The holidays are some of the most magical times of the year. Whether its Thanksgiving that brings families together to give thanks for everything throughout the year or ringing in the new year together, you are sure to have a great time. No matter what holidays you celebrate, Branson is hands down the best place to be during the holiday season. Check out some of these top seasonal activities in the Branson area.
Surround yourself with over six million Christmas lights, over 40 rides and attractions, two Broadway-caliber shows, and so much more. New to the Branson Old Time Christmas is Christmas in Midtown, the largest lighting display at the theme park in the last two decades. At the heart of the park, you'll see 1.5 million lights illuminating creative scenery, along with a canopy of angels flying overhead. If shows are more your speed, check out either “It’s a Wonderful Life” or “A Dickens Christmas Carol” for some entertainment holiday style.
Branson Landing is a wonderful area full of shops and entertainment. Guests can watch the dazzling fire and water show at the town square, build a new friend at Build-a-Bear, or make the coolest car on the block at Ride Makerz. One of the larger stores in the area is the Bass Pro Shops, which every year brings in Jolly Saint Nick to allow the kids to meet Santa!
Take a ride on the Polar Express and experience the magic of Christmas for yourself as your wind through the Ozark Mountains. The Branson Scenic Railway transforms this time of year to bring the wonders of Christmas to all the little boys and girls. Staff will rip the story right from the book and allow kids a real Christmas experience aboard a classic rail car train.
Branson will be shining super LED bright this Christmas season with the LED-lighted drive-thru display, Branson's Gift of Lights. More than 300 light displays will be featured at the location just off of Shepherd of the Hills Expressway in Branson. This year, the display will feature new biblical scenes, including a nativity scene, in addition to the traditional favorites such as the Twelve Days of Christmas and the dinosaur park. The entrance to this amazing display starts at the corner of the Shepard of the Hills Expressway at Expressway Lane.