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Trail of Lights at Shepherd of the Hills Homestead

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Each year during the holiday season in Branson, locals and visitors alike flock to the Shepherd of the Hills Homestead after sundown for an amazing holiday light spectacular. The Trail of Lights is a two and a half mile stretch that winds through the Shepherd of the Hills Homestead. Guests are invited to take a leisurely drive through the Trail of Lights in the comfort of their own cars, and many are known to listen to Christmas carols and sip on hot cocoa or warm cider as they make their way through the light displays.

The Trail of Lights at Shepherd of the Hills Homestead may seem like any other holiday lights display, but as soon as you drive through the gates of the Homestead, you will know you've found something truly unique. Throughout the two and a half mile stretch of displays, you will find three-dimensional mechanical displays that bring you right into your favorite holiday songs and classic holiday tales. Some of the displays incorporate themed music and story narration to provide you with a true sensory experience. Just some of the many scenes you will find here include Santa taking a break at the beach, a traditional church scene with pews decorated in holiday d├ęcor, elves giving the reindeer a bath in preparation for their big flight, and more.

At the end of the Trail of Lights, you will arrive at Inspiration Tower. You are invited to hop out of your car and climb the stairs or take the elevator to the top-floor observation deck of the tower. From the observation deck, you can enjoy a unique view of the Trail of Lights from 230 feet above the ground, as well as the twinkle of holiday lights from across the city.

You can add to your holiday experience at the Trail of Lights with the Christmas on the Trail Chuck Wagon Dinner Show. This package gives you admission to the Trail of Lights as well as a chuck wagon-style dinner for a real cowboy experience. Your dinner includes chili, cornbread, cobbler, and other western-style treats. After dinner, spend some time warming yourself by the fire with a Christmas carol sing-along.

Give your family the experience of a Branson holiday tradition this season by spending an evening at the Trail of Lights!

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My first experience with a truly magnificent show, dinner and fabulous ride throughout the trail of lights. I only wish I could have had my grand children with me. It was breathtaking and reminded me of a good old fashion Christmas. I love the cowboy age and only wish I could have been born to work the range and sit around the campfire as they did back then. There love of life and there closeness to the lord is refreshing. If you go to Branson especially through the Holidays this show is definitely a must.
Robert Eskanazy - Bronx, Nyc, Charlottesville, VA
Trail of Lights
It would have been helpful to know when it started and ended. We thought we had to be there at a certain time and it was actually a come and go type of thing.
Megan Johnson - Kansas City, MO
Historic Homestead Tour
This is a great place and the show is great. I plan to go back someday. My mom was the second Old Molly. I used to know everyone's lines by heart. If you want a show that will stick in your heart forever it is the show to watch. Regina
Regina Wensmann - Springfield
Trail of Lights
This was the best Christmas light display I have ever driven through. It was just magical. The only slight problem was the vehicle 2 cars back that did not turn off their lights. We pulled over so they could pass us and we could again enjoy the displays. Well worth the time!!!
Sharon Barnes - SAINT LOUIS, Missouri

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