The holiday season is fast approaching.  In fact, the Branson Christmas season is already well underway. Come celebrate an Ozark Mountain Christmas as festivals, seasonal shows, and, of course, millions of dazzling lights create a festive atmosphere perfect for holiday memory-making. 

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Now is the time to purchase your Branson Christmas show tickets as shows sell out fast and you’ll want to book early to get the best seats.  Many Branson Christmas shows feature great discounts and deals, too, which is fantastic for families. 

The following Branson Christmas shows and attractions are on sale now:

 

Visitors to Branson can also look forward to the 68th Annual Adoration Parade and Nativity Lighting on December 4 at 5pm, as well as the Polar Express Christmas Train at the Branson Railway and many other seasonal delights.  Holiday shopping attracts many visitors, especially with the low-priced deals at outlet malls like Tanger and unique treasures sold at places such as the Branson Mill and Grand Village.  Plus, at the Titanic Museum you can experience an Edwardian Christmas with the ship bestowed in luminous, era-defining decorations sure to make your heart sail.

Reserve your Branson Christmas vacation package today to experience Christmas in the Ozarks.

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Share your gratitude with family and friends this year with a Branson Thanksgiving celebration. You’ll be treated to cool autumn weather, beautiful scenery and plenty of things to do in Branson Thanksgiving day such as Branson shows. In true country style, there are also delicious thanksgiving dinners being served at various Branson restaurants.

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Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

If you’ll be in town this Thanksgiving, use this handy guide to find a place to feast. These restaurants will be open and serving up scrumptious holiday dinners.

Bob Evans Restaurant
Special Thanksgiving meal served 8:00am-8:00pm

Buckingham’s Restaurant
Thanksgiving Day Brunch served 11:00am-6:00pm

Castle Rock’s Tower Grill
Thanksgiving Day spread from 11am-6pm.
Pricing is $15.99 (12+), $7.99 (ages 4-11), free (ages 3 and under). It will include a traditional Thanksgiving spread and the price includes a drink. Save 10% when you call 417-336-6000 to make your reservation by Monday November 21st.

Chateau on the Lake
Thanksgiving Brunch served 11:00am-3:00pm
Selection of salads, fruits, cheeses, shellfish, entrees, side dishes, carved meats and dessert! Adults are $52, children ages 6-12 are $24 and children 5 and under eat free with an adult. Remember to call early for reservations as space is limited. Contact 417-333-5253 for further details.

Cracker Barrel
Open 6:00am-10:00pm

Devil’s Pool Restaurant (Big Cedar Lodge)
Open 11:00am-3:00pm

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Sit down to a Thanksgiving feast in Branson

Fall Creek Steak House
Thanksgiving Meal served 11:00am-8:00pm

Florentina’s Italian Ristorante
Thanksgiving Meal served 11:00am-8:00pm

Golden Corral
Thanksgiving Buffet served from 10:00am-8:00pm

Grand Country Buffet
Thanksgiving Buffet served from 11:00am to 8:00pm

Great American Steak & Chicken House
Open 11:00am-9:00pm

Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks
Thanksgiving Day Brunch served from 10:00am-8:00pm
$34.95-Adults, $13.95-Children (6-12), 5 & under are complimentary
For more information please call 417-690-2100.

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Celebrate fall y’all!

Level 2 Steakhouse
Thanksgiving Brunch (Reservations preferred) served 10:00am-3:00pm.

McFarlain’s Family Restaurant
Thanksgiving Day feast served 11:00am-9:00pm

Outback Steakhouse
Open from 11:00am-9pm

Plaza View at Grand Plaza
Thanksgiving buffet served all day

Shoney’s
Open from 11:00am-9:00pm

Stage Door Restaurant
Thanksgiving meal served from 11:30am-7:30pm. Adults $21.95 and kids ages 4-12 $8.95.

Texas Land and Cattle
Special Thanksgiving dinners are on the menu. Open from 11am-8pm.

Top of the Rock
The Osage Restaurant, Arnie’s Barn Restauarant and the Buffalo Bar will be open 11:00am-7:00pm. Each will be hosting an unforgettable Thanksgiving Day meal.

Worman House (Big Cedar Lodge)
Thanksgiving dinner served from 10am-3pm. Adults $42.95 and kids ages 4-12 $18.95.

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If you’re searching for Branson shows to see on Thanksgiving day, you’re in luck! Numerous shows, including Branson Christmas shows, are open and waiting to entertain you.

Morning shows
Hughes Brothers Christmas Show
Twice Adopted

Matinee shows
Acrobats of China
Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai
Dixie Stampede Christmas
Grand Country’s Amazing Pets
Legends in Concert
Puttin’ on the Ritz
Showboat Branson Belle
The Legend of Kung Fu
The Lettermen

Dinner shows
Christmas on the Trail Chuckwagon Dinner Show
Dixie Stampede Christmas

Shows at 7:30pm

70s Music Celebration
Grand Jubilee
Reza The Illusionist
Shoji Tabuchi Christmas Show
The Haygoods

Show at 8:00pm
Acrobats of China
Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai
Andy Williams Christmas Extravaganza
Dixie Stampede Christmas
Duttons
Hamners’ Unbelievable Variety Show
Legends in Concert
Liverpool Legends
Million Dollar Quartet
New Jersey Nights
Pierce Arrow

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‘Tis the season for shopping!

While you’re in town over the thanksgiving holiday be sure to check out the Branson shopping scene. Steep holiday discounts can be found at the Branson Landing, Tanger Outlet Mall and at big box department stores like Kohl’s and Best Buy. You never know what kind of Black Friday deals you may find.

It’s also a great time to take advantage of the Christmas celebrations happening in Branson. See dazzling holiday displays at the drive-through Trail of Lights, then visit Silver Dollar City for An Old Time Christmas. This popular annual event features more than five million twinkling lights, special attractions including the Dickens Christmas Carol musical and a Living Nativity.

The things to do in Branson during Thanksgiving combine the best of the holiday season. See why this Midwest vacation destination is a charming place to give thanks this November.


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Since the early 1990s, Branson has been known for its vibrant entertainment scene. From variety shows to tributes, big-name stars to traditions, Branson shows offer a variety of performances. Which shows are for you? Discover the top 10 must-see shows in Branson MO with my list.

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The Dixie Stampede has become one of Branson’s most popular dinner shows thanks to its interactive fun, talented performers and delicious food. Experience with your family our 32 magnificent horses, Return of the Buffalo, hilarious racing pigs, the Rumble in the Treetops lumberjack relay, equestrian feats, friendly competition and a fabulous four-course feast. Owner Dolly Parton guarantees it’s “Branson’s Most Fun Place to Eat!”

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Witness the parting of the Red Sea, the Burning Bush, the Plagues, the Ten Commandments—all at Sight & Sound Theater in Branson. The all-new production of Moses journeys back in time to the golden splendor of Egypt, immersing audiences in an adventure of epic proportions. This story highlights the humanity of Moses and the children of Israel, all while revealing the mercy of God and his healing.

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Created by one of Branson’s original performing families, this upbeat live show is widely praised for its hilarious comedy acts and incredible music. The talented Presley family sings and plays instruments to songs in the style of foot-stompin’ country, soulful gospel and lively bluegrass. The attraction also features an entertaining pre-show routine and a memorabilia store for souvenirs.

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Attracting thousands each year to the Mickey Gilley Theatre, SIX features a complete experience filled with unbelievable vocal harmonies and exceptional showmanship by the talented Knudsen brothers. Guests can enjoy slick dances moves, funny stories, slapstick humor and superb songs from Elvis, Frankie Valli, Coldplay, MC Hammer, and more for a complete range of entertainment for the whole family.

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One of the world’s greatest live tribute show, Legends in Concert at the Dick Clark American Bandstand Theater offers exciting entertainment by uncanny impersonators of world-renowned performers from many eras. Hear classics from Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Taylor Swift, and more. Guests can also find priceless memorabilia in the lobby before or after the show.

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Since 1959, this incredible outdoor live-action show at The Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Theatre has been a family favorite to millions of visitors. Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama is an extraordinary tale by Harold Bell Wright that offers themes of love, power, hardship and life’s true meaning, featuring more than 80 actors, 40 horses, sheep, a log cabin, a 1908 DeWitt automobile, and more.

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A family-operated revue, popular since its opening in 1959, Baldknobbers Jamboree is an upbeat live show that features contemporary country music and side-splitting comedy acts. The revue is hosted and performed six nights a week by the second and third generations of the Mabe family, as well as other talented musicians, singers and actors. It’s a show fit for the whole family!

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Featured exclusively at the Clay Cooper Theatre, this high-energy show highlights the talents of the Haygoods family—five brothers and one sister—combined with elaborate visual effects, more than 20 different instruments, energetic choreography, beautiful harmonies, and more. The Haygoods show is one of Branson’s best in family entertainment, featuring country, rock and pop hits of today.

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Featuring Grammy Award-winning Billy Dean and his drummer/comedian sidekick, Jarrett Dougherty, the one-of-a-kind Billy Dean LIVE show at the Starlite Theatre is ideal for visitors of all ages. With 11 top 10 singles and five #1 songs, and multiple Grammy Awards, Billy Dean puts on a quality show, with hits like “Only Here for a Little While,” “Somewhere In My Broken Heart,” and more.

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This unforgettable two-hour performance, a popular Branson show since 1990, is a high-energy experience featuring the many talents of the Tabuchi family. Guests of the Shoji Tabuchi Show can enjoy incredible violin numbers, beautiful vocal harmonies, world-class choreography, elaborate costumes and more. Guests get a true variety of musical genres as country, polka, gospel, Cajun, Hawaiian, rap, patriotic, and rock are all included.

Add these must-see shows in Branson MO to your vacation for an entertainment-filled getaway. For the best prices on tickets, be sure to browse the deals available through Reserve Branson.


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Get an inside look at the popular Shoji Tabuchi show in Branson, Missouri from the performances to the award-winning bathrooms. Shoji has been performing in Branson since 1990 and is one show not to miss!  I recently went to one of his shows and was delighted with what I found. Shoji Tabuchi excels on the violin, and his talents shine as he plays a variety of music.  From gospel to country to rock and the rest, he can cover it all. Purchase Shoji Tabuchi tickets to see this show firsthand!


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Fiddlers and fiddle fans will flock to Branson, Missouri for the 27th Annual Branson Fiddle Festival and Mid-American Fiddlers Championship.  The festival, scheduled for August 29-30, 2015, features competitions in various categories and for a range of ages.  Plus, for the first time ever, the Branson Fiddle Festival will be held at the Grand Country Music Hall.

Saturday morning the real fun begins with the Mid-America Fiddle Competition. Featuring six different divisions of competition with awards and opportunity to advance to Finals. The competition begins at 9am.

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  1. Pee-Wee (10 and under): 6 places awarded ($15 – $100)
  2. Junior (11 – 16): 6 places advance to Finals.
  3. Accompanist: 5 places awarded ($50 – $300)
  4. Senior (60 & over): 3 places awarded ($100 – $300)
  5. Adult (17 – 59): 5 places advance to Finals.
  6. Open: 6 places advance to Finals.

On Sunday, August 30, from 1pm-5pm, watch the Mid-America Finals and Championship.

Division Finals Include:

  1. Junior (10 – 16): 6 places awarded ($50 – $400)
  2. Adult (17 – 60): 5 places awarded ($100 – $600)
  3. Open: 6 places awarded ($100 – $800)

 

Top 3 advance to Round Robin. Round Robin Competition for Championship. Mid-America Fiddle Champion awarded $1,000 & Belt Buckle.

General theatre seating for the event is $10.00 per person each day.

Reserve your Branson vacation today so see some of the nations’ top fiddlers perform in Downtown Branson. Branson shows also have feature great fiddling, including productions such as the Duttons, the Showboat Branson Belle and Shoji Tabuchi.

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Kids_at_Theater_iStock_000014015741XSmallThere are a variety of money-saving discounts currently available on Branson Shows. Several Branson shows are offering FREE admission to kids and teenagers, so you can see a show as a family without breaking your budget.

Here is a helpful list of shows with FREE admission:

Andy Williams & Ann-Margret: Kids 17 and Under Admitted Free
Cirque Montage: Kids 16 and Under Admitted FREE
Hooray for Hollywood: Kids 12 and Under Admitted FREE June – August
Jukebox Journey: Kids 12 and Under Admitted FREE
Shake Rattle & Roll: Kids 12 and Under Admitted FREE June – August
Shoji Tabuchi: Kids 18 and Under Admitted FREE June – August
Showboat Branson Belle: Kids 12 and Under FREE with Paying Adult through August
The Rat Pack: Kids 12 and Under Admitted FREE
Texas Tenors: Kids 16 and Under Admitted FREE
The Twelve Irish Tenors: Kids 12 and Under Admitted FREE June – August
The World Famous Platters of Branson: Kids 12 and Under Admitted FREE
Tony Roi – The Elvis Experience: Kids 17 and Under Admitted FREE
Plus, if you are visiting during the Branson Christmas season, there are several Branson Christmas Shows with FREE admission for kids:
Andy Williams Christmas: Kids 17 and Under Admitted FREE
Christmas with the Lennon Sisters: Kids 17 and Under Admitted FREE
A Christmas Snow – Live!: Kids 16 and Under Admitted FREE
Hughes Brothers Christmas Show: Kids 17 and Under Admitted FREE

Reserve your Branson vacation now to take advantage of these great savings.

Christmas is well under way in Branson, Missouri but for a few of the Branson Shows there are only a few more days to catch their Christmas productions. Those that want to catch one of these festive productions need to act quickly, before the New Year arrives and a new show season in Branson begins.

The Baldknobbers Jamboree Christmas Show is available now through December 29. The first half of the show features the best of the 2009 season, while the second half showcases Christmas carols and the yuletide spirit. Broadway’s Spirit of Christmas ends its season December 12, so there are only a few days left to catch this magnificent production. Christmas on the Trail, a cowboy-style Christmas celebration featuring festive music and a delicious chuckwagon dinner, is available through December 31. The Dino Christmas Extravaganza, a very popular and dynamic Branson Christmas show, ends December 12, so visitors will want to hurry to see this festive show.

The Dixie Stampede Christmas Show runs through December 31, but visitors who want to experience this exciting show will need to reserve tickets now, as shows do fill up quickly. The Hamner Barber production Wings of Christmas, a show that features magic and comedy in the first half and a magical Christmas journey in the second half, ends its 2009 season December 13. Miracle of Christmas, Branson’s newest Christmas show, will continue its production through December 30.

A variety of shows will still be available in Branson, though, including visitor favorites Acrobats of China, Haygoods, Legends in Concert, Pierce Arrow, Grand Jubilee, Showboat Branson Belle and the Twelve Irish Tenors. Shows like Country Tonite, the Hughes Brothers and Shoji Tabuchi will be ending their shows December 12 and 13, respectively.

The Branson Christmas season is a busy one for shows, so it is recommended visitors reserve their Branson show tickets in advance. Hurry – before Christmas 2009 is a memory and New Years Eve celebrations are underway.