Table Rock Lake

Winter in Branson, MO: 3 Reasons to Visit This Time of Year

Branson is a year-round vacation destination! Each season has something to offer visitors of all ages, including winter. Don’t let the cold weather keep you from having a fun time in Branson, MO! Whether you’re spending time at indoor attractions or you’re taking in snowy views, you’re guaranteed to have a great time in Branson. For more convincing, we’ve made a list of the top 3 reasons to visit during winter in Branson, MO:

1. Outdoor Adventures

Just because the temperatures have dropped doesn’t mean you still can’t have fun exploring the great outdoors! Branson is home to many year-round outdoor activities, from hiking to fishing. The city tends to have mild winters and doesn’t see snow often, so it’s not hard to spend time outside all throughout the season! We recommend visiting Table Rock Lake. This is a popular spot for bass fishing in the winter. The lake never freezes, which means fishing is possible 365 days of the year. If you don’t feel like fishing, hiking is another exciting way to enjoy nature. Table Rock Lakeshore Trail is a popular winter hiking trail! It’s an easy, paved pathway that anyone can do. The 2-mile trail winds through Table Rock State Park and follows the lake’s shoreline, offering beautiful views. You’ll love spending time outside in Branson!

2. Last Chance to See Our Holiday Show

Christmas at Dolly Parton's Stampede

Winter is also the last time you have the chance to see our holiday show before the end of the season! Our season ends the first week of January, but until then, you can enjoy a Christmas extravaganza at Dolly Parton’s Stampede. Our arena is transformed into a winter wonderland, with snow falling softly, twinkling lights, old-fashioned holiday costumes, and classic holiday music. One special moment is our live nativity scene, which brings the true meaning of Christmas to life. You’ll also get to watch as playful elves from the North Pole and South Pole compete in a friendly rivalry, and Santa Claus comes with a sleigh full of goodies!

As the show takes place, you’ll be feasting on a four-course holiday dinner that will satisfy all your country cravings! The meal includes our signature creamy vegetable soup, a scrumptious homemade biscuit, a mouthwatering tender whole rotisserie chicken, a hickory-smoked barbecued pork loin, buttery corn on the cob, a tasty herb-basted potato, our very own specialty dessert, and unlimited Coca-Cola®, tea, or coffee.

3. Fewer Crowds Than Summer

If you love visiting the city but are hoping to avoid the traffic and crowds you often see in the summertime, you’ll love a vacation during winter in Branson, MO! Although Branson is a popular place to visit year round, fewer crowds are seen throughout the area during the winter season. You can enjoy better prices on lodging, shorter lines and wait times at shops and restaurants, and less time sitting in traffic! That means you’ll have more time and money to spend exploring the city.

Are you ready to visit during winter in Branson, MO? Take a look at the top things to do while you’re here.