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November, 2013 Branson Events

No matter what time of year you come, Branson has a lot to offer in addition to the shows.
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Silver Dollar City's Third-Ever After Thanksgiving Sale 2013

November 29, 2013 thru November 30, 2013

For the third time ever, Silver Dollar City is having a Black Friday Sale! 8:00 am - Noon

Here's the deal:

Mark your calendar and have a fun Old Time Christmas with your family!

Please note: After Thanksgiving Shopper's Ticket is only available at the Silver Dollar City Front Gate; not available online or by phone. Ticket is valid for entire operating day, but can only be purchased from 8am to 10am, November 29 & 30, 2013. Limit 6 tickets per purchaser. Not valid with any other offer, discount or on previously purchased tickets. Not valid for After 7:00, Next Day Free.


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Molly & Carter's 5th Birthday Party at The Titanic Museum Attraction

November 29, 2013 thru November 30, 2013

You're invited! New this year, the birthday party takes place from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at The Titanic Museum Attraction, located at Highway 76 and Gretna Road, Branson, Missouri, where the Tri Lakes Humane Society will feature 10 beautiful dogs that are available for adoption. You can take home your new best friend!

Another FREE family event

Two days of family festivities for The Titanic Museum Attraction's mascots Molly & Carter, two beautiful King Charles Spaniels. On Friday, November 29th, and Saturday, November 30th at noon, Molly & Carter want to sit in your lap for a special photo in front of Titanic’s iceberg!

Imagine the dogs' exitement when they make their noon entrance to find doggie birthday cake waiting for them. Bring your camera and arrive early to watch the fun. Meet the pups, take pictures with them, and meet their talented trainers.

What a special 5th birthday!


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Titanic Fantasy Princess

November 28, 2013 thru December 29, 2013

The Titanic Museum Attraction

The new addition to the Titanic's Christmas Winter Wonderland is the Titanic Fantasy Princess.

She brings her magic Thanksgiving weekend and continues every Thursday through Sunday through December 29, 2013.

A magical photo-op is also available with the beautiful Fantasy Princess!


visit's Titanic Museum Attraction page

Branson's Annual Fall Clean-up Week

November 18, 2013 thru November 21, 2013

The Branson Public Works Department will be conducting its annual Fall cleanup November 18 - 21 to help residents properly dispose of large unwanted items at no cost. This is a semi-annual event which is part of an ongoing effort to keep Branson beautiful.

The cleanup service is available for individual residents of Branson, but not for businesses or commercial entities. This provides residents the opportunity to get rid of those large unwanted and difficult to manage items like old appliances, furniture and mattresses which are not picked up by residential trash haulers.

visit the City of Branson Public Works Dept Website

College of the Ozarks Operation Christmas Child 2013

November 18, 2013 thru November 25, 2013

Every year, College of the Ozarks participates in Operation Christmas Child (OCC), a project of Samaritan's Purse, and collects shoeboxes filled with gifts to send to children living in poverty-stricken or war-torn countries worldwide.

Individuals interested in participating in OCC may drop off gift-filled shoebox(es) November 18-25, 10:00 am - noon on Mondays; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tue. - Sat.; and noon - 3:00 p.m. on Sunday at the OCC truck located next to the Christian Ministries building on campus.

Shoeboxes can contain:

  • toothpaste
  • toys
  • school supplies

Here are the instructions on what to or what not to include in a shoebox


White River Painting Exhibit & Sale at College of the Ozarks' Ralph Foster Museum

November 14, 2013 thru December 20, 2013

The exhibit is at the Ralph Foster Museum, located at College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Missouri; only 2 miles south of Branson (physical address: 100 Opportunity Avenue, Hollister, MO 65672)

Artists throughout the Ozarks region submitted paintings to the White River Painting Exhibit at College of the Ozarks. Paintings reflect the artist's personal views of what is important to him/her about the Ozarks.

Dr. Peggy Kjelgaard, executive director at the Eureka Springs School of the Arts, was this year's juror. . Monetary awards were awarded for the top three, as well as for honorable mentions.

An opening reception to celebrate this special exhibit will take place Nov.14, 2-4:30 p.m. in Edwards Art Gallery at the Ralph Foster Museum.  Monetary awards will be awarded for the top three, as well as for honorable mentions, and many of the paintings will be for sale.

Ralph Foster Museum is open Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Admission prices are $6 for adults, $5 for senior adults (65 and older) and free for high school age and under.


visit the College of the Ozarks Website

Tony Orlando's 20th & Final Patriotic Salute 2013

November 11, 2013

Tony Orlando hosts his 20th and final "Yellow Ribbon Salute to Veterans" in 2013.

It's a 2:00 p.m. show, FREE for veterans at the Welk Theater.

An annual event to honor all veterans.

Tony hopes that another entertainer will continue the tradition.

80th Annual Veteran's Day Parade and Ceremony

November 11, 2013

A FREE Branson event.

The parade begins at 11:00 a.m. in Historic Downtown Branson.

On the 11th month, 11th day and 11th hour we honor our veterans.

Veterans' Day Parade begins at 11:00 a.m. with a ceremony honoring veterans in historic downtown Branson.

The parade is the finale of a full week's festivities honoring American veterans, sponsored by local Veterans organizations and the Branson Veterans Task Force.

2013 Parade route: The parade starts at the south parking lot of the Branson Convention Center, then to College Street moving west before turning north onto Commercial Street, then back south on Branson Landing Boulevard.

visit the Downtown Branson Website

Mollie B Polka Party Christmas Special - A Branson Limited Engagement

November 10, 2013 thru November 11, 2013

Mollie B Polka Party Christmas Special is at RFD-TV The Theatre, 4080 W Highway 76 (intersection of 76 & 376, formerly the Ray Stevens & Country Tonite Theatre).

Mollie B hosts a weekly Polka tv show on RFD-TV, and performs this LIVE Polka Party Christmas show at the RFD-TV Theatre. She features popular Polka guests like Alex Meixner, Ted Lange, Fred ZiwichTuba Dan and more. You'll hear a variety of music in the 2-hour show, including lots of your favorite Christmas Polkas! You will fall in love with Mollie's rendition of Ave Maria.

It's a limited engagement; the show is at 2:00 & 7:30 pm on November 10 and 7:30 pm on November 11, 2013.


visit's Mollie B Polka Christmas Show Page

John Conlee & Bobby Bare - A Branson Limited Engagement

November 9, 2013

At the New Americana Theatre, 2905 W Highway 76 (across from Presley's Country Jubilee Theatre).

A Branson Limited Engagement!

One Branson show only for country music singers John Conlee & Bobby Bare on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 7:00 pm.


visit's John Conlee & Bobby Bare page

3rd Annual Bretts For Vets Award Presentation

November 9, 2013

Update - This event is SOLD OUT!

The Third Annual BRETTS FOR VETS Award Presentation is held during the Bretts - SONG OF CHRISTMAS Show at 10:00 am on November 9, 2013.

About: The Bretts for Vets Award is a special recognition given to veterans, active servicemen, or anyone else who demonstrates exceptional patriotism and devotion to their country. Recipients are selected from a list of candidates nominated by you, and are then given their award at a Bretts Show or through online recognition. There is no age limit or other demographic qualifier because American patriotism knows no age, race, or gender.

See past Bretts For Vets recipients here

visit's Bretts Celebrate Show page

WWII Honor Flight Film at Hamner Barber Theatre

November 6, 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 3:00 pm at the Hamner Barber Theater

Honor Flight is a documentary film featuring four living World War II veterans and a Midwest community that come together to give them the trip of a lifetime.

FREE admission

Open seating, so arrive early for best seats!

Donations accepted; benefitting Honor Flight Network

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Veteran's Homecoming Week 2013

November 5, 2013 thru November 11, 2013

Be sure to ask every show, attraction, lodging, restaurant, shop, rv park and campground if they offer discounts for Veterans during Veterans Week.

Even though the Factory Merchants Mall (a.k.a. the Red Roof Mall) is closed, the Branson Veterans Task Force will once again be able to use the space for the Veterans Village and Day Room during the Branson Veterans Homecoming Week this year. (The city owns with property now.)

We salute that!

Remembering Our Fallen, traveling memorial at the Keeter Center

November 5, 2013 thru November 11, 2013

A FREE Branson event!

"Remembering Our Fallen," a traveling memorial depicting the lives of each of Missouri's men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice in war since September 11, 2001.

Location: The Keeter Center Lobby

8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m


Veterans Homecoming Opening Celebration 2013

November 5, 2013

Vets For Vets Show on Tuesday, November 5, 2013:

  • 2:00 pm (Doors open at 1:00 pm)
  • Open seating; first come, first seated

Branson Veterans Homecoming Opening Celebration at the Baldknobbers Theater. This is a FREE USO-styled event with donations to the BVTF encouraged.

Titanic Museum honors Veterans

November 5, 2013 thru November 14, 2013

The Titanic Museum offers FREE admission to past and present Military with Military ID/papers during Branson's Veterans Week, November 5-14, 2013.

(Guests must present a Military ID/Papers. One free admission per ID; other guests in the party can receive the regular military discount.)


visit's Titanic Museum Attraction page

23rd Annual Branson Motorcycle Toy Run

November 3, 2013

1:00 p.m.; Meet at at Presleys Country Jubilee, 2920 West Hwy. 76, Branson.

23rd Annual Branson Motorcycle Toy Run:

  • Donations benefit Taney County families
  • Toys and coats only, no stuffed animals
  • The parade of motorcycles will be led by Santa and travel to the VFW Post 5168 in Forsyth. Dinner and music provided.

Sponsored by the VFW Post 5168 of Forsyth




David Frizzell & Shelly West - A Branson Limited Engagement

November 2, 2013

At the New Americana Theatre, 2905 W Highway 76 (across from Presley's Country Jubilee Theatre). 

A Branson Limited Engagement!

One Branson show only for country music singers David Frizzell and Shelly West on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 7:00 pm.

This show reunites the popular singing duo of David Frizzell and Shelly West. Winning the Country Music Association's Vocal Duo of the Year twice between 1980-1982, David and Shelly are best-known for their 1981 #1 country hit "You're The Reason God Made Oklahoma."


visit's David Frizzell & Shelly West page

An Old Time Christmas 2013 at Silver Dollar City

November 2, 2013 thru December 30, 2013

From November 2 through December 30 Silver Dollar City dons Christmas lights and all the merriment of the season for its Old Time Christmas Festival – the event CNN called "one of the top holiday destinations in the world." Let Silver Dollar City jump-start your Christmas spirit with holiday shows, specialty foods and over 5 million holiday lights. Open Thursdays through Sundays, plus November 27, Dec 23 & 30; closed December 24-25, open December 26-30. Festival highlights include:

  • The return of the 5-story Special Effects Christmas Tree & the spectacular Christmas On Main Street Show – a light and sound show on the Silver Dollar City Square with over 1 million lights flashing in synchronization to Christmas music
  • A grand LIVE production of A Dickens' Christmas Carol – with elaborate sets, vanishing ghosts and flying spirits
  • Frosty, an interactive musical show where kids help bring the legendary snowman to life
  • The Living Nativity – a musical retelling with talented actors, original music and elaborate sets in a dramatic presentation of the birth of Christ
  • the Gifts of Christmas Holiday Light Parade – with colorful, musical floats winding through the Silver Dollar City streets
  • Kringle's Krossing where you can visit the jolly old elf himself (Santa's Home Away from Home)
  • Special holiday food treats & feasts throughout the park
  • Plus, ride The Silver Dollar City Sing-Along Steam Train (and more rides, weather permitting) at night

Trail of Lights 2013 at Shepherd of the Hills

November 1, 2013 thru December 31, 2013

Dates: November 1 - December 31, 2013

Hours: Open 7 nights a week from dusk till after the shows are over

Admission: Adults (age 17+) $10; children (age 4-16) $5, Car Load $40

Location: Shepherd of the Hills, 5586 W Hwy 76, Branson

The Trail of Lights is a drive-through animation display that winds its way through the historic Shepherd of the Hills 160-acre homestead. You'll travel through a variety of different lands, each with its own theme and holiday music, from fantasy to religious to patriotic. Life-size (and some larger than life) three-dimensional characters have their own housing so you can peek in on the fun happening inside.

Favorite light displays include:

  • a Victorian Village
  • North Pole Village
  • The Elves General Store
  • The Animals Knelt
  • Reindeer Care
  • The Reason for the Season
  • Land of Sugar and Spice
  • Eskimo Lane
  • I'll Play My Drum for Him
  • the gorgeous Santa Sea Serpent Castle
  • and more!

The Trail also decorates with millions of multi-colored Christmas lights. Every building in the park is completely illuminated, and there are hundreds of lighted displays and animated scenes, like The Nativity, Mele Kalikmaka and the Jingle Bell Jungle.

The grand finale is a stop by Inspiration Tower where you can ride glass elevators up 230 feet for a Santa's-eye view of the lights from above.

Click here to see some photos of The Trail of Lights!


visit's Shepherd of the Hills page

Holiday Wagon Light Tours at Big Cedar Lodge 2013

November 1, 2013 thru December 31, 2013

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays only in November and December

Holiday Wagon Light Tours


  • 5:30 pm
  • 6:15 pm
  • 7:00 pm
  • 7:45 pm

Take a ride on a hitch wagon through the Big Cedar property and enjoy a dazzling view of their festive holiday lights. After the wagon ride, enjoy entertainment from their singing cowboy, s'mores, hot chocolate or apple cider while nestled up next to a warm bonfire.

Reservations are recommended:

  • $30 for Adults
  • $20 for Kids (ages 4-12)
  • Kids 3 and under are free


visit the Big Cedar Lodge Website

White Flight Holiday Exhibition at The Butterfly Palace 2013

November 1, 2013 thru December 31, 2013

Date: November 1, 2012 - January 15, 2014

Open: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm daily (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day)

Location: 4106 W Highway 76, Branson

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. It's a self-guided holiday journey that also includes:

  • holiday music
  • a 45-minute educational movie about monarch migration in the 3-D theatre
  • the new Banyan Bungee Adventure
  • the Living Rainforest Science Center
  • Emerald Forest Mirror Maze
  • the Living Angel Statues are back in 2013

An unforgettable outing!

Bring your camera! Beautiful poinsettias, flowers, lights and butterflies abound for great photo opportunities. Look for the large 18-foot-tall poinsettia Christmas tree - it makes a particularly beautiful background for holiday photos.


visit's Butterfly Palace page

Titanic Christmas Winter Wonderland 2013

November 1, 2013 thru December 31, 2013

November and December 2013

Inside and out, The Titanic Museum is magical during the winter holidays. The sights, sounds and joy of the season are sure to hail the arrival of Christmas 2013.

Titanic will join the Branson community November 1 to kick off the 24th Ozark Mountain Christmas with the official lighting ceremonies. You're invited to stop by November through December for Titanic's holiday spirit. The ship will be aglow!

Come exchange greetings with the jolly Titanic crew or enjoy the glittering lights and the festive decorations.

The Titanic Gift Shop will be open every day, including free public access to hundreds of unique Titanic Christmas gift ideas and collectibles.

The new addition to the Titanic's Christmas Winter Wonderland is the Titanic Fantasy Princess. She brings her magic Thanksgiving weekend and continues every Thursday through Sunday through December 29, 2013. A magical photo-op is also available.


visit's Titanic Museum Attraction page

College of the Ozarks 2013 Homecoming

October 31, 2013 thru November 3, 2013

College of the Ozarks 2013 Homecoming celebration theme: "Homecoming@cofoHardworkU #BobcatPride "

Alumni and the public are invited to participate in and/or observe many activities, including a 5K run/walk, basketball games, student activity booths, the dedication of the new Alumni Veterans Memorial and the C of O Homecoming Parade.

The C of O Lady Bobcats will take on Ottawa University, Fri. Nov. 1, at 7 p.m., in the Keeter Gymnasium. The C of O Men's Basketball Team will play Southwestern College, Saturday Nov. 2, at 3:15 p.m., in the Keeter Gymnasium. The public is invited to attend both of these games; tickets may be purchased at the box office.

Events on Saturday, Nov. 2 are open to the public:

  • the College will dedicate the new Alumni Veterans Memorial on Saturday, Nov.2, at 10 a.m., at the main campus flag pole on the Chapel lawn
  • 5K Run/Walk at 9:15 a.m. (The 5K entry fee is $20, and applications are available at For questions on the run/walk, please contact Assistant Professor of Physical Education Don Hoeck at (417) 690-2571)
  • Student activity booths open 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Homecoming Parade begins at 2:00 p.m. along Opportunity Ave.

Event schedule

Thursday, October 31          
                 8 p.m. Homecoming Queen Coronation, Jones Auditorium
Friday, November 1  
                7 p.m.     Lady Bobcats vs. Ottawa University, Keeter Gymnasium
                9:15 p.m.5K Run/Walk, Keeter Gymnasium
Saturday, November 2
                 10 a.m.  Student Activity Booths Open, Activities Field
                10 a.m.   Dedication of Alumni Veterans Memorial, Chapel Courtyard
                 1 p.m.    Alumni Memorial Service, Williams Memorial Chapel
                 2 p.m.    C of O Parade, Opportunity Ave.
                 3:15 p.m.    Men's Basketball vs. Southwestern College, Keeter Gymnasium
Sunday, November 3
                11 a.m.   Chapel Service, Williams Memorial Chapel

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