I was invited to a semi-expense paid trip to Branson, courtesy of Stone Castle Hotel, to attend the #BloggingBranson Event in exchange for my coverage. No other compensation was provided. All views shared are completely my own.
The Showboat Branson Belle
Have you always wanted to be entertained, while enjoying the lake? Now you can on The Showboat Branson Belle. This is the perfect attraction for families to enjoy, while in Branson, Missouri. I had the chance to board this beauty, and I have to say the sunsets are impressive.
Themed after the majestic showboats of the 1800s, the Showboat Branson Belle evokes the spirit of a bygone era when riverboat adventure, glamorous travel and dazzling entertainment converged into what we remember as Those Grand Old Showboatin’ Days!
The best part of The Showboat Branson Belle are the performances. With Christmas favorites sprinkled throughout the show, performed by five-star entertainers They promise an entertaining show and you’ll get one. They shows feature a variety of music genres, which everyone will enjoy! You will experience anything from Elvis hits to clips from Frozen. You will also experience comedy, a live band, and the Deckhands Deck Troupe.
The Showboat Branson Belle was launched from her lake side shipyard August 13, 1994, using two tons of bananas as a lubricant for the nine second slide into the water. She traveled 14 mph during the launch, faster than she’ll ever travel on water.
Dining to Experience
When you’re on a boat like this one, you have to expect an amazing dining show and that’s just what you’ll get. If you are in general seating, you’ll experience a 3 course meal. Here is what you’ll get to enjoy with this yummy meal!
- slow-cooked pot roast
- honey-citrus chicken
- salad and sides
- topped off with lemon berry ice cream pie
If you’re in the Captain’s Club, you’ll get to experience something special such as the Rib Eye or Kansas City Strip steaks to Pan-Seared Chicken and Pecan-Crusted Trout. My mouth was watering eating all of this deliciousness.
If you have kids doing the SANTA’S PANCAKES & PJS CRUISES is a must
It’s fun for the whole family when Santa & His Helpers, The North Pole Toy Soldier and Holiday Sugar Plum Fairies take over the Showboat Branson Belle with magical activities and an unforgettable show you’ll be talking about until bedtime! Best of all, little ones are encouraged to experience the fun in their favorite Christmas Jammies!
Don’t miss out on your very own cruise on The Showboat Branson Belle!
Silver Dollar City
I know you’ve heard of Silver Dollar City. This is a theme park that kids and adults of all ages can enjoy! Silver Dollar City is located in Branson, Missouri. All who visit are in for a real treat. They also own the Showboat Belle, so make sure to see what type of packages you can get for both the park and the Belle.
Rides and attractions
No matter the time of year, Silver Dollar City is always a fun place to visit. During the holidays, Silver Dollar City turns into a Christmas Wonderland. Whether you check out Birdle’s Cabin or take a family ride on Fire in the Hole, the whole family will love what Silver Dollar City has to offer. You can check out the full list of rides and attractions, right here. I was able to ride the Time Traveler this time around, and this is a definitely must do when visiting the park.
This Christmas time Silver Dollar City train ride takes passengers on a musical journey through the beautiful Ozark Mountain countryside.
One of my favorite shows at Silver Dollar City was “A Dickens’ Christmas Carol!” the talent was incredible. It features a talented cast of 15 actors accompanied by a live band, astounding special effects, stunning Victorian scenery and exquisite period costuming.
Silver Dollar City has some amazing food. It is incredible the variety that they have considering they are a theme park that is half the size of other theme parks. One of the things you will notice is that everything revolves around the traditional foods that you find in the Ozarks, mixed with the new cuisine. You can go around the park and see different employees cooking in huge skillets making foods such as Succotash.
Christmas In Midtown® light spectacular!
Get ready to be amazed as you stroll through the center of Silver Dollar City, between Valley Woodcarvers and the Wilderness Road Blacksmith Shop, you will be in awe of the single largest lighting expansion over the past two decades
World Class Festivals
Silver Dollar City is well known for its fun, year round festivals. It doesn’t just stop when the weather gets cold. You can check out An Old Time Christmas during the holiday season. But there is always a festival going on that is going to offer your family so much fun. You can see all the World Class Festivals happening, right here.
Rudolph’s Holly Jolly™ Christmas Light Parade!
The floats, illuminated with 200,000 ultra-bright LED lights, feature whimsical animated scenes, including huge drumming bears and cymbal-playing penguins. They were designed exclusively for Silver Dollar City, meaning this is a one-of-a-kind experience you won’t find anywhere else this Christmas season!
Celebrate the end of one amazing year and the beginning of a brand-new one at Silver Dollar City during the New Year’s Celebration.
As you can see, heading to Branson, Missouri is a good idea, anytime of the year, especially around the holidays. I felt like going there around the holiday season was so magical and fun, I can’t wait to come back next year.