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November & December Events in Branson

Shepherd of the Hills Trail of Lights
November 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
November 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
November 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.

Veterans Homecoming – Branson Veterans Task Force
November 5 – November 11
America’s Largest Veterans Day Celebration, this seven-day tribute honors the veterans who have served as the stewards of freedom. Please take time to register at one of our Veterans’ Registries.

Santa Claus at Town Square in Branson Landing
November 5 – 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. It’s Winter WonderLanding at Branson Landing and it kicks off on Thursday, November 5th!

Polar Express Train Ride
November 6 – 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
November 7 – 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!

A Bonniebrook Christmas
November 7 – November 28
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Starting with an open house 1 – 4 p.m. Saturday, November 7, Bonniebrook Historical Society presents A Bonniebrook Christmas at the home of American artist Rose O’Neill. There will be holiday decorations at the Victorian style home and visitor center at Bonniebrook. There will also be music, refreshments, and free tours during the open house. O’Neill created the Kewpies at Bonniebrook in 1909 to illustrate a Christmas story for children. Some of her Christmas Kewpie drawings will be on display at Bonniebrook November 7-28. A museum, gallery, and research library dedicated to O’Neill are part of the visitor center maintained by the Bonniebrook Historical Society on the homestead property. Walking trails are open to the public all year. The museum, gallery, and reconstructed home are open to the public for tours Tuesday through Saturday from April 1 through November. Bonniebrook is 10 minutes north of Branson and 30 miles south of Springfield off U.S. Highway 65, at 485 Rose O’Neill Road in Walnut Shade. For more information, visit www.RoseONeill.org or call the Bonniebrook Historical Society.

Christmas in the Ozarks
November 25 – November 29
This Christmas show at the Branson Convention Center features live entertainment, free pictures with Santa, unique gifts and cash prizes.

Christmas Run for CAM
Saturday, November 28
“Christmas Run for CAM” (benefitting Christian Action Ministry) is a run/walk (1 mile or 3 mile) and all proceeds will go to CAM. For further information, please contact Becky Lowrance at 294-4775 or email at Becky@sweetmagnoliatours.com. Race entry form and link will also be posted on http://www.omrr.org/

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.

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

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