Laugh it Up with Barney Fife Fully Loaded Christmas Show

If you enjoy the memorable classics, the well-known comedy routines of Barney Fife and cheery holiday tunes you’ll love the Barney Fife Fully Loaded Christmas Show.

This hilarious show will feature a festive twist with familiar, hilarious comedy skits and some of the most enjoyable songs of the Christmas season.

A heartwarming, holiday setting featuring decorated trees and intricate decor will surround the familiar characters of Barney Fife, Ralph & Norton from The Honeymooners, Archie and Edith Bunker from All In the Family and many others as you sit back and re-visit the good old days with the Barney Fife Fully Loaded Christmas Show.

For tickets or more information, please visit www.bransonshows.com.

See “A Dickens’ Christmas Carol” at Silver Dollar City

Silver Dollar City’s An Old Time Christmas isn’t just one of the most elaborate Christmas celebrations in the area, but it’s also a hub for excellent performances from musicians, actors, actresses and dancers.

This holiday season, An Old Time Christmas presents several different Christmas productions that the whole family will enjoy, including the traditional “A Dickens’ Christmas Carol.”

Silver Dollar City’s special hour-long rendition of “A Dickens’ Carol” is performed in the Opera House and features 15 talented performers, a phenomenal live band, special effects, Victorian holiday scenery and intricate period costumes.

Come out to Silver Dollar City and enjoy all the fantastic rides, Christmas decorations and this amazing Broadway-style show adapted from the classic by Charles Dickens.

For your tickets or more information, please visit www.bransonshows.com.

Celebrate an Edwardian Christmas at the Branson Titanic

Step back into the early 1900s and celebrate the holidays just as it would have been celebrated back then. Step through the front doors of Branson’s Titanic attraction and discover the magical Edwardian celebration that awaits you inside.

This incredible museum is completely wrapped in glittering garlands and filled with gorgeously decorated trees to the delight of visitors from all over the country.

If you haven’t had the chance to experience this incredible museum yet, the Branson Titanic is home to thousands of historic artifacts from the legendary vessel that sank on its maiden voyage in 1912 and it’s truly a mind-blowing experience.

The many interactive exhibits allow you to put yourself in the shoes of those who were actually aboard the ship when it sank. The whole experience becomes even more real when you are handed the boarding pass of a real passenger. You’ll venture through the museum not knowing if you will live or die until you reach the very last memorial room of the museum. There, you’ll gaze upon wall after wall filled with the names of those who either survived the horrific event or lost their lives that day.

The Branson Titanic attraction is one of Branson’s most fascinating educational experiences and shouldn’t be missed! Stop by this holiday season for an Edwardian Christmas celebration and an experience that your whole family will remember for years to come.

For tickets or more information, please visit www.bransonshows.com.

Demand for Dixie Stampede Dinner Show Continues to Grow

Branson’s Dixie Stampede Dinner Show has announced an important milestone: the first ever 5th show added to the holiday schedule.

An extra 10 a.m. show was added to the December 13 schedule this year, proving just how much of a demand there is for Christmas at Dixie Stampede.

During the holiday season, the show features a friendly and festive competition between the North Pole and the South Pole while showcasing the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ.

Guests will enjoy the live nativity scene featuring real camels, donkeys, sheep and the wise men as well as an angel that descends from the sky! Of course, Santa also stops by the Christmas celebration, pulling his sleigh filled with gifts.

Enjoy the show as Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede is transformed into a magical winter wonderland and you dine on a delicious four course meal. Treat your tastebuds to a savory rotisserie chicken, hickory smoked barbecue pork loin, herb-baked potato, corn on the cob, creamy vegetable soup, a homemade biscuit and a sweet holiday dessert.

If you’re ready to see what all the hype is about, get your tickets now because they won’t last long!

Please visit www.bransonshows.com for tickets or more information.

Santa Sightings in the Ozarks

SantaIf 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

Branson Landing’s Christmas

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

Meet Santa at Bass Pro Shop

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

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

Kringles Christmas Shop

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

Silver Dollar City Christmas

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.

Get Cozy at the Gazebo Inn

victorian-largeThe other day I drove past the Gazebo Inn and just had to do a double take. That hotel has to be one of the coziest and inviting lodging options I’ve seen on Branson’s strip, especially during the holiday season.

The banisters are all wrapped tightly with garland and dazzling Christmas lights snake their way around each exterior archway creating a warm, inviting glow that you can’t help but notice from the road.

The Gazebo Inn is conveniently located on the main strip, near several theaters and attractions including Ride the Ducks, Andy Williams Moon River Theatre, King’s Castle Theatre and Grand Country Square, making it easy to hit all the locations on your itinerary without having to deal with a lot of extra driving.

32375362Even with a central location, the Gazebo Inn maintains a secluded environment with spacious accommodations featuring a variety of room options. You’ll enjoy comfortable amenities like free Wi-Fi, cable, in-room coffee makers, mini refrigerators in each room and pet-friendly options for those traveling with their furry friends.

You’ll also love the delicious continental breakfast served in the main building next to the front office every day from 7 a.m.- 10 a.m. Choose from hot and cold cereals, waffles, bagels, fruit and more to fill your belly before an exciting day of adventure in Branson, Missouri.

Book your family’s stay at the Gazebo Inn and enjoy the convenient location and cozy atmosphere this winter.

See Santa at the Beautiful Chateau on the Lake

Have breakfast with Santa next Saturday from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the Chateau on the Lake, where beautiful views of the glistening water, the Ozark hills and the magic of Christmas await you.

Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet as Ronzo the clown and his friends entertain the kids with crafts, games, balloon animals, face painting and more.

Bring your camera to capture timeless photos of the kids on Santa’s lap and watch their faces light up as he hands each of them a very special gift.

Spend some magical family time at the Chateau on the Lake next Saturday and make it a day the kids will never forget.

Tickets are $16 for adults and $8 for children ages 6-12. Little ones 5 and under are free. Purchase tickets at Chateau on the Lake Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. or call 888-333-5253.