Top Things to Do with Kids in Branson Around Christmas

Whether you’re traveling with kids or just want to relive the magic of the season through the eyes of a child, Branson is your dream Christmas destination.

kids standing in christmas in midtown at silver dollar city in branson

See a live Christmas show, watch a festive parade, gaze at Branson's beautiful Christmas light displays, and much more!


See a Christmas Show


Sing along to Christmas classics or feel the love from a heart-felt story (like Miracle of Christmas at Sight & Sound Theaters shown above) at one of Branson's many Christmas shows!


An Old Time Christmas at Silver Dollar City

SDC Old Time Christmas

Surround yourself with over 6.5 million Christmas lights and walk through a 70,000 square-foot area filled with breathtaking holiday scenes. Animated reindeer, stars, snowflakes, three light tunnels, two 40-foot moving trains and a 90-foot Christmas tree are just some of what you will see illuminated at Christmas in Midtown. Rudolph’s Holly Jolly Christmas Light Parade floats through the park twice every night during the festival. 


Walk the Branson Landing


Watch the dazzling fire and water show at the Branson Landing, ride Parakeet Pete's Steampunk Balloon, build a new friend at Build-a-Bear, or make the coolest car on the block at Ridemakerz. With over 100 specialty stores and restaurants, it's easy to do some last minute Christmas shopping or to find a gift for yourself! Not to mention, the Landing has fun attractions like Arcade City, Buster's Old Time Photos on the Landing, and Andy B's Bowl Social to help make those family memories! And, if you're lucky, you may even be treated to a local street performer!


Ride the Polar Express


Take a ride on the Polar Express and experience the magic of Christmas as you wind through the Ozark Mountains. Don't forget to wear your favorite pajamas while enjoying a hot chocolate and some beautiful scenery!


Drive Through Christmas Light Displays


The Christmas lights in Branson are a must-see. Drive through one of Branson's great Christmas light displays from the comfort of your own car, tune in to some Christmas tunes on the radio, and grab some cookies and hot chocolate for a warm and cozy night!


Marvel at Giant Gingerbread Houses

Christmas Chateau on the Lake Gingerbread House Girls Kids Winter

You can look…but you can’t eat! Chateau on the Lake is home to a village of intricately designed gingerbread houses that you must see to believe.


Visit Santa

Stampede Christmas Santa

Looking for the jolly man in red? Here are a few places to find him around town.

Looking for more Ozark Mountain Christmas inspiration? Check out local Christmas Events here!
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