Drive Through Christmas Light Tour 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 tour 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, 2023 through January 7th, 2024. 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 is celebrating over 30 years as Branson’s longest running and favorite drive-thru! This attraction is filled with millions of multi-colored animated and themed Christmas lights and historic displays, winding its way through part of the beautiful Shepherd of the Hills Farm. Displays from Under the Sea to Santa & his Reindeer will have your whole family in the Christmas Spirit as you drive through the trail. The Travel Channel calls the Shepherd of the Hills Trail of Lights, "One of the Most Dazzling Christmas Spots in America." 


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 tour 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, 2023.


Lost Canyon "Nature at Night" Christmas Cart Tour at Top of the Rock


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Top of the Rock Ozark’s Heritage Preserve! Experience the Ozarks after dark and join us for a 2.5-mile nighttime journey through illuminated, awe-inspiring displays resembling historic Native American scenes from Chief Seattle’s letter of 1854. Sip on hot beverages and be surrounded by twinkling lights and holiday magic while connecting to the great outdoors. Make this December one to remember and start a new family tradition at the Lost Canyon "Nature at Night" Christmas Cart Tour this holiday season!

This runs from Nov. 3 – Jan. 7th

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