Drive Through Christmas Light Displays in Branson

Make a holiday memory your family will never forget – take a drive through the enchanting Christmas lights in Branson.


With temperatures dropping to chilly lows, now is the perfect time to enjoy the beauty of Christmas from the warmth of your car! Check out the different drive-through light displays in Branson:

Branson's Lights of Joy


Lights of Joy comes to life with millions of sparkling lights! This one of a kind drive through features hundreds of animated larger than life displays set in various themes. Some of the themes take guests on an imaginative trip to Christmas Safari, Santa's Village, and Penguin Holiday while the classics such as 12 Days of Christmas are reminiscent of the joy of the holidays. This Holiday journey features a spectacular RGB color changing tunnel along with all LED lighting throughout which creates a vibrant glow. Lights of Joy is located at 700 Expressway Lane, near the entrance to Sight and Sound Theatre.

Lights of Joy Christmas Drive-Thru is open 5 – 11 PM nightly, November 1st, 2022 through January 2nd, 2023. Purchase tickets online or at the gate, where you may by cash or by credit card. 

Trail of Lights at Shepherd of the Hills


One of Branson's most treasured holiday traditions will be back again this Christmas. The Trail of Lights at Shepherd of the Hills features a two-and-a-half-mile drive filled with dozens of Christmas light displays that capture that the attention of all that drive past.

The Trail of Lights is celebrating over 30 years and Branson's longest running drive-thru! This attraction is filled with millions of multi-colored Christmas lights and themed and animated displays, winding its way through the 160-acre Shepherd of the Hills Homestead. Enjoy hot chocolate for a cause after at the Snack Shack outside! 

Let There Be Lights!

A unique display will be illuminating Branson again this Christmas. Promised Land Zoo's Let There Be Lights! is a two-mile drive-thru Christmas display filled with LED lights and views of animals in the zoo. You'll also see a Christmas village with a living nativity scene and Santa with his real reindeer team. You can even venture onto Santa's Safari, a VIP guided tram tour and complete your journey with a snack of cookies and hot chocolate.

Let There Be Lights! opens Nov. 1 and will run through Dec. 31, 2022.

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