Tree leaves have turned the most brilliant shades of red, orange, and yellow and they all hang surreptitiously, delicately awaiting a new life on the forest floor. Daylight is reflected in the sprawling Lake Taneycomo as it flows through the city of Branson to pour into the vast Tablerock Lake which is devoid of its usual jet skis and speed boats. The still water is only permeated by the occasional leaf or rock creating a series of small ripples toward the center. Sunshine is precious due to daylight saving’s time but darkness does not have a chance to take over the Branson’s Highway 76 Strip, which is blanketed in glowing lights. Fantastic twinkling lights mark the entrances to holiday shopping destinations with the perfect present ready to be wrapped for a loved one, delicious restaurants featuring meals fit for royalty, and massive theaters whose vast spaces echo with familiar tunes that are so craved at this time of year. Outside, temperatures are dropping forcing people to cozy up next to the fire and don huge, puffy coats to feel the warmth that is so desired. Even when everyone in town is snuggled up in bed, the lights shine against the darkness maintaining the perpetual joy of the season and sincerely announcing that Branson is excitedly welcoming the holidays!
Nearly every Branson show or attraction rings in the Christmas season in their own unique fashion. From belting out everyone’s favorite Christmas carols to performing a beloved story from the Bible to a show of lights performed by a gigantic Christmas tree, no town celebrates this magical time of year quite like Branson! Check out this list of some of the best attractions in town.
An Olde Time Christmas Silver Dollar City – This beloved theme park is transformed into a winter wonderland lasting to the end of December.
Christmas on the Trail Chuck Wagon Dinner & Show – Two words. Cowboy Christmas. Enough said.
Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Christmas Show – The humungous arena is redesigned to sport a gorgeous live nativity scene complete with live buffalo.
The Gatlin Brothers & Debby Boone Christmas Show – Amazing performers come together to represent their favorite holiday songs.
Andy Williams Christmas Show – In celebration of the recently passed Andy Williams’ 75 years in show business, the Moon River Theater is celebrating his amazing feat with the largest show in town!
Other shows that feature a Christmas special:
A Christmas Snow
December marks the end of all these fantastic shows, so get your tickets now and head to Branson!