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Thanksgiving in Branson Promises Prime Shopping, Thrilling Shows & Holiday Flair

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Give thanks this year in down-home style with a late November visit to charming Branson, MO! Cool autumn weather, incredible shopping discounts and all of the preparations for an Ozark Mountain Christmas are in full swing.


Traveling and vacationing during the Thanksgiving holiday doesn't mean you have to give up a wholesome and hearty Thanksgiving dinner. Many Branson area restaurants will be open to serve scrumptious feasts that include main course and all the fixings'. Some popular Thanksgiving Day locations include dinner at the Candlestick Inn, brunch at Chateau on the Lake, and a buffet at Country Kitchen. Other restaurants to check out include Cracker Barrel, Dockers, Grand Country Buffet, Lonestar Steakhouse & Saloon, McFarlains, McGuffey's Steakhouse & Saloon, Shoney's, and the Wooden Nickle. Of course, plenty of other restaurants will likely be open, so call around to check and see what special feasts your favorite is serving!


Branson shopping will be in top form during the weekend after Turkey Day, so be sure to check out all of the great shopping malls and shops in Branson. The Factory Merchants Outlet Center will have special hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday so that the shops can offer you more time to save with their incredible After Thanksgiving Weekend Sale specials! With great prices discounted even deeper for the Biggest Shopping Day of the Year (or Black Friday, as some have come to know it), this is the perfect time to get a head start on your holiday shopping!


While you're in town, be sure to kick-off the holiday season with some of Branson's stirring Christmas celebrations. The Ozark Mountain Christmas runs through the months of November and December, so you'll be able to enjoy special holiday performances at many Branson shows, unbelievable lighting displays and incredible activities for the entire family. You'll find the entire city is bursting with holiday cheer so infectious that even the biggest Scrooges will be singing along with carols and holiday melodies. Silver Dollar City will be hosting its Old Time Christmas event that features more amazing lights displays and special attractions including the Dickens Christmas Carol musical and the Living Nativity ' and the theme park is even open on Thanksgiving Day!

One thing to note when traveling to Branson is that November weather in the Ozarks can be a little difficult to gauge, so be sure to check forecasts before you leave. Since a 75 degree day can lead into a 30 degree day this time of year, it's a good idea to pack for all weather in order to be prepared.

The shows, restaurants and attractions in Branson are more than happy to give thanks to you this year, so pack up the family and enjoy a Thanksgiving week experiencing all of the appeal of this charming entertainment destination! Happy Thanksgiving!


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Best FAMILY park I have ever been to! - And I am a amusement park junkie. You don't have to worry about misleading music, shops, games or attire. We have 4 children ages 1-11 and there is something for each of them. We have season passes and live almost 10 hours away. A must do for the wholesome family who also enjoys thrill rides.
E Snyder - Petal, MS
Silver Dollar City
We had a wonderful time. I had not been in over 20 years and it was just as much fun if not more than I imagined it. We had a blast.
Leneisha Darby - Maurice, LA
Silver Dollar City
We enjoyed two of the shows and the shops. However, we foundd the layout of the park difficult to navigate. Also, they are not clear where to enter when you buy the Show Lover's Pass. The Show Lover's Pass was in an entirely different entrance in one case and this was confusing.
Vicky and Ronald Glass - Lake St. Louis, MO
Silver Dollar City
Silver Dollar City never fails to deliver. Always a fun time and everyone that works there is friendly and helpful. All around family fun. Make sure you see all the small shows in the city.
Beth Warner - Swansea, Illinois

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