Friday, November 11, 2011

Destination Branson: Holiday Shows and Special Golf Shoulder Season Rates Abound

(BRANSON, Missouri) – An Ozark Mountain Christmas and golf shoulder season specials highlight the season in Branson, the “Live Music Show Capital of the World” and home to three of the state’s top-5-rated courses (Branson Creek, Payne Stewart and Murder Rock; Source: Golfweek Magazine).

Shoulder Season Specials

November’s average temperatures in Branson range from the 50s to low 60s, often perfect golf weather. And with eight championship courses to choose from, including several of the state’s highest rated, the value-laden shoulder season rates make Branson special.

Deals include a $99 twosome rate with cart at Payne Stewart Golf Club, good though February 2012. To trigger this rate, print the coupon found on the website homepage where it reads Fall Special and present it at the golf shop when checking in.

A similar deal is being offered at Murder Rock Golf Club, where shoulder season rates are $52 per player Monday-Thursday, $60 Friday-Sunday through Dec. 31.

Thousand Hills Golf Resort has something special each day of the week, from $2 per hole Tuesdays to Family Fun Sundays (9 holes for $49, rate includes up to four immediate family members). The resort is having a merchandise sale through November – 15% off all pro shop items.

For deals at other Branson courses and resorts – Holiday Hills, Pointe Royale, LedgeStone, Big Cedar Lodge and Branson Creek – visit the golf destination’s course specials page.

Celebrate an “Ozark Mountain Christmas” in Branson

Just like the ending of a fantastic live music show, this nationally acclaimed holiday destination, with its mix of world-class entertainment and Christmas spirit, creates a grand finale for the year during November and December.

Live Christmas shows are many. Sight & Sound Theatres’ production of “The Miracle of Christmas” will warm the hearts of those who see it. Mr. Christmas himself produced “The Andy Williams Christmas Show” with the Lennon Sisters and other guests. The Branson Variety Theater offers up “Hollywood’s Christmas Spectacular” and The Gatlin Brothers and Debby Boone are together at The Mansion Theatre. “Tony Orlando’s Great American Christmas Show” headlines at Welk Resort Theatre, and there are many more holiday shows at dozens of theatres.

Silver Dollar City’s "An Old Time Christmas" is always popular. Bring the family and celebrate the magical season amid the glow of over four million dazzling lights. The celebration starts on the square, with Christmas on Main Street. See the musical five-story Special Effects Christmas Tree as it twinkles and dances in unison with over one million lights adorning the City’s square. The Gifts of Christmas Holiday Light Parade glides through twice each evening, and the sounds of the season can be heard throughout the park with shows such as The Living Nativity and Frosty.

The Tastes of the Season are in abundance during “An Old Time Christmas.” Sit down to a Hickory-Smoked Prime Rib Buffet, warm yourself with a bowl of Hearty Chili or satisfy your holiday sweet tooth with S’mores, Gingerbread Cookies or an Apple Dumpling. In addition to festive feasts and holiday treats, you can learn new recipes for your Christmas celebrations at Silver Dollar City’s Culinary & Craft School. Weather permitting, your family’s favorite rides and attractions will be open.

The Shepherd of the Hills Trail of Lights, a drive-through animation display trail, winds its way through the historic 160-acre homestead. You'll travel through a variety of different scenes, each with their own theme, from fantasy to religious to patriotic. As the grand finale to the journey, visitors are invited to stop by Inspiration Tower where they can ride glass elevators up 230 feet for a Santa’s-eye view of the lights from above.

Inside and out, Titanic’s Christmas and Winter Celebration is magical during the holidays. You're invited to stop by November through December for some special Titanic holiday spirit. The ship will be all aglow. Come exchange greetings with the jolly Titanic crew or enjoy the glittering lights, the festive decorations, and meet Santa and two of his reindeer.

At this most wonderful time of the year, visitors in the tens of thousands make annual pilgrimages to Branson, earning national recognition as one of the Top 10 Christmas destinations in America. For more information about Christmas in Branson during November and December, call 1.877.BRANSON (272.6766) or visit


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