Starting November 1st, Branson starts to get festive for the upcoming holiday season!
From November 1st-December 24th, the Branson landing transforms into a beautiful Winter Wonderland. You will be surrounded by trees trimmed with lights as you stroll along the Landing. Placed in the middle of the landing at Town Square is the magnificent sight of the 50′ lighted tree. You will want to see this with your own eyes and partake in the magical feel. Under this spectacular tree you will find Santa and his helpers spreading holiday cheer. Music, decorations, parades, and trains all add to help make visiting the Landing a magical trip during the holiday season!
Santa arrives November 15 and will call the Branson Landing home until December 24th. Chat with Santa on his lap and smile for a keepsake picture. You can even get a picture of your pet with Santa (see schedule below)!
Sunday-Thursday: 12:00 pm-7:00 pm
Friday and Saturday: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Thanksgiving Day: Closed
December 24: 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
Christmas Day: Closed
*Santa takes a break from 3:00-3:30 each day
Pet Pictures with Santa
December 4th: 3:30 pm-7:00 pm
December 11th: 3:30 pm-7:00 pm
During the time frame of November 1st-December 31st you can visit the Branson Area Festival of Lights. We have made it a tradition in our family! Every year our kids put on their jammies and slippers and grab their favorite stuffed animal and a warm blanket. We bring popcorn and hot chocolate along to add to the fun as we drive through the spectacular one mile path that is lit up with close to 200 displays! It is such a magical journey and really gets you in the holiday spirit! If you haven’t already, I would encourage you to add this to your list of family traditions like we have!
Branson Area Festival of Lights
Located off Shepherd of the Hills Pkwy and Roark Valley Rd
Daily from November 1-December 31: Dusk till 11:00 pm
Family Vehicles: $15 Family Season Pass: $25
Limos, Church Vans, and Mini-Coaches (12-28 seats): $30
Full-Size Motorcoaches: $60
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Silver Dollar City comes to life during their An Old Time Christmas being held November 1-December 30. Bring your family to one of the best Christmas destinations around to immerse yourself among 5 million sparkling lights! In addition to the lights, you will see 1,000 Christmas trees complete with decorations, two Broadway-style productions, and a 5-story special effects Christmas tree. The magic doesn’t stop there! This year they have added Holly Jolly Christmas Light Parade which features Rudolph and friends.
Silver Dollar City offers plenty of shopping opportunity in any of their dozens of unique shops. There are stores stocked with Christmas trees and other holiday decorations, candy shops, and leather shops to name a few. You are sure to find a treasure as you browse the many quaint shops!
Weather permitting, the rides remain open during the An Old Time Christmas celebration. You can check their website for specifics about rides being shut down due to weather. If you are ready for an adrenaline rush, hitch a ride on the Powder Keg or the new Outlaw Run!
There is so much to do at Silver Dollar City that you are sure to work up an appetite! Enjoy a variety of home-style Christmas feasts, including a prime rib buffet and plenty of sweets!
Silver Dollar City: An Old Time Christmas
November 1-December 30
399 Silver Dollar City Parkway
Branson, MO 65616
Check Website for Park Hours/Ticket Prices
Yet another magical destination to visit this holiday season is the Shepherd of the Hills Trail of Lights. Nothing gets my family and I in the holiday spirit more than driving through a light display. It is one of the first things we do to get the holiday spirit going. Feel the spirit for yourselves anytime between November 1st-December 31st. The winding path of lights will take you through the historic 160-acre Shepherd of the Hills Homestead. You will also travel down the famous “Trail that Nobody Knows How Old”.
There are different themed lands complete with their own Christmas music for you to sing along. The lands also have 3-dimensional characters inside houses and you are able to the see fun that is happening inside. They also have a new Victorian Christmas display to add to your magical experience.
The trail is illuminated with millions of multi-colored lights and displays, as well as animated scenes. End your journey with the amazing experience of a visit up the Inspiration Tower. You will ride up 250 feet in a glass elevator to see the lights from above. What a spectacular sight!!
Shepherd of the Hills Trail of Lights
5586 W. Hwy 76
November 1-December 31
Open 7 Days a Week-Dusk to After the Shows