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NWA Democrat-Gazette Best of the Best 11 Sunday, October 29, 2017 8 7 7 - B R A N A N S O N SOME CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS GROW BRIGHTER EVERY YEAR There's no tradition brighter than spending time together in Branson. Where twinkling lights astound, Christmas spirit abounds and joy to the world can be found on every street corner. Take in a festive show, do some holiday shopping or behold the magical glow of 5 million lights. This holiday make an Ozark Mountain Christmas part of your family tradition. Special to the NWA DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE A s Christmas approaches, Branson turns into a winter wonderland with holiday songs stocking our live music shows, drive-through light displays, a festival and a blanket of holiday decorations. Cheer and goodwill is in the air as the town gears up for Ozark Mountain Christmas. The miles of lights extending out of the heart of Branson acts as a warm beacon to travelers. Once here, visitors will fi nd decorations glowing from nearly every shop door while enjoying friendly smiles on the street. Branson truly is a magical place to be during the Christmas season. NEW at Silver Dollar City: Christmas in Midtown, 70,000 sq. ft. fi lled with light displays 9 stories high, 30 angels, animated reindeer pulling a sleigh, 3 light tunnels, two 40-foot long moving trains, dozens of stars and snowfl akes, and a 50-foot tree, all created at Silver Dollar City. Christmas in Midtown adds 1.5 million lights, bringing the park's total to 6.5 million lights! NEW at Branson's Promised Land Zoo: "Let There Be Lights!" is the longest two-mile drive-thru in Branson featuring dozens of LED displays along with views of the live animals in Promised Land Zoo. Enjoy a Christmas Village with living nativity and live animals – baby camels, donkeys and sheep; as well as Santa and his sleigh with real reindeer where you can have photos taken. Don't miss Santa's Safari – VIP Guided tram tour through the lights with stops along the way and Santa Claus as your very own tour guide! Complete with cookies and hot cocoa, Santa's Safari will also stop at the Christmas Village during operating hours to let guests feed giraffes, take "Elfi es" with Santa, meet the reindeer and visit our indoor Christmas Shoppe. Open from dusk to 11pm daily Nov. 1-Dec. 31. VIP Santa's Safari will be open weekends in November and December and by special booking. For more information, visit our website at NEW attractions, longtime favorites to welcome NWA residents to Branson's Ozark Mountain Christmas ★★★ Winner ★★★ Couple Vacation Destination, Family Vacation Destination ★★★ Finalist ★★★ Weekend Getaway

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