Christmas Events 2016
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Christmas in Branson
As a visitor you will see Christmas lights glowing in every direction, 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.
And to help put you in the Spirit of the Christmas Season, check out some of our memory making packages:
- Welk Splashin' Christmas Getaway as low as $289 for a 2 night stay.
- Welk Resort Christmas Getaway as low as $269 for a 2 night stay.
- Legendary Branson only $229.
- Hughes Brothers Christmas Getaway as low as $289 for 2 nights.
- Million DollarGetaway After Thanksgiving Special starting at $259 for a 2 night stay.
- Andy Williams Christmas Extravaganza Getaway starting at $359 for a 2 night stay.
These are just a few of the packages we offer. Call us today, and we can help you make a new Christmas tradition.
An Old Time Christmas - November 5 to December 30, 2016
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, Frisco Sing-Along Steam Train, Frontier Fa-La-La Follies, 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
"Branson's Gift of Lights" is a brand new drive-through Christmas Light display using super bright, all-LED lights. Over 300 brand new displays will be featured that will remind you that nowhere else celebrates Christmas like Branson; and we never forget the reason for the season. Celebrate by hearing the story of the birth of Christ set to synchronized lights and don't forget to look for Noah's ark! Watch out for the whimsical prehistoric holidays, the Santa Safari, a forest of Christmas trees, and the giant Christmas train.To purchase tickets for Branson Gift of Lights - Click here.
"Branson Limousine Christmas Light Tours" let you see the lights in comfort and style! Have a professional chauffeur escort you around town while you relax in the comfort of a luxury limousine, sedan, or SUV. Enjoy complimentary non-alcoholic champagne or bottled water, but especially the chance for everyone to fully experience the lights without the worry of keeping your eyes on the road. You'll even have candy canes for the sweet tooth! To top it off and make the festive feeling complete, you'll be listening to Christmas songs recorded by Branson entertainers.
Your "Branson Limousine Christmas Light Tour" includes a visit to Historic Downtown Branson and the rustic glamour of Big Cedar Lodge, a trip down Branson Landing Boulevard and The Strip (Highway 76), and a trip though some of Branson's most decorated neighborhoods. Plus you'll experience the magical Gift of Lights display!
Tours are 2 hours in length and you may choose from a variety of vehicles, depending on their max occupant limit; Luxury Towncar Sedan (1-3), Executive Suburban (1-5), Superstretch Limousine (1-8), or Excursion Limousine (1-12).Purchase tickets here.
Branson's Ozark Mountain Christmas Lights & Village lights up America's favorite show town! Enjoy a leisurely mile and a half drive of glittering, glowing holiday happiness, culminating in the new Christmas village. The drive through operates from November 1 through December 31, and it's open daily from 5:30 to 11:00 pm. And this amazing holiday experience isn't over after you drive through; an incredible Christmas village awaits you at the end! The village will be open Friday and Saturday until 10:00 pm. Discover 6,000 square feet of holiday cheer that stimulates the senses...hear the Christmas music...see the beautiful decor...smell the delicious aromas...taste the tantalizing treats like gourmet hot chocolate or hot cider, freshly made kettle corn and Bavarian nuts, and other tempting sweets and treats.
The Ozark Mountain Christmas Lights & Village in Branson includes several complimentary features, like Selfies with Santa, occasional storytelling sessions with Branson historian, author, and storyteller extraordinaire, Bud Lynn; and a stunning, life-sized animated nativity to remind us all of the true reason for this glorious season. And, for a few belly laughs, check out the cacklin' animated chickens that sing Christmas songs!
Branson has brilliant live shows at Christmas time that nobody can resist, so enjoy a show and then extend your evening of holiday cheer by taking a trip through the light display, paying a visit to the village, and having the coolest of yules...it's only possible in Branson at the Ozark Mountain Christmas Lights & Village!
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
Inside and out, Titanic is magical during the winter holidays. The sights, sounds, and joy of the season are sure to hail the arrival of Christmas 2016. Titanic will join the Branson community to kick off the Annual Ozark Mountain Christmas with the official lighting ceremonies. The ship will be aglow. Come exchange greetings with the Titanic crew or enjoy the glittering lights and the festive decorations. The Titanic Gift Shop will be open every day, including free public access to hundreds of unique Titanic Christmas gift ideas and collectibles.
Want to really get the kids into the Christmas spirit on Black Friday...a wonderful way to make sure they behave during all the hustle and bustle of Black Friday bargain hunting? Bring them to see Santa Claus! You know, the real one...he'll be at his favorite place, outside the North Pole, that is; from 10 am until 3:30 pm. What's his favorite place? Branson Tourism Center, of course! And it's in the perfect location, the Branson Tourism Center/Phillips 66 Convenience Store building right at the entrance to the Branson Hills shopping district. Bring the kids in to sit on Santa's lap and receive a complimentary souvenir photo of your visit! Friday, November 25 -- it's Santa Claus at Branson Tourism Center...Merry Christmas!
Santa Claus arrives at Branson Landing on November 12th! Santa will be inside his Christmas Tree House in Town Square waiting to see all of the good boys and girls! Santa will be at Branson Landing November 12th - December 24th. Get your keepsake photo taken, and tell Santa what you want for Christmas this year!
- Fridays & Saturdays - 12 pm to 8 pm
- Sundays through Thursdays - 12 pm to 7 pm
- Thursday November 24th Santa will be back at the North Pole having dinner with Mrs. Clause, the elves, and the reindeer.
- Saturday December 24th - 12 pm to 6 pm then Santa has to get back to the North Pole to begin deliveries to all the children in the world!
*Santa will be go back to the North Pole every day from 3 pm to 3:45 pm to feed the reindeer.
Bring your furry friend to get a picture with Santa on these special nights:
Thursdays Dec. 1, Dec. 8, Dec. 14 from 3:45 pm to 7 pm
Schedule subject to change. Photo packages available for purchase.
On November 19th at 10 am, 2016 the Branson Community, Branson Chamber, Branson Landing, and Branson Entertainers will join together to celebrate the holiday season and honor the late Andy Williams. Don't miss the 4th 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.
Time: 10 am to 12 pm
100 Branson Landing
Branson, MO 65616
68th Annual Adoration Parade
December 4. 2016
The 68th Annual Celebration will take place on Sunday, December 4, 2016. 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.
December 6 & 7 at 7:00 pm
Gather ye around for the annual Yuletide Feast Dinner Theatre. Featuring the College of the Ozarks Chorale performing "The Summoning of Everyman" by Cora Alley. Come celebrate Christmas in a Renaissance Fashion. Seating is limited. December 6th is sold out
See the attached flyer for price and information.
Santa Claus will be making a special stop this year at the Branson RecPlex. They will be serving a breakfast of pancakes, sausage, orange juice, milk and coffee first and then a visit to Santa. All children will receive a gift from Santa's workshop. Parents are encouraged to bring their own cameras and kids should bring their Christmas lists to share with Santa! There will be three sessions of breakfast & visiting Santa, space is limited, so register early!
Who: Children of all ages
When: Sat, Dec 10
Times: 8:30 am - 9:30 am
9:30 am - 10:30 am
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Where: Branson RecPlex
Limit: 175 Per Session
Address: 1500 Branson Hills Parkway
Start a new family tradition and help out others at the same time. This annual charity fundraiser, in its 18th year, will benefit a local charity. Kids will be delighted as Santa will arrive dramatically via fire truck, and parents will be impressed by the beautiful holiday décor and lights throughout the resort. Every child receives a gift and has the opportunity to visit with Santa. The event will feature a bountiful breakfast buffet.
Special Preview event Saturday November 12th, at 5 pm
- Magical tree lighting
- Unveiling of Santa's Wonderland
- Free photo with Santa! 6-8 pm
- Santa will be giving away a $25 Bass Pro Shops® Gift Card to 1 lucky winner every half-hour! 5:30-7:30 pm
- FREE Craft - Decorate a Santa stocking! 6-8 pm
- FREE cookies and McSteven's hot chocolate. (While supplies last.)
Sometimes the budget or time just doesn't allow for a show or theme park visit. So if that is the case, here are some neat things to do that are free and as quick as you like.
- Drive down the famous Branson Strip
Branson is decorated with millions of twinkling lights, thousands of trees, and more glitter then can be imagined for Christmas. Make the trip while the shows are going on and enjoy the view of all the Christmas glory. At the end of the strip you will see Branson's Tallest Christmas "Tree," the Shepherd of the Hills Inspiration Tower is transformed into a lighted marvel standing at 230 feet tall.
- Gingerbread Village at Chateau on the Lake
Relive the memories of childhood where making a gingerbread house was a tradition in many homes. See how hundreds of pounds of sugar, candies, dried fruits, cookies, pop tarts, and so much more can be transformed into villages of yumminess.
- Stroll the Branson Landing
Along the waterfront of Lake Taneycomo, the Branson Landing is transformed into a magical Christmas streetscape, with an 50' Christmas Tree and Santa's House under the tree, where Santa can visit with the kids.
- Free Photo with Santa
Quick as a wink, fast as a flash, find Santa is at the Bass Pro Shop, where your little one can get a free picture with the jolly old elf. There might even be some great crafts to do while you shop.
- Branson Ferris Wheel's Electrify Christmas
At the top of the hour, each night from 7 pm to 10 pm find a spot to view Branson's newest attraction, the Branson Ferris Wheel and see the amazing 16,000 LED lights dance to the music of the Season. The lights and music are designed and choreographed by Michael Haygood of the incredible Haygoods Show.
- Shop the Kringle's Christmas Shop
At the Grand Villages Shops there is a place where Christmas is felt all year long! Within the walls of Missouri's largest Christmas Store, Kringle's, are 125 designer decorated Christmas Trees and countless collectibles encompassing a 9,000 square foot space. And you know who might be stopping by for a new ornament, so be on the look out.
Branson celebrates the spirit of Christmas up until the end of the year. For those joining us for the week of Christmas, we've compiled a list of shows and attractions that will be open so your family may make even more memories together.
To see a full list of shows and attractions that will be available on Christmas Eve click the button below:
To see a a full list of shows and attractions that will be available on Christmas Day click the button below:
And for those joining us after Christmas and into the New Year, click the button below:
Christmas comes but once a year - join Chateau on the Lake for our traditional Christmas Brunch. On December 25th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. sample sumptuous breakfast items, salads, fruits, cheeses, shellfish, entrees, side dishes, carved meats and dessert! Advanced reservations may be made by contacting our holiday line at 417-243-1711. Reservations are highly recommended.