November Events in Branson

Between the end of fall celebrations and the start of the holiday season, November is full of festivities in Branson.

As fall nears its end, Branson begins welcoming Christmas with festivals, shows, light displays and more in November. Before fully transitioning into the holidays, Branson honors veterans in its annual week-long Veterans Homecoming celebration and shows its gratitude towards visitors with plenty of Thanksgiving fun. 

Branson is a magical place in November. Add these events to your itinerary to see for yourself! 

VETERANS HOMECOMING WEEK

Veterans and active military personnel are honored year-long in Branson. In November, Branson especially rolls out the red carpet for past and present servicemen and women during Veterans Homecoming Week, recognized as one of the most patriotic celebrations in the U.S. 

From November 5-11, veterans and their families will be treated to a full slate of events, including mini reunions, a military film festival,  commemorative events, remembrance services, live stage productions and tribute luncheons.  

Especially significant events during the week-long celebration are the Vets for Vets Celebration Show on November 5, along with a traditional Veterans Day Parade on November 11 in Historic Downtown Branson

BRANSON LANDING VETERANS WEEKEND SIDEWALK SALE 

Save on favorite brands, stroll the Branson Landing and shop sidewalk sales on November 9-11 to score great deals.

BRANSON MARKET DAYS  

Looking for a unique and eclectic weekend event to shop small businesses in ONE location? Visit Branson Market Days November 15-16 for a special Holiday Market.

HOLIDAY LIGHT DISPLAYS  

November kicks off the holiday season for many, and Branson goes all out with Christmas light displays. Beginning on November 1, you can check out Branson’s Lights of JoyBranson's Promised Land Zoo's Let There Be Lights!, the Trail of Lights at the historic Shepherd of the Hills Homestead and more. Original to Shepherd of the Hills, enjoy the lights by horse-drawn carriage through Shires for Hire

FIRST FRIDAY DOWNTOWN

During the first Friday evening of each month in 2019, Historic Downtown Branson will host free, family-friendly gatherings at Liberty Plaza. On November 1, you can enjoy carolers, hot chocolate and a tree lighting ceremony. 

AN OLD TIME CHRISTMAS

Among the most popular of Silver Dollar City’s festivals, An Old Time Christmas is a feast for the senses from November 2-December 30, thanks to 6.5 million lights that adorn the 1880s theme park. 

New in 2019, Silver Dollar City will introduce an 8-story, state-of-the-art Christmas tree as the centerpiece for Joy on Town Square. Lights, music, animation and more will all combine to make this tree a new holiday must-see! Returning favorites such as the Christmas in Midtown Spectacular, Rudolph’s Holly Jolly Christmas Light Parade and two live shows – “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “A Dickens’ Christmas Carol” – will continue to add their own holiday magic to the highly anticipated festival. 

STILL WATERS RESORT'S WINTER WONDERLAND

Bring the kids to play on giant Christmas-themed inflatables, dash through a Winter Toboggan Ride, climb a Polar Bear Slide, bounce in a bounce house and more at Still Waters Resort's Winter Wonderland festival! Wonderland activities will be held on Wednesdays and Saturdays beginning in November, plus pictures with Santa will be taken on Saturdays. Admission is $5 per person. There is no fee for resort guests. 

NORTH POLE ADVENTURE AT SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS

Make a new family tradition this Christmas at the North Pole Adventure at Shepherd of the Hills. Walk to different areas of the North Pole, including Santa's workshop, the Stardust Saw Mill (where elves keep Santa's sleigh fueled), Candy Cane Lane, Reindeer Run and more! The North Pole Adventure is set to begin in November. Stay tuned to the Shepherd of the Hills Homestead's website for more information.

BRANSON LANDING'S WINTER WONDERLANDING 

Through November, watch as the Branson Landing is turned into the Winter Wonderlanding. With holiday lights, Christmas music, store decor and a spectacular Christmas tree in the Landing's Town Square, you'll be amazed at this beautiful transformation. 

SANTA'S PANCAKES & PJ'S CRUISE 

Join Santa and his helpers, Rudolph, The North Pole Toy Soldier and the Holiday Sugar Plum Fairies for an adventure complete with kid's activities, entertainment, breakfast and a cruise aboard the Showboat Branson Belle on Table Rock Lake. Santa's Pancakes & PJ's Cruise will set sail on Saturdays and Sundays November 9-December 22. 

TITANIC MUSEUM ATTRACTION'S DOWNTON ABBEY SURPRISE 

A treat for TV fans and history lovers, an exhibit featuring costumes from the multi-award winning "Downton Abbey" television series will be on an exclusive display through November at Branson's Titanic Museum Attraction

TOURING PERFORMANCES 

In addition to Branson's year-round schedule of live shows, touring performers also make regular appearances in town. Artists such as The Oak Ridge Boys and T.G. Sheppard are scheduled to make appearances in Branson in November. For schedule and tour info, visit here

WINE AND SHINE FEST

Copper Run Distillery and Bear Creek Wine Company will host their annual Wine and Shine Fest on November 16. The festival will feature a full day and night of live bands, great food, tastings and shuttle services between venues.  

TURKEY TROT 5K

Start your Thanksgiving on an active note with the Ozarks Running Club's annual Turkey Trot at the Branson Landing! Family or solo participation is welcome. The race will start at 7 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Registration may be completed online

THANKSGIVING BRUNCHES 

Branson has several gourmet dining options available for brunch, lunch and dinner on Thanksgiving Day. See a full list of particpating restaurants here.

MOONLIGHT MADNESS AT TANGER OUTLETS 

Get ready to shop until you drop at Tanger Outlets' Moonlight Madness and after-Thanksgiving sales beginning at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving evening. Sales will continue all weekend, through December 1. 

BLACK FRIDAY BLOWOUT AT THE BRANSON LANDING 

The Branson Landing's Annual Black Friday Blowout will feature sales, raffles and more. The First 50 guests (ages 18 and over) in line (location to be determined) by 7 a.m. on Black Friday will receive a $10 Bass Pro Shops gift card. The first 200 guests will receive a treat bag filled with Branson Landing coupons, discounts and other surprises. Raffles will also be drawn at the top of each hour from 8 a.m. to noon. 

Want to see more events happening in Branson this November? Click here for a full calendar of events. 

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