Where to Find Santa in Branson

Santa is very busy this time of year and can be difficult to find. We are here to help you know where in Branson to find Kris Kringle this Christmas!

It's that time of year again, and the kids are anxious to share their wish lists with everyone's favorite jolly old elf.

Santa has come to Branson, and he's got plenty of helpers along with him. Stop by any of the following venues to visit Santa this season:


Returning to Shepherd of the Hills, come experience Christmas at The North Pole Adventure. With a great view of Branson, visitors can find Santa in the 200-ft North Pole Tower. “Ho Ho Ho 200 Feet Up We Go,” is the Tallest Santa Claus Visit in the country! Get an up close look at the Busy Elves in the, “Wishlist Workshop and “Stardust Stables,” and play together at the, “Tree Top Lot-A-Maze-ing Fun." Make a family tradition this Christmas Season at the, “North Pole Adventure,” only at Shepherd of the Hills. From Nov. 1 through Dec. 30, this family walk-through experience takes visitors on a journey through thousands of twinkling lights and artisan crafts.


Silver Dollar City's annual An Old Time Christmas festival has been lauded by Good Morning America as a top spot to light up the holidays, and Santa Claus is one of the event's highlights. Santa will be in his workshop on Santa Claus Lane Nov. 2 to Dec. 30, waiting to hear everyone's holiday wishes. Santa also makes special lunch time appearances in the park on select weekend dates during the festival. Park admittance required.


Join Santa at Let There Be Lights!, a two-mile LED drive-through display at Branson's Promised Land Zoo this Christmas. The display will feature a living nativity scene, Santa's real reindeer herd and an indoor Christmas shop. Pictures with Santa will be available on select nights. Enjoy the light display from dusk to 11 p.m. from Nov. 1 - Dec. 31.


Santa will also appear at The Polar Express attraction at the Branson Scenic Railway Nov. 1 - Dec. 23. Passengers will be treated to hot cocoa and cookies. Check for schedule and ticket availability.


Santa will be at Bass Pro Shops Nov. 10 - Dec. 24, and his winter wonderland promises plenty of holiday fun for the whole family. Every kid who visits Kris Kringle at Bass Pro will receive a free photo with Santa and a free Santa stocking to decorate. Other Christmas-themed activities include arts and crafts, Lincoln Logs, gaming station and more. Schedule varies throughout the season.


Santa will be at Branson's Lights of Joy Nov. 1- Jan. 1, 2020. Come enjoy one of Branson's longest running drive-through festival of lights, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and get a picture with Santa! Check Santa's schedlue here.


Breakfast with Santa at Chateau on the Lake on Dec. 21 benefits a local charity. Kids will be delighted when Santa dramatically arrives via fire truck, and parents will be impressed by the beautiful holiday décor and lights throughout the resort. Every child receives a gift and an opportunity to visit with Santa. Experience a pawsitively delightful breakfast buffet, gift for every child, face painting, crafts, reindeer games, activities for the whole family and a special guest appearance by Ronzo the Clown and his friends. All proceeds benefit the Tri-Lakes Humane Society & Shepherd of the Hills Humane Society. Advanced reservations are required.

The Christmas season makes Branson a magical place to spend time with family and create memories. To see Christmas light displays in Branson, click here!

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