Trail of Lights
Bring your holiday season to life this year! Head to Branson, MO for an Ozark Mountain Christmas! Explore The Trail of Lights, an amazing drive-thru animation display along with a two-mile trail that provides a holiday theme from start to end, carrying you through the 160 acre Shepherd of the Hills homestead and into the very heart of Christmas. The Trail of Lights is comprised of millions of lights that brighten each night in December. During the evening spent at the Trail of Lights in Branson, MO, guests can take to this fantastic event and spend some time seeing every decorated Christmas tree and some of the world tallest light displays. This festival of light is sure to be a favorite among those who visit, making the Trail of Lights one of the most beloved holiday events in the area.
The best part is, you don’t need to park your car or worry about finding parking! Just drive on through the twinkle light display while having a great time with your family. Guests will travel into a variety of different lands, each with different characters and themes, from fantasy to religious to patriotic. The North Pole, a lit-up ice skating rink scene, Santa’s Workshop, the nativity scene, yule log, and tons of other amazing displays can all be seen on the Trail of Lights event. Every winter night is turned into a spectacular display, so you do not want to miss out.
The Trail of Lights includes millions of multi-colored Christmas lights and hundreds of gorgeous light feature animated displays as you wind through the trees and hills in the warmth and comfort of your own vehicle, at your own pace. As they sip on their hot chocolate drinks, kiddos of all ages are sure to enjoy life-size 3D characters moving and twinkling inside their housings. Make wonderful family memories as you bond at Trail of Lights as the engaging sights and sounds of the holiday light up with splendor while traditional favorite songs play in the background.
As your journey reaches the end, your ticket includes a trip to the top of Inspiration Tower as the grand finale! Glass elevators take you 230 feet up for a Santa's eye view of the Trail of Lights at night from above. Sip on hot chocolate or browse in the gift shop for those last minute gift giving treasures and find the perfect holiday gift for your loved ones. There’s also no need to park, as guests can simply drive through the display! Since parking isn’t on the agenda, enjoy Christmas tunes as you move along and get a sneak peek into the holiday season!
Hurry and book your tickets for The Trail of Lights as part of your holiday itinerary as it's sure to become a treasured Christmas tradition in your family. With so many spirited holiday activities to embark upon in Branson, you can make your whole festive trip an amazing one! Not only is the Trail of Lights a great option, but places such as Silver Dollar City and the Sight and Sound Theatre also offer some festive events all through the night in November and December. And with an open schedule, it makes it easier to take the tour at your own pace providing a unique adventure to your Ozarks vacation!
About the Shepherd of the Hills Historic Homestead
The Shepherd of the Hills inspired not only vast tourism in the Branson area, but it also remains a part of history entrapped within a novel and the site that is still a part of the Ozark Mountain area to this day. The novel was written by Harold Bell Wright and was instantly a hit within the area, sparking interest and travel to the area. This ended up being the foundation of Branson tourism.
Currently, the homestead features outdoor plays, Inspiration Tower, and the Trail of Lights display at Christmas time as well as various other events throughout the year, so a visit is always a great way to spend some time in Branson, MO.