Ann McDowell
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Publish Date: 
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

BRANSON, MO | Friday, November 9, 2018 -- As part of an ongoing effort to make Branson “America’s Christmas Tree City,” the Branson Christmas Coalition works year round to inspire, encourage and facilitate Christmas tree displays throughout the area. This year the Coalition estimates there are at least 700 Christmas trees on display in the Branson area, compared to the 175 documented in 2017.
“The community is supporting this effort like never before,” explains Ann McDowell, Executive Director of the Branson Christmas Coalition. “Christmas trees, in addition to our many great holiday shows and attractions, are a unique and wonderful addition to the season for which our destination can be famous. Christmas trees are a beloved tradition that can also be new, fresh, creative and unexpected.”
So far the Coalition has documented 13 different “creative” tree displays this year. The creative category includes trees that are one-of-a-kind presentations that can only be seen in this area. Some of the creative displays include trees made from poinsettias and deer antlers. The Track Family Fun Parks have constructed a tree made from 500 up-cycled go-cart tires that is 25 feet tall. Branson has its first floating Christmas tree at the Paddlewheel on Branson Landing this year. Hiltons of Branson have
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added to their spectacular “Vintage” tree made from repurposed wine bottles that debuted at their Convention Center property last year. And the new creative Christmas tree at Ripley’s Odditorium simply must be “seen” to be believed – it is covered with eyeballs.
These amazing trees, and many, many more are aglow throughout Ozark Mountain Country this Christmas season. The Branson Christmas Coalition’s complete directory is available on their website, www.BransonChristmas.org. For an interactive map to help locate each and every tree, go to www.BransonChristmas.info and click on “Tree Tour.”
“We hope people will enjoy these Christmas tree displays and share their favorites with friends and family on social media,” explains McDowell. “The idea is to showcase our area’s Christmas spirit and creativity in a way visitors have never seen before or anywhere else. Christmas trees of all shapes and sizes, wacky, wonderful, wild and whimsical are a great way to do just that.”
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Branson Christmas Coalition is a Missouri non-profit focused on improving and enhancing the holiday season in our area. Our plan to create America’s Christmas Tree City includes numerous Christmas tree displays throughout the area that are a brilliant celebration of nature, tradition and creativity. Many cities have one iconic Christmas tree, our area is appealing to holiday travelers by having an amazing variety of the most unique and beautiful Christmas tree displays in the country. This focus provides an ideal way to showcase the natural beauty, creative genius, incredible ingenuity, and genuine love for the true meaning of Christmas that is ever present in Ozark Mountain Country. 2018 is the third year of this effort.
The Track Family Fun Parks: Go Cart Tire Tree
Hiltons of Branson – Convention Center Hotel: “Vintage” Wine Bottle Tree
Paddlewheel: Floating Christmas Tree