Branson, MO got a nice write up for its Christmas spirit by the Travel Channel. In an article entitled “The Most Christmasy Places in America”, Branson is the first of seven destinations that take “the Christmas spirit to new levels.” The Ozark Mountain Festival of Lights and the great Christmas shows are just a part of what got Branson noticed:
The city of Branson is nestled in the Ozark Mountains […] Once a dying lumber town, Branson is now the country’s live entertainment capital. It is home to scores of theaters and resort hotels that appeal to tourists year-round. And during that most wonderful time of the year, the hotels, theaters and townspeople all come together to produce the Ozark Mountain Festival of Lights.
The festival starts November 1, and lasts six weeks, drawing about a million and a half visitors. This year marks the festival’s 60th Annual Adoration Parade — a big, old-fashioned Christmas parade with over 50 bands and floats passing through the streets of historic downtown Branson.
Source: Travel Channel