Christmas in Branson
Tue, Dec 6 – Sat, Dec 10
Walking Level: Light
Sail into the Holiday Season with Special Journeys this year!
Join Special Journeys as we travel to one of our favorite destinations, Branson, Missouri for a wonderful holiday themed trip. There's nothing like spending time in Branson to get you into the Christmas spirit.
We will begin our trip this year by hopping aboard the beautiful Branson Belle. This classic showboat is themed after the majestic boats of the 1800's, the Belle has the classic red water wheels on the back that help propel her along the water as we sit back and watch a dazzling show on Table Rock Lake. The Branson Belle travels at a whopping 6 miles per hour while we enjoy a delicious meal. After the extended intermission, which we'll use to take in the beauty of
the lake and its surroundings, we'll then watch a talented group of singers, dancers and entertainers perform music from the 60's to today.
The next day get ready for a breathtaking musical journey to Ireland! At the King's Castle Theatre, we'll watch Dublin's Irish Tenors and the Celtic Ladies perform in a fusion of song and dance. In this heart pounding ensemble, we will take in the wonderful harmonies of talented singers that cover Irish Classics and Christmas favorites like, Christmas in Killarney, O'Holy Night, What Child is This, Ave Maria and more.
Later that afternoon we will head to the Shepherd of the Hills Theatre for the Shepherd's Christmas Carol. During the show, we will enjoy a full course turkey dinner with a pumpkin dessert (yum!) and watch as the Shepherd of the Hills characters present their version of the Christmas Carol. The tale catches up with Ollie Stewart several years after losing his sweetheart, Sammy Lane, to his childhood friend and rival Young Matt Matthews. We'll watch as Mandy Ford, Uncle Ike, and the rest of the Shepherd of the Hills characters attempt to include Ollie in their Christmas festivities. We'll Laugh along as they remind him of the magic of Christmas and the true meaning of friendship.
For the final show of this Branson Christmas tour, we will take you to see the Sanders Family Christmas at the Little Opry Theatre. This musical theatre production brings us along for a ride with the lighthearted and loveable Smoke on the Mountain family, the Sanders, as they travel back to a small town in North Carolina's Mount Pleasant Baptist Church where they bid a sad farewell to their only son. The show is set just after the Great Depression and when World War II begins, their son has become a Marine and will be shipping out. To wish him well the faithful congregation, which includes you!, the Sanders family performs an annual Christmas celebration for their beloved church. We'll watch at the put on a wonderful show, complete with inspirational hymns and uplifting Christmas carols. It's the perfect way to end our holiday tour in Branson.
In between all of the fun shows and Christmas caroling, we'll take time to enjoy some of the areas shops so you have the opportunity to get a souvenir, or two, and maybe a last minute gift, before heading back home.