Christmas on the Trail in Branson
Branson Ticket & Travel offers deals to Christmas on the Trail at Shepherd of the Hills.
Branson, Missouri (PRWEB) August 19, 2013
Branson Ticket & Travel – As the 2013 Christmas Season opens at The Shepherd of the Hills Homestead, visitors will be treated to the most unique Christmas experience to be found in Branson, Missouri. Everyone knows that the Trail of Lights, which has been the cornerstone of the Ozark Mountain Christmas celebration in Branson for well over two decades now, is the most exciting sensory experience to be had in Ozark Mountain Country, featuring over 2-1/2 miles of lights, sound, and motions, with each season bringing a new surprise for the thousands who return year after year to relive this time-tested family memory. But along with this must-see Christmas fantasyland, for the tenth season, visitors will flock by the thousands to see the family-friendly Christmas on the Trail Chuckwagon Dinner Show, in the rustic Pavilion Theatre.
Unlike any other show in Branson, Christmas on the Trail starts off by getting the family’s bellies full, with a hearty, Christmas dinner. The first thing one will notice, as you head into the Pavilion Theatre, is an authentic, vintage 1800's chuckwagon, and then "Cowboy Up" to a big, hot, rib-stickin' bowl of 3-bean Trail stew, a big ladle of Cookie's Sparklin' Dutch-oven Taters, an oven roasted chicken quarter, a whole flame-roasted ear of corn, a Texas-size slab of cornbread with honey butter, and a big bowl of fresh-made Dutch-oven cobbler, along with a hot cup of cowboy coffee, iced tea, or lemonade. When finished strappin’ on the feedbag at Christmas on the Trail, bellies will be full, and that’s a promise. And what follows has to be seen to be believed!
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Join in around our campfire scene, set against live trees and a beautiful Ozarks night scene, as a Cowboy Christmas is shared, complete with heart-warming cowboy Christmas music, classic Christmas Carols, and one-of-a-kind cowboy poems and recitations sure to bring both a smile and a tear, as we celebrate a traditional Christmas the way it used to be. There is nothing quite as intimate as friends gathering around the campfire, to share the true spirit of Christmas, and this experience that has been shared by Branson visitors and PBS audiences alike, is once again here to enjoy. In addition to this being the 10th Anniversary season for Christmas on the Trail’s live performances, Yeller Dog Productions, the company that produces Christmas on the Trail, is excited to announce that the national clearinghouse organization for PBS affiliates across America, The National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA), has followed on the limited release last year of a one-hour video production of “Christmas On The Trail,” by making the broadcast available nation wide, for the third year in a row, this coming Christmas season. NETA’s re-release of this celebrated Christmas special now has made the program available to 99% of the United States viewing audience, through approximately 350 local and regional PBS stations, reaching hundreds of millions of viewers and homes. The most recent auditing data indicates that 121.9 million Americans view PBS programming on a monthly basis, and during the 2012 Christmas season, half of those stations, reaching more than 40 million homes, aired “Christmas on the Trail.” These familiar carols and unique cowboy reflections will touch the heart and stir up old memories, all in the comfort of the climate controlled Pavilion Theatre!
And here’s the kicker! There is no choice between the legendary Trail of Lights and the unforgettable Christmas on the Trail show! The family gets both, as the dinner show ticket also includes the Trail of Lights! As one drives through this 2-1/2 mile display of lights, sound, and motion, you'll see millions of multi-colored Christmas lights and themed, animated displays, winding its way through the 160-acre Shepherd of the Hills Homestead, and straight into the very Heart of Christmas! Included in the Trail is a trip up the area's largest Christmas tree - the 230-foot Inspiration Tower - for a Santa's-eye view of the Trail of Lights, and a complimentary cup of coffee, hot chocolate, or spiced cider!