Everything You Need for a Winter Getaway in Branson

Prepping for your Branson winter getaway? Check out our winter packing list, transportation options, lodging information and activity recommendations to make your trip unforgettable.

The winter months are a great time to visit the Ozarks. Here's everything needed to prepare for your dream winter getaway in Branson:

Packing List

Gorgeous winter view of Table Rock Lake.

Branson is known for having mild and beautiful winters, so when it comes to creating a packing list, we recommend layers. Although we seldom experience heavy snowfall, we occasionally wake up to light dusting or frozen rain. In the morning, then, it's best to have a heavy winter coat, gloves, a winter hat and a car window scraper as temperatures can often be around or below freezing. When the sun starts shining and the temperatures begin to rise, you should be ready to rock and roll with a few lighter layers, especially if walking to and from our stores, shows and attractions are your planned time outside. For the outdoors-men and adventurers, we recommend an extension of activity-specific, layered clothing.  

Transportation
Red free trolley driving through Historic Downtown Branson.
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Branson works hard to ensure the safety of our travelers, which means our roads are well prepared for possible winter weather elements. We encourage driving personal vehicles, flying into the Branson Airport or utilizing one of our many public transportation options. For our electric-car guests, here's our list of charging stations throughout the city. View here for tips on navigating Branson like a local, and some additional best-kept Branson secrets. 

Lodging
Winter cabin covered in snow.
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Finding your home away from home this winter is easy in Branson! We have gorgeous, secluded cabins, multiple hotels and motels nestled in the heart of Branson's famous Entertainment District, resort escapes the whole family will love and scenic outdoor camping/RV sites. Once your arrive, start the fire, cozy in and have food from one of your favorite Branson restaurants delivered to your door

Activities

Shows
Trisha Yearwood tribute singer.
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No matter your favorite genre of music or type of show, you're sure to find the perfect fit for any winter mood in Branson. During the Christmas season, check out Presley's Christmas Jubilee, A Brett Family Christmas, Christmas Wonderland, Andy Williams Ozark Mountain Christmas Show and more. Party on New Year's Eve like never before at one of Branson's NYE live shows. And on select dates in January and February, explore Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction, Grand Country Music Hall, The Haygoods, Legends in Concert and more. Grab tickets to see the Hot Winter Fun Big Show, one of Branson's most treasured winter traditions, on February 5. This show will feature some of Branson's biggest stars all on one stage - you don't want to miss it!

Shopping
Couple shopping at Tanger Outlets
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Be prepared to check off your list quick and easy in Branson. Whether your looking for novelty, only-in-Branson treasures or world-famous retail stores, we've got you covered. Branson Landing, Historic Downtown Branson, Tanger Outlets, Branson Craft Mall, The Shoppes at Branson Meadows and The Grand Village are bursting with all your shopping wants and needs. 

Indoor Attractions
Mom and son throwing bowling ball down the lane.
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For a brand-new, fun-for-the-whole-family adventure visit one of our newest indoor attractions: Beyond the Lens, Big Air Trampoline Park or Branson Top Ops. Unending fun is in store at Titanic Museum Attraction, Andy B's Bowl Social, Fritz's Adventure, The Axe Game and Branson Boardgame Cafe. See even more indoor attractions here

Outdoor Attractions
Fishing rods for Branson bass fishing on three local lakes.
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From hiking to biking and fishing to golfing, Branson is your one-stop destination for year-round outdoor adventure. If the weather allows, lace up your boots and head out to our scenic hiking/biking trails. This winter could be the time you bring home the fish you've always told stories about! Find a fishing guide and explore one of our three lakes today. No matter the season, you will see why Branson is being nationally recognized as a rising star in the golf scene. This winter, catch a sneak peek into Payne's Valley, Tiger Woods' first public-access golf course, set to open early 2020. 

Now you're all set for your Branson winter getaway! For even more trip ideas, view our vacation guide