Christmas in Branson
Christmas in Branson is an experience not to be missed. Beginning November 1st and running through December 31st, Branson is aglow with Christmas spirit. Live shows take on a holiday twist and you can take a drive through Christmas light displays 7 days a week. Recognized by countless reviewers as one of the nation’s top spots for holiday cheer, you won’t want to miss a visit during this festive time of year.
See the Lights
Christmas lights are a sure sign that the holiday season has arrived. Lights of Joy – Christmas Drive Thru features over 300 LED Christmas light displays. This self-guided driving tour can accommodate vehicles from individual cars to motorcoaches. Another favorite experience is “Let There Be Lights” Drive Thru at Promised Land Zoo. Here visitors can enjoy a 2-mile LED light display and then visit the Candy Land Courtyard complete with musical trees, light displays, Santa and his reindeer, and a Live Nativity Petting Zoo – plus hot chocolate! VIP Tours Branson Holiday Lights Tour takes place on an 18-passenger Mercedes Sprinter Coach. Following your luxurious light tour will be a stop at the historic Branson Hotel for beverages and baked treats.
You are in for a treat at the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center. Continuing the legacy and tradition of the great Andy Williams, this Christmas show spectacular is one not to be missed. The Andy Williams Ozark Mountain Christmas Show starring The Lennon Sisters is an unforgettable experience featuring the variety and entertainment that made Andy’s Christmas shows so spectacular!
Additionally, no holiday trip would be complete without the experience of A Brett Family Christmas. From singing to dancing, comedy to musicianship, you will feel the joy of the season with this Branson favorite production.
Featuring a sparkling cast of singers and dancers, Christmas Wonderland takes you on an unforgettable magical sleigh ride with festive sounds and sights of the holiday season; Shoji Tabuchi Christmas Show* offers a truly magical Christmas experience with dazzling lights, beautiful costumes, singing and dancing; and the Hughes Brothers Christmas will transport you to a wonderland filled with vocal harmonies, inspiring instruments, dance, and light-hearted humor. *Due to COVID-19, Shoji Tabuchi has canceled all performances in Branson for 2020.
This is only a sample of what Branson offers. Even more unique experiences can be found that are perfect for celebrating the Christmas season.
Silver Dollar City
It’s impossible to discuss Christmas in Branson and not mention Silver Dollar City. Visitors of all ages love Silver Dollar City’s An Old Time Christmas. From Broadway style shows, “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “A Dicken’s Christmas Carol”, to roller coasters and the Holly Jolly Light Parade, it’s festive fun from the minute you arrive. With the awe-inspiring 8-story Christmas tree, Christmas in Midtown Light Spectacular, and the NEW Joy on Town Square, you will surely discover why a visit to Silver Dollar City is a favorite and dazzling experience! To top it off, Silver Dollar City’s unique shops and resident crafters selling their handmade goods make finishing your Christmas shopping easy.
Adoration Parade & Lighting Ceremony
Branson very proudly proclaims it is okay to say “Merry Christmas” and shares the true meaning of Christmas in many different ways. Visitors enjoy living Nativity scenes at various attractions as well as their favorite Christmas hymns at several different shows. The first Sunday of December is marked with the lighting of the huge Nativity scene atop Mount Branson, just above the Branson Landing area. The annual Adoration Parade follows the lighting through Historic Downtown Branson. This evening parade honors the story of Christmas and celebrates the Gift of Christ.
The holidays can seem so jam-packed and stressful. We invite you to slow down and enjoy the season with a trip to Branson, Missouri. Spend your holiday season making new memories – not worrying about your to-do list.