Branson, MO Christmas Extravaganza!

...including "Christmas at the SD Capitol in Pierre"

Departing november 26 for 8 days / 7 nights

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

If you haven't been to Branson during the holidays, you’re in for an amazing surprise. If you’ve visited during this special season before, it’s easy to figure out why this is part of your family's holiday traditions.

As a visitor, you will see Christmas lights glowing in every direction, celebrities and stars filling the stages and shopping bags in everyone's hands. Branson is known for its live entertainment and there's no exception at Christmas time! It’s not called the Live Music Show Capital of the World for nothing! There are many shows completely dedicated to the holidays and nearly every theater incorporates Christmas music into at least half of the performance. You'll hear traditional Christmas music, carols and hymns, sounds from the past and sounds from today. You'll see Christmas lights, decorated sets and displays, costumes and more. And, you'll feel the Spirit of Christmas everywhere you go…

6 Shows…

  • Hughes Brothers Christmas Show
  • Christmas Wonderland Christmas Show
  • Miracle of Christmas at the Sight and Sound Theater
  • Brett Family Christmas Show
  • The Haygoods Christmas Show
  • The Texas Tenors Christmas Show
Plus! Christmas at the Capitol Building in Pierre, SD

itinerary:

Day 1: Black Hills to Dakota Dunes, SD (430 miles)
Today our journey begins as we leave the Black Hills and travel to Dakota Dunes, SD. We will make regular stops with lunch being at Al’s Oasis. Our expected arrival time in Dakota Dunes is late afternoon and there will be time to freshen up at our hotel before supper.
Overnight Dakota Dunes, SD - No Meals Included

Day 2: Dakota Dunes to Clinton, MO
This morning we travel to Kansas City and visit the ‘Steam Boat Arabia’ Museum located in downtown Kansas City. After our visit we continue our journey for our overnight stop in Clinton, MO.
Overnight Clinton, MO - Breakfast Included

Day 3: Clinton, MO to Branson, MO via Springfield
This morning we journey to Springfield and visit Fantastic Caverns! Fantastic Caverns is a show cave located in Springfield, Missouri. Fantastic Caverns is the only cave in North America to offer a completely ride-through tour, which lasts 55 minutes and is held in a Jeep-drawn tram. The trams drive along the path left behind by an ancient underground river. The cavern was discovered by John Knox and his hunting dog in 1862.Knox did not want the cave to be exploited by the Union or Confederate governments as a possible source of saltpeter, so he kept the cave's existence quiet until 1867. Knox put an advertisement in the Springfield paper for someone to explore the cave, and it was first explored on February 14, 1867. On February 27, almost two weeks later, the Springfield Women's Athletic Club explored the cave. These twelve ladies are considered the first explorers of the cave, since they carved their names into the rock as graffiti and are mentioned in an article published in the Springfield Tri-Weekly Patriot newspaper. The caverns were used as a speakeasy during the Prohibition years and hosted music concerts during the 1950s and 1960s. The temperature inside Fantastic Caverns is about 60 °F year-round and the cave was renamed "Fantastic Caverns" in the 1950s. After our visit we make a stop at Bass Pro with time to browse, maybe shop a little (It’s almost Christmas) and of course there’s time for lunch. Just some 50 miles further south is Branson, our home for the next three nights. We arrive into Branson mid-afternoon with time for a freshen up before leaving the hotel at to embark on our city tour then arriving at our restaurant for Supper – Dockside Café. After Supper we travel to our first show of the tour… The Hughes Brothers. After the show we return to our hotel for overnight.
Overnight Branson, MO - Breakfast & Supper Included

Fantastic Caverns

Day 4: Branson
Breakfast is served in the hotel and is available from 6.30am. At 9.30am, we depart the hotel and take a journey to Old Town Branson where you will have time to shop and explore.
We then head to McFarlains for Lunch around 12.30pm. After lunch we travel to the Kings Castle Theater to see the Christmas Wonderland Show. Supper tonight is at the Uptown Café Entree choices will include Prime Rib/baked potato, Hawaiian Chicken w/ rice, Jumbo Fried Shrimp /baked potato or Country
Fried Steak w/ mash potato including garden salad, roll, coffee or iced tea, and dessert.
Directly after supper we head to the Sight & Sound Theater to see the Miracle of Christmas to follow the extraordinary journey of Mary & Joseph and witness the miraculous birth of Jesus, the Savior.
After the show on our way back to the hotel tonight we take a drive through the most amazing display of Lights.
Overnight Branson, MO - Breakfast & Supper Included

Lights

Day 5: Branson
Breakfast is served in the hotel and is available from 6.30am. At 9.00, we depart the hotel for first show of the day, The Brett Family Christmas Show where you’ll feel the joy, nostalgia, the reverence, the fun- all of the best feelings of the season. Widely considered one of Branson’s premier Christmas productions and a must-see for the entire family. Nobody does Christmas like The Bretts. Time for lunch before going to see The Haygoods Christmas Show… These five brothers & one sister combine incredible harmony, tap, gymnastics, & instruments to present this high energy show. Supper tonight is at Charlie’s Steak and Ribs… a family style dinner with Smoked Ribs, Brisket, & Chicken Breast served with salad, baked potato, roll, dessert & coffee, tea or water. Tonight’s show is the Texas Tenors Christmas Show who bring a unique blend of country, gospel & classical music to the Christmas Season with breathtaking vocals, humor and cowboy charm.
Overnight Branson, MO - Breakfast & Supper Included

Day 6: Branson to St Joseph, MO
This morning we leave the hotel at 8am and head north to Springfield and then St Joseph, MO
Before arriving at our hotel, we visit a ‘’surprise’’ museum… just to keep you guessing.
Overnight St Joseph, MO - Breakfast Included

Day 7: St Joseph to Sioux Falls, SD
This morning we leave St Joseph, MO and head north to Sioux Falls where we will visit the Sioux Falls Christmas lights in Falls Park.
Council Bluffs at 8am for our journey back home to the Black Hills of South Dakota arriving around 4.30pm. We make appropriate comfort and meal stops along the way. Welcome home 
Breakfast & Supper included

Day 8: Sioux Falls to the Black Hills of SD with a stop at the Capitol to see the Christmas Trees
This morning we depart the hotel at 8.30am for our journey back home to the Black Hills of South Dakota our journey will take us through Pierre to stop at the Capitol for the Chrristmas Tree display.
After our visit we continue homeward bound arriving late afternoon.
Breakfast Included

Christmas in Pierre

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Itinerary at a Glance

Starts: Saturday November 26th 2022
Ends: Saturday December 3rd 2022

What's Included

  • Fully escorted with departures from Spearfish, Sturgis & Rapid City plus East along I-90
  • Luxury transportation throughout – all entrance fees included for sightseeing listed
  • 6 amazing show experiences with 7 nights’ accommodations
  • Breakfast each day & 4 Suppers
  • Baggage handling and all taxes

Pricing

  • Price: $2,495pp (double occupancy)
  • Single Supplement: add $995
  • Triple Occupancy: deduct $125

Tour Brochure

How to Book

  • Deposit of $500pp due at time of booking
  • September 10th 2022 - Final Balance Due 
  • Booking Form

What You'll Need

  • Warm clothing / layers
  • Passports are not required for this tour
  • Photo ID is however required (Driver’s License)
  • Christmas Spirit!

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