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Branson Ozark Mountain Christmas

Christmas in Branson

As a visitor you will see Christmas lights glowing in every directions, celebrities and stars filling the stages and shopping bags in everyone's hands. Branson is known for its live entertainment and there's no exception at Christmas time. There are many shows completely dedicated to the holidays and nearly every theater incorporates Christmas music into at least half of the performance. You'll hear traditional Christmas music, carols and hymns, sounds from the past and sounds from today. You'll see Christmas lights, decorated sets and displays, costumes and more. And, you'll feel the Spirit of Christmas everywhere you go.

Old Time Christmas - Silver Dollar City

An Old Time Christmas - November 1 to December 30, 2014

Bring your entire family and celebrate the true meaning of this magical season amidst the glow of over 5 million dazzling lights. You'll take home beautiful holiday memories destined to last a lifetime! The #1 Holiday Light and Tree Show, a musical 5 story Christmas Tree, holiday light parade, It's A Wonderful Life holiday show, Dickens Christmas Carol show, Live Nativity, Holly Jolly Christmas Light Parade featuring Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer & Friends (NEW), and Tastes of the Season!

Get a 1 Day Pass or call us for details on how to save on a second day! 1-800-785-1550

Silver Dollar City Tickets

Branson Area Festival of Lights

Experience the magic of the season during the Branson Area Festival of Lights 2014 as all of Branson is aglow for the holidays. From fabulous shows and dazzling lights to spectacular shopping and breathtaking scenery, Branson is a special gift for everyone in your family during this special time of year.
The centerpiece, Branson Area Festival of Lights Drive-Through, will delight children of all ages. Your journey begins with a magical one-mile drive along a path illuminated with more than 175 displays. Conveniently located off Shepherd of the Hills Expressway and Roark Valley Road, this one-of-a-kind family experience promises to be spectacular.
Branson Area Festival of Lights Drive-Through is open daily Nov. 1 -- Dec. 31, from dusk until 11 p.m.
Admission Fees
Family Vehicles- $15
Family Season Pass- $25
Mini-Coaches (12-28 seats), Church Vans and Limos- $30
Full Sized Motorcoaches- $60
Contact Branson Tourism Center for directions and location. 1-800-785-1550

Shepherd of the Hills Trail of Lights

The Trail of Lights in Branson, Missouri is a drive-thru animation display that will transport you into the heart of the Christmas Season. The Trail winds its way through the historic 160-acre Shepherd of the Hills Homestead, and will take you down the famous "Trail that Nobody Knows How Old" into a holiday wonderland. The display begins November 1st and ends on December 31st. The lights are open from dusk until 11pm (daily). Call Branson Tourism Center to book your light tour, and ask a reservation specialist about other wonderful holiday light tours! 1-800-785-1550

The Shepherd of the Hills
5586 West Highway 76
Branson, MO 65616
Annual Adoration Parade

66th Annual Adoration Parade
December 7, 2014

The 66th Annual Celebration will take place on Sunday, December 7, 2014. Starting with the annual lighting of the largest area nativity scene, overlooking Lake Taneycomo at dusk/5pm and culminating with a community gathering like no other (route image below). If you've ever asked yourself the question, "What happened to Christmas?"- this inspirational community event is the answer you've been seeking. The Branson community gathers on this special day to set aside our individual aspirations and celebrate the true meaning of the Christmas season. It is our chance to stop and reflect on the beauty of the Christmas story that still inspires people today. On this special night, no one is in the limelight and no organization is promoted, only an overwhelming outpouring of community and celebration as we come together to honor the story of Christmas.

Annual Adoration Parade Route
Branson Landing Fountain

On November 15th at 10am, 2014 the Branson Community, Branson Chamber, Branson Landing and Branson Entertainers will join together to celebrate the holiday season and honor Mr. Christmas himself, Andy Williams. Don't miss the 2nd Annual "Most Wonderful Time of Year Parade" dedicated to Mr. Christmas, Andy Williams -- where Branson entertainers will gather together at Branson Landing for a beautiful holiday parade. With more than 100 Branson star entertainers, floats, marching bands and Santa & Mrs. Claus, Branson will welcome the Christmas holiday season.

Color commentators for the parade will be Rudy Gatlin and KOLR 10's own Joy Robertson; Clay and Tina Cooper will be the emcees for the dozen live performances from the main stage in front of the Branson Landing fountains and the grand finale will be a special presentation honoring Mrs. Debbie Williams and Mr. Don Williams, Andy's beloved wife and brother. Among the many entertainers appearing will be The Osmonds, The Lennon Sisters, SIX, The Texas Tenors and more.

At NOON Santa Claus arrives at the Branson Landing. From November 15th to Wednesday, December 24th Santa will be inside his Christmas Treehouse. Come and visit him and be sure to have a keepsake photo taken in his very own Treehouse!

Santa Schedule

Branson Landing
100 Branson Landing
Branson, MO 65616

Paradise Grill & Steakhouse

Paradise Grill & Steakhouse

Christmas Day Buffet: 11am to 3pm

"Paradise Grill & Steakhouse" in Branson not only offers a wonderful menu of steak, country style dinners, and even options for lighter, healthier eating, they have a dinner food bar and a soup/salad/fruit bar! Not your traditional buffet that favors quantity over quality, these 'bars' feature great food, thoughtfully prepared to please a variety of picky eaters! Take advantage of a terrific menu, a food bar that goes beyond buffet, and a soup/salad/fruit bar to accompany your entree, or for that lighter meal you've been looking for in Branson...visit "Paradise Grill & Steakhouse," conveniently located next to some of Bransons' best shows and attractions!
Sun-Sat: 4pm to 8pm

3250 Shepherd of the Hills Expwy

Paradise Grill Menu

India Clay Oven

Indian Clay Oven
Although they will not be serving a traditional Christmas Dinner, India Clay Oven will be open from 11am to 10pm on Christmas Eve as well as Christmas Day. If you're in the mood for something different than a traditional holiday meal, give India Clay Oven the opportunity to satisfy your palet!

Dining at "India Clay Oven" isn't just about sensational, authentic north Indian cuisine, it's also about the incredibly hospitable service! Guest satisfaction is their number one priority. Haven't tried Indian food? Not to worry; the folks at "India Clay Oven" love to guide you through their menu options to select the most pleasing dishes for your particular palate. One of the most recommended and highly rated dining experiences in Branson, "India Clay Oven" features traditional and unique recipes, all freshly prepared with the best possible ingredients, and lovingly shared with every customer. They also make it easy to choose how spicy you'd like your food; everything from mild for the more timid eater, to the spicest for the adventurous lover of flavorful cuisine. They serve a delightful lunch buffet, and deliver a fine dining experience in the evening. Love Indian food? You'll not be disappointed. Haven't tried it? Come see what you've been missing at Branson's "India Clay Oven!"
Sun-Sat: 11am to 11pm
2005 West 76 Country Boulevard

India Clay Oven Menu

Florentina's Italian Ristorante
Open on Christmas Eve, but closed Christmas Day. On Christmas Eve they will be open 11:00 am - 7:00 pm, and will offer their Regular Menu.
Christmas Eve Hours: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
2690 Green Mountain Drive

White River Fish House
Open on Christmas Eve 11:00am to 6:00pm
Regular Menu. Please call for any specials offered on Christmas Eve. Closed on Christmas Day.
5 Bass Pro Drive

Full menu available on Christmas Eve and Day!
Christmas Eve they will be closing at 7:00 pm.
Christmas Day Hours: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm.
1055 Missouri 376

Stage Door Restaurant at Welk Resort

Open for breakfast on Christmas Eve and Day!

Stage Door Restaurant Buffet

We have a wonderful Buffet meal scheduled for both days! Served from 7:30 am to 10:30 am. Adults are $19.95+tax, and kids 4-11 are $9.95+tax. Reservations recommended by calling 417-337-7469.

Additional Dining Locations

Black Oak Grill
Open Christmas Eve, but Closed Christmas Day.
Christmas Eve Hours: 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
601 Branson Landing Boulevard

Burger Shack
Closed Christmas Day, but Open Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve Hours: 11am - 6:00 pm
1946 West 76 Country Boulevard

Cantina Laredo
Open Christmas Eve, but Closed Christmas Day.
Christmas Eve Hours: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
1001 Branson Landing Boulevard (Next to Fountains)

Fall Guys Burger Co.Open Christmas Eve, but Closed Christmas Day.
Christmas Eve Hours: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
1211 Branson Landing Boulevard

Famous Dave's
Open Christmas Eve, but Closed Christmas Day.
Christmas Eve Hours: 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
1201 Branson Landing Boulevard

Closed Christmas Day, but Open Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve Hours: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
1615 West 76 Country Boulevard

Open Christmas Eve, but closed on Christmas Day
Christmas Eve Hours: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
1221 Branson Landing Boulevard (Near Bass Pro Shop).

Grand Country Buffet
Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Christmas Eve Hours: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
Christmas Day Hours: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
1945 W. 76 Country Blvd

Great American Steak and Chicken House
Closed Christmas Eve, but Open Christmas Day
Christmas Day Hours: Breakfast: 7:00 am-11:00 am; Lunch and Dinner after 11:00 am to 6:00 pm-Buffet Style and Regular Menu
2421 West 76 Country Boulevard

Level 2 Steakhouse
Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Hours: Breakfast: 6:30 am-11:00 am
Lunch: 11:00 am-2:30 pm
Dinner: 5:00 pm-10:00 pm
200 East Main Street (2nd level of the Hilton Convention Hotel)

Lone Star Steakhouse
Closed Christmas Day, but Open Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve Hours: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
201 Wildwood Drive South

McFarlain's Family Restaurant
Closed Christmas Eve, but Open Christmas Day
Christmas Day Hours: Lunch & Dinner: 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
3562 Shepherd of the Hills Expwy (IMAX)

Old Chicago
Open Christmas Eve, but closed Christmas Day.
Christmas Eve Hours: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
801 Branson Landing Boulevard

Sadie's Sideboard & Smokehouse
Open Christmas Eve and Day
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Hours: Breakfast Only: 6:30 am - 9:30 am
2830 West 76 Country Boulevard

Texas Land & Cattle
Open Christmas Eve, but Closed Christmas Day.
Christmas Eve Hours: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
915 Branson Landing Boulevard Next to the Fountain.
CALL for reservations: 417-337-8200