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


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 Outback Steak & Oyster Bar, 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, Bob Evans, and Texas Land & Cattle at the Branson Landing. 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. Many of the retail outlets 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!  Be sure to stop at Branson Landing for great deals and a nice after-meal walk.  The Tanger Outlet mall has deep discounts year-round, but even deeper for the shopping season!  And you can find all types of specialty stores in the Historic Downtown shopping district.


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!  Often the vibrant fall colors are still clinging to the trees, take in a view from Inspiration Tower at Shepherd of the Hills.

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!

Silver Dollar City
What a great place! It is exceptionally clean, and all the folks who work there are friendly and polite. Where else can you go to do a tour of a cavern, ride roller coasters, and view craftsman doing everything from blacksmithing to glass blowing. Don't miss this one!
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-- Rebecca McDuffee - Joshua, TX
Silver Dollar City
Silver dollar city is a great place to take the family if they are wanting a fun-filled day. You couldn't ask for a better amusement park! The rides are adventurous and the shops are filled with great souvenirs. The family loves it when we head to branson, they know where we will end up. Great job branson!!
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-- The Baker Family - Verona, MO
Silver Dollar City
Sdc has been a tradition in our family for over 30 years. You will not find a cleaner park or friendlier people. It is the only park i know of that keeps the old traditions and trades alive as well as providing entertainment for the entire family. If you only go to one place in branson, visit sdc and make memories for a lifetime!
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-- Kevin Somers - Harrison, Arkansas

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