“OK, so it’s winter and it’s cold, but Branson is always filled with hot fun, adventure and entertainment,” said Preston Garrison, Director of Operations for the Branson Tourism Center. “Sure, some of Branson’s shows take a respite to freshen up and get ready for the new season, and Silver Dollar City is closed during January and February but, starting with the Grand Jubilee and the other shows at the Grand Country Music Hall, beginning January 12, the shows gradually begin reopening; the majority of major attractions, including the Titanic Museum Attraction, remain open; as does the majority of Branson’s famed shopping, museums, movies, restaurants, and a broad selection of lodging, including the Welk Resort with its fantastic 10,000 square foot “Splash-A-Torium.”
The opening of Grand Jubilee, and the other shows at the Grand Country Music Hall, in mid-January, signals the beginning of Branson’s awesome 2017 show season. It is quickly followed, beginning in early February, by the opening of some of Branson’s Most Popular Shows, including Legends in Concert, followed shortly by The Haygoods, it starring the Hughes Brothers, the Million Dollar Quartet, and others, as shows start opening on a regular basis. The Branson Tourism Center’s Show Schedule is one of the most current of all Branson Show schedules, is updated, as needed, on an almost daily basis, and should be consulted for the very latest ticketing and scheduling information for Branson shows.
Branson is noted for its world class shopping experience and that doesn’t change because its winter. From the quaint shops of Historic Downtown Branson, and its famed Dicks 5 & 10, to Branson’s premier shopping destination, Branson Landing, with its 100 plus shopping and restaurant venues; dozens of craft, specialty shops and galleries; other major shopping destinations, such as Tanger Outlet, The Shoppes at Branson Meadows, and the Imax Shopping Complex and so much more, Branson provides an unrivaled shopping whether it’s winter, spring, summer, or fall!
From the Titanic Museum Attraction to the World’s Largest Toy Museum Complex and the National Tiger Sanctuary, the Butterfly Palace and Rainforest Adventure, and so much more, Branson offers an exciting choice of attractions and activities for every member of the family regardless of the weather. Although certainly weather dependent to a certain extent, the opportunities for outdoor activities from hiking, golfing, kayaking, fishing, and boating, just to mention a few, abound. A simple walk on the boardwalk at Branson Landing, along Lake Taneycomo’s shoreline, provides the unique opportunity to see a Bald Eagle or Great Blue Heron in flight, and can provide special memories that could last a life time.”
“When it comes to golf in Branson, two things are just about certain,” said Branson Tourism Center’s Garrison, “A choice of great golf courses that provide a great golfing experience just about any time of the year and changing weather conditions.” He points out that even in the winter, subject to weather fluctuations, Branson offers golfers a great experience.
Garrison reminds prospective Branson visitors that weather and interim scheduling of shows and attractions might require some advanced planning and offers the assistance of one of Branson Tourism Center’s Branson based Travel Planners at 1-866-593-9740. They would be delighted to assist with weather information, ticketing, and lodging reservations, as well as answering any questions about Branson shows, hotels, or attractions. There is no charge for this service and they are available daily, except Christmas Day, from 8:00 AM to 9:30 PM.