Christmas at Dolly Parton's Stampede in Branson, MO

Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction1525 W. Hwy. 76Branson, MO 65616
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Overview

Featuring a festive holiday show and a delicious four-course feast, Christmas at Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner & Show is perfect for families and groups of all ages. This exciting performance includes old-fashioned holiday costumes, traditional music, lights, elves and a live nativity. The feast includes Southern favorites, like rotisserie chicken, barbecue pork, home-style biscuits and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Branson Travel Experts
  • Dinner is meant to be eaten with your hands.
  • Silverware is not provided; bring your own if preferred.
  • Arrive early for the pre-show to guarantee good seats.
  • Children under the age of 3 are free only if they sit in a parent's lap and eat from their plate.
  • Walk the equestrian stables to meet the horse talent after the show.
  • Leftovers from the four-course feast can be taken to-go.
  • Vegetarian meals available upon request.
  • Bring cash to tip servers and purchase souvenir photo.
  • Keep your dinner handi-wipe towelette for after dessert.
  • Show includes ring of fire trick-riding stunts and interactive audience participation competitions like chicken races and “horse” racing.
  • Performances include the Waltz of the Belles of the Ball and a Patriotic Americana finale.

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Diana K.

A holiday tradition for our family. There were 25 of us this year! Everyone loves the horses, dinner, and amazing show! We go early to see the horses in their stalls and get good pre-show seats in their carriage room. Dolly isn't there in-person but the riders and servers are super nice like her. A good value and treasured time.

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from Christmas At Dolly Parton’s Stampede
Celebrate A Christmas Tradition
In November and December, the Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction, the world’s most visited dinner attraction, is decking the halls and grooming its horses for families to celebrate this holiday season.

“Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede” transforms into a beautiful holiday spectacular. Folks who experience “Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede” will be amazed at the full-scale living Nativity, holiday decor, seasonal music, a Santa Claus sighting, and a fabulous four-course family feast.

“Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede” adds a touch of grace to its holiday show this year with a special presentation, “Adagio On Ice,” featuring world-renowned ice skaters who are appearing exclusively in Branson.

The Christmas show also features a seasonal twist with a friendly rivalry between the North and South Poles, equestrian feats, music, comedy, and audience participation. Families also will enjoy the “Magic of Toys” musical production starring the Sugar Plum Fairy and other toys she brings to life in an aerial display, all set to the epic music of “The Nutcracker Suite.”
Guests will be awed by the birth of Jesus portrayed in a living nativity with Mary, Joseph, three wise men atop real camels, and shepherds leading donkeys and their flock of sheep.

Of course, no Christmas would be complete without an appearance by Santa. Jolly Old St. Nick arrives in his sleigh as the Stampede's arena is transformed into a winter wonderland of freshly fallen snow.

"The true meaning of Christmas comes alive right before our guests’ eyes,” stated General Manager Bryan Cossiboom. “There is no time of year more special for families, so we invite everyone to gather over a good meal with festive entertainment and continue to make us part of their annual family tradition.”

The Christmas celebration is complemented by a four-course holiday feast consisting of a whole rotisserie chicken, hickory-smoked barbecue pork loin, herb-basted potato, buttery corn on the cob, creamy vegetable soup, homemade biscuit, and special holiday dessert.

One hour before the main show, guests are invited to the Carriage Room for some of the season’s best music, holiday comedy and family entertainment by three talented brothers, The White River Wranglers.

Admission includes the Carriage Room pre-show, holiday dinner and show extravaganza set in a 35,000-square-foot arena featuring 32 magnificent horses and thrilling horsemanship.

The festivities run October 25, 2018 through January 5, 2019.

Show Times: 5:30 pm & 8:00 pm
12:30 pm & 3:00 pm Matinees on select dates.

Main arena show times are shown above. Please arrive an hour before to enjoy the beautiful horsewalk and Carriage Room pre-show.

Please Note: Seating sections are submitted to Dolly Parton's Stampede as requests and while they honor requests they do not guarantee location due to varied party sizes and theater occupancy.

Important Security Information
For the safety and enjoyment of our guests, we recommend that they arrive early. May conduct bag searches and/or electronic scans upon entry of the building, so please do not bring any unnecessary items.

Reserve Branson Customer Reviews

81 Reviews
julie m.
gerald, MO
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"The show was fabulous.."
December, 2018 NEW
Had a great server..go to early dinner show food was nice & hot .. was not dried out.. bring fork if you dont like eating with your hands..
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Tip: Have a good time and it puts you in the Christmas spirit

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Tina Littge
Perryville, MO
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Christmas Stampede"
December, 2018 NEW
We really enjoyed Dolly Parton’s Stampede. The show was amazing, a lot of daring acts, then wonderful live nativity. Angels came down from the ceiling, there were camels, sheep, etc. and then there’s the food! They do an excellent job serving a very delicious meal. I’m amazed at the way they serve so many meals in a small amount of time, and the food is so good! If you are in Branson, don’t miss this show!
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Tip: Don’t miss the pre-show, and make sure you are hungry!

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Danny Burchett
oklahoma city, OK
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Felt like HOME"
December, 2018 NEW
Great service. Soooo much food. The apple turnover was our favorite. Loved the Christmas show
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Tip: Arrive early

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Craig Fey
Crete, NE
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Wonderful."
December, 2018 NEW
The Christmas show we went to was excellent and very festive. The food was amazing and service was top of the line.
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Tip: Arrive early for the preshow. It's worth it.

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Thelma Hughes
Moscow Mills, MO
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Save the best for last!"
December, 2018 NEW
All of our 8 family members came back to Branson for the 9th time to see Dolly's show. It never gets old. She still keeps it interesting every time we go! We had another amazing visit over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. As usual the Christmas show blew us away!!! Oh, the meal......WOW, they knocked it out of the ball park with the smoked pork loin! The dinner was so amazing....I ate every single bite! If you leave there hungry...it's your own fault! I promise you...this dinner show will NOT disappoint you!!! This is the very best Branson has to offer...HANDS DOWN! Great job Dolly, we loved every minute of it :-) We are coming back a month from now to see your show again on Dec 20th. We can't wait!!!!
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Tip: Come hungry and prepare to be amazed :-)

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Tammy Diehn
Arlington, MN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Excellent show!"
November, 2018 NEW
My husband and I along with our 2 young grandkids (7 & 4) enjoyed the dinner and show! Our favorite was the nativity scene and dinner was delicious!
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Tip: Get there early!

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Reserve Branson Customer
Jonesville, LA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Branson 2018"
November, 2018 NEW
I bought advanced tickets for Dolly Parton Christmas Stampede. Every step from buying the tickets to being served our dinner was a wonderful experience. The employees were very helpful & friendly. Many of the guest I talked to were repeat patrons. I would highly recommend this event!!!
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Tip: Arrive early.

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Reserve Branson Customer
Sublette, KS
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great family experience"
November, 2018 NEW
The only thing I would change is that if you have already purchased tickets to be able to go to a different window. When we arrived it wasn’t really very clear as to where the actual entrance was. I also would have liked to have had a way to select seating for a person who can’t walk very far or do stairs. My handicapped boyfriend did ok but it was very challenging to him. The stairs especially.
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Tip: The vantage points in the arena are all excellent

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Vicki S
Pharr
"Fun time for all ages"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 13, 2018 NEW
We visit Dolly’s Stampede on our trips to Branson. Food is always good and the entertainment is fun. Started our visits when our grandkids were just tots. They are in their late teens and early twenties still love to go to Branson with Gma and Gpa and always want to go to the Stampede.
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FROGTRAVELER1635
McMinnville, Oregon
"Big, Fun Show and Dinner"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 12, 2018 NEW
Helpful setting for handicap wife. Beautiful grounds and venue. Lovely show with fun dinner (use no utensils). Expectations were not high but the delivery was wonderful. You should go!
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midwaytoheaven
Midway, Utah
"AMAZING Christmas Dinner & Show. A PERFECT 10!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 12, 2018 NEW
Fun, Fun, FUN! We have been here years ago when it was the Dixie Stampede and love the entertainment and show then, but this was even better. Family entertainment at it's BEST!! Don't miss this show! BOTTOM LINE: This is absolutely the best show in town. Do not miss seeing the Christmas Show. The food was super yummy and the service excellent. The entire venue was dressed up for Christmas. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. You will be impressed! The horse riders are spectacular. Costumes are first-rate! Rate it 10/10. Go See It! We absolutely enjoyed this dinner show. The food was awesome. Each person gets soup, Cornish hen chicken per person (best I have ever eaten), pork slices, corn on the cob, potato and apple turn over for dessert. We were full! Includes unlimited soft drinks, lemonade, etc. Our server was quick and always smiling. The scenery from the descending platforms from the center ceiling were beautiful from Babe's in Toy Land to the Nativity scene. The professional ice skater on the platform were terrific. The snow machines added to the festivities. The pageantry is suburb! WOW! Dolly Parton should be commended for offering such a terrific venue and talented team. Worth every penny to see and experience!
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Sheryl C
Georgetown, Texas
"Breath Taking"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 12, 2018 NEW
It is very entertaining for all ages. The training they do with these horses and the showman ship is wonderful! The food is great and plentiful! It was worth every penny spent
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Marquisman
Owatonna MN
"Camels, horses, sheep, goats and people"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 12, 2018 NEW
We were served more food than we could eat (thank you for the doggie bag) and it was very tasty....if only we had ordered silverware too! (Bring your own...) The competition between the North and South side of the arena was great but the stars of the production were all the animals that graced the area during the nativity scene. It is the first time I saw real camels in the production - fantastic. Be sure to arrive early because there is a pre-show that is also great.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Christmas At Dolly Parton’s Stampede

What is the seating for this show?
The theater will assign your row as best available in the general section. This does not include the preferred section.


Is there a pre-show guests should be aware of at Dolly Parton's Stampede?
Yes. The Carriage Room Show features the Comedy of Dick Franco just prior to the main arena show. It features juggling and hilarious comedy. Arrive an hour before the main arena show time to stroll the beautiful horsewalk and enjoy the Carriage Room Show. The pre-show begins 50 minutes before the scheduled show time.


Are visitors allowed to meet & greet the performers at Dolly Parton's Stampede?
Riders and horses stay at the rail after the show to greet guests and sign autographs. The horses are also available for viewing throughout the day at Dolly Parton's Stampede Horsewalk.


Are cameras, audio or video recording allowed at the show?
No, cameras and recording devices are not allowed. Dolly Parton's Stampede has professional photographers on-site who take your family or group photo at the beginning of your experience. They deliver the photos to your seat, where you have the option to purchase or not, plus online access so you can email your Dolly Parton's Stampede photo to friends and loved ones.


What type of meal is served at Dolly Parton's Stampede?
The fabulous four-course feast includes a hot homemade biscuit, our original creamy vegetable soup, whole rotisserie chicken, hickory smoked barbecue pork loin, corn on the cob, herb-basted potato wedges, apple turnover for dessert, plus all the coffee, tea, or Pepsi you like. 


Vegetarian meals are available by special request with advance notice. The vegetarian meal includes garden vegetable pasta, original creamy vegetable soup, corn on the cob, herb-basted potato wedge, homemade biscuit and dessert. The gluten free meal consists of no soup, biscuit or apple turnover. They replace those items with a steamed vegetable melody. And if you love our Creamy Vegetable Soup or chicken seasoning, they’re available as a take-home mix in our gift shop!

What is the length of your intermission?
There is no intermission. However, there is a 15-minute break between the Carriage Room pre-show & the main arena spectacular.


What is the size of Dolly Parton's Stampede Theater?
The performance arena is 35,000 square feet.


How many rows constitute the Dolly Parton's Stampede Theater?
The arena features dinner seating and there are 6 rows total, allowing great visibility from all areas.


Approximately how long is Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Show?
The show is approximately 2 ½ hours long.


Is preferred seating available?
In order to reserve preferred seating, you must contact the show directly.


If my child is 3 years or younger and is considered a lap child do they get a plate of food?
No. For a child to reserve their own food a child's ticket must be purchased. 


What type of parking do you have?
Parking is all level. Group drop off, motorcoach & handicapped parking are located right up front. General parking allows guests to stroll the beautiful horsewalk and meet the 4-legged stars of the show.


What type of handicap seating/accessibility do you have?
Same level handicap seating is available near our restrooms. The handicap seating is located on the top row of the theater to allow easy access to restroom facilities and seating with no stairs. Wireless headsets and ASL interpreters are available for hearing impaired guests. Advance notice is required.


Does Dolly Parton visit Dolly Parton's Stampede?
Yes, Dolly does visit on occasion, although she’s a very busy lady. Luckily, Dolly appears in the show nightly through the magic of video.


Are booster seats available?
Yes, booster seats are available but a child's ticket must be purchased to use one.


Does Dolly Parton's Stampede provide sign language interpreters?
Yes. They require a two week notice, though. The cost of the interpreter is covered by Dolly Parton's Stampede.