BRANSON, Mo. – The Branson Christmas Coalition is a non-profit organization annually dedicated to enhancing the Ozark Mountain Christmas season in Branson – and 2021 is no different.
The 2021 community Christmas tree, entitled “Be the Light,” will feature a warm ambience with silver and golden tones. The tree will be displayed off West 76 Boulevard between the Branson Ferris Wheel and Holiday on Ice Skating Rink.
“It will be a shining example of what makes the Branson area special and unique in the world,” said Christmas Coalition Executive Director Ann McDowell in a recent press release. “Our genuine kindness, our shared faith, and the true joy our destination provides for millions.”
The Coalition says they have plans to make Main street shine like never before this year and Branson’s Chick-fil-A will initiate a lighting display with nearly 16,000 feet of Christmas lights.
The Coalition also works with several local businesses and restaurants to make sure there is as much Christmas decoration lining the streets of Branson as possible. Branson venues put together Christmas themed country music, Broadway-style productions and more, giving residents and visitors a host of activities to enjoy during the holiday season.
To add to the Christmas atmosphere, Silver Dollar City has been nominated for ‘Best Theme Park Holiday Event’ by USA Today for the fifth year in a row. SDC’s ‘An Old Time Christmas’ has won the contest each of the last four years and is currently polling as the favorite to win again this year. The park displays over 6.5 million lights with an 8-story Christmas tree, two Broadway-style Christmas productions and a parade illuminated with 200,000 LED lights.
Additionally, three massive light displays are orchestrated throughout the town for visitors to drive through and enjoy. The Lights of Joy display features hundreds of animated items set with various themes and is located at 700 Expressway Lane near the entrance to Sight and Sound theatre.
Let There Be Lights! Is a two-mile drive-thru LED display at Promised Land Zoo and features a Christmas village and live nativity scene. Visitors can also drive through the famous Trail of Lights at Shepherd of the Hills, which has been enjoyed by thousands for over three decades.
Capping off Branson’s Christmas celebration is the infamous nativity light-scene on the bluffs of Mount Branson, marking 2021 as its 72nd consecutive year. The 28-foot scene is lit at dusk the first Sunday of every December and is followed by the annual Adoration Parade, marking the official kickoff to the Ozark Mountain Christmas season. This year’s parade will take place on Dec. 5 at 5 p.m.
For more information on Ozark Mountain Christmas Seasons’ events, productions and parade, visit the following websites: