Experience the twinkle and glow of the holiday season during the Branson Festival of Lights.  The Branson Christmas event is just one of the ways you can unwrap the special gift that is an Ozark Mountain Christmas. 

Along with Branson Christmas shows and Silver Dollar City’s Old Time Christmas, one of the highlights of the season is the Festival of Lights.  The drive-through light festival is a delight for families.  The experience begins with a magical one-mile drive along a path illuminated with more than 175 displays. Conveniently located off Shepherd of the Hills Expressway and Roark Valley Road, this one-of-a-kind family experience promises to be spectacular.  Click here to see a map of the Festival of Lights. 

Branson Area Festival of Lights Drive-Through is open daily November 1 – December 31, 2014, from dusk until 11pm. 

Admission fees for 2014:

Family Vehicles – $15
Family Season Pass – $25
Mini-Coaches (12-28 seats), Church Vans and Limos – $30
Full-Size Motorcoaches – $60

Get a sneak peek of the Branson Festival of Lights below:

Reserve a vacation in Branson this holiday season to experience an Ozark Mountain Christmas.

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Branson-Zipline-Fall-FoliageLooking for a fun way to see fall foliage in the Ozarks?  Reserve a tour with Branson Zipline and you’ll gain access to some of the best views of Branson ablaze with fall color.  Fly through the lush canopy, walk across skybridges and be treated to a paradise filled with adventure. 

At Branson Zipline Canopy Tours you can choose from three zipline tours:

Ozarks Xplorer Zipline Canopy Tour: With the Xplorer tour you can experience the entirety of the Branson Zipline course with all seven ziplines included, as well as 10 skybridges.    
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Check out these Branson events planned for November 2014:

November 1 – December 31: The Trail of Lights
The Trail of Lights opens November 1. Festive holiday music plays as you make your way through the Shepherd of the Hills Homestead, decorated with millions of Christmas lights. Open 7 nights a week from dusk until the end of the shows.

November 1 – December 31: Branson Area Festival of Lights
Branson lights up for the holidays. The one-mile drive is illuminated with over 175 displays and is located off Shepherd of the Hills Expressway and Roark Valley Road. Open daily from dusk until 11pm.

November 1 – December 30: An Old Time Christmas at Silver Dollar City
Named one of the top 5 holiday events in the country by Good Morning America, An Old Time Christmas features 4 million lights, a 5-story special effects Christmas tree, a holiday lights parade, plus holiday shows and treats.

November 1 – December 24: Branson Landing’s Winter WonderLanding
The entire Branson Landing transforms in a beautiful winter wonderland just in time for the holiday season. Don’t miss your chance to visit Santa in his very own 50′ Christmas Treehouse, located in the middle of Branson Landing’s Town Square.

November 5-11: Veterans Homecoming Week
This seven day tribute to veterans includes many special events throughout Branson. Many are free to veterans. See the complete schedule of events online.

November 7: Charlie Daniels
Charlie Daniels is set to perform at 8pm at The Oak Ridge Boys Theatre.

November 11: Veteran’s Day Parade
The 79th annual Branson Veteran’s Day parade will make its way through Historic Downtown Branson at 11am.

November 14-15: Johnny Mathis
Both shows will be performed at 8pm at The Oak Ridge Boys Theatre.

November 16: Charley Pride
Pride will perform at 7pm at the Andy Williams Moon River Theater courtesy of Up Close Concerts.

November 23: Loretta Lynn
Country music legend Loretta Lynn is set to perform at the Andy Williams Moon River Theater at 7pm.

November 27-30: Moonlight Madness Sale
Starting at 8pm Thanksgiving Day Tanger Outlet is hosting a Moonlight Madness Sale. Find exclusive, After Thanksgiving deals starting at 8:00pm and continuing throughout the entire weekend, November 27-30.

November 27-29: Titanic Christmas and Winter Celebration
The Titanic Museum will be transformed during the holiday season with Christmas decorations and lights. Stop by to see the festive sights and meet the Titanic Fantasy Princess.

November 28: Branson Landing’s Black Friday Blowout
Get the best black Friday deals at stores throughout the Branson Landing.

November 30: Martina McBride
McBride will perform at 7pm at the Andy Williams Moon River Theater courtesy of Up Close Concerts.

Attention country music fans! One of the biggest names in country music is coming to Branson for one night only!  Martina McBride is set to perform at the Andy Williams Moon River Theatre November 30, 2014.  Hosted by Up Close Concerts, the event will be a highlight of the holiday season in the Ozarks! 
Over the years, McBride has released more than 15 albums, seven of which earned a gold or platinum honor.  Selling over 14 million albums, she has charted five No. 1 hits including “Wild Angels,” “Wrong Again” and “Blessed.”  Other popular songs of hers include “My Baby Loves Me (Just the Way That I Am)” and “In My Daughters Eyes,” although she is best known for the song “Independence Day.” 

Other big name music artists coming to Branson this fall and winter include Loretta Lynn, Charley Pride, The Village People, Ronnie McDowell, Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan.  A full schedule of Branson shows is available, with over a total of 50 shows and special events planned.

Martina McBride tickets are on sale now. 

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Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Branson to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.