The holidays are just around the corner, and Branson is gearing up to help visitors make the most of the festive season.
[dropcap]M[/dropcap] illion Dollar Quartet at the beautiful Welk Resort Theatre continues to captivate audiences. The Tony Award-winning show is based on a December 1956 recording session in Memphis. Sun Records owner Sam Phillips brought Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins together for an unforgettable night of recording. Conversations from that night provide remarkable insight into these legendary entertainers and the music industry as it was then. It’s an extraordinary story … by an exceptionally talented cast! Million Dollar Quartet will be on stage at Welk’s through Dec. 31. (photo at top of page: Welk’s Resort)
Chateau on the Lake Resort Spa & Convention Center is always a marvelous place to stay, with delicious dining and outstanding amenities … all with an amazing view of Table Rock Lake. During the Christmas season, it’s magical with exquisite decorations and wonderful traditions like the sumptuous Christmas Day Champagne Brunch. Check out their Ozark Mountain Christmas Package, which includes a two-night stay, a food and beverage credit, a specially selected Chateau Christmas ornament, free indoor parking and more.
For luxurious lodging close to Branson Landing, Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel is ideal. It has all the lovely amenities for which Hiltons are known, plus exquisite dining in Level 2 Steakhouse. The Thanksgiving Brunch includes more than just traditional fare, and starting the Friday after Thanksgiving, there’s storytelling in the lobby on Friday and Saturday nights through Dec. 19. On New Year’s Eve, patrons may enjoy dancing in the Clear Lounge to ring in 2016!
The Keeter Center offers delicious dining, including many campus-produced items, and wonderful lodging; it’s rustic elegance at its best! One of this fall’s special events: the play “Railway to Heaven: A True Story of an Ozarks POW,” which runs Oct. 1 through Nov 19.
Beautifully decked out for the holidays, the center’s events include the annual Chocolate Lovers’ Tea and the Yuletide Feast Dinner Theatre festivities with a play, Christmas music by the college chorale and a four-course meal. It’s a great place to spend some “Christmas time.”
The Oak Ridge Boys Theatre features a host of legendary performers. Some shows are one night only — check the schedule so you don’t miss your favorites. The “Oaks” have a high-energy, fun show, especially at Christmas. Other artists coming up include Rich Little, Johnny Mathis, Kenny Rogers, Wynonna & the Big Noise, Don Williams, Ricky Skaggs … and they all love the state-of-the-art ORB Theatre.
There’s something for everyone, so be sure to visit and enjoy some autumn and holiday fun in Branson!