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.

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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



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. 

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 26, 2022. 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!



Branson Landing Christmas Shopping

Be prepared to check off your list quick and easy 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 include the Branson Landing, Historic Downtown Branson, and Tanger Outlets. Click here to check out all of shopping Branson has to offer!


Indoor Attractions


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 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 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. Visit the renowned Payne's Valley, Tiger Woods' first public-access golf course that opened in 2020. 


Seasonal Events

Silver Dollar City SDC Old Time Christmas Parade

Branson is full of winter festivities to "make the season bright." Some of the most popular winter events include An Old Time Christmas at Silver Dollar City and the Let There Be Lights Drive-Thru Display. Click here to view our Events Calendar.


Packing List


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.  




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 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. 


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

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