Christmas lights in Branson start showing up the first week of November to the delight of visitors looking for some holiday cheer.
There are four Christmas light displays we think you would love to see during your next stay in Branson. We also added a few other festive attractions we thought you’d enjoy.
We will arrange them in order of their opening date.
Branson Christmas light displays
Lights of Joy – Starting Nov. 1 at 5 p.m.
Lights of Joy is a drive-through Christmas lights display with more than 1.25 miles of LED light displays on both sides of the road.
It’s open from 5-11 p.m. every day from Nov. 1 through Jan. 2, 2022.
You can purchase tickets on their website or at the gate via cash or credit card. The display’s entrance is at the corner of Shepherd of the Hills Expressway and Expressway Lane in Branson.
Branson Limousine Christmas light tour – Starting Nov. 1
Want to get really fancy?
Enjoy Branson Christmas lights with friends or family in one of Branson Limousine’s luxurious limousines, executive vans, sedans, or SUVs.
A basic tour travels along “The Strip” (76 Country Blvd.), Historic Downtown Branson, Branson Landing, Big Cedar Lodge Winter Wonderland, some awesome Branson neighborhoods, the new Christmas tree displays, and finally a drive through Lights of Joy.
To see pricing and hours of availability check out their website. Tours stop Dec. 31.
Gingerbread Houses at Chateau on the Lake – Starting Nov. 1
OK, maybe these aren’t lights but Branson’s Chateau on the Lake Resort Spa and Convention Center has created “a village” of intricately-detailed gingerbread houses that you’re going to want to see.
It took them approximately 175 hours, 600 lbs. of candy, 300 lbs. of powdered sugar, and 120 lbs. of egg whites to create all the displays.
Viewings of the gingerbread houses are free and can be viewed at any time until Dec. 31.
Their address is 415 North State Hwy 265, Branson, MO 65616.
Let There Be Lights! – Starting Nov. 1 at 5 p.m.
Branson’s Promised Land Zoo’s Let There Be Lights is a two-mile drive-through Christmas lights display with Santa and live reindeer available for photos!
Basic admission starts at $25.
If you want to get closer to the animals and meet some of Santa’s reindeer, opt for the Santa’s Safari VIP tour. With the VIP package you’ll get a 45-minute guided tour through the lights and animals with one of Santa’s helpers, a meet-and-greet with Santa and some of his reindeer, a cup of hot cocoa and small popcorn, and more.
Let There Be Lights ends Dec. 31. They are open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Their address is 32297 State Highway 86, Eagle Rock, MO 65641.
Shepherd of the Hills Trail of Lights – Starting Nov. 2 at dusk
This is Branson’s longest-running drive-through Christmas lights display in its 32nd year.
The Trail of Lights is decorated with millions of multi-colored Christmas lights and many animated displays.
The price is $25 per car Sunday through Thursday and $30 on Fridays and Saturdays.
If you’re driving a van with 8-15 riders the price on any day is $50.
You can visit starting Nov. 2 through Jan. 3. They are open from dusk to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
The entrance to the display is 6021 West 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616 (In the parking lot of the Inspiration Tower).
Branson’s community Christmas tree – Starting Nov. 4 at 5:30 p.m.
Branson’s second annual community Christmas tree is entitled “Be the Light.” The tree’s theme is a celebration of faith and an inspiration to all.
Nearly 10,000 genuine, cut crystals are being provided to adorn the tree that will stand by the Branson Centennial Museum and Branson Boardwalk, home of Aquarium at the Boardwalk. The Austrian crystals originally formed a magnificent chandelier that hung in The Grand Palace theater lobby, which stood nearby, from 1992 until 2008.
Branson’s community Christmas tree will be on display starting with a community lighting event on Thursday, Nov. 4, at 5:30 p.m.
You can find the tree by navigating to the Branson Ferris Wheel which is at 3335 West 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616.
Branson Landing’s Christmas tree lighting – Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m.
During the lighting event, hot cocoa and treats will be given out, Christmas Dancers from Sonshine Dance will perform, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in attendance as well as some of their elves.
There will be a hearing impaired and deaf sign language translator for the event.
The Branson Landing’s address is 100 Branson Landing Boulevard, Branson, MO 65616.
Silver Dollar City’s Christmas in Midtown – Starting Nov. 6
Silver Dollar City is promising to deliver their largest lighting expansion of their last 20 years of “An Old Time Christmas.”
You’ll find the Christmas lights display between Valley Woodcarvers and the Wilderness Road Blacksmith Shop
They say this addition features, “One and a half million twinkling lights, whimsical animations and larger-than-life displays that stretch as high as nine stories into the starry winter sky.”
Christmas in Midtown runs through Dec. 30 and requires admission to Silver Dollar City.
Coming from out of town?
If you’re looking for a place to stay while checking out all of Branson’s Christmas lights, Grand Oaks Hotel is one of the closest hotels to all of these attractions and offers luxury you can afford.
Get warm after a day of exploring with one of our king rooms with a jacuzzi en suite!