Sunday, January 21, 2018

Branson at Christmas

Again lots and lots of pictures in this post (and again some are out of order...ugh).  The day after Christmas we headed to Branson to spend a few days.  It was like Christmas Heaven there :) 

The Grand Village
Hurts Donuts
Mel's Diner

Christmas stores....if you couldn't find something you like here then you probably are not going to find it :) 

Christmas Light Tour on the tram
Baby Kangaroo--he was sooo soft.
Movie in the zoo
This was Sven the reindeer.

Shorty Smalls

Ripley's Believe it or Not

"It's a wonderful life" show at Silver Dollar City

Another Christmas light tour
And of course we had to end the trip by going to Bass Pro Shop. 

This was a restaurant inside the Bass Pro Shop...Amazing food!
This was our cabin on Table Rock lake we stayed out.  I was VERY impressed!!!  It even had a decorated Christmas Tree.....

And Christmas Lights on the outside of the cabin!
More pictures from the Zoo light tour!

More cabin Christmas Lights
On to Silver Dollar City the next day.  The kids got to meet and take pics with Rudolph, Clarice and the abominable did mom and dad :) 

They got to decorate sugar cookies
And play games and won big candy canes and stuffed Rudolph animals.  

More Christmas Shops at Silver Dollar City. 

Next up a train ride through Silver dollar city, singing Christmas carols.....and listening to "Grandpa" tell the story of Jesus' birth.

Carriage rides

"Grandpa" in the woods telling the story of Jesus' birth. 
The Living Nativity Play
This was a new section this year.  They added 1.5 million lights to the 5 million they already had. 

Each night in the square they sang carols and lit the Big Christmas Tree.

And then we went and ate a Prime Rib supper---so good!!!

My precious angels.....

 To finish the night, they have a parade that goes through Silver Dollar city!!

 Our final night there we took a 1.5 mile light tour through the Shepherd of the hills.  Here are just a few of the displays,

 After the tour was over, we got to take an elevator to the top of this and look at the lights from "way up there"

 Goodbye Branson!

We had an amazing time!!! So thankful for the memories we are making with the kids.  I hope this is what they remember!! 

Already planning Christmas 2018 :)