Branson, MO is a special place to be during the 2012 Christmas and holiday winter season with numerous light displays, Christmas shows, and festivals throughout town. We’ve put together a list of the most popular Branson Christmas shows and Branson Christmas lights to provide you with the best things to be sure not to miss out on! These activities are great for all ages and perfect for a family trip to Branson, MO to celebrate the holidays. If you’ve never experienced Christmas in Branson, Missouri then read below to see what you’ve been missing…and make sure to experience it this year!
When do Branson Christmas Shows and Lights Begin?
Many of Branson’s theaters close on Oct 31 to transition to the Christmas versions of their shows with many of them opening up on Nov 1. Also, most of the Christmas lights and displays are available to view throughout Branson starting November 1, 2012. Below, we’ve detailed some of the best Branson Christmas shows and lights to see along with when they begin.
An Old Time Christmas at Silver Dollar City
Good Morning America declared Silver Dollar City’s Old Time Christmas as “One of the top 5 Holiday Events in the Country!” and it’s easy to see why once you experience it! It also won the title of “#1 Holiday Light and Tree Show in the nation” as well! Silver Dollar City gets covered in over 4 million dazzling lights and is open to the public beginning November 3, 2012. The Gifts of Christmas Holiday Light Parade takes place twice each evening with over 100,000 lights. See a musical adaptation of It’s a Wonderful Life and view the broadway style production of A Dickens’ Christmas Carol.
There’s so much to do for the entire family during An Old Time Christmas at Silver Dollar City and it’s by far one of the best places to experience the holidays in Branson, MO!
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Shepherd of the Hills Trail of Lights in Branson
The Trail of Lights at Shepherd of the Hills features millions of lights, numerous displays with three-dimensional characters, music, and even a 230 foot tower that allows you to get an amazing view of Branson’s lights! It was featured on The Travel Channel’s “Most Christmasy Places in America” as shown in the video below.
More info: http://www.trailoflights.com/
Branson Area Festival of Lights
The Branson Area Festival of Lights is a one-mile drive featuring more than 175 light displays. It’s typically open nightly from dusk until 11pm beginning Nov 1 – Jan 2. This Branson Christmas lights are located off Shepherd of the Hills Expressway and Roark Valley Road. They price of admission is by vehicle and prices vary depending on the size of the vehicle.
More info: http://www.explorebranson.com/christmas/bafol
Branson Christmas on the Trail
The Branson Christmas on the Trail includes a hearty Christmas dinner served out of a chuckwagon followed up with a cowboy Christmas with carols and a campfire. More information and tickets is available through the link below:
Hamner Barber presents The Wings of Christmas
The Hamner Barber Variety Show gets a special touch during the Christmas season beginning November 1. This original production features comedy, magic, music, and more. To save $4.50 off each adult ticket, click the link below!
The Bretts Song of Christmas
The award-winning Brett family opens their Brett Family Christmas show on November 1 featuring a variety of popular Christmas tunes performed by incredibly talented individuals. Discounted tickets can be purchased through the link below:
Final Thoughts about Christmas in Branson, Missouri
There are so many things to see and do during the Christmas season in Branson. These are just a portion of all the Branson Christmas shows and lights that are available and we’ll be featuring other popular events, shows, attractions, etc so check back as we reveal more winter activities that you’ll be sure to love!
I would really like to see Dickens’ Christmas Carol, but will we have to pay to get into Silver Dollar city as well?? I can not find any information about that.