Branson has been ranked as one of the best vacation destinations to visit to see holiday lights.Yahoo! travel editors recently released a Top 10 Holiday Lights Destinations list, with Branson coming in at No. 6. Branson, Missouri was included on the list because of its marvelous Ozark Mountain Christmas event, which features Silver Dollar City’s “An Old Time Christmas” and the Branson Area Festival of Lights.
The Old Time Christmas Festival at Silver Dollar City is a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays as it is home to more than 4 million twinkling lights and over 1,000 Christmas trees. There are also festive holiday light parades, shows, delicious treats and some rides are even open during the event (weather permitting). Purchase discount Silver Dollar City tickets to discover holidays in the Ozarks.The Branson Area Festival of Lights is a unique drive-through light display that is affordable family fun. For the low cost of only $12 per vehicle, guests are treated to a mile-long drive with 175 displays. For even more holiday lights, head to the Trail of Lights at Shepherd of the Hills. Visitors can drive through the 160-acre historic homestead and view themed sections complete with holiday music and more than 4 million colorful Christmas lights.