Top Branson Destinations for Holiday Lights

Photo Courtesy of Silver Dollar City

Photo Courtesy of Silver Dollar City

One of the many joys of the holiday season is seeing the lovely lights on display- the creative illumination is bound to bring cheer!

Yahoo Travel just named their Top Ten US Destinations for Holiday Lights.  Branson, Missouri was up there on the list (right there with New York!)

Elissa Richard, of Y! Travel’s Top Ten Holiday Light Destinations spanned the United States to make her “best of” list, including dynamic Disney displays to sparkling boat parades, majestic city skylines to brilliant drive-bys.

Here’s a sneak peek:
1. New York, NY
2. Newport Beach, CA
3. Walt Disney World
4. Denver, CO
5. Chicago, IL
6. Branson, MO
7. McAndenville, NC
8. San Antonio, TX
9. Virginia
10. Baltimore, MD

As proud Branson, Missouri destination managers (Hollywood Wax Museum – Branson, Missouri and the Hollywood Entertainment Center, Branson, MO which includes: Castle of ChaosHannah’s Maze of Mirrors, and Shoot for the Stars Mini-Golf) we LOVED seeing our city highlighted.

Elissa Richard says in her Top Ten US Destinations for Holiday Lights article, “Missouri’s scenic Ozark Mountains, the city of Branson transforms into a veritable winter wonderland each holiday season, bursting at the seams with lavish light displays and dozens of Christmas spirit-infused shows and events.”

She gives several Top Branson Destination for Holiday Lights including:

–The 1880s-style theme park Silver Dollar City, site of “An Old Time Christmas,” with an elaborate light-and-music show showcasing no fewer than 4 million radiant lights and 1,000 decorated Christmas trees.

–The Branson Area Festival of Lights Drive-Through a mile-long drive boasting some 175 luminous displays

–The Trail of Lights which winds through a 160-acre historic homestead, complete with themed sections, holiday music, and more than 4 million colorful Christmas lights.  Elissa of Y! Travel says “don’t miss the ‘Santa’s-eye view’ from the atop the 230-foot-high tower”

May your holidays be light and bright!  If you are traveling this year, check out the Top Ten Holiday Light Destinations article and if you are in Branson, be sure to stop at the top Branson holiday light destinations and see us at some of our Branson Family Entertainment Attractions!