January, 2011 Branson Events
|No matter what time of year you come, Branson has a lot to offer in addition to the shows.
Let us know about any Branson Area Events we're missing
|January 29, 2011|
A basketball game between the Branson Police and Branson Fire Departments.
The 2nd annual heated competition is set for Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 6:30 pm at the Branson Junior High School gym. Arrive early for a shootout competition at 5:30 pm.
Admission is FREE - and donations will be accepted. All proceeds benefit the Branson Police & Fire Associations, which provide financial aid to the families of police officers and fire fighters who become disabled through sickness or job injuries and are unable to continue working. The Association also aids families affected by disasters.
Last year, the firefighters beat the police officers on a basket just as the game-ending buzzer sounded.
|January 15, 2011|
At The Titanic Museum, 3235 W Highway 76, Branson, MO, – Open year round
Event time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; the official NICA Judging Panel will announce the competition winners and award prizes at 3:00 pm
Admission is FREE to watch The National Ice Carving Association's ice-carving contest on Saturday, January 15, 2011. The event features ice carvers from around the world competing for awards and prize money. You'll be amazed as 250-pound blocks of ice are transformed into fantastic frozen creations. It takes place at the outdoor entertainment center at The Titanic Museum, located at Highway 76 and Gretna Road, Branson, Missouri. Professionals and amateurs will compete for prize monies.
- view sculptures in-progress
- talk to the artists
- learn the secrets of Championship Ice Carving from the experts
A FREE family event in the parking lot of The Titanic
visit Bransonworld.com's Titanic Museum page
|January 8, 2011 thru January 29, 2011|
When: Saturday, January 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2011
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm
During the month of January, Big Cedar is offering a cooking class every Saturday from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm called Cooking 101: Healthy Choices.
This workshop focuses on a variety of healthy but gourmet treats for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and even dessert. Get new tricks from a professional chef and receive a Cooking 101 tool from the Chef's Kit, recipe and tip book, and a complimentary appetizer coupon for Worman House or Devil's Pool Restaurant. The focus is specifically on tasty but healthy gourmet creations!
Cost: $25 per person or $40 per couple
visit the Big Cedar Website
|January 1, 2011 thru January 15, 2011|
Date: November 1, 2010 – January 15, 2010
Open: 9 am - 5 pm daily (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day)
Imagine thousands of white butterflies dancing like snowflakes in a rainforest sparkling with thousands of twinkling Christmas lights and you’ve got the idea behind the Butterfly Palace’s exclusive holiday event. Add holiday music and a stop in the 3-D theatre, Rainforest Science Center and Emerald Forest Mirror Maze and it’s an unforgettable outing. Plus, the Living Angel Statues are back in 2010.
Bring your camera! Beautiful poinsettias, flowers, lights and butterflies abound for great photo opportunities. Look for the large poinsettia Christmas tree - it would make a particularly beautiful background for a holiday photo.
visit BransonWorld.com's Butterfly Palace page
|January 1, 2011 thru January 2, 2011|
Date: November 1, 2010 – January 2, 2011
Hours: Every day, Monday through Sunday, from 5 pm (dusk) to 11 pm
Location: Branson’s well-known drive-through holiday light display can be seen at Shepherd of the Hills Expressway and Roark Valley Road at Expressway Lane right behind the Sight & Sound Theatre.
Admission Fees for 2010:
- Family Vehicles: $10
- Family Season Pass: $20
- Mini-Coaches (12-28 seats), Church Vans and Limos: $25
- Full-Size Motorcoaches: $50
2010 Special Offers:
- Click here to print a $2 discount coupon for the Branson Area Festival of Lights Drive-Through
- Purchase the Drive-Through Famiy Season Pass for $15 if you donate 5 canned goods to benefit local charities (Christian Action Ministries-CAM)
Over 175 magical displays light up the 1 1/4-mile drive. It should be noted that this was a new location in 2007 and it is a one-way drive-through with its only entrance at the junction of Expressway Lane and Shepherd of the Hills Expressway just opposite the new Sight & Sound Theatre. Many of the displays are animated and grouped into themes like Cartoon Land, The Twelve Days of Christmas and Peach on Earth.
|January 1, 2011 thru February 15, 2011|
A first-ever limited engagement Ice Skating opportunity for you and your family!
Look for the Ice Skating Rink at the Branson Landing at the Town Square in front of the 50' Christmas Tree House. Bring your own ice skates or rent skates after you arrive.
Promenade of Ice hours:
- Monday thru Thursday 3:00-8:00 pm
- Friday thru Sunday Noon-8:00 pm
Promenade of Ice admission:
- 30 minutes $5 + tax
- 1 hour $10 + tax
Promenade of Ice is provided by BH Skating Parks International, which is one of the premiere modular ice rink providers in the US. BH pioneered the use of synthetic ice and the creation of the perfect hybrid-ice® surface, bringing together the fun of skating with the affordability of an energy-saving, eco-friendly, alternative to real ice.
A fun idea for a unique birthday party or group outing!
visit BransonWorld.com's Branson Landing page