4 Delightful Ways to Celebrate the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

‘Tis the season for Christmas coziness and celebrations. For many, the build-up to Christmas is one of the best parts.

And the anticipation on the faces of the youngsters fuels the family’s fire to make the experience magical.

So, if you’re planning to take a magical, holiday getaway to Branson (one of the country’s most Christmas-spirited towns), hop on Sparky the Trolley to take you to these fun Downtown Branson experiences. And keep spirits merry and bright.

Branson’s hills are alive with “The Sound of Music”

The live theatrical production of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic “The Sound of Music” will fast become one of your family’s favorite things. Enjoy the Branson Regional Arts Council’s talented local actors in the world’s most beloved musical.

The production runs from Sunday, December 5 to Sunday, December 12. Tickets are $12 to $17 and can be reserved for the 7 PM productions on weekdays or the 2 PM matinee or the 7 PM production on weekends.

All aboard The Polar Express

Deck the kids in their favorite Christmas pajamas and take the kiddos on a magical ride to the “North Pole” to pick up Santa Claus on Branson Scenic Railway’s Polar Express.

They’ll enjoy hearing the clickety-clack on the tracks and a reading of the book “The Polar Express” while enjoying hot chocolate and cookies. Watch their eyes widen with wonder when Santa gives them each a gift.

Christmas Mayhem adds an element of fun to the holiday frenzy

Put away the tech and enjoy each other’s company at the Branson Boardgame Cafe. Bond over the friendly competition, yummy snacks, and quality family time.

Continue the merriment by playing their Christmas Mayhem game! And win a prize if you find the 24 changes or things that do not belong at the Boardgame Cafe in December.

Nostalgia is served up warm with festive holiday shopping

In Historic Downtown Branson, you’ll find city sidewalks, busy sidewalks dressed in holiday style. Take a look in the five & ten glistening once again. And shop for all of your friends’ and family’s favorite things to wrap in brown paper packages tied up with string.

While, you’re wandering around the festively decorated streets, glance up and across the lake to the famous Mt. Branson nativity scene that is illuminated at dusk.

There’s a gift for everyone — from art and decor such as wood carvings, quilts, and ornamental glass to “as seen on tv”, old-fashioned 5&10 toys and memorabilia, spices, and scrumptious candies and desserts.

All Sparky wants for Christmas is…

For you to find traditions worth repeating and that your season (and heart) is full of peace and fun this Christmas. Merry Christmas!