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Christmas in Branson, Missouri may not be how you would normally consider spending your Christmas vacation, but we think it should be.  Cool winter nights spent partaking in traditional Christmas activities will become a unique adventure when you spend those nights in a cozy cabin with lake views, a fireplace, and sparkling lights on a Christmas tree.  An Ozark Mountain Christmas is a special one that everyone should be able to experience at least once in their lifetimes!  Below is a list of Christmas time activities guaranteed to delight all members of your family!


Take in a show

Branson is known as the Live Music Capital of the World, so it only seems right to spend some of your vacation watching Christmas themed musical acts!  Billy Dean’s “Let them be little” Christmas is a show your entire family will enjoy…and don’t be surprised when you find yourself humming his songs hours later. Voted Branson’s best Christmas show 7 years in a row, you will experience a Christmas wonderland in the Hughes Brothers Christmas Show.  And prepare to be dazzled by Christmas Wonderland and its magical sleigh ride of singing and dancing elves.  Branson does Christmas right.


All Aboard!

Starting weekends in November, The Branson Scenic Railway becomes Santa’s Polar Express!  Christmas Carolers sing as Santa moves throughout the cabins, passing out a special gift for children who believe.  This magical expedition lasts an hour and 15 minutes – and the memories will last a lifetime.


The Adoration Celebration

Branson does Christmas in a big way…and the 28 foot high Nativity Scene located high atop Mount Branson has its lighting ceremony, followed by a parade through town, the first Sunday in December.  Celebrate the true meaning of Christmas as we have year after year since 1949.  It’s a moving experience.


Silver Dollar City’s AMAZING Light Show

Featuring 5 million lights, 1000 Christmas trees (including a five story high talking one!) only a Scrooge could visit this amusement park without feeling the Christmas spirit!  Kids of all ages will ooh and ah over this breathtaking seasonal extravaganza!  Feast on prime rib in the reunion hall or just wander the streets of Silver Dollar City while humming Christmas songs.  Bring your camera, this show deserves to be immortalized on film!


Just the start!

Celebrating Christmas in Branson will be an experience you won’t soon forget – and one you just might want to repeat next year and the year after that!  Twinkle lights, Christmas parades, nativity scenes…these are just a sample of what occurs during an Ozark Mountain Christmas.  Why not book your vacation today and discover the magic that is Branson during Christmas?  Sunset Nightly Rentals has a Christmas cabin just waiting for your Christmas tree…all you need to do is provide the presents!

There’s just something special about a winter in Branson, Missouri, otherwise known as The Live Music Show Capital of the World…especially the nearer to Christmas you get!  The 3 beautiful lakes (Table Rock, Tanycomo & Bull Shoals) are even more beautiful on a crisp, winter day; when the weather gets too cold to be outside, you can go inside and explore the different museums…including the World’s Largest Toy Museum…you can dine at the many fine dining establishments and visit our local Winery…the list goes on and on…and that’s just for standard winter activities!  As you get nearer to the Christmas season, there are so many special events taking place, you just might have to come back a few years in a row to view them all!


More than Just a Country Music Mecca

Featuring live shows of all sorts, from a cappella to variety shows, there’s always something fun and exciting going on at the different venues.  If you’re here through Christmas, why not check out our Christmas on the Trail Chuck wagon Dinner show?  Your Christmas meal will be served off an 1800’s chuck wagon as you sing along to all your favorite Christmas carols…ending with a trip through the trail of lights…a great time will be had by all!  New Year’s weekend Legends in Concert will be performing at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater…for 2 hours straight you can listen to the music that moved you as a child…Whitney Houston, Liberace, The Blues Brothers…etc., etc., etc. Or, if you want to experience the ULTIMATE in Entertainment experience, you can’t pass over it at the Hughes Brothers Theatre.  What kind of name is “it” you ask?  It’s a tiny name for a gigantic show!  With over 50 performers you are going to be awe struck from the opening beats to the lingering echoes of the finally notes drifting away into the alcoves.  Check out to learn more about these shows…and all the others they have planned throughout the next year!


Christmas IS the Most Wonderful Time of the Year When You Visit Branson!

From 5 million light, light shows to The Adoration Scene, to the Shepherd of the Hills Trail of Lights, Branson, Missouri takes Christmas celebrations to new highs!  Silver Dollar City offers a Christmas spectacular with over 5 million lights, a Christmas light parade, 2 musical productions, 1000 Christmas trees, including the 5-Story Special Effects Christmas Tree…so much Christmas joy your hearts will grow a size or two!  The Adoration Scene brings us back to our childhoods…remembering the thrill of when this 28 foot-tall nativity stand was erected each year and the spectacular lighting ceremony that accompanied it.  Since 1949 (It had to be rebuilt in 2012) the first Sunday in December is the day our town lights the Nativity, followed by the Adoration Parade and for an hour or two, we all celebrate the true meaning of Christmas…it’s a celebration that shouldn’t be missed!