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Trail of Lights

Exclusive Online Offer: Family Pass Available
(Must purchase in advance online or toll-free at 1-800-987-6298)
Location: The Shepherd of The Hills Historic Homestead & Old Mill Theatre, 5586 W Hwy 76 Country Blvd Branson, MO 65616 1-800-987-6298  
Trail of Lights
Detail The tour lasts approximately 1-1.5 hours.
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Handicap Accessible
Detail Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
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#1 Best Seller   in Christmas Lights Attractions
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Bring your holiday season to life this year! Head to Branson, MO for an Ozark Mountain Christmas! Explore The Trail of Lights, an amazing drive thru animation display along a two mile trail that provides a holiday theme from start to end, carrying you through the 160 acre Shepherd of the Hills homestead and into the very heart of Christmas. The Trail of Lights is comprised of millions of lights that brighten each night in December. During the evening spent at the Trail of Lights in Branson, MO, guests can take to this fantastic event and spend some time seeing every decorated Christmas tree and some of the world tallest light displays. This festival of light is sure to be a favorite among those who visit, making the Trail of Lights one of the most beloved holiday events in the area.

The best part is, you don’t need to park your car or worry about finding parking! Just drive on through the twinkle light display while having a great time with your family. Guests will travel into a variety of different lands, each with different characters and themes, from patriotic to religious to fantasy. The North Pole, a lit-up ice skating rink scene, Santa’s Workshop, the nativity scene, yule log, and tons of other amazing displays can all be seen on the Trail of Lights event. Every winter night is turned into a spectacular display, so you do not want to miss out.

The Trail of Lights includes millions of multi-colored Christmas lights and hundreds of gorgeous light feature animated displays as you wind through the trees and hills in the warmth and comfort of your own vehicle, at your own pace. As they sip upon their hot chocolate drinks, kiddos of all ages are sure to enjoy life-size 3D characters moving inside their housings. Make wonderful family memories as you bond at Trail of Lights as the engaging sights and sounds of the holiday light up with splendor while traditional favorite songs play in the background.

Sip on hot chocolate or browse in the gift shop for those last minute gift giving treasures and find the perfect holiday gift for your loved ones. There’s also no need to park, as guests can simply drive through the display! Since parking isn’t on the agenda, enjoy Christmas tunes as you move along and get a sneak peek into the holiday season!

Hurry and book your tickets for The Trail of Lights as part of your holiday itinerary as it's sure to become a treasured Christmas tradition in your family. With so many spirited holiday activities to embark upon in Branson, you can make your whole festive trip an amazing one! Not only is the Trail of Lights a great option, but places such as Silver Dollar City and the Sight and Sound Theatre also offer some festive events all through the night in November and December. And with an open schedule, it makes it easier to take the tour at your own pace providing a unique adventure to your Ozarks vacation!

About the Shepherd of the Hills Historic Homestead


The Shepherd of the Hills inspired not only vast tourism in the Branson area, but it also remains a part of history entrapped within a novel and the site that is still a part of the Ozark Mountain area to this day. The novel was written by Harold Bell Wright and was instantly a hit within the area, sparking interest and travel to the area. This ended up being the foundation of Branson tourism.

Currently, the homestead features outdoor plays and the Trail of Lights display at Christmas time as well as various other events throughout the year, so a visit is always a great way to spend some time in Branson, MO.
 

Frequently Asked Questions for Trail of Lights:
  • What is included in the admission price?
    Includes drive-thru holiday lights tour and admittance to Inspiration Tower.
  • Is there any walking involved?
    You are able to get out of your car and go to the top of the Inspiration Tower.
  • Approximately how long does the Trail of Lights last?
    It lasts approximately 90 minutes.
  • For what ages is the tour appropriate?
    It is great for all ages.
  • Where does the Trail of Lights depart from?
    The Shepherd of The Hills Historic Homestead & Old Mill Theatre.
  • Is photography / video recording allowed on the Trail of Lights?
    Yes.
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Shelia Adams
Fulton, Missouri
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"...it's worth every dollar you spend..."
My husband and i were in branson this past weekend, went to see the lights at kimberling city and on the way back stopped off at shepherd of the hills, trail of lights. We had never been through, but enjoyed it immensely, its worth every dollar you spend, quite enjoyable and i'm telling my friends about it. Shelia adams, fulton, missouri
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Cathy Schreiber
MO
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"It was beautiful."
It was beautiful. The grand kids loved it and so did we. Plan to go back but next year want to see the show also.
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Sharon Barnes
SAINT LOUIS, Missouri
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"It was just magical."
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!!!
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Sharon Epps
Streator Ill.
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"Will be back to do it again!!!"
Couldn't have spent a better evening it was wonderful and so many people recommend this. Loved the animation, could do it again. Thanks for the hot chocolate and hospitality! Will be back to do it again!!!
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