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December Events in Branson

Shepherd of the Hills Trail of Lights
December 1 – December 31
This 2-1/2 mile Christmas Adventure includes 3 dimensional mechanical displays with themed music and story lines. Once you drive onto the property untiil you leave, you will be in a wonderland that will bring back the magic of Christmas you had a a little child.

Branson Area Festival of Lights
December 1 – January 2
Join the community-wide celebration as all of Branson is aglow for the holidays. Special holiday shows, drive through light displays and spectacular shopping and dining provide all the reasons to celebrate the holidays in Branson. Included is the Branson Area Festival of Lights Drive-Though Display, more than 1 mile of Christmas lights on display.

White Flight at The Butterfly Palace
December 1 – January 15
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
Thousands of white butterflies flutter like living snowflakes amid a rainforest sparkling with thousands of twinkling lights . . while fantastic holiday music fills your soul. Simply unforgettable! Back for the 2009 holidays – Living Statues! These breathtaking angels will amaze you with their quiet beauty and joyful peace . . and will stun you when they suddenly come to life! Each self-guided holiday journey also includes a 3-D movie about butterflies, a sneak peek at some amazing creatures inside the Living Rainforest Science Center, and a chance to get lost inside the Emerald Forest Mirror Maze.

Ride the Ducks Holiday Light Tours
December 1 – December 13
See the Lights and Tour the Sights on this 60 minute adventure through Branson.

Santa Claus at Town Square in Branson Landing
December 1 – December 24
Santa Claus is coming to town – Branson Landing’s Town Square that is! Don’t miss your chance to visit Santa Claus in his very own 50-foot Christmas TreeHouse, complete with a cozy fireplace, holiday cheer and memorable photo opportunities. Visit the Branson Landing Website to view Santa’s 2009 Schedule at Branson Landing. Mark your calendars and be sure to join us as we welcome Santa Claus back to Branson Landing this holiday season with a very special Santa Arrival and Tree Lighting Ceremony produced in conjunction with our friends – The Twelve Irish Tenors and The Spirit of Christmas Dancers from the Branson Variety Theater.

Polar Express Train Ride
December 1 – December 19
The Branson Scenic Railway is proud to bring the officially licensed Polar Express Train Ride event to Branson this holiday season! The Polar Express Train Rides are based on the holiday feature film from Warner Bros. Pictures and the beloved children’s book, by Chris Van Allsburg, about a doubting young boy who takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole on Christmas Eve. Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, pajama clad passengers will relive the magic of the story as this nighttime train whisks families away for an unforgettable ride to the North Pole. During the journey, the Conductor will punch tickets and chefs serve hot chocolate, followed by a reading of Van Allsburg’s classic. At the North Pole, Santa will board the train, greet the children and give a gift for those who truly believe — a silver sleigh bell. For tickets and event information, call the Branson Scenic Railway at 800-287-2462 or visit www.bransontrain.com or www.polarexpressride.com. Be sure to make your reservations early as these trains are expected to sell out quickly.

An Old Time Christmas at Silver Dollar City
December 1 – December 30
See all your family’s favorites along with new surprises amidst the glow of over 4 million dazzling lights. You’ll create special holiday traditions, celebrate the true meaning of this magical season and take home memories that will last a lifetime!

Santa’s Reindeer at the Titanic
December 4 – December 5; December 11 – 12
Titanic’s parking lot will turn into a winter wonderland again when Santa and his reindeer stop by for two special weekends. Last year’s visit was a magical holiday experience for hundreds of boys and girls, and this year’s Christmas visit promises to be even more exciting. This free family attraction gives parents and kids the chance to pat real-live reindeer while having their pictures taken with these relatively rare creatures.

Christmas Tour of Homes
December 4 – 5
2009 Christmas Tour of Homes in the Table Rock Lake area near Branson. Tickets may be purchased at the Country Mart in Branson West, and in Kimberling City at the Kimberling Area Library, Metropolitan National Bank, People’s Bank, Summer Fresh Supermarket, and Harter House. Included with the Tour of Homes is a Hospitality Room at the Kimberling Area Library offering complimentary refreshments, a Unique Boutique of craft items, Silent Auction, Prize Drawing, and Bake Sale. A light lunch will also be available for purchase at our Christmas Tea Room located at the Hospitality Room. The Tea Room will be open both days of the tour from 11:30 AM until 2:30 PM. For more information, contact Sue Spoley at 417-779-2626 (sespol@reisenbach.com).

61st Annual Adoration Parade & Lighting Ceremony
Sunday, December 6, Lighting ceremony 5:30 p.m.
Festive night-time parade and Adoration scene lighting ceremony.

Victorian Homecoming
December 19 – 30
During the Christmas Season, Chateau on the Lake has planned a number of events with family in mind. From bonfires and roasting marshmallows to a traditional Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day Brunch there is so much to do for both young and old alike. Festivities start on Dec. 19th with the annual benefit for a local charity, Breakfast with Santa, and continues with daily Afternoon Tea at 3 pm in the Chateau Grille and complimentary warm apple cider in the lobby each evening.

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