Thanksgiving in Branson is not just about turkey and pumpkin pie; it’s also a time when the city’s vibrant entertainment scene shines brightly. While most of us associate Christmas shows with December, in Branson, the holiday spirit kicks off early, with many Christmas-themed performances running on Thanksgiving Day. If you’re planning a Thanksgiving getaway to this entertainment hub, here’s a spectacular list of shows that will make your holiday even more magical.
1. Dolly Parton’s Stampede Christmas Dinner & Show
Kick off your Thanksgiving celebrations with a hearty meal and an unforgettable performance at Dolly Parton’s Stampede Christmas Dinner & Show. This show combines mouthwatering cuisine with thrilling stunts, live animals, and a heartwarming holiday story. It’s a feast for both your taste buds and your senses.
2. Showboat Branson Belle Dinner Cruise
Take to the waters of Table Rock Lake aboard the Showboat Branson Belle for a Thanksgiving dinner cruise like no other. Enjoy a delectable meal while being entertained by live music and incredible performances on the ship’s theater stage.
3. Miracle of Christmas at Sight & Sound Theatre
Experience the biblical story of the birth of Jesus like never before at the Sight & Sound Theatre. “Miracle of Christmas” is a visually stunning production that brings the nativity to life with a talented cast and impressive sets.
4. The Haygoods
For a high-energy, family-friendly show, catch The Haygoods in action. Their blend of music, comedy, and incredible talent creates a captivating performance that’s perfect for all ages.
5. A Brett Family Christmas
The Brett Family invites you to their heartwarming Christmas celebration filled with music, laughter, and holiday cheer. It’s a delightful show that will leave you feeling warm and festive.
6. Hughes Family Christmas Show
The Hughes Family Christmas Show is a Branson tradition known for its musical prowess and dazzling holiday spirit. Get ready to be wowed by their harmonious melodies and stunning performances.
7. Presleys’ Country Jubilee
Presleys’ Country Jubilee is another Branson classic that brings country music and laughter together in a show that embodies the essence of the Ozarks.
8. Andy Williams Christmas Spectacular
Celebrate the holidays with the timeless melodies of Andy Williams at the Andy Williams Christmas Spectacular. This tribute show is a heartfelt way to honor a legendary entertainer while enjoying the festive season.
9. Legends in Concert Christmas Spectacular
Prepare to be amazed by Legends in Concert’s lineup of tribute artists who pay homage to legendary musicians. The Christmas Spectacular edition adds a touch of holiday magic to the mix.
10. Grand Jubilee
The Grand Jubilee is a variety show that combines comedy, music, and entertainment, making it a perfect choice for Thanksgiving Day fun.
11. Baldknobbers Jamboree Show
Experience a night of laughter and great music with the Baldknobbers Jamboree Show, a Branson institution since 1959.
12. Shepherd’s Christmas Carol Dinner Show at Shepherd of the Hills
Step into a Dickensian world at Shepherd of the Hills and enjoy a festive dinner show that brings “A Christmas Carol” to life.
13. A Christmas Story Dinner Show at Shepherd of the Hills
Laugh along with the antics of the Shepherd of the Hills cast as they present a hilarious twist on the beloved holiday movie, “A Christmas Story.”
14. Cassandre Haygood’s “Voice of an Angel” Christmas Spectacular
Be enchanted by Cassandre Haygood’s angelic voice as she performs timeless Christmas classics in a spectacular show.
15. Comedy Jamboree
Get ready for an evening of side-splitting laughter and entertainment at the Comedy Jamboree, where comedy takes center stage.
16. Christmas Wonderland
Christmas Wonderland is a dazzling holiday extravaganza that features gorgeous costumes, stunning sets, and breathtaking choreography.
17. Clay Cooper’s Country Music Express
Clay Cooper’s high-energy show blends country music hits, family-friendly comedy, and special effects for an unforgettable experience.
18. Sanders Family Christmas
Step back in time to World War II-era America and enjoy a heartwarming, nostalgic holiday performance with Sanders Family Christmas.
19. Dean Z – The Ultimate Elvis
For Elvis fans, Dean Z’s Ultimate Elvis tribute is a must-see. Enjoy the King’s greatest hits and a special touch of holiday cheer.
20. Reza – Edge of Illusion Magic Show
Experience mind-boggling illusions and magic tricks at Reza’s Edge of Illusion Magic Show. It’s a thrilling performance that will leave you wondering, “How did he do that?”
21. Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai
Marvel at the incredible acrobatic feats and breathtaking performances of the Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai, a show that transcends language and culture.
22. Hamners’ Unbelievable Variety Show
Hamners’ Unbelievable Variety Show combines magic, music, and heartwarming stories in a production that showcases the talents of Dave and Denise Hamner.
With such a diverse array of shows to choose from, spending Thanksgiving in Branson is an entertainment extravaganza. Whether you’re in the mood for music, magic, comedy, or heartwarming holiday stories, Branson’s Thanksgiving Day lineup has something for everyone. So, as you gather with loved ones to give thanks, consider making these shows a part of your holiday tradition for a Thanksgiving you’ll never forget!