A huge cheer is going up around the country with the announcement that Daniel O’Donnell is bringing his Christmas show to Branson in 2018. Christmas with Daniel opens November 1 and runs through December 1, 2018, at The Welk Resort Theatre in Branson. O’Donnell has been doing his Christmas show in the UK for several years. The 2018 Christmas dates in Branson, Missouri, will be his only 2018 Christmas shows in the U.S.
Christmas with Daniel can truly be called a Christmas spectacular, with his orchestra, as well as a string quartet, dancers, and a large choir. The stage overflows with talented musicians and entertainers. And the sets are incredible! Beautiful period costumes, lavish lighting, an operating fireplace, massive Christmas trees – extravagantly decorated indoor trees, “snow” covered outdoor trees – in a gorgeous English country setting. O’Donnell remarked, “Just thinking about all the Christmas trees, the fireplace, costumes, backdrops, street lamps … getting all that to the middle of America…it’s a wee bit daunting to be sure. But I’m so looking forward to sharing the marvelous music and holiday cheer of Christmas with my fans in the U.S. in 2018!”
Christmas music is festive and fun, creating a myriad of dance scenes and children’s numbers. Christmas tunes can also be poignant and heartfelt, romantic. O’Donnell’s melodious voice and his engaging presence on stage have made him a popular singer and entertainer around the world. In 2012 he became first artist ever to have a different album on the British charts every year for 25 consecutive years. (Think about that. Every year, for 25 years!)
All this magic is on stage at the beautiful Welk Resort Theatre, with its roomy and comfortable seating, state-of-the-art lighting and sound. It’s a wonderful resort with newly redecorated rooms, a long list of amenities, including a restaurant on property.
Daniel O’Donnell, the charismatic Irish singer who grew up in County Donegal in Ulster, is a household name in Ireland and all over the UK. He became an American sensation with his seven PBS specials. O’Donnell has had 18 albums in Billboard’s Top 20 World Music Album Charts. O’Donnell’s shows frequently sell out weeks or months ahead of time.
His tour dates read like a travel itinerary: London, Nottingham, Glasgow, Vancouver, Chicago, Branson. And of course all over Ireland, cities with lyrical names like Limerick, Galway, Ballyconnell, Kilkenny, Cork, and many more. Christmas with Daniel has been on stage at Prince Albert Hall in London.
In Branson, local choirs will be a part of Christmas with Daniel. Tickets are on sale now for the 2018 dates, November 1 through December 1, 2018!