If you have young kids there’s no doubt you’re probably on the lookout for Santa all over the Ozarks. Luckily, he’s making appearances in several locations near Branson where you can easily take your kids to meet him and tell him all about their wish lists.
Check out some of these convenient locations in the Branson area where you’re sure to find Santa waiting with a warm smile.
The Branson Landing Town Square
Catch Santa on the Branson Landing town square at his Christmas tree house all the way up until Christmas Eve. Take home your very own photo with the big guy and make sure to tell him what you want for Christmas this year. Finish up your visit to the Landing with some last minute Christmas shopping at one of the many fantastic shops right there on the promenade. Hours are Sunday through Thursday noon- 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday noon to 8 p.m. Special hours on Wednesday, Dec. 24 are noon to 6 p.m. Find the Branson Landing at 100 Branson Landing Blvd., Branson, Mo.
Bass Pro Shops
Experience the magic of Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops where kids will enjoy holiday crafts, games and activities and some valuable one-on-one time with Santa. Pick up your free photo with Santa and enjoy the festivities now until Christmas Eve. See Santa Monday through Saturday 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Special Christmas Eve hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Branson’s Bass Pro Shops is at the Branson Landing at 100 Branson Landing Blvd., Branson, Mo.
Branson Scenic Railway’s Polar Express
Spend a magical evening cruising through the Ozarks aboard the Branson Scenic Railway’s Polar Express. Put on your coziest pair of pajamas and head to the downtown Branson train station where you’ll board the train, enjoy warm mugs of hot cocoa, cookies and a special gift from Santa himself. Caroling, warm beverages, sweet holiday treats and Santa all make for the perfect holiday evening in Branson. Visit www.bransontrain.com for a full schedule and to get tickets. The Branson Scenic Railway is at 206 E. Main St., Branson, Mo.
Kringles Christmas Store at Grand Village
This week will be the last week of the year that you’ll find Santa at Grand Village Shops so make sure to stop by. Amid all the holiday decor, festive trees and millions of ornaments, Santa will be waiting to visit with you and your kids. He’ll be stopping by this Friday from 3 p.m.- 6:30 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Grand Village Shops are at 2800 Missouri 76, Branson, Mo.
Silver Dollar City
At Silver Dollar City’s An Old Time Christmas Celebration you’ll get to visit Santa in his workshop at Kringles Krossing! His elves will gladly take your kids’ pictures as they sit on his lap and tell him what they want for Christmas. What better location to see Santa than inside his very own magical workshop at Silver Dollar City. Santa will be at the workshop this Thursday (Dec. 18) until Tuesday, Dec. 23. For more information and times, visit www.silverdollarcity.com.