- Published on Thursday, November 21 2013 2:14 PM
Written by Jessica Covert
Posted by Mark Ruda
The Christmas Shopping Season Begins in Branson
With all of the shopping opportunities in Branson, the Christmas season presents numerous opportunities to find the perfect gift for all of your loved ones.
Historic downtown Branson provides shoppers with a myriad of shops that have unique gift items for even the person that seems to have everything. Dick’s Old Time 5 & 10 on Main Street is one of those unique shops and is said to be a “step back in time.” Ever since its opening, Dick’s Old Time 5 & 10 has been different and eclectic. Over 175,000 items live in this Branson landmark, including gifts, souvenirs, toys, games, household gadgets, toiletries, linens, sewing notions, yarn, greeting cards, crafts, and hard-to-find old-time candy. The interesting mix takes on a museum like feel with the toy train collection and collection of sports memorabilia. The Baseball Hall of Fame includes autographed photos from famous players like Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Cy Young, Ty Cobb, and more. There are also photos of Michael Jordan and other starters from the Chicago Bulls’ championship teams, Muhammed Ali, and Jack Dempsey. Dick’s is also home to a collection of arrowheads from the area. You can rediscover some of your favorites from your childhood and give your own kids a taste of yesteryear with candies like Slo-Pokes and Turkish Taffy.
In addition to Dick’s Old Time 5 & 10, Branson is also home to the popular Branson Landing. With its collection of name brand and unique stores, you can get all of your shopping done at once without having to drive around to multiple stores. Some of Branson Landing’s name brand offerings include Belk, Maurices, American Eagle, Hollister, and Bass Pro Shops. But you get even more than that from Branson Landing. Girlie Girl Originals, Majestic Gems, and Gifts of Distinction are some of the unique names that live at the Landing. You can find a variety of brands and products like Vera Bradley, Armani, Swarovski, and Pandora, all in one place. Plus, you get to experience the famous fountains and dining that round out a Branson Landing experience. Stop by Famous Dave’s for award-winning BBQ, or Black Oak Grill for food from local growers.
Since Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, the Branson area is gearing up for the holidays. You’ll probably be seeing Christmas lights going up and sales going on for the holiday season. Make sure to check Branson out when looking for places to do Black Friday shopping. Branson has all of your favorites and those yet to be discovered all in one place. The proximity makes your shopping trip easier than you ever thought imaginable. As you check the Black Friday ads, think about checking out Branson for all your Christmas shopping needs. Whether it’s the uniqueness of historic downtown Branson or the Branson Landing, the city has something to offer everyone. Check off your list all at once and relax for the rest of your holiday shopping season.