Have a Blast at the Grand Jubilee Christmas Show

The holidays in Branson are filled with incredible performers putting on special Christmas-themed shows complete with festive decor, beautiful Christmas trees and holiday music.

Some of the most enthusiastic of those that boldly celebrate the season are the cast members of the Grand Jubilee show at Grand Country Music Hall. The regular show is particularly high-paced and energetic but the Grand Jubilee Christmas is even more so!

Familiar Christmas melodies will have you singing along while the tremendous cast delights you with impeccable choreography, tight harmonies and hilarious comedy acts that will have you keeled over with laughter.

This fast-paced show never seems to miss a beat and  you’ll love every second of it. So come out to Grand Country Square and celebrate the holidays with the cast of the Grand Jubilee.

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

Grand Country Music Hall is at 1945 W. 76 Country Blvd., Branson, just down the road from God and Country Theatre.

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.

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.

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.

Party With The Haygoods This Christmas

The Haygoods Christmas show is truly an action-packed way to spend the holidays in Branson with a high energy production from six incredibly talented siblings.

The Haygoods Show has Branson visitors raving about the spirited stage presence of each and every one of these siblings. This group of entertainers will have your eyes glued to the stage for the entire show! You’ll enjoy this family perform on more than 20 different instruments while incorporating original choreography and incredible vocals.

The Christmas show features well-known holiday tunes arranged to match the charisma and incredible musicianship of this amazing group.

With more than 10,000 concerts, The Haygoods have entertained more than 5 million people and this phenomenal show is definitely one you don’t want to miss.

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



Top 4 Holiday Activities in Branson

Branson offers plenty of fun activities for the whole family during the holiday season. Here are some of the top holiday activities in the area that are sure to make for a fantastic winter vacation to the Ozarks!

Drive through the Trail of Lights

The Shepherd of the Hills Trail of Lights is a drive-through lights display featuring two and a half miles of animated lights displays. The kids will love seeing all the eccentric characters and twinkling lights and you’ll even receive coupons for free cups of hot cocoa or cider at the gift shop once you exit the Trail of Lights. After you enjoy your warm beverage, head to the top of Inspiration Tower where you can look out across the many fantastic Christmas lights glittering all over the Branson area.


See a Christmas  show

Branson’s popular shows are great year round, but during the holiday season they are especially delightful. With fabulous lights and decorations and incredible music that welcomes the holiday season with warmth, Branson visitors love Christmas! Try Dixie Stampede’s Christmas Show for a holiday cowboy good time or Christmas Wonderland at King’s Castle Theatre for a lavish production that takes you all the way from the North Pole to California!

Silver Dollar City

There’s so much to see and do at Silver Dollar City’s An Old Time Christmas! With traditional vendors, thousands of Christmas lights, a five-story decorated Christmas tree in the square and all your favorite Silver Dollar City rides and coasters, there’s no lack of exciting adventures to be had here. New to 2014 is the Holly Jolly Christmas Parade featuring life-size lovable characters, dozens of floats and the one and only Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.


Finishing up your Christmas shopping? Branson has you covered. From the diverse array of flea shops and vintage markets to more than 100 specialty stores at the Branson Landing, shopping options here are endless! Stop by the Grand Village and pick up great stocking stuffers and decor for your home at Kringles Christmas Shop, head to The Shoppes at Branson Meadows or Branson Hills Plaza for big name stores mixed in with some local shops. And don’t forget about historic downtown Branson where you’ll find dozens of locally owned boutiques like the Cowgirl Clad Co., Crain Creations Gallery, Dick’s 5 & 10 and so much more.