Where to visit Santa in Branson

Don’t miss your chance to visit with Santa’s helpers during one of his many visits at the following locations:

Bass Pro Shops at Branson Landing

Visit Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops on the Branson Landing for a variety of holiday activities for the whole family. Visits with Santa include a free 4×6 studio-quality photo and a free digital video greeting card to share on social media.

LOCATION: 1 Bass Pro Dr., Branson, MO 65616
DATES: Nov. 5 through Dec. 24
PRICE: Free visits and photos. Online reservations strongly encouraged, but walk-ins are accepted if time allows
MORE INFO: basspro.com

Kringle’s Christmas Store

Visit the state’s largest year-round Christmas shop, with over 9,000-square-feet of ornaments, collectables, decor, and art. The perfect place to make your Christmas list and deliver it right to Santa!

LOCATION: 2800 W 76 Country Blvd., Branson, MO 65616
DATES: Various dates from Nov. 1 through Dec. 24. Typical hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wed. & Thurs., and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fri. and Sat.
MORE INFO: kringlesbranson.com

Branson Reindeer Stable – Along Hwy 76

Santa and his reindeer are stationed right along Hwy 76, between the new Panera Bread and the Apple Tree Mall/Applebees.

LOCATION: 1818 W 76 Country Blvd., Branson, MO 65616
DATES: Nov. 6 through Dec. 24
TIMES: 12-6 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri.-Sun.
PRICE: Photo packages start at $20
MORE INFO: Branson Reindeer Stable on Facebook

The Polar Express

Santa is part of the Polar Express train ride along the Branson Scenic Railway, where you’ll also enjoy a reading of the classic holiday story and be treated to cookies and hot chocolate. Book early as tickets often sell out far in advance.

LOCATION: 206 E Main St., Branson, Mo. 65616
DATES: Nov. 4 through Dec. 23
PRICE: Tickets start at $41 for adults and $31 for children
MORE INFO: bransontrain.com

SEE ALSOBranson Christmas Attractions & Activities

Silver Dollar City

In addition to the 6.5 million twinkling lights at Silver Dollar City’s “An Old Time Christmas” festival, you can also visit with Santa in his workshop at Santa Claus Lane. Visit Santa’s Cottage to share your wish list and have photos made.

On Saturdays and Sundays from Nov. 11 through Dec. 23, the park also hosts “Lunch with Santa.”

LOCATION: 399 Silver Dollar City Pkwy, Branson, Mo. 65616
DATES: Operating dates from Nov. 5 through Dec. 23
PRICE: Park admission required (prices vary)
MORE INFO: Ultimate Silver Dollar City Christmas Guide


Promised Land Zoo

Branson’s Promised Land Zoo hosts “Let There Be Lights,” the area’s longest drive-though light display. The attraction will also include interaction with the region’s only reindeer herd, visits with Santa, and a Christmas gift shop.

LOCATION: 2751 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway, Branson, Mo. 65616
DATES: Nov. 2 through Dec. 24
PRICE: $30 admission to drive-through display and reindeer herd/petting zoo
MORE INFO: Let There Be Lights Facebook page

North Pole Adventure at Shepherd of the Hills

Visit with Santa in his 1800s-style workshop inside the North Pole Adventure. You can also create paper gingerbread houses and write a letter to Santa. There are a variety of other activities to enjoy, including a petting zoo, walk-through light display, hayrides, live reindeer, and more.

LOCATION: 5586 W Hwy 75, Branson, Mo. 65616
DATES: Nov. 12 through Dec. 23
HOURS: 3-9 p.m.
PRICE: North Pole Adventure packages start at $9.95 if purchased online
MORE INFO: theshepherdofthehills.com

Santa’s Pancakes & PJs at Showboat Branson Belle

Set sail on Table Rock Lake while enjoying a full breakfast, story time, a sing a-long, and a festive stage show with music, dance, comedy, and more. There are also several on-board activities available starting one hour prior to cruise, and Santa will also be available for photos on the dock afterwards. Cruises are at 8 and 11 a.m.

LOCATION: 4800 Historic State Hwy 165, Branson, Mo. 65616
DATES: Various Saturday/Sunday dates
PRICE: Ages 10+ $50; Ages 2-9 $34
MORE INFO: Tickets and schedule here


Breakfast with Santa at Branson Recplex

Enjoy Breakfast with Santa at the Branson Recplex. A breakfast of pancakes and sausage will be served before visits with Santa. Each child receives a gift from Santa and parents are encouraged to bring their own cameras for photos. There are three sessions throughout the morning, each limited to 100 attendees per session.

LOCATION: 1501 Branson Hill Pkwy, Branson, Mo. 65616
DATES: Sat., Dec. 9, 2023; Sessions at 8:30, 9:30, and 10:30 a.m.
PRICE: $6. Registration required
MORE INFO: bransonparksandrecreation.com

Breakfast with Santa at Big Cedar Lodge

This extensive breakfast includes omelets made to order, a pancake and waffles station, breakfast meats, pastries, fresh fruit, desserts, and much more (see full menu). You can also decorate a stocking with Santa for an additional fee. This event is open to the public.

LOCATION: 190 Top of the Rock Road, Ridgedale, Mo. 65739
DATES: Nov. 11, 18, 25, 26; Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24
PRICE: $28 children ages 6-12; $48 adults
MORE INFO: bigcedar.com

Branson’s Lights of Joy

Enjoy this all-LED drive-though display and have your photo taken with Santa at the end while enjoying a cup of hot cocoa.

LOCATION: 700 Expressway Lane, Branson, Mo. 65616
DATES: Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 5 through Dec. 18
PRICE: $25 admission to drive-through display
MORE INFO: Tickets here

SEE ALSOUltimate Silver Dollar City Christmas Guide

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