Branson, Missouri is one of the best places to visit if you’re looking to get into the Holiday spirit! Every year, Branson provides amazing activities, entertainment, and sights for those wishing to have an absolutely fabulous winter experience. We’ve compiled a few of our favorite things for you to check out if you ever find yourself with the great opportunity of exploring Branson while it is turned into an actual winter wonderland!
An Old Time Christmas At Silver Dollar City
Catching a live-show in Branson is already one of the most magical events that you can possibly attend. Branson is known for its world class live shows and performers, hence why it is known as the Live Music Show Capital of the World! We recommend catching the show at Silver Dollar City during their “An Old Time Christmas” festival. Not only will you be spending time in one of the best places to visit in Branson, but you can find yourself in the middle of a moving musical show! Each year catch Rudolph’s Holly Jolly Christmas Light Parade as it parades around Silver Dollar City. A musical act will be performed from the float, so you’ll be sure to catch it as you find everything else Silver Dollar City has to offer!
Speaking of Silver Dollar City, the absolute amount of Christmas Lights you will find in Branson during the holiday season will set your heart alight with wonder! Not only will Silver Dollar City have their own lights, but the entire town will be lit up with beautiful displays of holiday cheer! Spend some time going around Branson to see all of the wonderful light displays which makes for a fantastic family activity. The town all bright with beautiful lights is one of the greatest sights to see during the most wonderful time of the year!
The Polar Express
If you’re a fan of the wonderful kids movie, “The Polar Express”, then Branson has the perfect thing for you. Each year the Branson Scenic Railway puts on a train ride based on that very movie! This is the perfect attraction for kids as each passenger will receive their own hot chocolate and cookie! You’ll also be able to catch Santa reading parts of the book during the train ride! This will really make sure that you are in the holiday spirit.
Each year the Branson community comes together in order to participate in the Adoration Celebration and Parade, which really shows off the true meaning of the holidays! During one special night, locals and visitors come together to celebrate the Christmas story. You’ll find yourself enjoying wonderful Christmas music, a float parade, and even the 28-foot tall nativity scene which was refurbished to its original glory in 2012! The nativity scene can be seen from miles away and has become the symbol for Christmas in the Ozarks!
Last, but not least, is all the wonderful gifts you can find in Branson. Giving gifts to those you love is at the heart of this time of year, and Branson has wonderful places to find special gifts. Silver Dollar City is known for their one-of-a-kind gifts at any of their over two dozen shops, the Dickens Gift Shoppe has been a staple in the community since 1967, and Kringle’s Christmas Shop is heaven for those who love to give gifts that really embody the spirit of the season. No matter what kind of gift you are looking for, you are sure to find the perfect one in Branson.