Branson, Missouri will pull out all the stops this December, combining its annual parade, Christmas lights, and the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor in a moving, weeklong series of live events for all ages. Branson has so many attractions in addition to these special events, that you can spend the entire holiday season there and never see the same show twice.
63rd Annual Adoration Parade and Lighting Ceremony – December 6th
Start with the annual lighting of the largest area nativity scene, overlooking Lake Taneycomo at dusk. This sparkling festival creche will culminate with a community gathering like no other. If you’ve ever asked yourself the question, “What happened to Christmas?”- this inspirational community event is the answer you’ve been seeking. The Branson community gathers to set aside individual aspirations and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. It is your chance to stop and reflect on the beauty of the Christmas story that still inspires people today. On this special night, no one is in the limelight and no organization is promoted, only an overwhelming outpouring of community and shared celebration to honor the story of Christmas.
National 70th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Remembrance – December 7th
Join in a very special 70th anniversary celebration to honor those who fought, and those who were lost at Pearl Harbor as America was drawn into World War II during the holiday season. The Branson Veterans Task Force will hold a solemn ceremony at the Branson Town Square.
Santa and Two Live Reindeer – December 9th
Santa Claus is coming to town at the Titanic museum with two of his trusty reindeer. They’ll be here to help Titanic celebrate the holiday season, marking the third year real-live reindeer will prance back to the popular museum attraction. These regal creatures will be tethered out front by Titanic’s iceberg, ready to greet visitors and pose for photos with good little girls and boys.
Dolly Parton Dixie Stampede Holiday Dinner Show – Ticket event
Be ready for Christmas magic at its most exciting when you visit Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Dinner and Show for their 2 hour holiday celebration. Elves from the North Pole and the South Pole wage a friendly competition as they serve you yuletide merriment and delicious homestyle food. Santa arrives on a sleigh pulled by 32 horses to cap the evening.
Branson is less than a day’s drive for one-third of Americans, and with low-cost flights to the new Branson Airport, as well as Springfield-Branson National Airport, it’s easy to reach by air. Over 50 local attractions from Kung Fu to Cowboys offer excitement and family fun.