Here Comes Santa Claus! : The Best Places in Branson, Missouri to See St. Nick This Holiday Season

Santa made a list, checked it twice, and decided that Branson, Missouri is definitely nice. In fact, with the dazzling lights blanketing the city, the holiday themed theatrical performances, and the cheer-filled festivals, Branson is one of the nicest places in the country during the holiday season! So it is the perfect place to bring the family together for a visit with Old St. Nick. Here are seven places here in Branson, Missouri where you can meet Santa this Christmas.

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Silver Dollar City
November 3 – December 23
399 Silver Dollar City Parkway, Branson, MO 65616

There are multiple opportunities to meet Santa at Silver Dollar City this season! Take a stroll down Santa Claus Lane, which has been turned into a bustling North Pole workshop, complete with cheerful elves. Here little ones can share their Christmas Wish Lists and have their pictures taken with St. Nick. Make sure to top off your visit with Rudolph’s Holly Jolly Christmas Light Parade, which winds its way through the main streets of the park. Santa makes his grand appearance on a dazzling sleigh, covered in thousands of brilliant Christmas lights. Both these memory-making experiences are included in your park admission! Find more information about Silver Dollar City here.

Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro
November 10 – December 24
1 Bass Pro Drive, Branson, MO 65616

Drop by the Bass Pass Ticket Depot and you’ll be assigned a time slot to see Santa, allowing you to explore Santa’s Wonderland or shop around Bass Pro while waiting in a virtual line. There are free crafts, games, and activities for little ones, plus you will receive a FREE 4×6 photo with Santa to commemorate your visit!


Kringle’s Christmas Store

Wednesday – Sunday in November and December
2800 W 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616

Kringle’s is the Midwest’s grandest year round Christmas shop! Located in the Grand Village Shopping Center, they have beautiful decorations, inspiring Christmas trees, and one of a kind gifts for everyone on your shopping list. All year long you can admire their diverse selection of Santa statues and figurines, but every November and December you can visit the man in red live and in person!

Santa and Pancakes
Each Saturday, November 3 – December 22
5586 W Hwy 76, Branson, MO 65616

The Shepherd of the Hills homestead has been magically transformed into the North Pole, where you can feast on a pancake breakfast with all the toppings & trimmings. Plus, you’ll enjoy a live performance geared for the entire family. Join Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Santa’s helpers as they prepare for Christmas Eve and are met with all sorts of holiday mayhem and pure Christmas fun! It will tickle your funny bone and delight even a Scrooge! For more information about the show, click here.


North Pole Adventure Shepherd of the Hills
November 1 – December 30
5586 W Hwy 76, Branson, MO 65616

Also located at the historic Shepherd of the Hills Homestead is the brand new Christmas attraction, the North Pole Adventure. After strolling through the lights as you enjoy hot cocoa and other treats, you can travel up to the top of Inspiration Tower, which has been transformed into a 200 foot tall North Pole wonderland! You’ll feel like you’re at the top of the world as you experience beautiful views of Branson twinkling down below, and make lasting memories as you visit with Santa and his elves. Learn more about Inspiration Tower here.

Let There Be Lights at Promised Land Zoo
November 1 – December 31
2751 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway, Branson, MO 65616

Branson’s Promised Land Zoo transforms into a Winter Wonderland each November and December as it sparkles with the largest drive through Christmas light display in the Ozarks. Experience their interactive animal encounters by day, and three miles of twinkling LED lights by night! End your drive at their Candyland Village where you’ll find a living nativity with live animals, musical dancing trees, photo opportunities with Santa and his reindeer, Christmas movies playing in the stage area, and their Stocking Stuffer Gift Shop.


Branson’s Gift of Lights
November 1 – December 22
700 Expressway Lane, Branson, MO 65616

Branson’s Gift of Lights has been illuminating the Ozarks since 2015, and they are entering the 2018 season with even bigger and brighter displays. You’ll see all of your favorites, like the 12 Days of Christmas, Noah and his Ark, and a beautiful Christmas Tree Forest, but keep an eye out for the new additions, including several patriotic displays and a bustling North Pole Village! After seeing the lights, make sure to snap a selfie and visit with the the man in red himself, Santa and Mrs. Claus!

For more information about Let There Be Lights at Promised Land Zoo and Branson’s Gift of Lights, as well as other dazzling light displays here in Branson, Missouri, check out Merry and Bright : Five Must See Christmas Light Displays.

And make sure you don’t miss these incredible Christmas themed shows!

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