The Christmas season is soon to be upon us and Branson, Missouri, is the best place to visit to experience the holiday in style! The whole city is covered in Christmas lights and just about every building is decked out in festive holiday decorations. Visitors can shop for their loved ones at one of Branson’s many shopping destinations, experience local attractions on their family vacations, and enjoy the beauty of winter in the Ozarks. Of course, Branson is best known as the live music capital of the world and is home to over 50 different theaters featuring 100-plus live music shows. Many of these shows go all out for the Christmas season, either adding special holiday music to their existing shows or preparing all-new productions just for the Christmas season. Even if you’ve already visited Branson once this year, there’s sure to be something new for you when you come to visit during the Christmas season!
After a successful debut in 2016, Maxine’s Christmas Carol will be returning this year to the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center. Maxine’s Christmas Carol is a modern-day retelling of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol featuring everyone’s favorite crusty curmudgeon, Maxine. Maxine made her first appearance on Hallmark greeting cards around 30 years ago and since then has become one of the company’s most beloved characters. Maxine is sure to make you laugh at her hilariously sarcastic and salty outlook on life and, when Maxine’s heart is changed over the course of the show, your heart will be lifted, too. Maxine’s Christmas Carol is a unique show that is not to be missed!
For a Christmas sing-a-long with a heartwarming story, visit Sanders Family Christmas at the IMAX Entertainment Complex. You may already be familiar with the musical Sanders family, whose humor, love for each other, and old-fashioned family values have been blessing audiences for years in Smoke on the Mountain. Sanders Family Christmas takes place on Christmas Eve of 1941, right after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Sanders’ only son is on the brink of shipping out with the Marine Corps. Before he goes, however, the family decides to lift each other’s spirits by hosting a Christmas gospel sing-a-long. The audience plays the part of the church congregation in this interactive musical, and you’ll join characters like Uncle Stanley, Burl and his wife Vera, and their children, Denise, Dennis, and June in singing the Christmas music you know and love. Sanders Family Christmas is sure to fill your heart with joy!
If you and your family are looking for a Christmas extravaganza unlike any other, be sure to book your tickets for Christmas Wonderland at the King’s Castle Theater. This over-the-top Christmas spectacular is one of the largest Christmas shows in Branson and features lavish sets festively decorated for the holiday season, hundreds of elaborate costumes, and a huge cast of some of the most talented singers and dancers you’ll see anywhere. You’re sure to be delighted at hearing all your favorite Christmas tunes, including “White Christmas,” “Silent Night,” “Deck the Halls,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” and many more. It’s the perfect show to get you and your family in the Christmas spirit!
Visit Branson, Missouri for a Christmas vacation your family will never forget. Whether you come to see the sights, shop for Christmas presents, or be entertained by one of the city’s incredible live music shows, you’re sure to find something here your family can enjoy!