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The 67th Annual Adoration Parade & Lighting Ceremony in Branson



Christmas in Branson is a time of festivities and fun. Branson Missouri is known to celebrate festivals in a grandiose way. This Christmas season, Branson takes celebrating a notch higher. It is also worth noting that Branson is the Live Entertainment Capital of the World. There are endless possibilities of new adventures and experiences for the whole family. The Christmas attractions and activities in Branson can be enjoyed by people of all ages, so bring your family and friends along and celebrate the holidays Branson-style!

This December 6, 2015, Branson will be having the 67th Annual Adoration Parade & Lighting Ceremony. This event is much anticipated by guests, and if this is your first time visiting Branson, the Adoration Parade is one that should not be missed! What is in store for you in this year’s celebration? There is the Annual lighting of the largest nativity scene, which is overlooking Lake Taneycomo. This happens at dusk, around 5 PM, so you can catch the majestic view of the sunset in contrast to the flicker of lights. The lighting of the nativity scene is followed by a community gathering. This community gathering is one of the most unique features of this celebration. The Annual Adoration and Lighting Ceremony is one event where no individual, groups, or organizations are thrusted in the limelight. It is a time for everyone to gather to remember the Nativity and why we celebrate Christmas. Everyone is encouraged to stop and reflect on the story of Christmas and how we can all make each day a Christmas day.

The Annual Adoration Parade & Lighting Ceremony will be held at the Historic Downtown Branson. This place might be familiar to frequent Branson guests because it is known to be one of the shopping havens in Branson. You can shop for unique and personalized Christmas presents in Downtown Branson before waiting for the event. Lake Taneycomo is also one of Branson’s most perfect lakes. This is also one of the reasons why tourists love going to the lake, which serves as a breathtaking backdrop for tourist destinations such as Downtown Branson.


For your visit to Branson this holiday season, make Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort your first choice in lodging. Thousand Hills is situated minutes away from Downtown Branson. To make things even more comfortable and convenient for you, Thousand Hills offers you condos and cabins for rent – a far cry from renting multiple hotel rooms for the whole family. Inquire in Thousand Hills now by calling 1-877-262-0430. 

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High Speed Thrills with Branson Go Karts

Go Karts at the tracks in BransonBranson, Missouri, the Live Entertainment Capital of the Midwest, is jam packed full of fun family activities. That is one of the reasons that Branson is such a wildly popular vacation destination in the United States – it truly is fun for the whole family! Family vacations are something that everyone enjoys – it creates great memories, strengthens bonds, and provides some much needed rejuvenation for everyone involved! So the next time YOUR family is in town, check out all of the great venues for family fun – like Silver Dollar City, Grand Country Inn, horseback riding at Bear Creek and of course…Branson Go Karts!

All of the Branson go kart venues provide you with family fun and high speed thrills, all rolled into one! With numerous places around town to buckle up and put the pedal to the metal, this is the ultimate family fun ride that you won’t want to miss out on. Just make sure that everyone involved uses safe driving skills so that it is fun for all!

The Track Family Fun Parks is out to help families have fun – their motto is ‘Don't act your age...Just Drive! Go-karts make kids feel like grown-ups, and grown-ups act like kids!’ That sure does sound like a recipe for family vacation memories. The Track features 14 – yes, you read that number right! – different go kart tracks, geared for little ones on up. Everyone can feel included when you drive The Track Branson go karts!

One of the popular go kart tracks featured in Branson is the new Heavy Metal High Rise – a crazy thrilling track that is four stories high! Fashioned from steel and concrete, this go kart ride will leave you breathless as you hurtle down the raceway. This track is 1,200 feet long and features a four story spiral followed by a three tiered slope back to ground level. It took 700 cubic yards of concrete and 200 tons of steel to build this monster!

Another popular Branson go kart track is the Wild Woody – if you like old school wooden roller coasters, this is the track for you! This cool wooden track has become a landmark in Branson – it’s hard to miss. At four stories tall and featuring two mini spirals, one full spiral and a blind peak, this rattling roller ride will thrill your senses!

And don’t forget The Lumberjack –this was Branson’s original go kart track and it is still a huge favorite to this day. Three stories tall with a blind peak, two full spirals and a logging theme, this high rise wooden track is one you won’t want to skip the drive on!

Many of the awesome go kart tracks in Branson don’t limit themselves to just go karts – you can play mini golf, laser tag, ride bumper cars, practice your swing in a batting cage, or take a crazy ride on the Skycoaster! It’s a whole lot of thrills packed into one family fun activity here in Branson.

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Dining Options Continue to Grow

Cantina Laredo in BransonAnyone who has spent any amount of time in Branson, Missouri, the Live Entertainment Capital of the Midwest, knows that there are almost endless restaurant options for visitors and locals to enjoy. Everything from cubbyhole diners to five star banquet halls grace the streets of Branson – there is certainly something for every taste and style! Branson dining options never get boring – every year, new eateries appear all over town for your dining pleasure. Want to get an idea of where to eat tonight? Read on for some old and new Branson dining choices!

The Keeter Center: The Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks is well known and highly thought of for its unique and classy dining experience. The Keeter Center is an on-campus work station for many of the students at this debt free school – from cooking and preparing the food in the kitchen, to busing tables, to cleaning up afterwards, the students at College of the Ozarks are deeply involved with every aspect of the dining room. Many of the menu options at the Keeter Center are local, coming from the campus gardens, or the beef and pork farms, or even the on campus dairy. This fine Branson dining option is one you won’t want to miss!

Pasghettis: This new Branson dining option on Highway 76 (also known as The Strip and the main drag) is a fun and exciting Italian experience. Authentic pasta and salads, plus a classy wine bar all contribute to this restaurant’s appeal. If you think you might not be able to find it, don’t worry – the giant green pepper, tomato and fork mounted on the side of the building are massive enough to be in the Guinness Book of World Records! Favorites like Chicken Alfredo, Pasta Carbonara and Basil Shrimp Pesto plus more can all be found at Pasghettis.

Fuddruckers: For a tasty burger experience, make lunch or dinner plans at Fuddruckers, also located on The Strip! This classic burger diner features choices like bacon cheeseburgers, spicy burgers smothered with guacamole, chicken sandwiches and even elk and bison burgers! You can pair your hefty burger with regular or sweet potato fries, and finish it all off with a cool and creamy old fashioned milkshake. A kid’s menu is available as well for little burger eaters!

Cantina Laredo: For a spicy modern take on Mexican cuisine, visit Cantina Laredo at the Branson Landing. This popular Branson dining location features classic Mexican favorites with five star service, and a beautiful view of Lake Taneycomo while you dine! Guacamole made fresh to order at your table is a wonderful starter appetizer, which can be followed with Pollo Mango Mole (grilled chicken with mango mole sauce and toasted pine nuts), Enchilada De Cangrejo (lump crab enchilada with spicy chili de arbol cream sauce on a bed of vinaigrette marinated vegetables) or Fajitas. Finish up your tasty meal with a dessert such as Flan or Mexican Apple Pie!

These are just a few of the endless dining option (and counting!) that Branson has to offer. You will never have to wonder where to have dinner again!

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Celebrate Winter and Christmas at the Titanic Museum



Months from now, we will be celebrating the most joyous time of the year. Christmas is just around the corner, and what better way to prepare for it than to plan a holiday getaway for you and the whole family. It is a treat that everyone deserves as we celebrate the season of giving. This Christmas, make it more special and more memorable for the entire family as you spend it in the ultimate vacation destination in the Midwest – Branson, Missouri.

Christmas celebrations start early in Branson, but the pre- and post-Christmas activities and attractions never falter in the fun and excitement it gives the guests and locals of Branson. One of Branson’s most visited attractions is the Titanic Museum. This museum houses the largest number of artifacts from the survivors of the gargantuan historic ship. The Titanic Museum in Branson also lets you in on exclusive stories from survivors, and you also get to experience being an actual passenger in the Titanic. Tour the hallways, Grand Staircase, boiler rooms, crew cabins, and other places in the museum that are perfect replicas of the ones found in the Titanic.

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Aside from the attractions brought about by Branson Titanic Museum, they also offer seasonal treats such as a Christmas and Winter Celebration. This November 1 to December 31, 2015, get ready for more magic as you step inside the Titanic Museum in Branson. With the lights and sounds of the holiday season, the Titanic Museum will be one with the entire Branson community to kick-off the Annual Ozark Mountain Christmas. There will be an official lighting ceremony for the start of the holiday celebrations in Branson this November, and Titanic Museum will participate by setting the ship aglow.

The Christmas and Winter Celebration at the Titanic Museum lets you exchange greetings with the jolly crew and enjoy the limited Christmas attractions in the ship. You can also buy souvenir items for you and your loved ones back home in the Titanic Gift Shop, open every day. Here, you can get unique Christmas gift ideas and collectibles so you can reminisce your Branson Titanic Museum visit.


While you are in Branson, check out the other Christmas attractions as well. For you to be able to conveniently do this, book your stay in Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort. Located just minutes away from the entertainment district in Branson, Thousand Hills offers the guests a convenient and comfortable place of abode. You have several options to choose from and you will surely find something that will suit your needs. Plan your holiday vacation with the family now and let Thousand Hills give you a Christmas you will remember forever.

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The Complete Branson Christmas Guide


Christmas is only a few days away. Can you hear the bells? Are you ready to meet Santa? Enjoy all of these and so much more in Branson, Missouri, an entertainment haven that will keep you on your toes with all the shows and attractions this Christmas. This special holiday happens only once a year, so making the most out of it is vital if you want to end your year with the best ending.

Plan your visit to Branson this Christmas and don’t forget to try the Christmas Branson shows & attractions with your family or your loved one. Here is a complete guide for the things you shouldn’t miss during your Branson Christmas.

Christmas Shows:

3 Redneck Tenors, Bretts, Christmas in Hollywood, Clay Cooper’s Country Music Express, Dixie Stampede, Hammer Barber Variety Show, The Haygoods, Hughes Brother Christmas Show, Jim Stafford, Johnny Mathis Christmas Show, Joseph Hall Elvis Rock N Remember Tribute, Legends in Concert, Mickey Gilley, Miracle of Christmas, Presley’s Country Jubilee, Red, Hot, & Blue, Sanders Family Christmas, Shoji Tabuchi, The Toy Shoppe, Todd Oliver & Friends, Twelve Irish Tenors

Christmas Attractions

Branson Limousine Christmas Light Tour, Christmas on the Trail, Old Time Christmas at Silver Dollar City, Trail of Lights


You can enjoy all of these and other Branson Shows as well. There are so many things to do in Branson that your Christmas will be full of fun and excitement. You can know more about a specific Branson Show or Branson Attraction by looking for it at and There are also other Branson Area Attractions for your ultimate enjoyment.

With all of these Branson shows & attractions, you can never go wrong in choosing the entertainment city as your destination this Christmas. It’s the perfect place for the whole family. There are also Branson Restaurants to keep you energized for an action-packed and adventure-filled day. These Branson restaurants serve unique Branson dishes as well as international dishes. Some restaurants won’t be open on some days, so don’t forget to check the restaurants of your choice and make reservations.

After the day, you would definitely want to have some rest. Let Thousand Hills Hotel & Golf Resort do its job in providing you with the best Branson Lodging. Make Thousand Hills your home away from home and have your rooms decorated with a Christmas theme to celebrate the season with you. Choose from a Branson Condo, a Branson Log Cabin, or a Branson Lakefront Condo.  You can have luxury and comfort at an affordable price with Thousand Hills. Being only minutes away from Area Attractions, you can have all the fun Branson has to offer and be able to go home anytime you like without the hassle. For more information, or for reservations, please dial 1-877-262-0430.

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Branson’s Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Christmas Lights in BransonAs soon as October hits, most folks know – the holiday season is right around the corner! Stores are already beginning to set up their Christmas displays, and people’s thoughts turn to shopping, baking, and planning fun family activities for the holidays. If you are lucky enough to be in or around the Ozarks, you might want to plan your festivities around a Branson Christmas – it’s the town’s most wonderful time of the year!

Let It Snow: Everybody loves the thought of a Branson Christmas complete with snow – but Mother Nature doesn’t always cooperate. But not to worry – the ‘snowflakes’ are always flying at The Butterfly Palace during White Flight! White Flight is a special holiday exhibit featuring hundreds of white tropical butterflies floating about the tropical butterfly aviary like winged snowflakes. You and your family will watch in awe as these beautiful Christmas butterflies fly among Living Statues of Angels, and soar up to the top of an eighteen foot tall Poinsettia Christmas Tree, while Christmas carols play in the background. The Butterfly Palace is always toasty and warm for the heat loving butterflies, so it is a great place to check out when you want to come in from the cold!

Caroling Now We Go: If you don’t want to troop around town belting out Christmas carols – you’re in luck. Branson features some great holiday shows where you can hear the classic sounds of the season! You will want to check out the Andy Williams Christmas Variety Show, featuring the Osmonds, the Lennon Sisters, and real live reindeer! Be sure to book your tickets for Dixie Stampede’s Christmas Show – not only will you get an outstanding meal at ‘the most fun place to eat in Branson,’ but you will also get to hear classic Christmas carols, see a live Nativity, and enjoy impressive feats of horsemanship. You can also listen to some sweet sounds at Silver Dollar City’s Old Time Christmas Festival at many of their live performances. Plus, not only can you hear music of the season, you can also taste great winter comfort food, sip hot cocoa, enjoy the parade, and take the roller coasters in the cold!

Light It Up: Everybody loves twinkling, cheerful Branson Christmas lights – and one of the most popular displays of Branson Christmas lights is, without question, the Trail of Lights of Shepherd of the Hills. Open during November and December, this spectacular light display with draw you into a winter wonderland. The drive through light display will take you through the heart of the historic homestead, down ‘The Trail That Nobody Knows How Old,’ and winds through different themed lands ranging in variety from outer space, to the beach. You will also get to peek inside the ‘Christmas boxes’ to see what life-size characters are doing inside! Holiday music will accompany your tour – you will end up at the Inspiration Tower, so be sure to take the elevator up for a look at ALL the Branson Christmas lights!

You and your family will cherish the memories of a Christmas spent in Branson. If you want to stay awhile, be sure to check out the lodging options offered by Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort – and you might just spend Christmas in a cozy cabin!

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Why Go for a Branson Christmas: Part 1



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It is that time of the year again when everyone is filled with joyous cheers and the good in every man is brought out. This year, make your Christmas even more joyous by making it a Branson Christmas. What does a Branson Christmas have that makes more extraordinary than a normal Christmas celebration? Read along and find out.


Christmas in Branson Missouri is one of the most anticipated – if not the most – events the whole year round. People coming from different places in America and even from other countries come to Branson to celebrate a one of a kind Christmas.


The Christmas in Branson starts off with a Festival of Lights. The Festival of Lights starts on November 1 and will end on December 31, 2013. This event heralds the early start of the Christmas season in Branson. The entire Ozark Mountain Country is enveloped with dazzling and sparkling lights that will surely leave you in awe and amazement. You can tour the town by foot to see the light displays, but if you want to see more, better take a car or hop on a Trolley.


For another majestic view of the entire city enveloped in lights, head on to Shepherd of the Hills. You can ride to the top of the Inspiration Tower to have a breathtaking view of the Branson night lights. After your trip to the Inspiration Tower, you can enjoy a hot drink at the gift shop to drown out the winter cold. The Shepherd of the Hills is located west of Branson in the Shepherd of the Hills Homestead.


Another one of the most anticipated event by kids and adults alike is the celebration of Old Time Christmas in Silver Dollar City. This festival in Branson’s world-class theme park runs from November 2 to December 30. You would not want to miss this perfect opportunity to bond with the kids as the amusement park has all the attractions that are sure to thrill people of all ages. The amusement park also features a gigantic Christmas tree. Also, shows and musicals about Christmas are also shown on a regular basis to heighten everyone’s Christmas spirit.


On December 8, there is the 68th Annual Adoration Parade and Lighting Ceremony. This event is one of the most favorite of Branson locals because it is the official start of the Christmas season in Branson. This ceremony is all about lights and spectacular artworks about Christmas that will surely get you into the celebration of Christmas.


When in Branson to celebrate Christmas, make sure that you are near all the happenings and celebration. Make Thousand Hills Golf Resort your lodging partner in your Branson Christmas vacation. Strategically located in Highway 76, Thousand Hills makes it a lot more convenient for you in hopping from one festival to another. Lodging options in Thousand Hills are the log cabins and luxury condos rentals. For more information, contact 1-877-262-0430.

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Branson Restaurants: A Must For Food Lovers



Heading to Branson for a vacation? You might be excited about the nature parks that you will visit, or your trip to Silver Dollar City, which is Branson’s world-famous theme park. Or you are probably excited about shopping in Branson’s outlet malls with unique gift ideas in mind for your loved ones back home. You see, there are a lot of things to love about Branson. Now we are giving you another thing about Branson to be ecstatic about. Now add Branson restaurants to your list.


Branson restaurants are sure to satisfy every craving and every appetite. You also have a choice among Branson restaurants if you want to go with home cooked meals or if you want to have a classy gourmet for your meal. Get to know the restaurants in Branson as you read along.


Are you looking to satisfy your steak cravings? There is no other place to go but to Lone Star Steakhouse and Salon. Lone Star Steakhouse serves the best steaks in the Ozark Country. It has big servings suitable for those with big appetites too. Their meals can also be for sharing. Lone Star Steakhouse is located in Thousand Hills Golf Resort in downtown Missouri. Another steakhouse that serves delicious steak is Texas Land and Cattle Steakhouse. This is a Texas ranch house style steakhouse that guarantees a serving of its fine steaks and seafood dishes, not to mention the homey atmosphere of the place.


For your seafood cravings, Red Lobster and Joe’s Crab Shack will never fail to satisfy you. The Red Lobster is a fresh seafood place, and so is Joe’s Crab Shack. Both restaurants appeal to kids and adults alike who wants to enjoy their seafood fresh. The ambiance of these places is also very relaxing so you can truly enjoy your hearty meal.


If you want the legendary grilled dishes, go to Famous Dave’s BBQ. This restaurant serves their famous barbeque and ribs to satiate your cravings. Perfectly cooked and sumptuous are just two of the best adjectives that people can describe the food in Famous Dave’s. This restaurant is located in Branson Landing.


No craving in mind? No problem because Garfield’s Restaurant and Pub will give you everything you can crave for. If you are going to Branson with the family, it is a must that you eat as a family here in Garfield’s Restaurant and Pub. This is the perfect place to go for your family gatherings and other occasions. This restaurant offers a diverse cuisine to suit the cravings of all taste buds.


Make these restaurants a part of your trip to Branson so you are guaranteed to be taste the best food and have the time of your life!



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Have the Best Christmas This Year in Branson



A Christmas in Branson Missouri is probably one of the best choices you will make in your life. You, together with your whole family, can have a grand time this Christmas with Branson’s overflowing attractions and activities. There is always a different excitement that Branson brings to every family’s vacation. And the season of Christmas just heightens the celebration in Branson for the month of December.


The presence of the many Christmas festivals in Branson is the main reason why it has become the prime family vacation destination during December, and even when it is just the month of November. Starting November 1, there are already festivals ongoing in Branson. The Branson Area Festival of Lights is one such festival. This festival transforms Branson into a winter wonderland of Christmas lights display and dioramas. During nighttime is the best time to tour around Branson and see the magical display of lights. You can take a tour around town by taking your car, or by availing Branson’s unique tours – The Trolley and Ride the Ducks.


Branson’s world-class amusement park, Silver Dollar City, also celebrates its one-of-a-kind Christmas season with its festival called Old Time Christmas This festival begins on November 2 and ends on December 30. The whole of this 1880’s-themed amusement park is clad in Christmas lights. In addition to that, the park also has a 5-story Christmas tree fully decorated, and will surely bring a cheer to people of all ages. Christmas cheers and melodies also fills the park as Christmas carols are heard from anywhere in Silver Dollar City. The shows and musicals are also available for you to fully enjoy your Christmas in Branson.


Celebrating Christmas is also celebrating the season of giving. In your Christmas in Branson, make sure to go to Santa’s Workshop in Branson and help decorate the “Giving Tree”. This tree’s purpose is to collect gifts for the Boys and Girls Club and also to the residents of local nursing homes. The children are also welcome to visit Santa Claus. Let the kids unleash their creative side, too, by letting them decorate their own cookie and Christmas ornament.


Of course, when in Branson you should not miss out on the live music and theater shows. There is, after all, a reason why Branson is called the “Live Entertainment Capital of the World”. Get to witness the different homegrown musical talents of Branson. Watch how they own their respective shows and how they mix music and humor perfectly. Many of the shows have a Christmas theme during December to heighten your Christmas spirit.


Nothing could be more perfect than spending your Christmas in Branson. Make the most out of the holidays by planning a trip to Branson now!

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A Branson Lodging Perfect for the Holidays


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To be in Branson for the holidays is probably one of the best decisions you will ever make on your family vacation. Branson has been the prime family vacation destination for many because it has various family-friendly activities. Some of these activities are boating and fly fishing in Table Rock Lake, riding adrenaline-inducing rides in Silver Dollar City, and hiking along the trails of Branson’s famous nature parks.


To make your vacation a perfect one, your choice of a lodging place is as important as any vacation detail on your list. For the perfect lodging place, choose Thousand Hills Golf Resort. Thousand Hills offers you choices for your lodging needs. You can opt to choose the secluded Branson cabins or you can also go for the Branson condos which are centrally located in Thousand Hills’ 18-hole golf course. You also have a choice to stay near Table Rock Lake and wake up everyday in the perfection of this lake. Thousand Hills also offers you Table Rock Lake Condos, which is dubbed as The Majestic. A lot of features in these lodging choices of Thousand Hills Golf Resort cannot be found in other Branson hotels and resorts around the area. For the basic features in every Branson lodging property in Thousand Hills, there is free wireless internet, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, an exercise facility, and many more.


If you are going to Branson with the entire family, or even if you are going with your special someone, a friend, or even alone, getting a Branson lodging in Thousand Hills is still the more practical option than getting hotel rooms. Branson lodging options are convenient for families or groups of any size. There are Jacuzzi Suites available for couples, and units from 1-bedroom to 3-bedroom condos. Unlike in hotels, a big family would tend to get multiple hotel rooms and that would be too heavy on your wallet. Why spend more when you can save some money and yet have more than the amenities that hotels can offer? Another advantage that Branson lodging in Thousand Hills Golf Resort offers you is the homey atmosphere of being in the heart of the city, yet feeling the peace, serenity, and relaxation that a home can give.


Branson lodging in Thousand Hills is made more fun by being near all the hip and happening places in the Live Entertainment Capital of the World. Just imagine spending the day with your family in Branson museums and amusement parks, and watching the concerts and live music shows of Branson’s great musical talents…and being home in just minutes. That would truly spell a perfect vacation for the entire family.


For inquiries and reservations for a Branson lodging, just dial 1-877-262-0430.

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