Christmastime in Branson
November 7 – 10, 2017
4 Days/3 Nights
(Reservation Deadline: September 1st, 2017)
Day 1 – Tuesday, November 7th:
6:45 AM - Meet at Canton’s RP Lumber (formerly K-Mart) on the west side of the parking lot. (1651 E. Chestnut St.)
7:15 AM - We depart Canton traveling southwest towards Branson, Missouri! We will make rest and meal stops along the way as needed.
4:30 PM - Arriving in Branson, we immediately head to our first show – Dixie Stampede Christmas Show*. You’ll enjoy a pre-show at 4:40, then move into the arena for a delicious four course dinner and a fantastic performance. The true meaning of Christmas comes alive right before your very eyes as three kings ride atop camels on their way to Bethlehem. The stunning beauty of angels ascending from above will amaze you, and songs will inspire audience members of all ages. Snow falls softly as breathtaking scenes fill you with tidings of good cheer. The Dixie Stampede arena is magically transformed into a true fantasy land complete with twinkling lights, evergreens, poinsettias, old-fashioned holiday costumes, and familiar holiday music. (4:40 PM Pre-Show, 5:30 PM Main Show)
7:15 PM - We make our way to our home for the next 3 nights – the Grand Country Inn*. Your luggage will already be waiting for you in your rooms. Relax and enjoy your evening after a long day of travel.
Day 2 – Wednesday, November 8th:
Before we start our day, enjoy an all-you-can-eat Grand Country Breakfast Buffet*.
9:15 AM - We depart for our next show – AYO – Voices of Glory* at The Starlite Theatre. Voices of Glory is a group of siblings who are on a mission to change the world through their unique style of singing, tight harmonies, and inspirational message. Michal, Avery, and Nadia Cole started singing together in 2005 after their mother, Felicia, was in a car collision with a drunk driver, placing her in a coma. Day after day, the trio would serenade their mother by her bed, until 8 months later, Felicia came out of her coma. After this experience, the group began traveling to nursing homes and hospitals in an effort to bring hope to other patients and families. (10:00 AM Showtime)
Noon - Following the show, you will have time to enjoy lunch on your own before the next show. You might choose to eat burgers and fries here at The Starlite Theatre before our next show begins.
1:30 PM - We stay at The Starlite Theatre for our afternoon performance -- The Texas Tenors*. The Texas Tenors continue to be one of the most popular acts to perform in Branson. Ever since America met the talented, charming trio of troubadours on America’s Got Talent, they’ve been delighting fans with great songs from several genres of music, including country, gospel, pop, Broadway, and classical. All classically trained, each of the Tenors brings a different singing perspective. Their harmonizing lends itself perfectly to classic songs like Unchained Melody, Shenandoah, Rocky Top, and the opera aria, Nessun Dorma. Their performances include popular covers and original music, as well as a handful of staples like God Bless the USA. (2:00 PM Showtime)
4:30 PM - We board the coach and head to our dinner destination.
5:30 PM - Dinner* is served at Outback Steak and Oyster Bar. (5:30 PM Reservation)
6:30 PM - Following dinner, we make our way to the Sight and Sound Theatre for the evening performance Miracle of Christmas*. Christmas memories jump to life in this brand-new sensory experience. As the aroma of special holiday treats fills the air, you will have the opportunity to interact with characters and animals from the Nativity story. The theatre will be grandly decorated with lights, greenery, Nativity scenes, and a spectacular thirty-foot Christmas tree. All of the holiday finery is only a prelude to the thrilling story of Christmas – Jesus the Messiah coming to earth in human form. Miracle of Christmas is the touching story of kings, angels, and a simple, faithful couple used by God. After decades of crushing Roman rule, the Hebrew people are losing hope. When will the promised Messiah come? Into the midst of this turmoil, young Mary is told she will bear God’s son. Angels in heaven proclaim his birth; humble shepherds and regal kings pay him homage. Witness the story that is central to the season, brought to life with high drama, awe-inspiring special effects and live animals.
Day 3 – Thursday, November 9th:
Another Grand Country Breakfast Buffet* awaits us this morning.
9:00 AM - We have left the morning open for you to get in a little shopping, or you may choose to relax at the hotel. If you would like to go shopping, the coach will depart at 9:00 AM for Tanger Outlets and return to the hotel at 12:00. When you return, you will have time to drop off packages and freshen up before our afternoon show.
2:00 PM - This afternoon, you will enjoy Incredible! Acrobats of China*. The Acrobats of China will treat you to a visual display of spectacular beauty and athletic endurance that seems nearly impossible to exhibit. These graceful, lithe artists will keep your rapt attention throughout the show with a revolving line-up of award-winning demonstrations like the Spinning Girls, Butterfly Lovers, and Diabolo. You will enjoy the Sanddorn Balance, which features 14 palm branches that weigh 55 pounds, balanced on a feather that weighs less than an ounce. Accompanied by magnificent costumes and a combination of Chinese opera and modern music, the Acrobats of China continues to be one of Branson’s most popular and enduring live shows. (3:00 PM Showtime)
5:30 PM - Next, we make our way over to the Uptown Café for dinner*. (6:00 PM Reservation)
7:00 PM - We depart for The Welk Theatre for our evening performance of Million Dollar Quartet*. The Million Dollar Quartet depicts a phenomenal moment in the history of Rock ‘n Roll – the jam session that brought together music icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. Get ready for a fabulous conclusion to our stay in Branson. (8:00 PM Performance)
Day 4 – Friday, November 10th:
We enjoy our final Grand Country Buffet breakfast* before we depart for home.
9:00 AM - We check out, board our awaiting coach, and depart towards Canton, making rest and meal stops along the way as needed.
6:30 PM - Approximate arrival time back in Canton.
Hotel Accommodations: Grand Country Inn, 1945 W 76 Country Blvd., Branson, MO 65615, 417-335-3535
Cost Per Person:
- M-Club Member Discount: Double-$792.00; Triple-$747.00; Quad-$720.00
- Non-Member: Double-$817.00; Triple-772.00; Quad-745.00
*Tour Includes: Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation, Hotel Accommodations, Luggage Handling, All Meals and Shows marked with an asterisk*, Driver Gratuity, M-Club Escort