Branson, MO, is a one-of-a-kind family destination nestled among the lakes and peaks of the majestic Ozark Mountains. It’s a wonderful place to enjoy any time of year. But come November 1, Christmas descends on Branson and the town is transformed from a cozy mountain retreat to a spectacular winter wonderland. Branson’s popular Ozark Mountain Christmas lures visitors from all around the world with a dazzling array of Christmas lights, holiday festivities, unforgettable shows and breathtaking sights.
From November to December, you’ll find several can’t-miss Branson, MO Christmas activities available for the holiday season.
If your family has never experienced the thrill of an old-fashioned Christmas parade, the 62nd Annual Adoration Parade will surpass your expectations. On December 5, 2010, thousands of spectators from all around the world will enjoy this extravagant and much-loved production. You’ll see the wonder of the season unfold as 34 floats and 13 bands decked out for the occasion make their way past. The parade finale is something you and your family will cherish as an annual tradition: the reverent lighting of the nativity scene atop Mount Branson.
Festival of Lights
Bundle the kids in the car with hot chocolate and candy canes then head out to explore the breathtaking scenery of the Branson Area Festival of Lights drive through. With jaws dropped, you’ll be amazed at the gorgeous settings of twinkling lights against a black background. Cruise the one-mile path at your own pace to fully take in the brilliantly illuminated scenery created with more than 175 displays including gingerbread houses, toy shops, the 12 Days of Christmas, and more.
Silver Dollar City
You can’t truly experience a Branson, MO Christmas without making a stop at Silver Dollar City where holiday sights, smells and sounds greet you at every turn. An Old Time Christmas at Silver Dollar City will delight you with more than four million twinkling lights, grand holiday stage productions, rides and attractions, the Gifts of Christmas Lights Parade, lunch with Santa and an array of unique gifts available for that someone special.
Christmas Shows and Entertainment
In the evening, come in from the cold and dress your family up in their holiday best as you get ready to enjoy one of the many exhilarating Christmas shows and live entertainment productions. You’ll have a tough time choosing which performance to see as the more than 50 venues and 100 live shows in Branson convert to seasonal holiday shows. Any one of them will wow and delight everyone in your family!
Cross off everyone on your Christmas shopping list with a visit to the outdoor mall at Branson Landing. Known as Branson’s newest “Winter Wonder Landing,” this waterfront shopper’s paradise features hundreds of boutique, brand name and specialty stores. Your family will enjoy the unexpected treasure of one of the landing’s highlights: a water, fire and light spectacular choreographed to the sounds of the season.
Branson boasts more than 22,000 lodging and hotel accommodations, so there are options for every budget this holiday season. Do you long for the coziness of a bed and breakfast inn? Want the rustic feel of cabin rentals in the mountains? From luxurious lodging of five-star hotels and resorts to budget-friendly motels, Branson is a convenient drive for 50% of the U.S. population. If you prefer to fly, the new Branson airport is located just 10 minutes from town.
Few other places can lift your spirits and remind you of the true meaning of the holidays like Branson, MO. Come enjoy the experience of a Branson family Christmas and create rich memories you’ll cherish for years to come.