It's closer than you think! Branson officially starts celebrating Christmas on November 1; that's just a few weeks away! If you've enjoyed a Branson Christmas in the past, you know how quickly the popular shows fill up, especially big productions like Dixie Stampede, the celebration aboard the Showboat Branson Belle, and The Andy Williams Christmas Extravaganza. There are new shows that will sell quickly, too, like Maxine's Christmas Carol, a laugh-out-loud live production featuring the humor of Hallmark Cards' lovable curmudgeon. This means it's more important than ever to book your show tickets in advance, and it's easy to do! Just call 888-746-1260, toll-free, and a vacation planning specialist will make sure you get the best seats available.
Christmas time in Branson is definitely show time; theaters feature full Christmas show productions, like Christmas Wonderland and Christmas on the Trail at the Shepherd of the Hills Homestead. Other shows will have their regular season show during the first half, followed by a second half that's devoted to this holiest of holidays, while still others will simply include a few holiday songs in their show. Some shows deliver a simple, heart-warming and hilarious production, like Sanders Family Christmas, while others pull out all the stops to wow audiences with huge productions filled with brilliant lights, elaborate costumes, special effects, festive music, and a multitude of other features that dazzle and delight the senses! The Hughes Brothers Christmas Show and Hamners' Unbelievable Christmas are both perfect examples of these elaborate productions.
The Andy Williams Christmas Extravaganza returns with the Osmonds and the Lennon Sisters, as well as the Lennon granddaughters, Andy Williams Ballroom Champions, Illusionist Rick Thomas, and the Moon River Band. Clay Cooper shakes up his popular show with an Ozark Mountain Christmas Celebration during the months of November and December, and The Duttons switch over to a dazzling display of holiday happiness from November 1 through December 7.
Most Branson Christmas shows wrap up by either the first or the second week of December. There are shows, however, that continue with a Christmas performance throughout the month of December, these include Grand Country Music Hall’s Grand Jubilee and Comedy Jamboree. Regardless of the schedules, you can count on the fact that Christmas is one of Branson's best times of the year, and advance reservations for all the shows is highly recommended! That number again is 888-746-1260; make your reservations today!
*Photo courtesy of the Branson Convention and Visitors Bureau