Christmas at Dolly Parton's Stampede in Branson, MO

Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction1525 W. Hwy. 76Branson, MO 65616
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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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from Christmas At Dolly Parton’s Stampede
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

62 Reviews
Christy Mayfield
Longview, TX
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Must See!"
February, 2018
Dixie Stampede is a MUST SEE when going to Branson!
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Tip: Come Hungry!

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Sandra Bucher
Bull Shoals,, AR
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Country entertainment"
February, 2018
The pre-show was done very well and was entertaining with Blue Grass music. The dinner was very good just not expecting to eat with my fingers. The show was very good and entertaining. Great family atmosphere. The costumes for the entertainers as well as the animals were extremely well done. Everything throughout the area was very well maintained. The staff was very pleasant and helpful.
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Tip: Your meal is served with no flatware. May want to bring plastic flatware. The dinner is a fingerfood meal. Just a preference.

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Reserve Branson Customer
Rogers, AR
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great family experience"
February, 2018
We had a wonderful time with our family! It was the highlight of our Branson get away trip. One major downside was that the server behind our row continuously would bump into our chairs with no regard spilling water on myself while I drank. It happened time and time again. We even brought it to his attention. He clearly knew bec he had to have felt the chair he kept running into.
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Charles Logan
Fort Smith, AR
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great event! Our son has Autism and wanted to see the Dixie Stampede so bad. It wa one of his Christmas presents!"
February, 2018
We had a great time and Reserve Branson was so great to work with! We will use them again.
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Heath Welch
Raymore , MO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Dixy stampede"
February, 2018
Had a great time till my sons asthma got so bad we had to leave. We think it was an allergic reaction to the dust and horses.
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Tip: Be aware what happened to us

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Randy Flowers
Harrison, AR
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"An Amazing Show"
February, 2018
This year we took two of our friends to the Christmas show in 2017. It was an amazing show with the beautiful story of Jesus Christ!!!
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Tip: Just sit back and enjoy the amazing show!!!

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Michael Stogsdill
Cabot, AR
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awsome for family fun"
February, 2018
We have been going for the past few years. And enjoy the show and atmosphere. U will c us at the end of the year
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Tip: Take winter and summer clothes. Because u never know

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Melissa Tate
Thayer, MO
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great holiday experience!"
February, 2018
This year we decided on a Christmas experience instead of Christmas presents. The kids LOVED the Dixie Stampede and the food was delicious!
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Tip: Dinner is served without utensils and there’s a lot of it!

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Kassandra L
Miami, Florida
"Spectacular show and great service"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 21, 2018 NEW
Caleb was truly a rockstar and he was on top of each portion of the show. He was energetic and happy. Thanks for making it a great experience!
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"Overrated! "
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed April 21, 2018 NEW
Pre show was good. The riders were talented. Our server, Bre, was attentive and hard working. Dinner rolls and corn on the cob were appreciated! That's where the positive stops. There was no clear story to follow. The competition between north and south was silly. The jokes were not funny. The pasta/vegetarian dish was tasteless; It consisted of boiled pasta and broccoli. We saw five shows in Branson. This was the only one that did not live up to the hype. I was bored through most of it.
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Norman, Oklahoma
"Good "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 20, 2018 NEW
I gave this three stars because the food was very good our server was very polite the pre-show was outstanding but the show itself was a big disappointment hardly any rodeo at all no rope tricks nothing that we expected was a very Almost Boring type show there is much better shows in Branson than this
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San Antonio, Texas
"Southside Baptist Church, San Antonio Tx"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 19, 2018 NEW
Our group of 55 visited the 5:30 performance on April 10 th. Everyone love the pre show and were very excited and overjoyed with the main event. The meal was outstanding. Easy access for our bus and we were met by two very informative greeters that had our tickets ready to go. They escorted our group into the theater entrance and were very helpful to all of us. The location was very clean and easy access for our one physically impaired member that was using an electric scooter. The main event was outstanding and was lived by our entire group. Thank you for making us feel right a home.
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Natalie F
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 19, 2018 NEW
You donMt want to miss this attraction while here in Branson! It is full of love entertainment, horse shows and singing! You can’t go wrong! Go there! You won’t be disappointed!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Christmas At Dolly Parton’s Stampede

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 Dolly Parton's Stampede?
Yes. The Carriage Room Show features the Comedy of Dick Franco just prior to the main arena show. 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 Dolly Parton's Stampede?
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 Dolly Parton's Stampede Horsewalk.

Are cameras, audio or video recording allowed at the show?
No, cameras and recording devices are not allowed. Dolly Parton's Stampede has professional photographers on-site who take your family or group photo at the beginning of your 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 Dolly Parton's Stampede photo to friends and loved ones.

What type of meal is served at Dolly Parton's Stampede?
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. However, there is a 15-minute break between the Carriage Room pre-show & the main arena spectacular.

What is the size of Dolly Parton's Stampede Theater?
The performance arena is 35,000 square feet.

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

Approximately how long is Dolly Parton's 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 Dolly Parton's 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 Dolly Parton's Stampede provide sign language interpreters?
Yes. They require a two week notice, though. The cost of the interpreter is covered by Dolly Parton's Stampede.