Christmas Break in Branson Itinerary

Branson is the perfect place to visit during your kids’ Christmas vacation. Check out our suggestions for must-do activities your family will love!

See Dazzling Lights!

Taking in some of Branson’s fantastic light displays is the perfect way to get into (or stay in!) the Christmas spirit! Visit Silver Dollar City’s An Old Time Christmas® or experience a drive-thru light display at Let There Be Lights!, Branson's Lights of Joy and Trail of Lights at Shepherd of the Hills.

Stop by the Branson Ferris Wheel on the hour from 5 to 10 pm to watch the Christmas version of Electrify: A Music and Light Spectacular right on the wheel. And don’t miss following America’s Christmas Tree City Trail, where you will discover beautifully lit Christmas trees in over 80 locations in and around Branson!

Enjoy Indoor and Outdoor Attractions!

Branson is full of attractions that will impress everyone in your family, and Christmas break is a great time to try a few of them.

Indoor attractions – If the weather is frightful, Branson has plenty of indoor attractions to keep you entertained. Check out IMAX Entertainment Complex for both Hollywood films and IMAX adventure films. For a great way to work out some extra energy, visit Fritz’s Adventure, three stories of climbing, sliding and swinging!

For a great museum experience, try the Titanic Museum, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, or the Hollywood Wax Museum. Your kids might also enjoy the Dinosaur Museum  or the Butterfly Palace & Rainforest Adventure.

Outdoor attractions – If the weather is delightful, try racing down the Snowflex Tubing Hill  or experience a thrilling eco-adventure canopy tour at Branson Zipline, both at Wolfe Mountain. Jump on a mountain coaster at Runaway Mountain Coaster or The Branson Sawmill.

Spend the day at The Track Family Fun Parks where you can get your fill of classic and high-rise go-karts, arcades, the Branson Ferris Wheel and more! Visit Bigfoot Fun Park  where you can ride various thrill rides, find your way through a multi-level maze and head out on a Bigfoot Discovery Expedition. Or experience the Promised Land Zoo to get up-close-and-personal with unique animals from all over the world!

Take in a Kid-Friendly Show!

All the live shows in Branson are family-friendly, but there are a few shows that will especially impress your kids. If your kids love animals, try Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede or Amazing Pets  at Grand Country Music Hall. Be amazed by the thrilling acrobatics at the Acrobats of Shanghai and Acrobats on Ice.

If your kids love magic, don’t miss REZA “Edge of Illusion," or if you want to see a show unlike anything you’ve seen before, experience the Branson Murder Mystery Dinner Theater’s Christmas show “Murder by Eggnog.”

Experience Branson Landing!

Be sure your kids know that Branson Landing is more than just shops and restaurants! Your kids can customize their own toys at Build-A-Bear Workshop  or Ridemakerz. Or they might love riding Parakeet Pete’s Waterfront Zipline or Steampunk Balloon.

Visit Arcade City to get your fill of great games and prizes and then head next door to experience the 7D Dark Ride Adventure and Mirror Maize. For a brand-new experience at Branson Landing, visit Andy B’s Bowl Social for bowling, classic table games, karaoke, escape rooms and more!

And if you happen to be in town before Christmas, you can go on a hunt for the Branson Landing Elfie and take a selfie! For clues about his whereabouts, check out Branson Landing’s Facebook or Instagram. When you find him, post your pic to Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #BLElfieSelfie for a chance to win prizes!

Wondering where you can find Santa during the Christmas season? Click here to see where you can spot Santa in Branson!