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.