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:

NORTH POLE ADVENTURE

New at 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. But that’s not all. Also, a part of the adventure is Christmas Court, Jingle Junction, Ticket Town, Lite It Up Lantern World, Candy Cane Lane and so much more. From Nov. 1 through Dec. 30, this all new family walk-through experience takes visitors on a journey through thousands of twinkling lights and artisan crafts.

SILVER DOLLAR CITY

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. 4 to Dec. 23, 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.

SANTA AND PANCAKES AT SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS

Join Santa, Mrs. Claus, Santa’s helper and the elves as they are preparing for the big night of delivering presents to all the good little boys and girls! This show will delight and bring holiday joy while the audience feasts on pancakes with all the toppings. Scheduled for Saturday mornings, Nov. 10 – Dec. 22, this Christmas experience is a great way to get in the spirit of Christmas.

PROMISED LAND ZOO'S LET THERE BE LIGHTS!

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.

POLAR EXPRESS

Santa will also appear at The Polar Express attraction at the Branson Scenic Railway Nov. 3 - Dec. 23. Passengers will be treated to hot cocoa and cookies. Check for schedule and ticket availability.

GRAND COUNTRY BUFFET

Have breakfast with Santa at Branson's Grand Country Buffet on select weekend dates through the month of December. Indulge in a great breakfast while the kids tell Santa all they want for Christmas. Scheduled dates for Santa to be at the buffet include Dec. 2, 8-9, 15-16 and 22-23. Pictures will be available for purchase.

BASS PRO SHOPS WHITE RIVER OUTPOST

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.

BRANSON RECPLEX

Santa will be stopping by the Branson RecPlex Dec. 8, and families are invited to have breakfast with Kris Kringle himself. All children will receive a gift from Santa. Parents are encouraged to bring their own cameras, and kids should bring their Christmas lists to share with Santa.
There will be multiple sessions of breakfast from Chick-fil-A and visits with Santa throughout the morning between 8:30 am – 11:30 am. Space is limited, so register early!

BRANSON'S GIFT OF LIGHTS

Santa will be at Branson's Gift of Lights Nov. 1- Dec. 24. 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!

CHATEAU ON THE LAKE

Breakfast with Santa at Chateau on the Lake on Dec. 22 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. The event will feature a bountiful breakfast buffet and fun activities, such as crafting Christmas ornaments. Other activities include clowns distributing balloons, face painting and holiday movies. Advanced reservations are required.

IMAX ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX

Every Saturday from 1 pm - 4 pm and Sunday from 3 pm - 6 pm throughout the month of December, Santa will be at the IMAX to hear everyone's Christmas wishes. While you are there, you can eat, shop, or catch a show!

KRINGLE'S CHRISTMAS STORE

He’s making his list and checking it twice… and he’s at Kringle’s Christmas Store in the Grand Village. The largest Christmas store in Branson, Kringle's is 9,000 square feet of holiday collectibles and décor. See hundreds of Santas year-round!

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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