Where to visit Santa in Branson

Don’t miss your chance to visit with Santa’s helpers during one of his many 2018 season 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 personalized digital Christmas card and a free wooden frame.

LOCATION: 1 Bass Pro Dr., Branson, Mo. 65616
DATES: Nov. 10 through Dec. 24
PRICE: Free visits and photos
MORE INFO: basspro.com

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. 3 through Dec. 23
PRICE: Tickets start at $41 for adults and $31 for children
MORE INFO: bransontrain.com


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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. Special Lunch with Santa events are also held on weekends throughout November and December.

LOCATION: 399 Silver Dollar City Pkwy, Branson, Mo. 65616
DATES: Operating dates from Nov. 3 through Dec. 23
PRICE: Park admission required (prices vary); Additional fee for Breakfast with Santa
MORE INFO: Ultimate Silver Dollar City Christmas Guide

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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: Nov. 1 through Dec. 24
PRICE: Free
MORE INFO: kringlesbranson.com

Branson IMAX

Visit with Santa and bring a toy to donate. Branson IMAX is an official Toys for Tots toy drop location, with all items donated staying in Stone and Taney counties to benefit local families.

LOCATION: 3562 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway., Branson, MO 65616
DATES: Saturdays 1-4 p.m.; Sundays 3-6 p.m. (Dec. 1 – 23)
PRICE: Free
MORE INFO: Facebook event

Promised Land Zoo

New for 2017, Branson’s Promised Land Zoo will host “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: Free; $20 for admission to drive-through display and reindeer herd/petting zoo
MORE INFO: Let There Be Lights Facebook page

Breakfast with Santa at Grand Country Buffet

Enjoy breakfast with Santa at the Grand Country Buffet on weekends throughout December. Visits are free and photos with Santa are available for purchase.

LOCATION: 1945 W 76 Country Blvd., Branson, Mo. 65616
DATES: Dec. 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23
PRICE: $8.49 adults; $5.99 children 4-10; Free for children 3 & younger
MORE INFO: Facebook event

Breakfast with Santa at Chateau on the Lake

Chateau invites all to Breakfast with Santa, and annual charity fundraiser set for Sat., Dec. 16, 2017. Santa will arrive via fire truck as attendees enjoy a full breakfast buffet. Children in attendance receive a gift and can participate in a number of other activities like ornament making, face painting, Christmas movies, and more.

LOCATION: 415 N State Hwy 265, Branson, Mo. 65616
DATES: Sat., Dec. 22, 2018
PRICE: $16 adults; $8 children 4-12; Free for children 3 & younger
MORE INFO: chateauonthelake.com

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Breakfast with Santa at Branson Recplex

Enjoy Breakfast with Santa at the Branson Recplex. A breakfast of pancakes, sausage, orange juice, milk, and coffee 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. 8, 2018
PRICE: $5 (limited to 100 per session)
MORE INFO: bransonparksandrecreation.com

Santa and Pancakes (and show) at Shepherd of the Hills

The Shepherd of the Hills homestead has been magically transformed into the North Pole where you’ll feast on a pancake breakfast with all the toppings & trimmings on Saturdays in November and December. Plus enjoy a special show featuring Santa, Mrs. Clause, Santa’s helper, and the elves.

LOCATION: 5586 W 76 Country Boulevard, Branson, Mo. 65616
DATES: Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24, and Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22
PRICE: $24.75 children; $34.75 adults
MORE INFO: theshepherdofthehills.com/santa-and-pancakes/

Branson’s Gift of Lights

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

LOCATION: 700 Expressway Lane, Branson, Mo. 65616
DATES: Nov. 1 through Dec. 24
PRICE: Free; $20 for admission to drive-through display
MORE INFO: bransonlights.com


SEE ALSOUltimate Silver Dollar City Christmas Guide


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