Silver Dollar City has some big plans in the works for the 2011 season. After a great 50th season, the park is adding several new things to its family-friendly line-up of attractions and shows for its 51st season.

Half Dollar Holler is a new, special tree-top attraction geared towards kids 4-7. They will be able to climb, swing and play in sand, among other features.
WorldFest, scheduled to start April 7, 2011, will feature several new acts including performers from Russia, Canada, India, Slovenia, Ireland and more.
KidsFest will feature the “Flying Wallendas” in June.
The September National Harvest Festival will feature a lumberjack show.
The park’s hand-carved carousel will also return for the 2011 season will all new woodland creatures on board.
Silver Dollar City in Branson is the place for family fun in the Ozarks.

There are plenty of ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Branson, Missouri. Many of the shows perform special New Year’s Eve shows to commemorate the night, complete with party favors, food and beverages. Branson shows performing on New Year’s include:

The Acrobats of China – Celebrating the Chinese New Year: Starting at 9pm, the amazing Acrobats of China will feature the acts that make their show one of the most popular in Branson. The celebration includes traditional Chinese hor d’oeuvers, sparkling non-alcoholic wine, party favors & hats, special Chinese souvenir and a midnight balloon drop.

Hamner Barber New Year’s Eve Fiesta: Celebrate the New Year with a Fiesta Party, complete with incredible magical illusions and hilarious comedy, plus lots of fabulous, fresh food fromQdoba Mexican Grill. The party begins at 9pm.
Jim Stafford’s New Year’s Eve Show: Spend New Year’s Eve with Jim Stafford, where the fun beings at 9:30pm and doesn’t end until after the New Year is rang in. Your evening with Jim includes a fun-filled, action packed show, guaranteed to make you feel like a kid again!
Kirby VanBurch New Years Eve Spectacular: The magical evening begins at 9pm and includes a box dinner, party favors, non-alcoholic champagne, balloon drop and more!
Legends in Concert New Years Eve Show: Spend a legendary night with the tribute artists of Legends in Concert. The fun begins at 9:30pm and features crowd favorites Reba McEntire, Lionel Richie, Buddy Holly, The Blues Brothers, and Elvis. New Years Eve show ticket includes party favors, hors d’oeuvres, seasonal beverages and a midnight celebration with the stars of Legends in Concert.
The Cat’s Pajamas New Year Eve Show: On December 31st you can ring in the New Year with good food, good laughs, great music and fun party favors with your holiday hosts The Cat’s Pajamas.
Yakov’s Moscow Circus: The New Years Eve show begins at 9:30pm and includes party favors, plenty of laughs and a countdown to midnight.
Pierce Arrow New Years Eve Show: The show begins at 9:00 p.m. on New Years Eve and includes a gourmet box meal with deli style sandwich and dessert and free celebration favors to ring in the New Year.
Haygoods New Years Eve Show: Ring in the New Year with the Haygoods, where the show begins at 9pm and features the talented Haygoods family and Cassandre – The Voice of an Angel. Delicious food will be served and there will be a New Years Eve countdown, complete with a non-alcoholic toast, balloon drop and auld lang syne music.
Mel Tillis and Pam Tillis are together again this holiday season in Branson. Their limited engagement concert series is scheduled now through December 4th at the Tri-Lakes Center.
Mel Tillis began performing in Branson in 1989, and owned his own theater for twelve years, which is now known as the Tri-Lakes Center. Since selling his theater, he has taken his show on the road, but continues to return to Branson for the Branson Christmas season.
During the special concert series, guests can except to hear holiday favorites as well as hits from their country music careers. People are also in for a good laugh as Mel Tillis is promising to do some comedy material as well.
Mel Tillis is famous for songs like “Coca Cola Cowboy,” “Ruby,” and “Detroit Cowboy.” He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007. Pam Tillis’ career hits include “Shake the Sugar Tree,” “Maybe it was Memphis” and “leopatra, Queen of Denial.”
Mel Tillis tickets are on sale now.

The Branson Gospel Music Revival will return to the area for the third time in 2011, according to the owners of YMR Music Productions.

The four-day event will change venues and is now taking place at the Tri-Lakes Center in Branson. The revival is scheduled for June 28-July 1, 2011. More than 100 gospel artists from across the country will be features, including popular artists like Beyond the Ashes, Freedom, Kenny Bishop, Dan Keeton Quartet, The Williamsons, Praise Incorporated, 2nd Generation, Jay Stone Singers, McMillan and Life, Rod Burton, Lynda Lynn, Sunday Edition and Mystery Men. Dino Kartsonakis will headline one night of the event. The SGN Scoops Diamond Awards and “Piano Jubilee” are also returning for the 3rd annual event.
Tickets for the event will go on sale this month.

The holiday season is underway in Branson MO as the city is aglow with light displays, holiday décor and Branson Christmas shows. A great place to experience the magic of the holidays is at the Branson Area Festival of Lights. This drive-through attraction, conveniently located off Shepherd of the Hills Expressway and Roark Valley Road, is a fun way to celebrate the Christmas season with family and friends.

This year’s theme is “Snowman Follies” and features a 20-ft tall snowman, animated archways, multi-colored light displays and a full soundtrack of Christmas tunes. There are more than 200 displays spanning more than a mile.
The Festival of Lights is open nightly from dusk until 11pm, now through January 2, 2011.
Admission fees for 2010:
Admission Fees for 2010
Family Vehicles – $10
Family Season Pass – $20
Mini-Coaches (12-28 seats), Church Vans and Limos – $25
Full-Size Motorcoaches – $50

The Andy Williams Christmas show, one of the most popular Branson Christmas shows in town, is currently being performed now through December 11, 2010.

The show features fantastic production numbers, a full cast of singers, dancers and costumed characters, and Andy Williams performing seasonal favorites as well as his greatest hits.

Pasha and Aliona, a husband and wife dance team will return for this season’s Christmas show, as will singer and impressionist Bob Anderson and The Warnock Sisters, four siblings who sing and dance with Williams. Plus, Dean Church performs a few pieces on his violin to help usher in the beauty of the holiday season.

This is Andy Williams’ 19th season at the Moon River Theater in Branson Missouri.

Paul Revere & The Raiders with Bill Haley’s Original Comets will perform their first holiday themed show this year. They perform at 3pm at the Moon River Theater. The show will consist of holiday carols, as well as original hits like “Kicks,” “Hungry,” “Good Thing,” “Indian Reservation,” “Rock Around the Clock” and “Shake, Rattle and Roll.”

The Elvis Experience starring Tony Roi is moving to the Andy Williams Moon River Theater for a six month run starting March 4, 2011.

The six-time Branson Entertainer of the Year offers an authentic showcase of Elvis Presley hits and performs songs from other artists that Elvis influences such as Bobby Darin, Buddy Holly, Tom Jones, Bruce Springsteen and Jackie Wilson.

Shows will take place Monday through Saturday at 7pm. Special Sunday performances are planned on May 29, July 3 and September 4.

The Elvis Experience starring Tony Roi is currently performing at the New American Theater through December 30, 2010. Purchase Tony Roi tickets now for a savings of $6.50.

The Branson Airport has received a prestigious award from the Airline and Airport News & Analysis website ann.aero. The U$ Annie Prize 2010 “Fastest Growing US Airport 100,000-500,000 passenger category” was awarded to the airport as it has doubled seat capacity since opening 15 months ago. This is due to the expanded flights offered from AirTran, Frontier and the development of Branson AirExpress.

The Branson Airport now has 12 non-stop destinations including Atlanta, Denver, Milwaukee, Orlando, Houston, Austin, Chicago, Des Moines, Indianapolis, Gulfport/Biloxi, Nashville and Shreveport. From the AirTran and Frontier hubs passengers can connect to over 100 other cities conveniently.