An Ozark Mountain Christmas, a family-centered and all-embracing experience that makes you yearn for those holidays gone by, and yet hopeful for all the Christmases to come. Discover what it means to celebrate the happiest and holiest of all holidays in the most memorable way; discover what it means to celebrate Christmas in Branson!
Live entertainment for the Christmas season is abundantly available throughout Branson's show community. Before you head to view the lights, make sure you see one of Branson's brilliant Christmas shows. You'll notice that the Trail of Lights at Shepherd of the Hills makes sure the lights stay lit for you well after the shows are over! Just look at all your choices this Christmas season!
The Brett Family Christmas gives Branson audiences just what the doctor ordered -- a healthy dose of holiday happiness -- the perfect prescription to cure the ‘been there, done that’ Christmas show blues! This isn’t just a little bit of holiday cheer squeezed into their regular season show, it’s a Christmas wonderland from the minute you park the car -- no detail has been spared, no strand of tinsel forgotten, it’s an immersive holiday experience from beginning to end!
Crystal Gayle, the perfect Branson gift for the Christmas season! She gave us the blockbuster cross-over hit, “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue" - it topped the country charts in the U.S. and beyond, and hit the Top 5 on the pop charts. Her other #1 hits include “I’ll Get Over You,” “Talking in Your Sleep,” “If You Ever Change Your Mind,” “Straight to the Heart,” and “Cry.” If you love these songs, just wait until you hear Crystal Gayle sing your Christmas favorites on November 20!
Dean Z’s Rockin’ Christmas Show lands in Branson! For just one night only, Elvis fans can enjoy an incredible array of Christmas songs, performed by one of the greatest artists to ever pay loving tribute to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, the incomparable Dean Z! You’ll hear Christmas standards, as well as holiday tunes from genres like rockabilly, swing, and good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll, all sure to put even the grouchiest of scrooge grumpies in a festive spirit!
Hamners’ Unbelievable Christmas in Branson - that says it all! The Hamners’ share their brilliant regular season show, followed by a holiday production that's nothing short of astonishingly beautiful, whimsical, and inspiring! Everyone loves the nostalgic trip down animation lane when the cast delivers music and images from A Charlie Brown's Christmas, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.
The Hughes Brothers Christmas Show brings you one of Branson’s favorite families all wrapped up with a big bow for the holidays! When it comes to this most cherished of all seasons, the Hughes' gang knows what it takes to tickle the funny bone, grab that place in your soul that can’t help but sing-along to a good Christmas song, and deeply touch your heart with treasured family traditions and a reminder of the reason this season exists.
Branson’s Legends in Concert for Christmas, the perfect holiday present for everyone! You can experience special Christmas performances beginning November 1 through December 23, when the sensational artist lineup will be: Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Stevie Wonder, The Blues Brothers™, and Elvis. You’ll hear the music that made these superstars famous, and each will be performing their favorite Christmas song.
The Miracle of Christmas is Sight & Sound’s beautiful gift to Branson! Bear witness as the real story unfolds of the birth of Jesus, told through high drama, awe-inspiring special effects, gorgeous costuming and stage sets, live animals, and phenomenal performances -- biblical history comes to life before your very eyes! It’s the story that’s best told in a place that celebrates the true meaning of that very special day in December -- see the Miracle of Christmas in Branson!
Presleys’ Christmas Jubilee is perfect for a jolly Branson holiday! If you love their country music show, you’ll be crazy about Christmas with the Presley family - and it won’t just be a holiday happening, you’ll enjoy their regular season show for the first half, followed by the joys of the holiday during the second half.
The Shoji Tabuchi Family Christmas Show delivers one of Branson’s best shows for everyone’s favorite season! The gorgeous setting for the brilliant fiddle player becomes even more dazzling...even more glorious...even more breathtaking, in both its artistry and its inspiration! Nobody does a Branson holiday show quite like Shoji, especially when his lovely and talented daughter, Christina, shares the stage with him!
The ALL HANDS ON DECK show plus Branson = a perfect fit, especially for Christmas! When it comes to being authentically patriotic, no destination can own it like Branson, and the show’s creator and star, Jody Madaras, says his popular production was born of a heart filled with gratitude and patriotism. This dynamic and sincere tribute to our country is a fitting way to thank veterans of WWII and the Korean War.
Andy Williams Ozark Mountain Christmas keeps our favorite holiday tradition alive in Branson! There’s Christmas music galore, beautiful singing, and high energy dance moves. This meticulously choreographed production also includes a very important part of an honest-to-goodness Andy Williams-style holiday celebration...The Lennon Sisters! You’ll also see Illusionist Rick Thomas, Britain's Got Talent's, Charlie Green, the Andy Williams Ballroom Champions, and the lovely Lennon granddaughters.
Branson Murder Mystery Dinner Theater invites everyone to see Murder at the Town Vote! If you loved Murder on the Square, don’t fret, your favorite characters have returned because...well, because, there’s been another dastardly deed done in Branson - someone else has gone and gotten themselves murdered! And if you hate the thought of not seeing some of the hilarious routines from the last “Murder” - don’t get yer britches in a bunch, ‘cause the antics that audiences loved most are back, too!
Branson's Famous Baldknobbers isn’t just a staple in a long list of great shows, it’s the show that put live entertainment in Branson on the map! These incredible entertainers are always refreshing the show’s country music and hillbilly comedy, delivering a high energy performance with a cast that includes second and third generations of the family that created the show in 1959. Make plans now to see why the show that "started it all" is still packing them in!
Broadway to Bublé starring George Dyer gives Branson audiences something they won’t find at other shows...a stunning voice that delivers a little bit of Bublé, a touch of Broadway, a little taste of opera, and a whole lot of incredible entertainment! And that’s not all you’ll hear from the phenomenal pipes of Mr. Dyer, he’ll share big pop hits, and treat you to the talents of his lovely family! (And don't miss the George Dyer Christmas Show!)
C.J. Newsom’s Classic Country & Comedy gives Branson the best of country’s legendary ladies! Newsom has been sharing the music of the incomparable Patsy Cline for years; now her show features huge hits from other leading ladies of song, including Loretta Lynn, Reba McEntire, and Judy Garland. On top of all that phenomenal music, you’ll be treated to one of the area’s most beloved comedians, the king of Branson comedy, Mr. Terry Sanders!
Cassandre' Voice of an Angel - Christmas Spectacular delivers the epic vocals of a Branson favorite! Together with husband and seasoned entertainer, Timothy Haygood, this Christmas Spectacular puts Cassandré front and center with an incredible band of talented musicians and a strong array of dancers and additional solo vocalists. Gorgeous costumes, the slap-happy comedy of Aunt Irma, the magical violin of Timothy Haygood, and a stunning cast are all featured in this brilliant production!
Christmas Wonderland is a Branson holiday favorite! Showcasing all the best Christmas songs and the coordinated leg-kicking skills of a gorgeous chorus line, this show has everything it takes to put a smile on the face of even the grinchiest grandpa! Hear holiday favorites like “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” “White Christmas,” “O Come All Ye Faithful,” and “Jingle Bell Rock.”
Clay Cooper’s Country Express enjoys a prime spot on Branson’s list of can’t miss shows! This show is legendary among visitors and locals alike; he delivers an amazing performance night after night. The huge cast features his talented wife and dancer Tina Cooper, and sons, Colt and Caden. Other artists include Wild West performer, Johnny Lonestar, comedian Matt Gumm, and a slew of dynamic dancers, musicians, and singers. (Come back for Clay Cooper's Ozark Mountain Christmas Celebration.)
Branson’s Comedy Hypnosis with Austin Singley is ready to mess with your mind - but don’t you fret, your precious sanity is safely in the hands of a genius...well, make that a “comedy” genius! Austin Singley has put together an epic production of Vegas proportions, just without all the gambling and exotic dancers, but filled to the brim with the kind of fun that appeals to everyone from the young to the young-at-heart!
Comedy Jamboree is Branson’s answer to “what’s the best way to tickle even the toughest funny bone?” Headlined by the absolutely funniest goofballs you’ll find anywhere, this show is filled with audience interaction and the kind of laughter that leaves you sore, but satisfied! The hilarity comes courtesy of AppleJack, Stretch McCord, and Andy Parks, a perfect line-up of laughter-generating loonies! (Don't miss a Comedy Jamboree Christmas for November and December!)
Dolly Parton’s Stampede in Branson brings a whole new magnificent meaning to the phrase ‘dinner and a show!’ Enjoy a phenomenal cast of players that includes 32 gorgeous horses, energetic trick riders, top-speed equestrian feats, dazzling special effects, non-stop activity, music galore, a friendly North/ South competition, and fabulous 4-course family feast! (Arrive 50 minutes early for the Stampede's pre-show, and don't forget to return for Christmas at the Stampede!)
Branson's Doug Gabriel is that rare artist who can belt out a song and you’ll swear he’s Roy Orbison come back to life...or maybe Michael Bolton in the flesh...or could it be the King himself, Elvis Presley? You get the idea, this guy can SING! Not that he needs any help commanding the stage, but the family joins him! They share music from several genres - pop, rock, country, gospel, and 50s favorites. (Don't miss a Gabriel Family Christmas!)
The Duttons give Branson the most incredible entertainment, the type of harmonies and happiness that only family can deliver! It’s mom, dad, brothers, sisters, and in-laws sharing one stage...one big family of music, dance, and laughter! They can sing, play multiple instruments, and make us laugh, so it was no surprise to their Branson fans that they did so well on America’s Got Talent. (Makes plans to see The Duttons Family Christmas in November and December!)
It’s George Strait Country, a Branson tribute favorite, and soon to be yours, too! A masterful performance by the wonderful James Garrett gives this show the magic necessary to deliver the hits of one of country’s most iconic superstars. Garrett gives us some of Strait's best, including “Ocean Front Property,” “Amarillo by Morning,” “Check Yes or No,” and “All My Ex’s Live in Texas." (Return during November and December for A George Strait Christmas!)
Grand Jubilee is a grand good time from beginning to end! Headlined by the sensational quartet, New South, this terrific Branson variety show features a wide range of music. You’ll enjoy pop, country, rock, and gospel, as well as a variety of Top 40 selections. The quartet has some of Branson’s best vocalists; including long-time bass singer, Mark McCauley, David Ragan on lead, Jon Drockelman in the baritone spot, and Luke Menard singing tenor.
The Haygoods are a true Branson entertainment success story! This gorgeous and talented group of siblings - five brothers and their sister - have an incredible level of energy that’s simply astounding. They’ve mastered several instruments, can sing like nobody’s business, and have dance moves that will amaze even the most seasoned choreographer. Everything from their stage lights and sound, to their costumes, is dazzling and cutting-edge. (Don't miss their Haygoods Christmas Show!)
Hot Rods & High Heels is Branson’s blast back to the first decade of rock ‘n’ roll, the fabulous 50s! Discover an impressive cast of singers and dancers, and a live band comprised of excellent musicians. The costumes are spot-on, the music authentic and true to the decade, the sets like scenes from a 50s Broadway production! (Hot Rods & High Heels runs a little hotter and kicks a bit higher for the holidays! Have a happy 50s holiday at the Hot Rods & High Heels Christmas Show!)
Jerry Presley - Elvis Live features the timeless music of the world’s most famous singer, performed by his very own cousin! From the first note, it’s apparent that talent definitely runs in the family. Jerry’s admiration for Elvis is obvious, he performs his songs with genuine passion and true reverence for the unforgettable music . He presents the music of Elvis Presley in three different shows - Aloha from Hawaii, Live from Madison Square Garden, and his Elvis Gospel Revival.
A Tribute to John Denver Starring James Garrett in Branson is a can’t miss experience for every fan of the iconic rocker with the gentle musical touch. Denver’s music appeals to fans across several genres and eras, with a classic sound that’s as relevant today as it was when he popped out hit after hit in the 70’s. (A Tribute to John Denver takes a festive turn for the holidays with A Rocky Mountain Christmas!)
The Johnson Strings are fiddling their lives away, much to the delight of everyone in Branson! This close-knit family of eight stuns audiences with their considerable talent on a variety of instruments. Mom, dad, and six siblings have each mastered one or more instruments, including violin, cello, piano, mandolin, viola, and the upright bass. And the music they deliver? In a word...phenomenal!
Legends in Concert is the world-famous king of tributes, and Branson’s show is no exception! Featuring a rotating list of huge stars, this show that will leave you speechless! These aren’t simple impersonations, you’ll witness performers who become the artist right in front of your eyes! (Legends in Concert becomes even more legendary for Christmas with a fabulous line-up - Elvis Presley, The Blues Brothers, and other "legends!" We’ve got your seat saved!)
The Tinoco’s Magnificent 7 Variety Show gives you seven dazzling decades of your favorite music! Featuring seven talented performers who manage 200 costume changes to deliver an astonishing 75 numbers that span the decades, from the 40s to the first ten years of the new century, you’ll enjoy non-stop singing, dancing, comedy and more! (See Magnificent 7's Christmas Imagination now through December!)
Merry Christmas with Dino and Cheryl will be making the Branson holiday season a little bit brighter this year! The magic of Dino Kartsonakis on the piano has kept audiences enchanted for more than 30 years, so his return to Branson to headline a Christmas show at the Shepherd of the Hills is one of the year’s most anticipated events. The show will feature Dino playing Christmas favorites, as well as some of the greatest songs ever written, accompanied by the lovely voice of Cheryl.
The Petersen Family Bluegrass Band features the sensational family that helped put bluegrass music on the Branson map! Some of the artists covered by the Petersens include Bill Monroe, Doyle Lawson, Alison Krauss, and Branson favorite, Rhonda Vincent. In addition to the bluegrass music they love to play, they’ll treat you to fiddle tunes, gospel music a cappella style, and a bit of yodeling for good measure!
Pierce Arrow Gold has given Branson one of its hottest shows year after year, and certainly one of its funniest, thanks to resident clown, James Sibley! If you want a big dose of belly laughs with your country music, then look no further than the phenomenal Pierce Arrow Gold! Don’t forget to spend some time with Pierce Arrow Gold for Christmas when the show gets even hotter and funnier for the holidays!
Presleys’ Country Jubilee is a Branson family show favorite! Chock-full of classic and contemporary country hits, the Presley gang has been delighting audiences for more than 50 years! And it’s not just the incredible music that keeps loyal fans returning time and again, the family comedians are second to none! (Come experience a gift of music, mirth, and merriment Branson style...come share an old-fashioned holiday with the family at Presleys’ Country Christmas Jubilee! November & December)
A Sanders Family Christmas may just be Branson’s most heartwarming and hilarious production! The Sanders Family, along with their church pastor, find themselves charged with lifting the spirits of their faithful Mount Pleasant Baptist Church congregation following the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. Their mission is made all the more challenging by the departure of their son as he prepares to go off to war. This sweet, touching, and funny story hits all the right notes for the holidays.
The Santa & Pancakes Show in Branson delivers a delightful holiday happening for one and all! One of many Christmas experiences new to the Shepherd of the Hills Homestead, this fanciful and fun display of festive cheer and laughter features two of our absolutely favorite people in the Ozarks - Terry Sanders and Jolly Old Saint Nicholas himself - Santa Claus!
A Shepherd’s Christmas Carol Dinner Show gives Branson another fascinating look at characters from the legendary and beloved Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama, a production that’s been delighting audiences for nearly 60 seasons! In the original production an unforgettable cast of characters was introduced; in this new holiday story, we catch up with Ollie Stewart, Mandy Ford, Uncle Ike and the rest of the neighborhood at Christmas-time!
Santa’s Pancakes & Pjs brings an enchanting North Pole party to the Showboat Branson Belle! Special kids activities, delightful entertainment, a hearty breakfast, and a Showboat cruise on Table Rock Lake make this an unforgettable Christmas-time treat for any child. With all that fun, what could make this amazing adventure even better? Doin’ it all in your jammies, of course!
The Showboat Branson Belle is the most entertaining way to spend time on the lake, and it’s an adventure that comes with an exciting variety show filled with music, comedy, dancing, magic, a great meal, and more! The Southern Gospel Cruise features some of the today's most popular gospel acts! Noon cruises from Aug 25 through Sept 1. And the Christmas Show features songs from the 60s to today’s hits, soundtrack hits, and Christmas tunes! Noon and 4pm from Nov 1 through Dec 22.
SIX is a cappella music on steroids...so to speak! This dynamic Branson show boasts six actual brothers using nothing more than their own voices to deliver the sounds of a full band! You’ll hear drums, horns, guitars, harmonicas, bass guitars, violins...the list seems endless - yet you won’t see a single one of these instruments on stage...we promise! (SIX turns on the holiday charm during November and December, and Branson gets a real slammin’ Christmas show!)
The Blackwoods in Branson carry on the tradition of the legendary Blackwood Brothers Quartet! Featuring the son and namesake of original quartet member, R.W. Blackwood, along with his wife, Donna, they honor the sensational family legacy with a delightfully uplifting show filled with inspirational gospel music and lots of laughter! (The Blackwoods presents A Baby Changes Everything for the Christmas season!)
The Texas Tenors, the handsome trio of talented troubadours, top the list of ‘can’t miss’ Branson shows! We fell in love with these gracious guys with the phenomenal pipes when they appeared on America’s Got Talent. For their Branson shows, they like to perform fan favorites like “Rocky Top,” “Unchained Melody,” and the beautiful “Nessun Dorma,” the aria from “Turandot.” (The Texas Tenors take you Deep in the Heart of Christmas in November!)
Branson welcomes Todd Oliver, The Funniest Night of Your Life to the Shepherd of the Hills stage just in time for the holiday season! Oliver is accompanied by his world-famous talking dog, the lovably adorable Irving, and his supporting cast of kooky characters - the dog is real, his supporting cast is not, they’re ventriloquist dummies, just don’t tell them we said that! Appearing in the Playhouse Theatre during November and December.
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One of the very best ways to enjoy Christmas in Branson is through one of the many festivals and special events that take place from November 1 through December 31. That’s right - it’s a glorious season, so we start celebrating early and we keep going until it’s time for the fireworks to blast us into the new year!
If you do nothing else in Branson at Christmas time, you must see the Trail of Lights at the Shepherd of the Hills Homestead! Branson's longest-running Christmas light display is still its' best! As you wind your way through the 160 acre homestead, you'll travel through a variety of themed lands and settings. The Trail showcases animated figures set to Christmas music that's sure to get you into the spirit of the holiday!
What better place to celebrate the holidays than at Silver Dollar City's "An Old Time Christmas" festival"? Listed as a top 5 Holiday event in the country by Good Morning America. There are more than 5 million sparkling lights, 1,000 ornamented Christmas Trees, Rudolph's Holly Jolly Christmas light Parade, lots of holiday treats and more. There are also Broadway like productions and a massive 5-story special effects Christmas tree. Weather permitting, there are a variety of attractions and rides during the day and lots of Christmas shopping opportunities.
For nearly 70 years, Branson has held a non-commercial parade to honor the true reason for the season. Filled with floats, marching bands, and more, the parade is free of advertising and all entries are Christmas-themed. The annual parade kicks off with the lighting of the mountainside adoration scene that overlooks Historic Downtown Branson. The 28-foot-tall nativity is a tradition that’s near and dear to locals and visitors alike, and it’s displayed on Mt. Branson throughout the month of December.
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Christmas in Branson is a glowing and glistening wonderland of twinkling lights! From the brilliance of Branson Landing and the holiday nostalgia of Historic Downtown, to the glitz and glamour of the world-famous Strip and beyond, the spirit of the season is joyously displayed in all its glittering glory! Go ahead, see for yourself in our photo gallery….then go ahead and make plans now to see it for real!
Being in Branson for the Christmas season always feels like you’ve come home for the holidays! Never been to Branson for our biggest and brightest season? Maybe you have and just want to learn what you might have missed? We have a few tips for getting the most from an authentic Ozark Mountain Christmas!