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Branson’s Christmas Openings

By: Michael Ayo

Christmas in Branson is one of the most anticipated times of the year. The world-renowned “An Old Time Christmas” festival is happening at Silver Dollar City, several theaters have their own holiday shows, and there is more than enough shopping to be had leading up to the holiday. If you find yourself on vacation in Branson this Christmas, it may be helpful to know what shows and attractions are open for the holiday.


The following is a list of shows performing their regular or holiday/Christmas shows on Dec. 25, 2016.

– Acrobats of China at Yakov Theatre
          ~ Show plays at 3 and 8 p.m.
 Amazing Pets at Grand Country Music Hall
Show plays at 3 and 7 p.m.
 Doo-Wop and the Drifters at the Branson Hot Hits Theatre
          ~ Show plays at 2 p.m.
 Motown Downtown at the Branson Hot Hits Theatre
          ~ Show plays at 7 p.m.


The following is a list of attractions open on Dec. 25, 2016.

 Branson Zipline
          ~ Certain zip lines and tours available throughout the day from 11 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
 Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center
          ~ Opens at 10 a.m.
 Ozark Mountain Christmas Lights Drive-Thru will be open, but the Christmas Village will not.
~ Drive-Thru will open at 5:30 p.m.
 Shepherd of the Hills Trail of Lights
          ~ Opens at dusk (5:03 p.m. according to

No matter what you decide to do, Christmas is always a wonderful holiday. That statement is especially true if you celebrate it in Branson. After all the presents have been unwrapped and the wonderful holiday meals have been consumed, make sure to go check out some of these great shows and attractions open on Christmas Day.

Fall Fun in Branson

There is something about being in the Ozark Mountains during the Fall.  Luckily,  when you are visiting Branson during this time of year you not only get to enjoy the beautiful fall foliage, you will have some serious fun while you’re at it.

Whether you are travelling as a couple or a family with children, there is something for everyone to enjoy during this season.  Just to give you some ideas, Silver Dollar City offers “National Harvest and Cowboy Festival”, ride on the Branson Scenic Railway , or view the fall scenery as you enjoy a ride at Branson Zipline and Canopy Tours at Wolfe Creek Preserve.  Oh, who are we kidding…do it all!

At Silver Dollar City’s, National Harvest and Cowboy Festival you can expect to find over 125 demonstrating craftsmen, barn dances, Western music performances, special Wild West Shows, and of course delicious food.  While you are visiting the park be sure to check out the all new Fireman’s Landing where you will find 10 new family adventure rides.  This festival runs from September until October 31.

Departing from Downtown Branson, the Branson Scenic Railway will take you on an hour and 45 minute journey into northwest Arkansas and back again.  This is an optimal way to experience the Ozark Mountains and scenery in the fall.

If you have never experienced the thrill of zip-lining this is the perfect time to do so.  What better way to take in the Ozark Mountain beauty that soaring through it?  Branson Zipline offers several different zipline and canopy ranging in time and intensity.  For the less thrill seeking person, take the Wolfe Creek Photo Safari where you can still enjoy all the beauty of the preserve at a calmer pace.

Those are just some suggestions.  With the countless trails and beautiful lakes surrounding the area, you will not be disappointed.  Whatever you you choose to do in Branson this time of year, you are sure to have a great time.  Start planning and have fun!

Photo credit: Phil Roussin PBR Photos / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND