Experience one of America’s top holiday destinations–Branson, Missouri.  There are a variety of things to do in Branson during winter. From festive shows to engaging attractions and dazzling light displays, the Ozarks transform into a winter wonderland during the holiday season. 

The Best Things to Do during a Branson Winter Vacation

To help plan your winter vacation in Branson, follow along as I highlight where to go and what to do. These activities are sure to put you in the holiday spirit this Christmas season.

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Silver Dollar City
One of my favorite things to do in Branson during winter is visit Silver Dollar City.  The entire park becomes an engaging showcase for An Old Time Christmas.  Amidst the glow of over five million lights, combined with holiday decorations and a dash of merriment, families can make memories that will last a lifetime.  Moreover, the multi-colored, synchronous light display known as Christmas on Main Street will mesmerize.  A five-story Christmas Tree, located in The Square, sparkles and dances in unison to special effects set to music like “Carol of the Bells,” “Joy to the World,” and “Sleigh Ride.”

You can shop at more than two dozen unique shops including Jingle Bell Junction, located in the Frisco Barn. This shop showcases 80 themed trees and a variety of Christmas décor.

Be sure to make time for Silver Dollar City Christmas shows.  Two of the top shows to see are It’s a Wonderful Life and A Dickens’ Christmas Carol.  Both are engaging productions made even better by a talented cast, thematic music and authentic costumes and set designs.

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Titanic Museum
Once you’ve spent time at Old Time Christmas, head over to the Titanic Museum.  The Branson attraction is decorated in Edwardian-style holiday decorations, creating a celebration of titanic proportions.  Ensconce yourself in the beautiful displays, which feature thousands of holiday lights. In addition, there are costumed merry-makers and a Gift Shoppe brimming with one-of-a-kind selections.

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Holiday Light Displays
See even more holiday light displays at Branson’s Gift of Lights and Shepherd of the Hills’ Trail of Lights.  These affordable drive-through light displays are two of the most enchanting things to do in Branson during winter. When you travel through the Trail of Lights a trip to the top of Inspiration Tower is also included, providing a birds-eye-view of Branson at night.

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Branson Christmas Shows
Of course, one of the best things to do in Branson during winter are the Branson Christmas shows 

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This exciting performance includes old-fashioned holiday costumes, traditional music, lights, elves and a live nativity. Plus, a four-course feast is served!

Billy Dean’s Let Them Be Little Christmas Show
Emphasizing family, and how we’re all really just kids at heart, the music will be tunes from Dean’s CD “The Christ” as well as charming holiday classics.

Christmas Wonderland
Featuring Candy-striped costumes, upbeat choreography, holiday classics beautiful scenery, gorgeous production numbers and some of the highest-kicking chorus girls in Branson. As an added bonus, Santa Claus makes an appearance.

Want to enjoy a country Christmas?  Get tickets to Christmas on the Trail, Texas Tenors Christmas Show or the Hughes Brothers Christmas show.  Likewise, the Shoji Tabuchi Show and Andy Williams Christmas Extravaganza are two other top productions, infusing song and dance with holiday classics for a night of entertainment.

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Holiday Shopping
There’s no shortage of places to shop in Branson. Whether you’re a last minute shopper who needs everything or a planner in need of a few stocking stuffers, you’re covered in Branson. For instance, antique stores, boutiques, outlet malls, and the variety of shops at the Branson Landing provide the perfect selections for your gift giving needs.

Come see why Branson, Missouri is one of the top holiday destinations in America.

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.