Entertained With the Ozark Mountain Christmas Celebration in Branson, MO

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If you are planning on traveling during the holidays then Branson, MO is the place you'll want to be. You will be overwhelmed at the lengths the whole town goes to make this season special for everyone that enjoys Christmas. Come and share the fun and excitement of the holiday.

Ozark Mountain Christmas is in its seventeenth year and has become one of the most popular times to visit the Branson area. The Branson Area Festival of Lights is in its fifteenth year and links several Ozark communities in creating a lighting festival that you can experience throughout Southwest Missouri. You will find light displays all over town that will delight every child and even the child in you. You will see animated displays, drive through tunnels of lights, and gaze at 300 large stars that overlook Highway 76. You will also see the Polyhedron Music Star on top of Mount Branson and the Adoration Scene that overlooks downtown Branson.

The Adoration Parade takes place on December 5 in downtown Branson at approximately 5:30 p.m. For over 56 years the Adoration Parade has been held to the delight of residents and visitors alike. Thousands attend the parade and lighting of the nativity scene at the top of Mount Branson. The nativity scene has figures up to forty feet tall and overlooks the downtown area. The more you see, the more exciting the holiday becomes.

Silver Dollar City starts its Christmas Festival, An Olde Time Christmas on November 6 through December 30, that promises to leave you with wonderful holiday memories. The Holiday Light Parade is complete with Santa's Sleigh, illuminated with 3,000 lights on the float and gifts spilling from Santa's toy sack. The Tree Lighting Celebration each evening at 5:30 p.m. in the Square will dazzle you as the five-story Special Effects Christmas Tree blazing with over 250,000 lights coordinated with Christmas songs to warm your heart. Visit Santa Claus and The Wonderland Village and tell Santa what you want most for Christmas. Visit with area and visiting craftsman and you may find some nice gifts to share with those that aren't as lucky to take a holiday vacation in Branson. At Silver Dollar City you will find yourself surrounded my the wonderful smells that go along with Christmas and you will feel even more in the spirit when you taste the holiday favorites that you will find all over the park.

So many of the shows in Branson are geared up for the holiday as well. At the Branson Variety Theater, Broadway's Christmas Spectacular will make you think you are in New York. The Dixie Stampede Dinner Show gets dressed up for Christmas also with lights, poinsettia, old-fashioned holiday costumes and three wise men sitting atop real camels. All of the theaters are ready to add to the holiday spirit with music, dancing, lights and no matter what you choose to see you will enjoy every minute of it.

For an exciting Christmas holiday this year come to Branson, Missouri where you will make new wonderful memories for you and your family. Plan on taking light tours and see shows, visit Silver Dollar City and do your Christmas shopping all in Branson this year. You may just decide to make this a yearly trip because you will definitely leave with your spirit geared up for a spectacular Christmas as you experience this Ozark Mountain Christmas.

Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner & Show - Branson, MO
Went to see the christmas show. It was truly amazing. If you weren't in the christmas spirit before you went, you will be after ward. The nativity was beautiful. The north and south feud was so fun, the food was great and so much of it. Don't eat lunch that day. My four year old son, barely ate anything and honestly said about two words, he was so mezmerized by the horses, the ostrich and pig races. Definitely expensive, but if you have to choose, pick this one.
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-- The White Family - Dixon Il
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
Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner & Show - Branson, MO
This was by far the best activity we did as a family on our vacation to branson. Our boys, 3yrs and 6yrs, loved every minute of it. I was very surprised that it held our 3yr old's attention as well as it did, he was mesmerized. We almost skipped the pre-show but were so glad that we didn't because it was great! The food was good and the animals beautiful. The riders were skilled and great at what they do. I would highly recommend it to anyone!
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-- Jaime Davis - Gardner, KS
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