Have a Holly Jolly Branson Christmas!

Blake RobbinsCommunity, Family

Have you been out and about to experience the Christmas magic happening here in Branson? Our community sure knows how to get in the Christmas spirit! Whether you are looking for an adventure outside or don’t want to leave your cozy car, there are plenty of opportunities for you and your family to make memories this holiday season. 

Shepherd of the Hills is a local favorite! Outstanding Christmas lights pave the way for you and your family to choose from a plethora of activities like writing a letter to Santa, diving into the gingerbread bounce house, or enjoying the NEW hayride through the lights. Live music fills the homestead on the weekends, and Santa will be there with bells on every day until the 23rd! Wait there’s more! Millions of twinkling lights and animated displays fill the drive through Trail of Lights, with a free hot cocoa afterwards through Cocoa for a Cause. 

You can find a few other magical drive through light displays around town. The Promise Land Zoo not only has a two mile display, but also has an opportunity to meet Santa and live reindeer. Deck to Halls at Big Cedar Lodge is a drive through nature trail with an option to take the tram to experience the expanded display. Branson’s Lights of Joy is a 2022 winner of the Best of Branson and each car that visits receives a free program with savings on local Christmas shows. If you’d prefer an aerial view of our lit up town, Branson Helicopter Tours has got you covered – just watch out for Santa flying by on his sleigh!

As America’s Christmas Tree Capitol, local businesses and residents have teamed up to create the Christmas Tree Tour. Each year, more and more decked out trees have been added. This year, cozy up in your car, blast the Christmas tunes, and mozy around town with your family and experience over 700 unique and beautiful Christmas trees! 

Don’t forget to put a star on the tour map next to the iconic Christmas tree at Silver Dollar City’s Old Time Christmas! Get lost in the mesmerizing display of the 8 story tree coming to life while the lights of Town Square dance around you. Warm up with a hot chocolate and enjoy the 6.5 million lights that fill the theme park. The breathtaking live shows are fun for the whole family – Coming Home for Christmas is new this year in Red Gold Heritage Hall. You can’t leave without waving to Rudolph as he leads the Holly Jolly Christmas Light Parade!

Branson is such a  wonderful place to create sweet memories with family that will last a lifetime! These are just a few of the opportunities Branson has to help make this holiday season special. The local team at The Robbins Group is wishing you a very Merry Christmas and blessings going into the New Year!


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