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:


Top Winter Activities in Branson



So you thought Branson shows disappeared on January 1st, huh? We'll we're happy to inform you that there are still several live shows eagerly awaiting to entertain you and your family. On select dates in January and February, explore shows like Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction, Grand Country Music Hall, The Haygoods, Legends in Concert, SIX, and many other talented performances that love to showcase their talent all year long. And special to the cold season, the Hot Winter Fun Big Show is one of Branson's most treasured winter traditions! This show will feature some of Branson's biggest stars all on one stage—you don't want to miss it!

Click here for a full guide to Branson's top shows!




Grab a pencil, because you're about to check off everything off your wishlist in Branson. Whether you're looking for novelty, only-in-Branson treasures, or world-famous retail stores, we've got you covered. Some of our must-see shopping spots include the Branson Landing, Historic Downtown Branson, and Tanger Outlets. Click here to check out more places to shop in Branson.


Indoor Attractions

Aquarium at the Boardwalk

For a brand-new, fun-for-the-whole-family adventure, visit one of our newest indoor attractions: Beyond the LensGrand Slam Entertainment at Ballparks of America, or Aquarium at the Boardwalk. Find more unending fun at the Titanic Museum Attraction, Andy B's Bowl Social, Fritz's Adventure, and Branson Boardgame Cafe. Explore the rest of our indoor attractions here


Outdoor Attractions


From hiking and biking to fishing and 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. Find a fishing guide and explore one of our three pristine lakes. This winter could be the time you bring home that fish you've always told stories about! Bundle up and take a friend to one of our designer golf courses like Payne's Valley, Tiger Woods' first public-access golf course, to see why Branson is being nationally recognized as a rising star in the golf scene.


Seasonal Events

Silver Dollar City SDC Old Time Christmas Parade

Branson is full of winter festivities to make this season merry and bright Some of our most popular winter events include An Old Time Christmas at Silver Dollar City, the Adoration Parade, and the Let There Be Lights Drive-Thru Display at the Promised Land Zoo. Click here to view our full Events Calendar for more inspiration!


Packing List


Branson is known for having mild and beautiful winters, so when it comes to creating a packing list, we recommend layers, because you'll want to explore the outside world. 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 couple lighter layers, especially if walking to and from our stores, shows, and attractions. For the outdoorsmen and adventurers, we recommend an extension of activity-specific, layered clothing. 




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 is 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. 




Finding your home away from home this winter is easy in Branson! We have gorgeous, secluded cabins, multiple hotels, motels, and resorts nestled in the heart of Branson's famous Entertainment District and on the outskirts of town bathed in Ozark beauty, and scenic outdoor camping/RV sites. Once your arrive, start the fire, cozy in, and have a meal from one of your favorite Branson restaurants delivered to your door!


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

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