- Published on Monday, November 11 2013 11:21 AM
Written by Jessica Covert
Posted by Mark Ruda
Spend Thanksgiving With Your Family in Branson
Sharing Thanksgiving with your family is special. Sharing it in Branson can make it even more special.
This Thanksgiving, celebrate the holiday with your family in Branson. On Nov. 28, a number of local restaurants and shows are sharing the holiday with you. All you have to do to get in on the action is to check out some of the attractions that are open on Thanksgiving near your Branson lodging and ready to help you make memories with your loved ones!
Whether you start your holiday with a good meal or end with one, Branson has a variety of restaurants that are serving up your favorite dishes and maybe even some new ones. The Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks is a favorite of locals and tourists. Thanksgiving Brunch is open from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and will feature a menu with roast turkey, glazed ham, smoked prime rib, peel-and-eat shrimp, and even oysters. If none of those options strike your fancy, don’t worry – the brunch buffet definitely has something that will satisfy your taste buds. Reservations are highly recommended. To get your reservations, call 417-239-1900 or go online to keetercenter.edu.
After you’ve had a fabulous lunch (or dinner!), you can work off a little of that extra turkey and stuffing by taking your family for a game of laser tag and/or miniature golf! The Branson Family Fun Factory has indoor laser tag and miniature golf in a comfortable, climate controlled environment. The Branson Family Fun Factop.m.ry is open Thursday 4 – 8 p.m., Friday 4 – 10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., and Sunday 12 – 8 p.m. Additional hours are available by reservation, with special hours for Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks. Laser tag or miniature golf is $9 per person, but if you combine your laser tag experience with miniature golf, your price is $12.50 per person. Two games of laser tag are $14 per person.
While you’re in Branson, you can also take in the Branson Area Festival of Lights Drive Through or White Flight at the Butterfly Palace. The Branson Area Festival of Lights Drive Through is part of Branson’s annual Christmas celebration. Each year the entire Branson area is coated in Christmas lights, and the Festival of Lights is just one way visitors to Branson can experience the Christmas season. From Nov. 1 – Dec. 31, vehicles can drive through the displays in Branson from dusk to 11 p.m. Family vehicles cost $15, while a family season pass is $25. Mini coaches (with 12-28 seats), including church vans and limos are $30, and full size motorcoaches are $55. Go online to explorebranson.com/Christmas/bafol to receive a $2 savings on your trip through the Festival of Lights.
White Flight at the Butterfly Palace is also returning for the holidays in Branson. One of Branson’s newest family traditions, White Flight is the home of hundreds of white exotic butterflies and a host of other activities for your family. Living angel statues come to life as you tour the Butterfly Palace, and you’ll get to see the 18 foot tall poinsettia Christmas tree while you’re exploring White Flight. For more information about White Flight, visit thebutterflypalace.com.
While you’re in Branson, enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday with your family at one of Branson’s fabulous restaurants. Afterward, have a little fun with laser tag and miniature golf, or see some Christmas lights or a holiday show. Whatever you decide, enjoy your Branson Thanksgiving!