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Top Things to Do with Kids in Branson at 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

You can 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 old-time Christmas classics or new Christmas songs at one of Branson's Christmas shows where there's plenty of entertainment for the whole family. 

Man and woman about to kiss in a Branson live show.

An Old Time Christmas at Silver Dollar City

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. 

An Old Time Christmas at Silver Dollar City in Branson Mo

Walk the Branson Landing

Watch the dazzling fire and water show at the town square, ride Parakeet Pete's Steampunk Baloon, build a new friend at Build-a-Bear, or make the coolest car on the block at Ridemakerz. You can even visit Santa at Bass Pro Shops!

Branson Landing Tree

Ride the Polar Express

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

Ice Skating Under the Branson Ferris Wheel

One of Branson's hottest new attractions this Christmas season is The Holidays On Ice at the Track Family Fun Parks. Start a new tradition gathering your family during the Christmas holidays at an outdoor, real ice skating rink. 

Ice Skating Rink in Branson Mo

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 at the end!

Have A Very Merry Christmas LED Christmas sign

Marvel at Giant Gingerbread Houses

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.

Gingerbread Houses At Chateau on the Lake in Branson Mo

Visit Santa

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

Santa at the Branson Landing in Branson Mo

Christmas at the Ranch

Sycamore Creek Family Ranch offers fun for the entire family! Roasting marshmallows and sitting by the fire drinking hot chocolate is a great way to enjoy the Christmas season. During the first weekend of December, enjoy Christmas at the Ranch. Jingle Bell hayrides, a bonfire and s'mores, live animals and a family scavenger hunt are sure to make a fun Christmas-themed evening for the whole family. To learn more about Christmas At The Ranch.

In Branson, we love to share Christmas with kids the traditional way: lights, shows, parades and holiday festivities. For more inspiration on how to make Branson part of your holiday tradition, check out this video:

Plus, check out more Branson videos at Explore Branson’s YouTube channel.

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