Yelduz Potentate Trip 2020

Christmas in Branson Extravaganza!

Departing november 14 for 7 days / 6 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…

The shows…

  • Baldknobbers Christmas Show
  • Showboat Branson Belle
  • Dolly Parton’s Dixie Christmas Stampede
  • Lennon Sisters / Variety Christmas Show at Moon River Theater
  • Noah at the amazing Sight and Sound Theater
  • Christmas Wonderland
  • Surprise Show


Day 1 - Sat: Aberdeen, SD to Council Bluffs, IA (400 miles)
Today our journey begins in Aberdeen and head south on our journey to Council Bluffs. We will make regular stops including a lunch break. Our expected arrival time in Council Bluffs is late afternoon and there will be time to freshen up at our hotel before supper on your own.
Overnight Council Bluffs, IA - No Meals Included

Day 2 - Sun: Council Bluffs to Springfield, MO (400 miles)
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 Springfield, MO.
Overnight Springfield, MO - Breakfast Included


Day 3 - Mon: Springfield to Branson, MO (50 miles)
This morning after breakfast we take a short ride to the National Headquarters of Bass Pro… this is a huge facility which is ideal for some of your Christmas Shopping. After browsing and shopping it’s time to visit The Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium… This truly amazing adventure consists of an all-new 1.5-million-gallon aquarium adventure showcasing 35,000 live fish, mammals, reptiles and birds, and immersive wildlife galleries that bring you eye-to-eye with the greatest collection of record-setting game animals ever assembled. Located adjacent to Bass Pro Shops National Headquarters in Springfield, Missouri, the 350,000-square foot experience celebrates people who hunt, fish, and act as stewards of the land and water. Step into the wild with state-of-the-art 4D dioramas that surround you within the sights, sounds and smells of the planet’s most extreme wildlife habitats. Meticulously recreated lifelike environments transport you to the wild, demonstrating the importance of conserving the icons of the animal kingdom.

After lunch it’s time to drive the 50 miles south to Branson and check into our hotel with time to freshen up before we head to ‘Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede for supper and show. Dolly Parton, the legend, owner, creator and dreamer of Dolly Parton's Stampede, has spoken often about her dream-come-true. “I wanted to recreate the family fun of my childhood, when we’d gather for a friendly competition then enjoy a more-than-filling meal,” said Parton. As anyone who has been there can tell you, her dream has been realized. Following the ‘Stampede’ we head to the Baldknobber’s who deliver a Christmas Show to beat all!  You’ll be treated to the regular season of Branson's Famous Baldknobber’s during the first half of the show, and then be transported to a holiday wonderland for the second.  The music, dancing, comedy, and all around happiness you’ve come to love about the Baldknobber’s comes dressed in the colors and sounds of a very merry Christmas! After the show we return to our hotel for overnight.
Overnight Branson, MO - Breakfast & Supper Included

Day 4 - Tue: Branson
Breakfast is served in the hotel and is available from 7am. Please be ready to leave the hotel at 8.30am for our guided tour of the College of the Ozarks… this College is unique among higher education institutions in America: no tuition is charged, all students work on campus, debt is openly discouraged, and no federal, state or private loans are made. Our lunch break is in “Branson Landing” before we return to the hotel for a little downtime before our exciting dinner çruise aboard the Showboat Branson Belle. Here we are entertained by a troupe of singers and dancers whilst we cruise on Table Rock Lake. After supper it’s time to head Andy Williams Performing Arts Center where we sit back, relax and enjoy the Lennon Sisters in their Christmas Variety Show.
Overnight Branson, MO - Breakfast & Supper Included


Day 5 - Wed: Branson
Breakfast is served in the hotel and is available from 7am.  At 9.00, we depart for a “surprise” morning show… If we tell you what it is then it would not be a surprise…. You will have lots of fun!!! After the show we head to McFarlains for our lunch break and a browse around the shops. Mid Afternoon it’s time to go to the Sight and Sound Theater where we experience the amazing production of Noah telling the story of the “Great Promise”- On our way to supper we take a drive through the Festival of Christmas lights arriving at Charlie’s Restaurant to enjoy Smoked Ribs, Brisket & Chicken family style. After supper our last show in Branson is Christmas Wonderland… just a wonderful way to end our stay in Branson at this festive time. After the show we return to our hotel for overnight. 
Overnight Branson, MO - Breakfast & Supper Included

Day 6 - Thu: Branson to Council Bluffs, IA (400 miles) 
This morning we leave the hotel at 8am and head north to Springfield, Kansas City and finally Council Bluffs Iowa, making appropriate comfort and meal breaks throughout the journey.  Watch out for a surprise stop in today’s itinerary!  Tonight’s stop is at a Casino Resort so win big!  
Overnight Council Bluffs, IA - Breakfast Included

Day 7 - Fri: Council Bluffs, IA back to Aberdeen, SD (400 miles) 
This morning we leave Council Bluffs at 9am for our journey back home to Aberdeen, SD arriving around 5.30pm.  We make appropriate comfort and meal stops along the way. Welcome home. 
Breakfast Included

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Itinerary at a Glance

Starts: Saturday November 14th 2020
Ends: Friday November 20th 2020

What's Included

  • Fully escorted with departure from Aberdeen, SD
  • Luxury transportation throughout – all entrance fees included for sightseeing listed
  • 7 amazing show experiences with 6 nights’ accommodations
  • Breakfast each day & 3 Suppers
  • Baggage handling and all taxes


  • Price: $1,595pp (double occupancy)
  • Single Supplement: add $795
  • Triple Occupancy: deduct $115

Tour Brochure

How to Book

  • Deposit of $500pp due at time of booking
  • September 5th 2020 - 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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