Branson, Missouri, is widely regarded as “America’s Christmas Tree City,” primarily because it boasts approximately 2,000 colorfully-decorated Christmas trees scattered throughout the municipality. Many of these jaw-dropping visual delights lie inside the always-enthralling Silver Dollar City, home to “An Old Time Christmas,” the country’s best recurring holiday event. An Old Time Christmas itself features 6.5 million lights. With so many live performances, yuletide extravaganzas, and drive-thru light displays, a Branson Christmas vacation will assuredly become a new family holiday tradition, especially when combined with a luxurious stay with Branson Vacation Rentals.
All Aboard The Polar Express™
We couldn’t think of a better way to commemorate Kris Kringle’s long-awaited arrival than with a 40-mile journey aboard the dazzling, exceedingly festive Polar Express™. Every holiday season, the folks at Branson Scenic Railway transform their sturdy, wholly rebuilt train into a real-life Robert Zemeckis film, with a visit from Santa Claus, bottomless hot chocolate, and cookies so delicious that you’ll have a hard time leaving some for St. Nick. Most travelers who celebrate Christmas in Branson will inevitably gravitate toward The Polar Express™. Thus, it’s critical to book your ride well in advance.
Christmas Shows in Branson | Rhonda Vincent Presents “Christmas in Branson”
Critically-acclaimed bluegrass singer and multi-instrumentalist Rhonda Vincent presents her Christmas show in Branson from early November through late December, performing her latest installment of “Christmas in Branson.” Vincent will be selling out the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center & Theatre leading up to Christmas’ arrival, with help from special guests Josh Williams, Jeanine Seely, Moe Bandy, John Berry, T. Graham Brown, Mark Wills, Wilson Fairchild, and Mo Pitney. It’s a Christmas celebration, unlike anything you’ve ever seen.
“An Old Time Christmas” at Branson’s Silver Dollar City
As mentioned above, Silver Dollar City’s An Old Time Christmas remains one of the country’s most beloved recurring holiday events, especially for those with children. Every November, Silver Dollar City adds over six million lights to its already beautifully-decorated theme park. Inside the park, visitors can watch live, holiday-themed performances, board an old-time steam train, watch Rudolph’s “Holly Jolly Parade,” stroll under the light displays, brave the decked-out rides, peruse through 60-plus Christmas shops, and visit Santa Claus at the “North Pole”. Bring an appetite because you’ve never seen a Christmas-themed spread quite like this.
Best Places to Stay in Branson for Christmas | Branson Vacation Rentals
Branson Vacation Rentals is proud to be the preferred Christmastime basecamp for so many travelers, year after year. Our growing fleet of luxurious condos and cabins plays host to countless Christmas dinners, game nights, and holiday-themed family gatherings. We couldn’t think of a better place to start and finish each day of drive-thru light displays, train rides, and live performances than inside one of these picturesque properties. On-site luxuries often include floor-to-ceiling fireplaces, cathedral ceilings, whirlpool tubs, private acreage, fully-equipped kitchens, and king beds. So, why wait? Start planning your Christmas getaway to Branson by checking availability online (or calling us directly at 417-832-9991).