They say that there’s no place like home for the holidays, but Christmas in Branson will give any other plans you may have been considering a run for their money. Whether you have decided hat you want to have a unique holiday celebration, or are heading to the center of the country to visit your family, you will find world-class accommodations and plenty of things to do in the Branson area. Here’s a look at what makes Christmas in Branson such a special time of year, and what you can look forward to during your visit this season.
The Top Things to do for Christmas in Branson
1. Check out the Festival of Lights Drive-Through
The Branson Area Festival of Lights is a holiday tradition that has been pleasing locals and visitors to our luxurious cabin and condo rentals for years. Although the festival includes dazzling lights throughout the entire city and incredible holiday shows, the real centerpiece is the drive-through which runs from dusk until 11pm each night until January 2nd, 2013. Children and adults will be equally dazzled by this one-mile path that is lit up by more than 175 winter wonderland displays. You’ll find this spectacular and unique family experience not far from your winter vacation rental, right off the Shepherd of the Hills Expressway.
2. Enjoy an Old Time Christmas at Silver Dollar City
One of the best reasons for staying with us for a magical Christmas in Branson is the opportunity to visit one of the top 5 holiday attractions in the entire country – An Old Time Christmas! Silver Dollar City’s Christmas spectacular does not disappoint, boasting over 4 million lights in theme park. Although Silver Dollar City is a beloved attraction year-round, the holiday season is truly the most wonderful time of the year here. You and your family will be absolutely awestruck by the incredible 5-story special effects Christmas tree which sparkles and dances in sync with more than one million other lights adorning the City’s square. You’ll hear your holiday favorites like Carol of the Bells, Joy to the World, Sleigh Ride, and more! And what’s Branson without a show? Silver Dollar City is featuring the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol” for its 10th year. The living nativity is another popular stop, you’ll be able to see the first annual production of “It’s a Wonderful Life”, dig into a sweet and savory holiday meal, and even enjoy all of your favorite rides. Your day will be rounded off with the truly magical Gifts of Christmas Holiday Light Parade which passes through the “city” two times each evening, as long as weather permits.
3. Say Hello to Old Saint Nick
Even when you’re away from home, your kids can rest assured that Santa will still find them when they spend Christmas in Branson. You and your whole family can go visit Santa Clause himself in his workshop which is located in downtown Branson. Here, your children will be able to decorate holiday cookies, make their own personal ornaments to hang on your cabin’s tree, and participate in all sorts of other fun Christmas activities from 9AM to 4PM on Saturdays and from noon to 4PM on Sundays. Before you leave the workshop, be sure to have your kids give Santa the directions to your lush cabin or condo rental with us so that he can stop by on Christmas with presents.
Christmas in Branson is like no other holiday celebration you have ever experienced before. Come visit us and see for yourself why it’s truly the most wonderful time of the year!