Branson has quickly become one of the most popular family vacation destinations in America with many fun-filled attractions for visitors of all ages. Winter is no exception to the rule. Each year, the city of Branson is illuminated by holiday-themed shows, markets and entertainment.
Among the most popular of Branson's attractions is Silver Dollar City. The theme park opened their doors in 1960 and is known for its mix of traditional, wooden roller coasters and modern, record-breaking thrill rides. Also known for its seasonal festivals, Silver Dollar City puts on “An Old-Time Christmas” each year, where Main Street is lit up with 6.5 million lights. Other holiday-themed activities include Rudolph’s Holly Jolly Light Parade, Broadway-style shows, holiday buffets and more!
A short drive north of Branson is the Jordan Valley Ice Park, located in Springfield, MO. The beginning of the holiday season is marked with the park’s Festival of Lights with family-friendly entertainment such as free ice skating, theatrical productions, concerts, arts and crafts events and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus. For a romantic holiday experience, join your partner on a horse-drawn carriage ride at the Park Central Square.
The Ozark Mountains offer an abundance of activities, too. From cave explorations to snow tubing, there is something for every Branson-bound adventurer. Under the Ozarks, you will find massive cave systems with captivating formations and ecosystems. Several cave tours are available to Branson visitors as the temperatures stay consistently warm year around. To learn more about the Ozark Mountains caves and tours visit MoStateParks.com. For those that prefer to stay above ground, Snowflex tubing, located on Wolf Mountain, is an excellent winter Ozark Mountains adventure to enjoy with friends and family.
No matter how you choose to spend your winter escape to Branson, we're sure that you'll have an unforgettable vacation.