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Start the Year Right in Branson


January is the time of the year when people are starting a new life and a new beginning. It’s the time of the year after the busy Christmas and it is also the time of the year that has a slow pace in the entertainment districts of the world. As you celebrate the best Christmas 2013, why not make your January 2014 count as well by spending it in Branson, Missouri.

Even if Branson, Missouri is an entertainment capital of the Midwest, it is also a place to just chill out and relax and spend the month of January away from the busy streets of the metro. There are still many things to do in Branson that will not just keep you entertained, but will also let you have an awesome time! As said, January is a slower month as compared to other months of the year. Thus, spend it in the city by visiting places which you do not go to on a typical vacation. You don’t have to worry because the crowd you might be expecting won’t be there thanks to the winter season!

You can start your Branson January by attending one of the popular January events, which is the honouring of the American Veterans with remembrance of the signing of the Vietnam Peace Accord in 1973. There will be a ceremony and a dinner each year. Know more about the history of the country by attending this traditions that remains sacred to Americans and to those who participated in the war. You can also visit the Veterans Memorial Museum to know more about the courageous deeds of our countrymen. It is definitely a great way to start the year!

The museums in Branson are also places that you can visit during your Branson January. They are both entertaining and educational and for sure, kids would love them. One of the museums is the Branson Titanic Museum. You won’t get lost if you are looking for it because the building is actually a half-scale replica of the Titanic. Each year, there is a Branson tradition wherein an ice sculpting event will be held at the museum. Famous ice sculptors from all over the world will keep you entertained while you learn more about the history of the Titanic. It’s going to be w winter season plus all the ice, so it’s going to be really chilly! But of course, there are also other museums in Branson which you can visit. You can try the Ripley’s Believe it Or Not Museum and get to see out of this world things that will leave you flabbergasted! Or you can be closer to your favorite celebrities at the Hollywood Wax Museum. Just don’t forget to bring your cameras!

January is also a great time to do some after Christmas shopping if you are avoiding the huge crowds in the malls. Head to historic downtown district and behold the different shopping places such as the Branson Landing, Tanger Outlet, Imax Shopping Complex, and The Shopped at Branson Meadows. You can either shop or just enjoy the rest of the day with your family.  There are just so many things to do in Branson! For more places to visit, please visit Branson Area Attractions.


With all of that, Branson will surely keep you entertained if you decide to spend you January with us. And for your home away from home, let Thousand Hills Hotel & Golf Resort do its job to serve you. You can choose from a Branson Condo, a Branson Log Cabin, or a Branson Lakefront Condo. These Branson Lodging will definitely keep you away from the busy streets of the metro without being too far from Branson Area Attractions. For more information, or for reservations, please dial 1-877-262-0430.

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#NowPlaying Live Shows in Branson


Branson, Missouri is an entertainment capitol in the Midwest. Millions of tourists from all over the world go here in search of something new, something fun, and something exciting. Because of that, Branson, Missouri has been established to cater to the desires of the people by having different kinds of attractions. And one of those attractions is the live musical shows, which is the reason for the fame of the entertainment capitol. The Branson Live Shows have brought Branson where it is today.

The Branson Live Shows are more than just shows. There are different unique stories with the accompaniment of music for the enjoyment of people. From the usual drama scenes to the action packed Wild West, there is always something for everyone. Actually, there are magic, rock ‘n’ roll, country, family harmonies, comedy, variety, gospel, and dinner shows that will absolutely and definitely keep you going from morning until night! For more than 50 years, these Live Shows have been a staple of vacation in Branson. With more than 100 shows, all you could possibly imagine is already in Branson Live Shows. Branson offers a variety of entertainment options for all visitors no matter what age.

While you are in Branson, you would want to continue the fun in one of Branson’s luxurious hotel & resorts. Thus, Thousand Hills Hotel & Golf Resort is proud to present to you its line of Branson nightly rentals. You have three choices to choose from: A Branson Condo, Branson Log Cabin, or Branson Table Rock Lake Condo.

If you want to have a fresh view of the award-winning Thousand Hills Golf Course and feel the aura of the lush greens, try the Branson Condo. You can make use of the amenities included, such as indoor and outdoor pools and a complete gym area. The Branson Log Cabin is a famous Branson Lodging at the Cabins at Grand Mountain. Enjoy the secluded and romantic wooded setting of a Branson Log Cabin with an interior that is intended to flow with the surroundings; you will truly feel that you are one with nature. And if you want to have the most luxurious place to stay that is only minutes from one of Branson’s most pristine lakes, Table Rock Lake, check out The Majestic. These 2 to 4 Branson Table Rock Lake Condos will wow you from the moment you set food on the place. The interior is simply exceptional and the scenery outside can’t be explained by words alone!


Plan your next vacation with your family and schedule the Live Shows you want to see. Have fun and make the most out of your Branson trip. Maximize your stay and make Thousand Hills Hotel & Golf Resort your home away from home. For more information or for reservations, dial 1-877-262-0430.

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Branson Log Cabins: Your Own Private Getaway



The perfect lodging place would be something that defines luxury and comfort. The log cabins in Branson not only gives you the feel of a five-star hotel; it also gives you the comfort that you really need and want to get from your vacation. Among all the other lodging options that you have in Branson, why should you choose a Branson log cabin?


One of the most popular leaders of the Branson log cabin rentals is Thousand Hills Golf Resort. Thousand Hills is strategically located in Highway 76 in downtown Missouri. This is the place where practically everything and anything exciting happens in Branson. It is located near Silver Dollar City, Branson’s world-famous amusement park, and other nature parks that anyone will find delight in, whether you may be a nature lover or not. It is also situated near Branson’s best restaurants and live music shows and theaters. Clearly, location is of the best advantage to you when you choose Thousand Hills to be your lodging place in Branson.


The Branson log cabins in Thousand Hills promises you three things: scenery, luxury, and comfort. Scenery is an important aspect for your vacation lodging place as it can set your mood and can also help to relax your mind. These Branson log cabins is surrounded by woods and valleys, and is located in Thousand Hills’ secluded area. It guarantees a very homey feeling for you, and not all people in Branson get to experience this relaxed atmosphere that is exclusive to Thousand Hills Golf Resort.


Luxury is not all about gold. While the Branson log cabins in Thousand Hills does not have glittery gold stuff in it, it still promises you the feeling of being in a high-end hotel. The cabins are made of Colorado cut spruce logs so that even the interiors speak of the rusty and rugged feel of the cabins. The interior of the cabin is also infused with an air of modernity that perfectly blends well with the rustic look of the cabin. These cabins also come with fully furnished bedrooms and bathrooms, with king-sized beds, comfortable linens, and Jacuzzi tubs. Also, to further define luxury, these cabins have come with a fully equipped kitchen, where all the things you need for cooking are basically available. For your relaxation needs, these Branson log cabins also have a porch or a private deck where you can sit back, relax, and listen to the sounds of nature to completely keep your mind away from worries.


Lastly, comfort is of the utmost importance in any lodging place. The Branson log cabins in Thousand Hills offers you just that. Be comfortable enough with the spacious log cabins. The spacious living room of the log cabins makes it the perfect place for some bonding activities with family and friends. When something feels truly like your own home, it is comfort.


Book your own Branson log cabin rental in Thousand Hills Golf Resort now and experience the perfect private getaway for your vacation.

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Branson Attractions: Keep You Coming Back For More



There is no doubt that Branson has one of the most spectacular attractions in the whole of America. Branson takes you to the old style living, but infuses a hint of modernity in it, and people who have been to Branson would have to agree that those two mix really well. If you are planning a trip to Branson anytime soon, make sure you get to see and experience these Branson attractions.


One thing you have to keep in mind when in Branson is just to have fun – lots of it. And this is not an arduous task for your Branson vacation since there are a lot of attractions and things to do. You would not even realize that a whole day has passed by you. Branson attractions are bound to keep you amazed and entertained throughout your whole stay here in Branson. One of the attractions that you should not miss out on is Silver Dollar City. Silver Dollar City is the world-famous 1880’s-themed amusement park in Branson. Several rides, like the Powder Keg and Giant Swing, will surely get your adrenaline rushing in no time. But if you are feeling more like a daredevil, then you must try riding the Outlaw Run. The Outlaw Run is one ride that Silver Dollar City is most proud of, since it is considered to be the world’s most daring wood coaster. With its twists and turns, you are surely into one hell of a ride.


If you are looking for Branson attractions that are more serene and more inclined to nature, then Branson also has it for you. Branson also has three pristine lakes, which is called the TriLakes Area. The TriLakes Area, composed of Bull Shoals Lake, Lake Taneycomo, and Table Rock Lake, proves to be an attraction in itself among Branson guests. Several activities in these lakes like boating and fly fishing are also free for the guests to experience.


Branson shopping malls may be quite an attraction already for the guests. Though it is not one of the main things that people associate with Branson, Branson shopping has made a name for itself because of the great discounts and bargains that people can get. Apart from the discounts, there are also unique finds in Branson – perfect as a gift for your loved ones especially during the holiday season. Some Branson outlet malls to visit are Branson Landing, Tanger Outlet Center, and IMAX Entertainment Complex.


After a whole day of fun and shopping, treating yourself to a yummy and sumptuous meal would not hurt at all. Branson restaurants are set to actually satisfy people with big appetites. These restaurants also cater to your every craving – from seafood to steaks. Indulge in Branson’s treat to your tummies. As they say, “A way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” so there is no doubt that you will love Branson.

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A Branson Lakefront Condo for New Year


Christmas is just around the corner and you can already feel the cold breeze of the season. And not just that but also see dazzling lights all over the streets in preparation for the actual Christmas day. At the same time that you hear the bells ringing harmoniously with angelic voices of chorales, you know that it would be New Year soon. A new year is a new hope for a new beginning. A new year is to a new life.

This new year, have a new life in the homey streets of Branson, Missouri. The entertainment capital of the Midwest is not only a place for fun, thrills, and excitement, but also for the best home that you can have. Just imagine how wonderful it would be to have your new year with a new life at the heart of Branson.

Thousand Hills Sales Company, which works with Thousand Hills Golf Resort, is proud to present you its newest addition to its Branson Real Estate collection: Branson Table Rock Lake Condominiums. Appropriately named the Majestic, these Branson homes are the newest and the most luxurious place to stay in Branson. Table Rock Lake is one of the most pristine Lakes in Missouri, and having its main channel as your view from each unit at the Majestic is just breathtaking. You can enjoy every beautiful sunset everyday if you make the Majestic your new home.

The Majestic is Thousand Hills Sales Company’s project which sits on a strip of land near the shores of Table Rock Lake. The units are of the finest and newest appointments that will surely make you have that luxurious life you have been dreaming of at an affordable price. The prefect view of Table Rock Lake, the perfect location at the heart of Branson that lets you have all the fun the city has to offer, and the finest designs and appointments make this Branson home simply the best. Not to mention you can have the option to participate in a nightly rental program. That’s having rental income while you’re not using it!

Looking further into a Branson Lakefront condo, you will have a sun porch of your own. Once you step inside, you will see the unparalleled furnishings of the interior. The spacious living room will keep you entertained during that lazy afternoon, and the rooms are of high-end beddings that will make every night as dreamy as possible. Truly, there are more than what meets the eyes and the things that you can see in your surrounding can’t be explained by words alone. Know more about a Branson Table Rock Lake Condo by visiting For more information contact Thousand Hills Sales Company. Please dial 1-800-495-4653 or email us at

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Blast from the Past: Silver Dollar City's Old Time Christmas


As Branson, Missouri is known all over the world as one of the most promising tourist destination, it is also one of the bet Christmas destinations because of all the things you can do in the entertainment capital of the Midwest. One of the key features of a Christmas in Branson is the famous Old Time Christmas at Silver Dollar City, Branson's most popular theme park. So when you're in Branson, don't forget Silver Dollar City. Bring the whole family with you and have the best Christmas of your lives!

Silver Dollar City's Old Time Christmas is one of its best features every year. Take a break from all the thrill as the entire theme park is transformed into a Christmas wonderland. There place will be submerged into a sea of dazzling lights and there will be various Christmas songs -- both old and new -- playing all over the theme park. Starting November 2 all the way to December 30, Silver Dollar City will be open with a magical Christmas theme.

Once you're in Silver Dollar City, the things you can do will be countless! Behold you eyes with the beautiful 5-story Christmas tree bursting with lights and colors, delighting guests and visitors from all ages. Besides that, you can also enjoy some Branson shows in the theme park such as It's a Wonderful Life, A Dicken's Christmas Carol, The Living Nativity, and so much more. And for the kids, make them see Frosty, which is an interactive musical that lets kids be part of the action as they bring the legendary snowman into life. And if weather permits, you will get to see Gift of Christmas Holiday Light Parade with over 100,000 lights passing the city streets twice each evening.

Old Time Christmas is a treat for the eyes and a festivity for the souls this season. There are so many things to do in the theme park. Don't forget to have your cup of Hot Chocolate or Wassail as you travel back in time to celebrate this wonderful season!


Continue the Christmas celebration in Thousand Hills Hotel & Golf Resort with the best Branson Lodging. You can choose from the best accommodations, which are decorated with a Christmas theme for the enjoyment of guests and visitors. Choose from a Branson Condo, a Branson Log Cabin, or a Branson Lakefront Condo. You will never go wrong with these. And if you stay with us, don't forget your discount coupons for that much wanted Christmas shopping! You will be having more than what you pay for. For more information, or for reservations, dial 1-877-262-0430.

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Branson’s Award Winning Christmas Season

If you’re staying in one of Thousand Hills’ beautiful Branson cabins this holiday season, you aren’t far from some of the best entertainment Branson has to offer. As shows move into their holiday mode, you get to see the best of Branson’s Christmas variety. Home of one of Branson’s favorite Christmas shows, Andy Williams’ Moon River Theatre is one of Branson’s must sees.

The Andy Williams Christmas Show featuring the Osmonds and the Lennon Sisters will also return to Branson in 2013. This year, the show will feature a tribute to Williams, a.k.a. “Mr. Christmas” himself. The full show features amazing sets, dancers, a full orchestra, variety acts and the sounds of Christmas. From Nov. 1 – Dec. 7, the Osmonds and the Lennon Sisters will entertain audiences at the Andy Williams Moon River Theater. Shows are Monday – Saturday at 8 p.m. For more information about tickets, visit

christmas in branson missouriAnother great Christmas show in the Branson area is The Sanders Family Christmas. The show continues the Sanders family story from Smoke on the Mountain. It’s Christmas Eve, 18 days after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Depression is ending, but war looms on the horizon. Their only son is joining the Marine Corps, and the Sanders Family is having to say goodbye. But, before he goes, the family is working on the Christmas celebration at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. They use Christmas carols and holiday hymns to help raise the spirits of the audience and the rest of the family.

Dixie Stampede is also rolling out the red carpet for the holidays in their Dixie Family Christmas. Their spectacular live nativity features the three kings riding into Bethlehem on their camels, and the beauty of the angels descend from above. Elves from the North and South Poles will compete while you are served the amazing four-course feast Dixie Stampede is famous for! You can also enjoy Christmas music and entertainment one hour prior to the main show in the Carriage Room. The best part is that all this entertainment and family fun are included in the price of your ticket. Make sure to reserve your tickets for a Dixie Family Christmas today. Visit to make your reservations.

Another Branson favorite is Sight and Sound Theaters. Named the “Christian Broadway”, Sight and Sound Theaters brings you a unique theater experience with a wraparound stage and bring the action of the show right into the audience. The Bible comes to life all around you. The Miracle of Christmas brings the bustle of Bethlehem right to you, with camels, horses, and donkeys parading by. You can enjoy treats and festivities on-site before the show, so come early to join the holiday spirit at Sight and Sound. Visit to reserve your tickets and see the full line up of Sight and Sound shows.

Also throughout November and December, the Presley’s Country Jubilee, the Rankin Brothers, the Twelve Irish Tenors, and Shoji Tabuchi will also be offering special Christmas celebration shows. Be sure to visit them online or call the theatre box offices to get more information about show times and tickets.

Branson has a great Christmas season that’s waiting to be experienced by you and your family. Visit Branson for the holidays and make memories you’ll cherish.

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Silver Dollar City’s Old Time Christmas Celebration

Everybody loves Silver Dollar City’s Old Time Christmas Celebration. It is one of the biggest Christmas attractions in Branson – or anywhere else in the United States, for that matter! Maybe the appeal is the five million plus lights that grace the park in a twinkling glow. Maybe it is the giant Christmas tree. It could be the craftsmen shops filled with hundreds of great gifts. Or maybe it’s the thrill of riding Outlaw Run in the crisp cold of winter! Whatever it may be, the Old Time Christmas Celebration is sure to get you in a festive mood.

christmas in branson missouriHoliday Festivities: There is something festive for even the grumpiest of Scrooges during the Old Time Christmas at Silver Dollar City. The entire park is lit up from top to bottom during the holiday season, a feat made possible by over five million Christmas lights. You will also find a thousand decorated Christmas trees throughout the property. Make sure to stop by and watch the five story special effects Christmas tree as it lights up and shimmers in time to the music of classic Christmas carols! You will also want to find a good spot to watch the Holiday Light Parade, where you will catch a glimpse of a giant gingerbread house, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and maybe even Santa Clause. Also featured during the Old Time Christmas are two Broadway-style holiday productions: A Dickens’ Christmas Carol and It’s a Wonderful Life. Other great shows include The Living Nativity and Frosty.

Holiday Shopping: You will find something for everyone on your nice (or naughty!) list here at Silver Dollar City during the Old Time Christmas Celebration. Over two dozen distinctive shops await you here at the park, filled to the brim with themed and handcrafted items everyone will love. Visit Brown’s Candy Factory for a sample of some homemade peanut brittle and to find some sweet stocking stuffers. At Jingle Bell Junction, you’ll find everything Christmassy and more. The pottery shop offers a selection of mugs, bowls, vases, pie plates and more – all handcrafted within ‘city’ limits. If you are looking for a unique showpiece, the glass blowers at the local glass shop will create the artistic glass item you desire – right before your very eyes! Candles, leatherwork and hand forged items from the blacksmith’s shop are other great gifts you will find at the park. Thrill seekers can also purchase Outlaw Run or Wildfire merchandise to commemorate a daring ride.

Holiday Food: One of the best parts of the Old Time Christmas Celebration is quite possibly the food! Yummy eats that are not available at other times and festivals throughout the year are awaiting hungry visitors at restaurants and food stands around the park. After a chilly ride on Powder Keg or the Giant Barn Swing, warm up with a steaming cup of rich hot cocoa or a mug of spicy yet sweet wassail. After a nice hot sweet potato on a stick, enjoy a buttery, flaky apple dumpling topped with a creamy scoop of cinnamon ice cream. You won’t leave the park hungry!

Silver Dollar City’s Old Time Christmas Celebration has brought the holiday spirit into the hearts of millions of visitors over the years. Start making (or continuing to make) your holiday memories there this Christmas season!

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Winter: One of the Best Things About Christmas


Now that it’s already December, it would be just be a few days before the much awaited holiday of the year. Yes, that’s right, Christmas! This special holiday is one of the best holidays every year and it is best spent with your family or your loved one. And what is one of the best things during Christmas? Mountains of snow everywhere! Christmas always comes with the winter season that anyone surely loves.

This winter season, spend it in Branson, Missouri with your family. You can stay at Thousand Hills Hotel & Golf Resort and make it your home away from home. Thousand Hills has the best Branson Lodging for your winter holiday. Keep yourselves warm in a Branson Condo, a Branson Log Cabin, or a Branson Lakefront Condo. Trust us with your lodging needs and you will not regret it. Our accommodations will surpass your expectations with affordability, luxury, and so much more.

During your winter season, don’t forget to take advantage of all the things Branson has to offer. The city is not known as an entertainment capital of the Midwest for nothing. So, here are the winter activities you should not miss during your visit:

Winter Fun

All throughout January & February, Hot Winter Fun is Branson’s answer to the winter blues. It rolls out with many special offers throughout town with a number of shows and shops staying open through the Hot Winter Fun season. You could also visit area museums such as the world’s largest Titanic Museum, The Hollywood Wax Museum, and the Veteran’s Memorial Museum, just to name a few.

Branson After Christmas Sales

For the shoppers, the outlet malls and the Branson Landing offer an after-Christmas sales. When you stay at Thousand Hills Gold Resort, don’t forget to get your coupons for the malls! Save the date for sales start December 26, 2013.

The Branson IMAX Film Festival

From March through April, you can enjoy your Branson winter by being in the Branson IMAX Film Festival. It is a month-long celebration featuring cutting-edge technology and IMAX presentations. The Big Screen is sure to please you and your family!

NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball Championship

If you are a college basketball fan, you shouldn’t miss out on the Annual NAIA Division II Men’s basketball championship presented by College of the Ozarks. From March 6 through March 12, Keeter Gymnasium, College of the Ozarks will entertain you with its talented college basketball players. You might want to get ready to cheer for your favourite team!

So, what are you waiting for? Christmas is only a few sleeps away! If you want to have the best winter and Christmas season, better make plans as early as now! We would definitely love to celebrate this joyous season with you and your family. For more information, or for reservations, please dial 1-877-262-0430.

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Silver Dollar City’s Old Time Christmas


It is that time of the year again when we spread joy and we celebrate the season of giving. You can make your Christmas this year a little bit more special by making it a Christmas in Branson. A Christmas in Branson gives you all the best options and would ultimately give you and your family the perfect Christmas vacation.


Branson is also teeming with Christmas celebrations here and there. These celebrations start as early as November. One of the most anticipated Christmas celebration is Branson is in Silver Dollar City. Silver Dollar City is one of Branson’s prized attractions. This 1880’s-themed amusement park gives its guests endless adventures and exciting attractions to delight the kids and adults alike. There is always something for everyone in Silver Dollar City.


For its Christmas celebration, Silver Dollar City gives its guests an Old Time Christmas. It is the park’s way of celebrating the yuletide season old-school style. The park is decorated with lights and Christmas ornaments and you would feel like you are in one of those magical Christmas movies. Upon stepping inside Silver Dollar City, a light display immediately greets you and this is called as the “Christmas on Main Street”. At the center of the amusement park, you can see a towering 5-story Christmas tree with special effects and adorned by lights and ornaments. As if the lights surrounding the gigantic Christmas tree is not yet enough, every corner of the park is still decorated with lights. These lights light up the park, and would surely light you up, too.


To get your Christmas spirit going, Christmas carols are played all over the park. Throughout the season of Christmas, which starts in November 1 to December 31 for Silver Dollar City, Christmas carols resound in the park. You will definitely feel the Christmas vibe with the traditional carols that you know and the upbeat Christmas songs that are new. Your visit to the park is, in itself, a musical experience already.


Talking about musical experience, Silver Dollar City’s Old Time Christmas also incorporates the theme of Christmas in almost every stage play in the park’s Opera House Theater. The stage shows in Silver Dollar City are great in providing relaxation from all the excitement that has been going on with all the other rides and attractions. Some of the stage shows performed in Silver Dollar City are The Nativity and “A Christmas Carol”.


What is Silver Dollar City without its famous rides? Your Christmas trip to Silver Dollar City is not complete unless you try out the famous rides like Powder Keg, Frisco Silver Dollar Line Steam Train, The Giant Swing, and The Outlaw Run, which is the world’s most daring wood coaster.


Come to Silver Dollar City now and experience all the magic that Christmas has to offer!

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