Where to See Christmas Lights on Foot in Branson
The holiday season is finally upon us, and with it comes the dazzling display of Christmas lights that adorn homes, parks, and streets across town. While the popular trend of drive-through Christmas light tours has gained immense popularity in recent years, there is an equally enchanting and immersive experience that often gets overlooked – seeing Christmas lights on foot.
Stepping out into the crisp winter air, bundled up with loved ones, and strolling through neighborhoods and festive hotspots becomes an intimate and unforgettable way to witness the magic of the season. So grab a hot coffee and head to one (or all) of these immersive Christmas light hubs!
And Old Time Christmas at Silver Dollar City
Over 6.5 million lights brighten up the night sky during Silver Dollar City's annual An Old Time Christmas festival. Wave to Rudolph as he leads "Rudolph's Holly Jolly Christmas Light Parade," dance along to an 80-foot Christmas tree's encompassing light-and-sound show on the Square, and be a part of a heartfelt story at one of their many holiday shows!
Big Cedar Lodge
While Big Cedar Lodge does offer a self-guided drive through tour journeying through the story of Christmas, the entire resort is covered in absolutely gorgeous lights and giant-sized displays all season long. Take a walk along Big Cedar's 5k paved walking trail and go on your own self-guided tour on foot! Big Cedar is a beautiful location on its own, and adding lights and holiday decor. to the mix makes it truly magical.
Shepherd of the Hills North Pole Adventure
Walk amidst thousands of lights on this walk-through experience and take pictures along the way! Not up for walking? Jump on a hayride! Shepherd of the Hills also offers fun family activities and a special visit with Santa Claus, so make Shepherd's North Pole Adventure a new family tradition this season!
Branson's Entertainment District (a.k.a. "The Strip")
While walking along the sidewalk of Branson's Entertainment District, you never know what peculiarities you might expect to see. As eccentric as Branson already is, the addition of Christmas lights and displays never disappoints. Not to mention, the Branson Ferris Wheel lights up nightly in a mesmerizing music and light display! So take a stroll through the town and stop for a seasonal treat at Andy's Frozen Custard to make the best Christmas lights experience!
Historic Downtown Branson
Historic Downtown Branson is a cozy, welcoming part of Branson where you can explore sweet treats, one-of-a-kind eateries, and locally owned shops while appreciating the beautiful street decor. and Christmas lights illuminating some of the buildings. Grab a hot drink from one of the many coffee shops in the walkable area or stop by Branson Boardgame Cafe for a bite to eat and a night of competitive fun!
The Branson Landing makes for a fun way to end your day! In the middle of the stores, restaurants, and attractions down the Branson Landing is a tall, beautiful, glowing Christmas tree. Often times you'll find other Christmas displays along the way and can always depend on the Branson Landing Fountains to put on a show with music, lights, water, and fire! Just across Lake Taneycomo, which lines one side of the "Landing," is one of Branson's oldest Christmas traditions; the Adoration Scene. A 28 ft. tall nativity scene constructed in 1949.
Bennet Christmas Lights
Every year, the Bennet Family puts on a free Christmas lights display starting Nov. 25 through Dec. 31. Located at 321 Sherry Lane, Branson, MO 65616, the display is illuminated from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., and 5:30 to 10 p.m. on Fri. and Sat. nights. Tune your radio to 96.3 FM to hear music synchronized to the lights. While not required, monetary and pet supply donations to the Branson Humane Society are accepted at the collection box in the driveway.
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