December in Branson is something magical – filled with the holiday spirit, covered in lights and trees, and wrapped in glittery tinsel and ornaments! Before the season’s over, make sure you don’t miss out on the magic of an Ozark Mountain Christmas. Check out the best of Branson’s events and attractions for the month of December, and come celebrate Christmas with us!
An Old Time Christmas
Silver Dollar City announces an EVEN BIGGER & BRIGHTER CHRISTMAS, debuting an all-new, 8-story, state-of-the-art Christmas Tree — the centerpiece to the new JOY ON TOWN SQUARE.
The custom-designed, towering tree will soar 80 feet into the night sky, featuring hundreds of thousands of dancing high-resolution lights with infinite ability to combine color, music, light and animated imagery. The designers, global leaders in high-tech lighting, say there will be no other experience like it on the planet!
The new Joy On Town Square will include illumination of the Square’s buildings, trees and landscape, immersing guests in an even greater Christmas adventure. Together, the new tree’s output, along with the enhanced Square experience, will equal more than 1 Million LED lights!
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Miracle of Christmas
Christmas memories jump to life in this brand-new sensory experience, as the “Miracle of Christmas”, comes to Branson, Missouri. As the aroma of special holiday treats fills the air, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with characters and animals from the Nativity story. The Theatre will be grandly decorated with lights, greenery, Nativity scenes and a spectacular thirty-foot Christmas tree.
But all of the holiday finery is only a prelude to the thrilling story of Christmas – Jesus the Messiah coming to earth in human form. “Miracle of Christmas” is the touching story of kings, angels and a simple, faithful couple used by God. After decades of crushing Roman rule, the Hebrew people are losing hope. When will the promised Messiah come? Into the midst of this turmoil, young Mary is told she will bear God’s son. Angels in heaven proclaim his birth; humble shepherds and regal kings pay him homage. Clearly this is no ordinary child! But who is he – really? Is he the Messiah, our Savior? Who can even believe such a thing! Witness the story that is central to the season, brought to life with high drama, awe-inspiring special effects and live animals. Rejoice with your whole family as the true meaning of Christmas unfolds right before your eyes!
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Shepherd of the Hills Trail of Lights
The Trail of Lights is celebrating 30 years, this year, as Branson’s longest running and favorite drive-thru! This attraction is filled with millions of multi-colored Christmas lights, and themed and animated displays, winding its way through the 160-acre Shepherd of the Hills Homestead. Come enjoy a Branson favorite Christmas tradition!
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Santa’s Pancakes and PJs Cruise
It’s fun for the whole family when Santa & His Helpers, The North Pole Toy Soldier and Holiday Sugar Plum Fairies take over the Showboat Branson Belle with magical activities and an unforgettable show you’ll be talking about until bedtime! Best of all, little ones are encouraged to experience the fun in their favorite Christmas Jammies!
Prior to cruising, follow your map throughout the Showboat as you search for the Sugar Plum Fairy Sweet Stops, visit the Captain in the Wheelhouse and receive a special gift, stop by and see Santa’s Helpers for face painting and complete your Christmas Wish List and place it in the Toy Soldiers Mail Box for immediate delivery to the big man himself. Next, set sail on Table Rock Lake and enjoy a great breakfast that includes Story Time, a Sing-A-Long and a festive stage show featuring music, dance, comedy and more!
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Moonlight Madness at Tanger Outlets
Get ready for Tanger’s biggest sale of the year! Shop the Moonlight Madness sales event starting on Thursday, Thanksgiving Night!
Doors open at 6:00 PM and stay open all night long!
It’s time to get into gear. Stamina…check! Coupons…check! Comfortable shoes…check! Be prepared to save on your favorite designer brands. Find exclusive, After Thanksgiving deals starting at 6:00 PM and continue throughout the entire weekend, November 28th – December 1st.
Access the special store offers available Thanksgiving night starting at 6PM and All Weekend long!
Winter Wonderland at Still Waters Resort
Enjoy thrilling Christmas themed giant inflatables that are sure to put the thrill into the holiday season. Fly though the Winter Toboggan Ride, climb to new heights with the Polar Bear Slide, and enjoy the Cabin in the Snow bounce house and more! If adventure is what you seek, our inflatables won’t disappoint!
Visit Liberty Plaza early in the evening to have your picture taken with Santa, decorate gingerbread houses for a contest, and enjoy yummy Christmas treats!
If you’ve ever asked yourself the question, “What happened to Christmas?” this inspirational community event is the answer you’ve been seeking. The Branson community gathers on this special day to set aside our individual aspirations and celebrate the true meaning of the Christmas season. It is our chance to stop and reflect on the beauty of the Christmas story that still inspires people today.
On this special night, no one is in the limelight and no organization is promoted, only an overwhelming outpouring of community and celebration as we come together to honor the story of Christmas. The parade has dozens of bands and floats, with awards being given out to various divisions. The lighting ceremony consists of lighting up the giant Nativity scene that sits atop Mt. Branson. Various activities such as caroling take place.
Breakfast with Santa at Chateau on the Lake
This year, you can have breakfast with Santa at Chateau on the Lake, Joe’s Crab Shack, Grand Country and Branson Recplex!
Santa and Pancakes at Shepherd of the Hills
What better way to celebrate Christmas time than with a Santa and Pancakes! The Shepherd of the Hills homestead has been magically transformed into the North Pole where you’ll feast on a pancake breakfast with all the toppings & trimmings!
Plus, enjoy the BEST Christmas show EVER geared for the entire family with Santa too! That’s right, you can join Santa, Mrs. Claus, Santa’s helper, & the elves where they are preparing for the big night with all sorts of holiday mayhem that’s guaranteed to delight & tickle the funny bone of everyone! Join us for pure Christmas fun & our Santa & Pancakes and presents too!