Kick off the holiday season with the Most Wonderful Time of Year parade

The Branson Landing will again officially kick off the holiday season by celebrating the life and legacy of Branson star and Mr. Christmas himself, Andy Williams.

The Most Wonderful Time of Year” parade, formerly the Holiday Promenade of Stars, is set for Sat., Nov. 19, 2016. The parade beings at 10 a.m. at the north end of the Promenade (near Belk department store) and ends on the opposite end near Bass Pro Shops.

The parade includes floats, marching bands, appearances by Branson entertainers, and of course a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. The Lennon Sisters will serve as Grand Marshals. Color commentators for the parade are Billy Yates from Raiding the Country Vault and Kelly Smith from local CBS affiliate KOZL.

Select entertainers will perform favorite Christmas songs after the parades’s conclusion on a stage in front of the iconic Branson Landing fountains. Mike Patrick from Branson Country USA will be the on-stage emcee.

The parade also marks the annual arrival of Santa at the Christmas Treehouse, where he’ll appear daily until Dec 24.

Local CBS affiliate KOLR 10 will videotape the parade and select performances to be later aired on Thanksgiving and rebroadcast throughout the holidays.

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