- Published on Friday, November 22 2013 2:07 PM
Written by Klaire Howerton
Posted by Mark Ruda
Making Branson Your Holiday Destination in 2013
Some folks are the stay at home holiday type. They like routine, they like their own Christmas décor, and they enjoy not having to go anywhere. Other folks, though, like to travel during the holiday season. They like to see new things, try new holiday food, and do their holiday shopping at new stores. If you are one of these holiday travelers, consider making Branson, Missouri, your holiday destination for 2013! Branson makes a great place to celebrate the season with holiday attractions, great Christmas shopping venues, and top notch lodging. Get ready for some cheer with Branson holidays!
Ho, Ho, Holiday Attractions: There is no shortage of fun things to see and do when you spend the holidays in Branson this year. One of the most popular Branson holidays activities is visiting Silver Dollar City for the Old Time Christmas Festival! Imagine the magic of Silver Dollar City lit up with over four million Christmas lights, just for you. You’ll enjoy rides like Outlaw Run and the Giant Barn Swing so much more when the whole park is lit up like a Christmas tree. Be sure to grab some hot chocolate and catch the Christmas parade on Main Street! If you just can’t get enough Christmas lights, head on over to Shepherd of the Hills to drive through the Trail of Lights, or take a trip to Kimberling City down the road to check out the Port of Lights. If you are more of an indoor holiday person, you’ll want to go to the Butterfly Palace on West 76 in Branson to experience White Flight – hundreds of brilliant white butterflies fluttering through the air like snowflakes, complete with a Poinsettia Christmas tree and holiday carols!
Santa Worthy Stores: Looking to buy your stocking stuffers or your secret Santa gifts? You’re in luck – there is some great shopping in the area for your Branson holidays! For a one stop shopping trip for everyone on your list, venture over to the Tanger Outlet Mall. Here you’ll find everything from Rue 21, to The Loft, to American Eagle, to Osh Kosh. There is no shortage of Christmas presents here! If you want something a little less name brand or a little more unique, check out the Branson Craft Mall, where you can purchase dozens of handmade gifts from local craftsmen. There are also a variety of great stores and shops on the Branson Landing – Northwoods Candy Emporium, anyone?
Holly Jolly Hotels and Lodging: If you want a cozy place to head back to after a day of Branson holidays fun, look no further than Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort right here in Branson. You’ll find a variety of lodging options that are sure to fit your needs, from two person suites to six person cabins. You’ll love the amenities offered at Thousand Hills, and the great low prices too! Whether you want a cozy hotel room to yourself, or a cabin in the wintery Ozarks woods with your sweetie and the kids, Thousand Hills has a holly jolly lodging option for you this holiday season.