Christmas tree in Branson

How to Celebrate Christmas in Branson

Christmastime is one of the best times of year to visit Branson, Missouri. Once Halloween ends, the holiday season begins in this popular city. Whether you’re hoping to watch our incredible Christmas show or want to see millions of holiday lights, there are days of family fun to be had in Branson during the holidays! Are you wondering the best way to spend your time when you visit? Here’s how to celebrate Christmas in Branson:

1. Bring the Whole Family

The holidays are all about spending time with loved ones and creating special memories together, and there’s no better place to be than Branson! Branson is one of the most popular family vacation destinations, and once you visit, it’s not hard to understand why. The city is home to countless activities and attractions for families to enjoy. Whether you have younger children, teens, young adults, parents, or grandparents in your family, everyone will fall in love with the winter magic in Branson! You’ll be able to create fun-filled holiday memories you’ll remember for years to come.

2. Visit Dolly Parton’s Stampede

horse riders during Christmas show

One thing you don’t want to miss when you spend Christmas in Branson is visiting us at Dolly Parton’s Stampede. Our holiday extravaganza is unlike anything you’ve seen before. It’s the perfect combination of adventure, friendly competition, and festive fun. Our Stampede arena is transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with snow falling softly, poinsettias, twinkling holiday lights, old-fashioned holiday costumes, evergreens, and familiar holiday music. The cast, including our 32 beautiful horses, will take you on a nostalgic holiday adventure. Witness playful elves competing in a friendly rivalry, Santa Claus arriving with a sleigh full of goodies, a beautiful angel, and so much more. One of the highlights of the evening is our live nativity, when three kings ride atop camels on their way to Bethlehem and the audience is inspired by incredible songs.

While you watch, enjoy a delicious holiday feast with four courses, including our signature creamy vegetable soup, a tender whole rotisserie chicken, a specialty dessert, and more. It’s a holiday adventure you won’t soon forget!

3. Enjoy Holiday Shopping at Branson Landing

Still have holiday shopping to do? The perfect place to go is Branson Landing! Branson Landing is a must-visit destination when you’re spending Christmas in Branson. Visitors love seeing the unique holiday sculptures and décor, including the 63-foot animated Christmas tree, as they shop for the perfect gifts for their loved ones. Whether you’re looking for toys, apparel, or unique gifts, you can find it all at Branson Landing.

4. Look at Christmas Lights

Mom and child looking at Christmas lights

Your Christmas vacation wouldn’t be complete without getting to see some of the incredible Christmas lights in Branson. During the holiday season, Branson is illuminated by millions of Christmas lights strung throughout the town. We recommend going on a driving tour and enjoying the lights from the comfort of your vehicle while sipping on some hot chocolate! There are a variety of light displays you can see, from the classic 12 Days of Christmas to popular holiday characters like Rudolph and Santa Claus.

Now that you know the best ways to celebrate Christmas in Branson, you’re ready to start planning your trip! Learn more about why you should visit Dolly Parton’s Stampede this Christmas, then get your tickets.