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Branson a Great Winter Getaway

Looking for a great winter adventure…give Branson, Missouri a try!  Winter is a great time to visit Branson, with its smaller crowds its an intimate getaway.

The Branson Lakeside RV Park is nestled along the banks of Lake Taneycomo giving you a beautiful scene for your winter getaway.  You can choose a site that is lakefront allowing you to wake up each morning to the beautiful sites of fog rolling off the water…all while you enjoy a warm cup of coffee!

downtown branson winter

A short walk from the Branson Lakeside RV Park is Historic Downtown Branson.  This area is home to quaint and unique shops.  Many of the shops and attractions in this area of Branson are mom & pop owned.  Take your time meandering through the brick streets and we know you will find special items that you won’t want to leave Branson without.

The Branson Landing is also a short stroll from the Branson Lakeside RV Park.  Among the dozens of stores you will find great dining and entertainment options.  From Ernie Biggs Dueling Piano Bar to Waxy O’Shea’s Irish Pub there is something for everyone.

Take advantage of the super winter savings at the Branson Lakeside RV Park and call today to make your reservation.

Collin Raye Branson Christmas Show

 

Collin Raye in BransonNow performing through December 20th at the Branson Star Theatre (near Olive Garden on W. Hwy. 76) is Country Music star Collin Raye.

You might remember Collin Raye for his 24 top ten records, 16 of which are #1 hits including:  “Love, Me,” “That’s My Story,” “I Can Still Feel You,” “In This Life,” “Not That Different” and “If I were you.”

Collin’s Christmas show includes many of his fan favorite #1 hits, but “Collin Raye’s Keeping Christ in Christmas Show” is all about the reason for the season.  With traditional songs like “Green Sleeves,” “Winter Wonderland” and “Oh Holy Night” you’ll be singing along in no time.  Collin also takes a different take on “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” with his California version of the holiday classic.

During the show Collin also performs a few songs from his new album just released, “Still On the Line, The Songs of Glen Campbell.”  Collin performs Glen’s greatest hits as a tribute to the ailing entertainer.  Also joining Collin on the album are Ricky Skaggs and Billy Dean.

Joined on stage by talented musicians and female vocalist Andrea Thomas, Collin Raye has created an intimate Christmas concert that will leave you uplifted and inspired.

Now playing through December 20th, Collin Raye’s Keeping Christ in Christmas Show is a Branson show during the holiday season not to be missed.  For tickets call the Star Theatre at 866-943-0169 or purchase tickets online .

Avoid the Winter Blues In Branson

hot winter fun

Avoid the winter blues with a trip to Branson, Mo.  Winter is a great time to visit.  The Branson Lakeside RV Park offers special discounted winter rates.  Besides the lower rates, Branson is less busy is January and February but there is still plenty of fun to be had!

We suggested taking in one of the shows happening during Branson’s Hot Winter Fun months.  Our staff would be happy to make a recommendation for you.  The Titanic Museum is also a great place to visit during Branson’s winter months.  Branson is also home to several other museums from Ripley’s Believe It Or Not to the Veteran’s Memorial Museum, there are several great indoor attractions to take in all year long.

Shopping is always great in Branson and the deals really heat up in January and February.  Besides Tanger Outlet Mall and the Branson Landing there are great indoor shopping options such as IMAX Entertainment Complex and the Branson Mill Craft Village.

Take advantage of the super winter savings at the Branson Lakeside RV Park and call today to make your reservation.

Get in the Christmas Spirit in Branson

Branson Missouri Christmas LightsDid you know Branson is home to literally millions of Christmas lights?  From Silver Dollar City to the Branson Landing, the entire city puts on its holiday finest from November 1st through New Year’s Eve.

The Branson Lakeside RV Park is located close to all the fun holiday shows, attractions and shopping in Branson.  Our RV Park is located along the quiet banks of Lake Taneycomo, but we are in walking distance to the Branson Landing, Historic Downtown Branson and many area restaurants.

Christmas shopping at Branson Landing

Many of our visitors this time of year are in town to take advantage of the great holiday bargains.  The Branson Lakeside RV Park is perfect for shoppers, plus incase everyone in your party does not want to shop you can take a stroll along the lake or toss in a line or two for some world-class fishing.

Our friendly staff would love to help you find your perfect RV site.  Call us today at 417-334-2915.

Two shows finish their 2013 Branson run and two shows open in 2014

Branson is known for its live shows.  Each year new shows arrive and some take their final Branson bow.  2014 is already stacking up to be an exciting year in Branson with new shows.

Jonah at Sight and Sound TheatreThe Biblical stage production, Jonah, will have its Branson premiere at the Sight and Sound Theatre.  Jonah is a story of extremes we face as we trust in the Lord. Through it all, God reveals His extreme mercy and love not only for Jonah but His love for all. With spectacular staging, immersive special effects, beautiful original music and a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat, Sight & Sound brings the action front and center to each visitor in our majestic Theatre in Branson, MO.   Jonah will open in Branson on March 22, 2014.

Another new show premiering in Branson next year is the all new Hamner Variety Show.  Dave and Denise Hamner have been part of the entertaining Hamner Barber Variety Show for many years in Branson.  In 2014, they will become the title show at the new Hamner Theatre.  Their all new show Hamner Show in Bransonwill continue to feature amazing illusions, but that’s only the beginning.  The new show will included singing impressionist Jeff Brandt, featured vocalist Tamra Tinoco, Russian Acrobatic Adagio Dance Pair Vadim & Mariya Serykh, comedian Lex Pearson, ventriloquist Brenda Hahne, choreographer and dancer A.J. Heard, and assistant choreographer and dancer Ken Brown.  In addition to the current technical staff, the Hamners have also recruited famed Las Vegas based magician Johnny Thompson to work as the new show director.  This new must-see Branson show will open in March 2014.Two favorite Branson shows will take their final curtain call in town this year.  The Roy Rogers Jr. Show will no longer keep a regular Branson show schedule, but rather hit the road to continue the legacy of Roy Rogers.  Roy’s son and grandson have called Branson stages home, performing audience favorites of Roy and Dale’s western brand music.  You can still catch their show in Branson at RFD-TV the Theatre through November 27th.

Tony OrlandoAfter 20 years in Branson, Tony Orlando will perform his final Christmas show November 30th.  Tony is setting his sights on taking his popular Christmas show on the road as well as focusing on new projects.  After over 50 years in show business and dozens of hits, we know this next chapter for Tony will be an exciting one!

 

Make plans to catch the final acts of 2013 Branson shows and plan to return to see what’s new in Branson in 2014.  Contact the Branson Lakeside RV Park today to book the perfect RV site for your Branson vacation.

RV Park Close to Christmas Shopping in Branson, MO!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…To be camping at the Branson Lakeside RV Park in Branson Missouri. The Christmas lights are hung and lit, Santa has moved into his tree house home on the Branson Landing and Christmas Cheer is everywhere.

Christmas shopping at Branson LandingBranson Lakeside RV Park in conveniently located to the Branson Landing where you can kick start your Christmas Shopping or finish it up all in one trip. The Branson Landing has something for everyone. The Landing is anchored by Belk Department Store and Bass Pro Shops. In between the over 1 mile of stores you will find chain specialty stores like Build-A-Bear, Yankee Candle, Ridemakerz, Brookstone, and Kirklands. The Landing is filled with many Branson homegrown specialty shops. Gifts of Distinction offers one of a kind jewelry and carries collector item such as Swarovski Chrystal, Pandora and Vera Bradley. You can step back in time to the Five and Dime and find the perfect Branson souvenir. Never a Dull Moment offers that special one of a kind knife for that collector on your Christmas list. For that culinary person on your list you are sure to find a special gift at Kitchens, a bouquet full of everything kitchen. You won’t want to miss Devo Olive Oil or add some spice to someone’s life with spices from the Pepper Palace.

There are a plethora of jewelry stores from the $1 Jewelry where you will find great stocking stuffers, you can check out Majestic Gems with a wide selection of Blue Diamonds, genuine Alexandrite, Ammolite, and Tanzanite. There are store like Brighton Collectables, Bella, and Versona Accessories to find a special handbag or accessory to match the perfect outfit.

Christmas shopping Branson, MOSpeaking of perfect outfits, the Branson Landing has clothing stores for everyone.  You will find all the hip popular stores like Aeropostale, Hollister, Hot Topic, and Pac Sun. The Children’s Place and Justice has the perfect outfit for the little ones on your list. For the ladies you can find that perfect outfit for any shape or size. Stores like Deb, Dress Barn, Limited Additions for Her, J. Jill, Lane Bryant, Cold Water Creek, or Victoria Secret. For the man on your list you will want to visit Jos. A Banks for a new suit and tie.

After a long day of shopping stop by NV Nail for a pedicure or manicure. Ladies if you man is not the shopping type the Landing has a couple of places you can drop him off while you explore the Landing. There are two sports bars on the landing Old Chicago Pizza and the Paddle Wheel Pub. They have just announced their newest sport bar Buffalo Wild Wings coming soon! Between Bass Pro shops, the sports bars, and shops like As Seen On TV, he is sure to enjoy a day at Branson Landing.

RV Park close to Christmas shoppingThere is no shortage of sweets shops and restaurants on the Branson Landing. Satisfy your sweet tooth at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, It’s Sugar, The Fudgery, Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Shop, North Wood’s Candy Emporium, or the Marble Slab for you rice cream fix. Whether you are looking for a steak dinner, fish and chips, hamburgers, pizza, or seafood you will find what you looking for at the over 15 different restaurants on the Landing.

After a day at the Landing you can settle back into your RV site and enjoy a quiet evening by the lake or walk your furry friend at the off leash dog park. If our not done head out into Branson to see a Christmas Show or the Branson Area Festival of Lights Show. You’ll find over a mile of lights in 175 different displays.

Branson Missouri is Christmas Shows!

Let us be the first to wish you a Merry Christmas! After all it’s the most wonderful time of the year for visiting Branson. The Branson Lakeside RV Park is open and waiting for you. There is no better time than November and December to visit Branson. Be warned here we say “Merry Christmas” starting November 1st, Branson is everything Christmas. You can visit Christmas light drive throughs’ or visit amusement parks with over 5 million lights and decorated for the Christmas Season. We have Christmas shows, musicals, and some of Branson’s year-round entertainers performing Christmas songs.

Miracle of Christmas Show

There are a number of Christmas shows in Branson and many entertainers transform their show into Christmas! Some of the shows that are 100% Christmas are: The Sight and Sound Theatre show, “The Miracle of Christmas” –  You will be transformed back in time to the village of Bethlehem to experience the birth of Jesus Christ. Follow Mary and joseph on their Journey. The Sight and Sound stage spans 3 sides of the theatre so you will feel right in the middle of the actions. Watch the isles as camels, donkeys, and villagers roam the city. You will be amazed as you travel to the hillsides where the angels declare a savior is born. Another great show is The The Toy Shoppe MusicalToy Shoppe at the Starlite Theatre. Join toy shop owner Hank Longley on his journey to save his store.  Longley’s Toy Shoppe has been filled with magic, wonders and miracles for nearly 100 years. It’s a place where toys come to life and children gather to hear owner Hank Longley tell stories. The audience joins Hero the Dog, Cheeseball the Mouse, Bruno the Bear and country music star Billy Dean as Hank Longley in this story of love, faith and appreciation for the value of every individual. The story is full of old-fashioned values and is great entertainment for the entire family. The original music from the production, featuring 11 songs co-written by Kenny Rogers as well as several holiday classics is available on Dreamcatcher Records.

Looking for a show filled with great Christmas music. Many of Branson’s stars turn their show into a Christmas spectacular. You can see The Brett Family Christmas Show; join Tom Brett and his beautiful family as they share their favorite Christmas songs and memories with you. This year they are performing a variety of Christmas favorites from “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” to “O Holy Night.” You will leave their show filled with Christmas Spirit. One of Branson’s first families, the
Presley’s, have filled their show with Christmas classics and songs of today. The side splitting comedy surrounds the Christmas season. Branson’s largest performing family, the Hughes Brothers have brought the entire family; 5 brothers, 5 wives and 33 children together on stage to transport you to a Christmas wonderland filled with the season’s best vocal harmonies, exciting dances, inspiring instrumentals, and of course, enchantment and light-hearted humor. Hollywood’s biggest Christmas show is live at the King’s castle Theatre, Christmas In Hollywood! You will join Santa, his Hollywood Elves, and some of the best singers and dancers in Branson’s number one all-singing, all- dancing Hollywood Christmas Show. Enjoy a magical sleigh ride to our winter wonderland of holiday fun and festive cheer with all of your favorite classic holiday songs, dazzling scenery, gorgeous costumes and the highest kicking chorus girls this side of the North Pole.

Lennon Sisters Christmas Show

But we would be remised if we didn’t tell you the Christmas Spirit of Andy Williams is alive in Branson Missouri. Andy’s longtime friends the Lennon Sisters and the Osmond Brothers will be performing on Andy’s stage this Christmas Season. The two families will continue the legacy of Andy with a tribute to “Mr. Christmas” himself. The full production show has amazing sets, dancers, a full orchestra, lots of variety acts and the beautiful music and sounds of Christmas all presented in the spectacularly decorated Andy Williams Moon River Theatre.

We told you Branson is everything Christmas and we weren’t joking. Hook up the trailer, fire up the RV and come spend the Christmas Season at Branson Lakeside RV Park in Branson Missouri.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for visiting Branson!

Branson Area Festival of LightsThe Branson Lakeside RV Park is open and waiting for you. There is no better time than November and December to visit Branson. Be warned, here we say “Merry Christmas.” Starting November 1st Branson is everything Christmas. You can visit Christmas light drive throughs’ or visit amusement parks with over a million lights decorated for the Christmas Season. We have Christmas shows, musicals, and shows performing Christmas songs.

There are many different ways to see the Christmas lights in Branson. There are two different drive throughs in Branson. The first and the biggest is the Branson Area Festival of Lights, located on Shepherd of the Hills expressway across from Sight and Sound Theatre. The show is produced by North Pole Productions and operated by the Branson Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. The light display is over a mile long and has over 175 different displays. For $15 per car load you can see the spectacular light display. As you enter the drive through look for the radio station sign, tune in and listen to the music as the lights twinkle and glow. The second drive through is the Shepherd of the Hills Trail of Lights. The Trail winds its way through the historic 160-acre Shepherd of the Hills Shepherd of the Hills Trail of Lights Inspiration TowerHomestead, and will take you down the famous “Trail that Nobody Knows How Old” into a holiday wonderland. You’ll travel through a variety of different lands, each with their own theme, from fantasy to religious to patriotic. Life-size (and some larger than life!) three-dimensional characters have their own housing so you can “peek” in on the fun happening inside. Festive holiday music is themed to each scene, and visitors are sure to find themselves singing along. And the new Victorian Christmas displays add even more excitement and fun! The Trail also includes millions of multi-colored Christmas lights. There are hundreds of gorgeous lighted displays as well as the animated scenes. As the grand finale to the journey, your ticket also includes a trip to Inspiration Tower where you can ride the glass elevators up 230′ for a Santa’s eye view of the lights from above.  The cost for the Trail of Lights is $12 per adult and $6 for children ages 4-16. You can bring the whole car load for a flat rate of $45.

Silver Dollar City ChristmasWant to spend the entire evening looking at lights? Then you have to visit Silver Dollar City for an Old Time Christmas.  They have over 5 million lights throughout the park along with Christmas decorations and a dozen Christmas shows. The Tastes of the Season are in abundance during An Old Time Christmas filled with great holiday dining options for every member of the family! Sit down to a Hickory-Smoked Prime Rib Buffet, warm yourself with a bowl of Hearty Chili or satisfy your holiday sweet tooth with s’mores or a hot apple dumpling! You can even have Lunch with Santa, or just stop by his workshop at Kringles Krossing to tell him what you’re wishing for this Christmas! You won’t want to miss the 5 story Christmas tree in Town Square on Main Street with over 350,000 LED lights twinkling and dancing in unison with the Square’s 10 storefronts, 20 street festoons and over 250 cut trees for a sight and sound spectacular like no other! Whatever you do don’t miss the Christmas Parade with floats of Christmas toys that have come to life, and Santa himself!

After an evening of viewing the lights head back to the RV Park and enjoy a cool fall evening in the Ozarks.

Christmas Shopping Close to the Branson Lakeside RV Park

Christmas shopping Branson, MissouriThousands of people will head to Branson Missouri to do a little Christmas shopping and catch a live show or two during this holiday season.  The Branson Lakeside RV Park is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Branson…which happens to be a great place to Christmas shop in Branson.

In the Downtown Branson area you will find unique stores like the Burlington Annex and Dick’s 5 & 10.  Stores like these line the sidewalks through this part of Branson.  You can find everything from handmade to hard to find items.  Plus, the tree lined streets will make you want stroll from store to store in a relaxed, nostalgic setting.

Dicks 5 & 10 Downtown BransonThe Branson Lakeside RV Park is only feet from the shopping of Downtown.  You can leave your RV parked and catch the downtown trolley to the shopping area.  You will find live shows, restaurants and did we mention great shopping all in one convenient area.  And just in case you have someone with you who might not want to spend their day shopping, the Branson Lakeside RV Park is located along the banks of Lake Taneycomo, home to world-class fishing!

Call us today at 417-334-2915 to book the perfect RV site for Christmas shopping in Branson, Missouri!

The Branson Lakesdie RV Park offers fall colors and Christmas fun in Branson, Missouri!

Budget Travel has name Branson Missouri one of its top 12 destinations to see fall foliage. There is no better way to see Branson’s brightest fall show, the turning leave than from the bank of Lake Taneycomo while stay at Branson Lakeside RV Park. The weather is cooling down and the leaves are slowly starting to change. If you want to track the fall colors in Branson check out this Fall Color Meter.

At the Branson Lakeside RV Park in Branson Missouri we can accommodate all size rigs from travel trailers to large motorhome and buses. After you get settles into the park, you can grab a cup of coffee and head down to the lake for breath taking views or, there are many different opportunities to take in the beautiful views for Branson, Missouri hill sides.

Fall activity in Branson, MOWe suggest an adventure on Ride the Ducks, a land and lake sightseeing tour that will take you to the top of a mountain to view the beauty of the Ozark Hills then splash you down into Table Rock Lake to see the beautiful trees from the water. Not to mention the entertaining ride in between by your Duck captain, who knows the ins and outs and the history of Branson. Looking for a leisurely stroll through the woods? Branson has many parks that offer walking trails through the woods or along Lake Taneycomo lake front. If you are a little more adventurous check out Branson Zipline Canopy Tours at Wolfcreek Preserve. You can zip line right through the splendor of the Ozark Mountains with a bird’s eye view of the fall colors.

Don’t forget to see the Christmas Shows. Branson entertainers have been working hard for months rehearsing Christmas Songs. Sight and Sound Theatre will feature “The Miracle of Christmas” a story of the birth of Christ. You will be whisked away back in time and witness the greatest birth in history. Be surrounded by the bustling village of Bethlehem as camels, horses, donkeys and villagers pass by. Be transported to the hillside where legions of angels descend upon the shepherds to proclaim, “The Savior is born!” The Starlite Theater will be featuring “The Toy Shoppe.” The Toy Shoppe musical was co-written by Branson entertainer Kenny Rogers. The musical is based around character Hank Longley played by country star Billy Dean.  Longley’s Toy Shoppe has been filled with magic, wonders and miracles for nearly 100 years. It’s a place where toys come to life and children gather to hear owner Hank Longley tell stories, of love, faith and appreciation for the value of every individual. The story is full of old-fashioned values and is great entertainment for the entire family. The original music from the production, featuring 11 songs co-written by Kenny Rogers as well as several holiday classics is available on Dreamcatcher Records.

Branson Missouri Christmas Lights When the sun sets in Branson, you can see over 1 mile of Christmas displays at the Branson Area Festival of Lights drive thru light display produced by North Pole Productions.  For over 20 year the Branson lakes Area Chamber of Commerce has sponsored the event. The magical one-mile drive along a path illuminated with more than 175 displays. Conveniently located off Shepherd of the Hills Expressway and Roark Valley Road, this one-of-a-kind family experience promises to be spectacular. Another must see is the lights and Christmas train at the Branson Landing. Children and adults alike can ride the Toy Shoppe Express, a Christmas Train that travels around the Christmas tree and Santa’s House at The Branson Landing.

Call the Branson Lakeside RV Park at 417-334-2915 today to make your reservation for a Branson getaway!