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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.Branson Gift 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
"Branson Limousine Christmas Light Tours" let you see the lights in comfort and style! Have a professional chauffer 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.
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.
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. Parents are encouraged to bring their own cameras and kids should bring their Christmas lists to share with Santa! There will be two sessions of breakfast & visiting Santa, space is limited, so register early!
Who: Children of all ages
When: Sat, Dec 10
Times: 8:30 am OR 10:00 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 and fun activities by the Crawdaddies Kids Club team, such as making Christmas ornaments. In addition, there will be clowns distributing balloons, face painting and holiday movies.
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.
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