Christmas at Dolly Parton's Stampede in Branson, MO

Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction1525 W. Hwy. 76Branson, MO 65616
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Overview

Featuring a festive holiday show and a delicious four-course feast, the Dixie Stampede Christmas Dinner & Show is perfect for families and groups of all ages. This exciting performance includes old-fashioned holiday costumes, traditional music, lights, elves and a live nativity. The feast includes Southern favorites, like rotisserie chicken, barbecue pork, home-style biscuits and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Branson Travel Experts
  • Dinner is meant to be eaten with your hands.
  • Silverware is not provided; bring your own if preferred.
  • Arrive early for the pre-show to guarantee good seats.
  • Children under the age of 3 are free only if they sit in a parent's lap and eat from their plate.
  • Walk the equestrian stables to meet the horse talent after the show.
  • Leftovers from the four-course feast can be taken to-go.
  • Vegetarian meals available upon request.
  • Bring cash to tip servers and purchase souvenir photo.
  • Keep your dinner handi-wipe towelette for after dessert.
  • Show includes ring of fire trick-riding stunts and interactive audience participation competitions like chicken races and “horse” racing.
  • Performances include the Waltz of the Belles of the Ball and a Patriotic Americana finale.

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Insights from Reserve Direct's own team members

Diana K.

A holiday tradition for our family. There were 25 of us this year! Everyone loves the horses, dinner, and amazing show! We go early to see the horses in their stalls and get good pre-show seats in their carriage room. Dolly isn't there in-person but the riders and servers are super nice like her. A good value and treasured time.

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Description

from Dolly Parton's Christmas Stampede Dinner Attraction
Celebrate A Christmas Tradition
In November and December, the Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction transforms into a holiday celebration including a live Nativity, with three kings atop camels, holiday music, a visit from Santa and a four-course yuletide feast.

Presenting the bright musical fantasy, “The Magic of Toys”. One Christmas night, the Sugar Plum Fairy appears in a sleepy toyshop and magically brings all the toys to life in a musical celebration. Highlighted by a stunning aerial display and set to the unforgettable music of the Nutcracker, “The Magic of Toys” will delight the kid in you and every member of your family.

Show Times: 5:30 pm & 8:00 pm
Added 12:30 pm & 3:00 pm Matinees on select dates.

Main arena show times are shown above. Please arrive an hour before to enjoy the beautiful horsewalk and Carriage Room pre-show.

Please Note: Seating sections are submitted to Dolly Parton's Stampede as requests and while they honor requests they do not guarantee location due to varied party sizes and theater occupancy.

Important Security Information
For the safety and enjoyment of our guests, we recommend that they arrive early. May conduct bag searches and/or electronic scans upon entry of the building, so please do not bring any unnecessary items.

Reserve Branson Customer Reviews

47 Reviews
Larry Bernhardt
1 Review
"Good and bad"
November, 2017
The show was very good. Food was great. The way they seat you and the very cramped space at the top row seats was a very bad experience . Overall I would not got back because of the confusion and lack of concern for elderly and disabled folks. Felt like being herded in like livestock.
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Jim G.
Little Rock, AR
2 Reviews
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"Delicious dinner; excellent service; good show."
November, 2015
For the price and all that you get, including a nice pre-show, you can't beat choosing the Dixie Stampede! We really enjoyed our time here. The food is delicious, and the servers are excellent.
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Tip: Non-alcoholic drinks only; hot hand towels afterward your meal!

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Jamie Tyler
Girard, KS
9 Reviews
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"We come every year"
August, 2015
We attend the show every year! The show may not change; however, we don't mind. The food is absolutely wonderful and the service is great!
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Tip: Come hungry, leave happy!

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lori shellenberger
holden, MO
2 Reviews
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"Great Show"
July, 2015
Fun show and well worth the money...lots of food too!
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LeAnn Sanders
Biscoe, AR
3 Reviews
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"Dixie Stampede"
February, 2015
This was awesome!!! My 10 and 9 year old loved it!
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George Field
Gilbert, MN
1 Review
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"Just an excelent trip!! By George!"
February, 2015
Dixie Stampede a great show, with a fun preshow! The girl in the barrel, how do they do that? Just good wholesome entertainment.
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Tip: Take an extra day or two to fill your dreams.

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Debbie Garrett
Beaufort, MO
1 Review
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"Dixie Stampede Christmas Dinner & Show"
February, 2015
I loved the Christmas show. It was magical and it even snowed. The food was hot and delicious.and the drinks (non-alcoholic) flowed freely. The waiter was quick a me efficient. Don't forget to tip as they worked really really hard. We will be going back next time we visit Branson for their regular show.
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Julie Hallmark
Crossett, AR
2 Reviews
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"Love!Love!Love!"
January, 2015
We love this show and the food is outstanding! Kids ages from 1-100 will love this show. It's worthy seeing every season.
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Tip: Be sure to go hungry and don't fill up in the carriage room. The main meal is sooooo good!

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Katybreed
Yukon, Oklahoma
"Amazing show, amazing food!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 17, 2018 NEW
The food is INCREDIBLE the chicken and potatoes and everything is great but now I am a vegetarian and the vegetarian option isn’t great. That’s the only reason I didn’t give the last star. It’s just pasta with some vegetables in it and it’s not bad just a bit bland. Although you also get the side dishes that come with the normal meal and they are delicious. The show itself is great and very entertaining. Iv gone with both my family and friends and everyone enjoys it.the servers are all very nice as well. Definitely reccomend.
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betsyschmidt2017
Kansas City, Missouri
"NYE 2017"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 16, 2018 NEW
We went to see the Dixie Stampede Christmas Show and it was excellent! I want to go back and see the regular show next summer. The food and service were great as well.
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Camella J
"Stampede Christmas "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 13, 2018 NEW
Pictures from the Christmas show. My family enjoyed the show and the food is awesome. If you leave hungry, you are the only one to blame.
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mmmathews
Mount Vernon, Ohio
"Group Dinner & Show- Christmas"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 11, 2018 NEW
YeeHaw~ Dolly does it again. First, the staff & servers at the Stampede were outstanding and certainly knew how to cater to our older customers. It was pretty easy to follow directions to get to our seats, and although the seating isn't the most comfortable, the views were great and the show was entertaining! The talent is wonderful. I highly recommend this experience.
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Luzali17
Maryville, Tennessee
"Sitting accommodations are the worst i ever experienced for the price"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed January 10, 2018 NEW
The show is incredible!, loved to see the variety of animals and the customer service is pretty good. But the sitting accommodations are awful for the restricted space you have or I should say that you don't have between attendees. My husband and I attended and i had to seat kind of sideways to give him more space, so he could move his arms and not to be so close to the other attendee. Even, if no food will be served the sitting space is not merely enough to seat confortable. My husband left 5 minutes after the show started because he started having crumps on his legs. He received a total reimbursement of what he paid, which for that reason I mentioned at the beginning that the customer service is pretty good.. I stayed and enjoyed the show, but I was very disappointed of the whole arena accommodations, not for that price, not for the US. I am originally from South America and not even if my home country have experienced this kind of arrangements. It's incredible to carry a business like that and get away with it. I am surprised that nobody has mentioned about this. I gues they get away because of the show, but i won't go back to any of Dolly Parton's show.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dolly Parton's Christmas Stampede Dinner Attraction

What is the seating for this show?
The theater will assign your row as best available in the general section. This does not include the preferred section.


Is there a pre-show guests should be aware of at the Dixie Stampede?
Yes. The Carriage Room Show features the Comedy of Dick Franco just prior to the main arena Dixie Stampede spectacular. It features juggling and hilarious comedy. Arrive an hour before the main arena show time to stroll the beautiful horsewalk and enjoy the Carriage Room Show. The pre-show begins 50 minutes before the scheduled show time.


Are visitors allowed to meet & greet the performers at the Dixie Stampede Show?
Riders and horses stay at the rail after the show to greet guests and sign autographs. The horses are also available for viewing throughout the day at the Dixie Stampede Horsewalk.


Are cameras, audio or video recording allowed at the show?
No, cameras and recording devices are not allowed. Dixie Stampede has professional photographers on-site who take your family or group photo at the beginning of your Dixie Stampede experience. They deliver the photos to your seat, where you have the option to purchase or not, plus online access so you can email your Dixie Stampede photo to friends and loved ones.


What type of meal is served at the Dixie Stampede Dinner Show?
The fabulous four-course feast includes a hot homemade biscuit, our original creamy vegetable soup, whole rotisserie chicken, hickory smoked barbecue pork loin, corn on the cob, herb-basted potato wedges, apple turnover for dessert, plus all the coffee, tea, or Pepsi you like. 


Vegetarian meals are available by special request with advance notice. The vegetarian meal includes garden vegetable pasta, original creamy vegetable soup, corn on the cob, herb-basted potato wedge, homemade biscuit and dessert. The gluten free meal consists of no soup, biscuit or apple turnover. They replace those items with a steamed vegetable melody. And if you love our Creamy Vegetable Soup or chicken seasoning, they’re available as a take-home mix in our gift shop!

What is the length of your intermission?
There is no intermission at the Dixie Stampede Dinner & Show. However, there is a 15-minute break between the Carriage Room pre-show & the main arena spectacular.


What is the size of the Dixie Stampede Theater?
The performance arena is 35,000 square feet.


How many rows constitute the Dixie Stampede Theater?
The arena features dinner seating and there are 6 rows total, allowing great visibility from all areas.


Approximately how long is the Dixie Stampede Dinner Show?
The show is approximately 2 ½ hours long.


Is preferred seating available?
In order to reserve preferred seating, you must contact the show directly.


If my child is 3 years or younger and is considered a lap child do they get a plate of food?
No. For a child to reserve their own food a child's ticket must be purchased. 


What type of parking do you have?
Parking is all level. Group drop off, motorcoach & handicapped parking are located right up front. General parking allows guests to stroll the beautiful horsewalk and meet the 4-legged stars of the show.


What type of handicap seating/accessibility do you have?
Same level handicap seating is available near our restrooms. The handicap seating is located on the top row of the theater to allow easy access to restroom facilities and seating with no stairs. Wireless headsets and ASL interpreters are available for hearing impaired guests. Advance notice is required.


Does Dolly Parton visit the Dixie Stampede?
Yes, Dolly does visit on occasion, although she’s a very busy lady. Luckily, Dolly appears in the show nightly through the magic of video.


Are booster seats available?
Yes, booster seats are available but a child's ticket must be purchased to use one.


Does Dixie Stampede provide sign language interpreters?
Yes. They require a two week notice, though. The cost of the interpreter is covered by Dixie Stampede.