Many tourists spending a wonderful vacation in Branson always include a visit to many traditional Christmas attractions to feel the true spirit of the holiday season as most of the places feature dazzling Christmas decorations.
Christmas in Branson is celebrated in every corner during the holiday season. For some who want to celebrate Christmas with wholesome fun and excitement, you must visit these 5 traditional Christmas attractions in Branson.
1. Silver Dollar City's "An Old Time Christmas" is the perfect example of a traditional Christmas attraction in Branson. Anyone visiting the place will truly feel the true spirit of Christmas in Branson. Once you are inside the popular theme park, you will know there’s no place like Branson for the holidays. The theme park is transformed into a glittering Christmas wonderland, decorated with over 6.5 million brilliant lights – such a wonderful sight to behold for the entire family. Thousands of Christmas trees are lined with lights, and everywhere you look, you’re reminded of the real reason for this glorious season.
Speaking of Christmas trees, you will truly be fascinated with the 5-story special effects tree on the square – a brilliant attraction at the park! This giant Christmas tree features a synchronized light and music show at intervals throughout each evening, a captivating sight that you won’t forget. “Old Time Christmas” at Silver Dollar City reminds every visitor of the traditional Christmas celebration. Weather permitting, you can enjoy more than 30 thrilling rides and attractions at the park and don’t miss Christmas shopping at Jingle Bell Junction where you can find many specialty items related to the holiday season.
2. Ozark Mountain Christmas in Branson is another traditional attraction in Branson where you can see thousands of dazzling lights glowing in every direction. Famous local entertainers and celebrities fill Branson's stages and you see people falling in line at some theaters while others going to shopping places to fill their shopping bags. Branson is home to many shows that are completely dedicated to the holidays and nearly every theater in Branson incorporates Christmas music into at least half of the performance.
The shows at most theaters feature traditional Christmas music, carols, and hymns, sounds from the past and sounds from today. Most of the shows feature spectacular Christmas displays, fantastic costumes, astounding choreography, and more. The true spirit of Christmas can be felt everywhere you go.
3. 'Most Wonderful Time of Year' Parade is one of traditional Christmas attractions in Branson which will be held at Branson Landing from the first week of November through the end of December from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. This annual “Most Wonderful Time of Year Parade” is dedicated to Mr. Christmas himself, the late Andy Williams. During this event, you will see many of Branson entertainers gather together at Branson Landing to join the holiday parade.
After the parade, you will see dozen live performances from the main stage in front of the Branson Landing promenade near the spectacular fountains. Don’t miss the chance to see the grand finale that everyone wants to enjoy. Santa and Mrs. Claus will make their appearance at this parade to greet all the guests. People in attendance can also hear their favorite Christmas carols as well as see the Christmas tree lights at the promenade after the parade.
4. The Trail of Lights at the Shepherd of the Hills is another traditional Christmas attraction in Branson where visitors will truly enjoy s a drive-thru animation display that will transport you into the heart of the holiday season. The drive-thru winds its way through the historic 160-acre Shepherd of the Hills Homestead, and you will travel down to the famous "Trail that Nobody Knows How Old" into a holiday wonderland. The drive-thru display starts on November 1st and ends on December 31st. The lights are open from 5:30 pm until 10:30 pm (every day except Sundays).
5. Annual Adoration Parade & Lighting Ceremony is also a traditional Christmas attraction in Branson where you can celebrate the true meaning of the holiday season. This is your chance to stop and reflect on the beauty of the Christmas story that still inspires folks today. The ceremony starts with the annual lighting of the largest area nativity scene overlooking Lake Taneycomo at dusk, then The Adoration Parade starts at the Branson Convention Center's south parking lot and will wind its way through Historic Downtown Branson and can be best viewed along Commercial Street.
Many of the traditional Christmas attractions in Branson are some of the reasons why many visitors love to visit the place during the holiday season.