Local Events

Today

  1. Table Rock Quilts of Honor Quilt Presentations - 9:00 am
    • Table Rock Quilts of Honor will be presenting twelve veterans with a special quilt, Thursday, Dec. 3 at 9 a.m. at the Mid-Town Café in Reeds Spring. The mission of Quilts of Honor is to bestow a universal symbol of thanks and remembrance to those who have served to protect and defend our freedoms. Quilts of Honor are made by the loving hands of countless volunteers who wish to thank those who have served and to honor their service and sacrifice. The Table Rock group of volunteers has presented over 700 veterans with their “Quilted Hugs of Gratitude” since their inception. Their hope is that these quilts will provide comfort, love and healing to those who have given so much.

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Tomorrow

  1. Jesus the Christmas Experience
    • Jesus the Christmas Experience is a full-scale, original Broadway-style musical that portrays the story of Jesus’ birth with a cast of over 40 singers, actors and dancers in the newly renovated Music City Centre Theater. This powerful and moving show entertains and inspires with fun moments as well as the majesty of Jesus' birth. Weekends Dec 4th – 20th at Music City Centre in Branson! This beautiful portrayal of the birth of Christ promises to delight and impassion!  For tickets and show dates go to JesusTheExperience.com.

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Saturday, December 5th

  1. Santa’s Gift House - 9:00 am
    • For the 11th straight year, Junior Auxiliary of Taney County (JATC) is inviting children to shop for holiday gifts in Santa’s Gift House. This event is designed for children in Taney County schools in grades pre-K - 4th. On Saturday, December 5, 2020, the event will be held at the Branson United Methodist Church Family Life Center at 1208 West 76 Country Blvd in Branson from 9am – 12 noon. Masks are required.
      At Santa’s Gift House, children go “shopping” and select up to four items for 50 cents per item that they give as holiday gifts to their loved ones – parents, siblings, friends, teachers, and others. Most of the gifts have been handcrafted by members of JATC and their friends and families so that these children can have meaningful gifts to give to others.
      For more information, call 417-337-2352. More information on JATC can be found on the Junior Auxiliary website JATCMO.ORG, their Facebook page - Junior Auxiliary of Taney County, or via email at jatcmo@gmail.com.

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  2. Christmas BASH - 2:00 pm
    • First Baptist Branson will host its 11th Annual Christmas BASH as a drive-thru event this year on Saturday, December 5, from 2-4 p.m. in the Branson RecPlex parking lot, 1500 Branson Hills Parkway. The event will feature a free box of groceries for each family, candy for kids, carols, live Nativity scene and more. All free, while supplies last. For more information, visit http://fbcbranson.com.

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Sunday, December 6th

  1. Holiday Art Market - 12:00 pm
    • The Southern Missouri Arts Connection (SMAC) will host a Holiday Art Market for one day only, December 6, from noon to 6 p.m. Unique and handmade gifts from SMAC member artists and craftsman will be available for purchase. Prices range from $5 to $100. Visitors can enjoy this unique buying experience, finding last minute gift items, while supporting the local art community. SMAC will also have artists and volunteers on site conducting a Children’s Ornament-Making Workshop. While adults are shopping fine art, décor and more, children can create a personalized gift or ornament for a loved one on their holiday list. SMAC volunteers will assist children to create a hands-on project. The material cost to participate is $5 per project. This is an excellent opportunity for children to engage in the spirit of giving by creating a unique ornament for family or friends.The Southern Missouri Arts Connection is a non-profit art center located at 7 Downing Street in downtown Hollister. For more information, visit smac-art.org.

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  2. Hollister Santa Train - 1:00 pm
    • The 27th Annual Santa Train will be held in Hollister on Sunday, December 6 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. The event will take on a new look this year due to COVID safety precautions for participants. The celebration will take place as a drive-thru at the Hollister City Hall parking lot, with Santa present in front of the train depot.
      Entertainment will be provided by Premiere Dance Academy elves and the Hollister High School band as cars drive through. Popcorn, drinks, cookies and gift bags will be handed out as cars progress through the line. Children will be handed a letter to Santa form to fill out and hand to one of Santa’s elves to put in the special mailbox as they wave to Santa at the end of the line. Parents who would like to have their child receive a return letter from Santa are invited to put their address on the back of the form. No one will be getting out of their cars throughout the event.
      If you have any questions regarding Santa Train, please feel free to call the Hollister Area Chamber of Commerce office at 417-334-3050.

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  3. Adoration Celebration and Parade - 5:30 pm
    • Branson's 72nd annual Adoration Celebration and Parade will take place on Sunday, December 6, 2020. It starts with the annual lighting of the largest area nativity scene, overlooking Lake Taneycomo at dusk and culminates with the Adoration Parade through downtown Branson. The Branson community gathers on this special day to celebrate the true meaning of the Christmas season. The parade route will travel from the Branson Convention Center parking lot south to Long Street, then north on Branson Landing Boulevard (along the Landing) and then turn back south on Commercial Street (through old downtown Branson). The route will then turn east onto College Street (by the Christian Church) and then south right back into the Convention Center parking lot.

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Tuesday, December 8th

  1. Blood Drive - 9:00 am
    • The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., at the Radisson Hotel, 120 South Wildwood Drive, Branson.
      Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

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Friday, December 11th

  1. Jesus the Christmas Experience
    • Jesus the Christmas Experience is a full-scale, original Broadway-style musical that portrays the story of Jesus’ birth with a cast of over 40 singers, actors and dancers in the newly renovated Music City Centre Theater. This powerful and moving show entertains and inspires with fun moments as well as the majesty of Jesus' birth. Weekends Dec 4th – 20th at Music City Centre in Branson! This beautiful portrayal of the birth of Christ promises to delight and impassion!  For tickets and show dates go to JesusTheExperience.com.

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  2. Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt - 6:00 pm
    • Santa’s elves have dropped candy canes all over Eiserman Park and the Branson Parks & Recreation Department needs help to pick them all up during its newest holiday event, the Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt on Friday evening, December 11, 2020, at the Branson Community Center. Families will enjoy hot cocoa and cookies while children decorate candy cane bags and write a letter to Santa. Kids will then go on a hunt in Eiserman Park to pick up as many candy canes as they can find. Prizes will be handed out to those that find some special candy canes. The candy cane hunt is offered to kids ages 3 to 12-years old. There are two sessions to choose from at 6-7 p.m. and the second from 7-8 p.m. The cost is $5 per person and you must pre-register online. Everyone is required to bring their own flashlight for the hunt. There might even be some visitors from the North Pole that stop by! Don’t miss out on this fun and unique holiday event! For more information on these events and to buy tickets online visit the Parks & Recreation Special Events section on its website or call the RecPlex at 417-335-2368. 

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Saturday, December 12th

  1. Winter Tree ID - 1:00 pm
    • Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center, 483 Hatchery Road in Branson, will host a Winter Tree ID program on Saturday, December 12, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Learn how to identify trees when they don’t have leaves. They will start with going over identification clues, then venture to the trail to identify some common local trees using twigs, bark, tree shape, and fruits. Registration is required and space is limited to 10 people. Dress for the weather and maintain social distancing. They will meet outside the front of the Conservation Center at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery. For more information or to register, call (417) 334-4865 ext 0.

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Sunday, December 13th

  1. Forsyth Christmas Parade - 2:00 pm
    • The Forsyth Christmas Parade will be held on Sunday, December 13, at 2 p.m. For more information, visit Forsyth Focus on Facebook or contact the Forsyth Chamber of Commerce.

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Friday, December 18th

  1. Jesus the Christmas Experience
    • Jesus the Christmas Experience is a full-scale, original Broadway-style musical that portrays the story of Jesus’ birth with a cast of over 40 singers, actors and dancers in the newly renovated Music City Centre Theater. This powerful and moving show entertains and inspires with fun moments as well as the majesty of Jesus' birth. Weekends Dec 4th – 20th at Music City Centre in Branson! This beautiful portrayal of the birth of Christ promises to delight and impassion!  For tickets and show dates go to JesusTheExperience.com.

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Saturday, December 19th

  1. Wreath-Laying Ceremony - 11:00 am
    • Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, an official Wreaths Across America (WAA) location, will host a wreath-laying ceremony, joining more than 2,100 other locations across the country for National Wreaths Across America Day. Coordinated and led by the Branson Veterans Task Force, wreaths will be placed at the headstones of the 1,500 home front heroes that have been laid to rest. This annual event seeks to further the WAA mission of Remember, Honor, Teach, ensuring that the memory of those who served our country endures.
      The event will be held Saturday, December 19, at 11 a.m. at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, 1638 MO-76, Branson.

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