through animation Christmas lights display into the very heart of Christmas. 800-653-6288
Christmas on the Trail Nov 2-Dec 18 Grab some hot cowboy chow served from a real chuck wagon and head down the trail for Christmas carol sing-a-long, a visit with Santa, and more at the Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Theatre.
Port of Lights Nov 2-Dec 31 Bigger and brighter! Christmas lights including 85 foot long, 35-foot high paddleboat, 120-foot Snowflake Tunnel, 240-foot Hollywreath Tunnel, 50 foot American flag, and more dazzle to complete your Christmas season. 417-739-2564
Old Time Christmas Nov 4-Dec 30 The bright spot in the Ozarks! Silver Dollar City cranks up MILLIONS of colored lights, what a sight! Kids visit Santa in a North Pole open house. Taste Mrs. Claus's kitchen goodies. Ooh and ahh to the flying spirits and singing statues at the Dickens' Christmas Carol show.
Veterans Homecoming Nov 5-11 Military vendors, conversation areas, maps, information, refreshments, hosted by P.O.W. Network and sponsored by Lodge of the Ozarks on Hwy 76.
Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony Nov 11 Historic downtown Branson rolls out the red carpet for veterans. Branson Veterans Task Force 417-337-8387
Adoration Parade & Lighting Ceremony Dec 3 Festive lights and sights for the night time parade and Adoration scene lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m.
Santa's Workshop Dec 9-10 "Giving Trees" decorates to collect gifts for Boys & Girls Club and nursing home residents. Kids visit Santa in his workshop, decorate a cookie and make an ornament to take home. Santa will be at 119 W. Pacific, downtown Branson, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 888-322-2786