Day #5 Of our Christmas Spectacular “Branson Landing”

Day #5 Branson Landing

The time to hit the landing is at night, as the lights begin to shine. The fountain seen is not to be missed, on the top ten Christmas lights displays in Branson. The look over the water, is just breathtaking, and that’s just the appetizer. Once they start the fountain up, and play a little bit of Christmas music, the party really get’s started. So day #5 is all about celebrating at this wonderful place.

Things to do while there-Grab a coffee, or hot chocalate. Eat at Cantina Laredo, or one of their other fabulous restuarants. They have a great sub shop there, that is not to be missed as well. Where they sautee the onions mix them with cheese and throw them on the bun. Too many shops to list to get that XMAS shopping out of the way. So dig in and go NOW!

Day #4 of our Christmas Extravaganze “The Grand Village”



The Grand Village is a must to check out.

Located on highway 76, just West of the Grand Palace, it is loaded with Christmas fun.


“Kringles” is the top Christmas store in the area and is worth checking out. Lots of light, Christmas decor, Coffee, Cocoa, and more. This is the Christmas wonderland. A lot of the shops have a Dickens feel to them, and it’s located next to so much. And Mel’s Hard Luck diner is a great place to eat. See us tomorrow for Day#5.

Day#3-Where to see those amazing Christmas lights in Branson

Where to see those amazing Christmas lights in Branson.

1)SDC-Over 6Million Christmas lights. So dress warm, and prepare to ride the train and see some of those amazing lights.

2)Promised land zoo-as mentioned yesterday this is worth the tour. check out Day#2 for more info.

3)Shepherd of the hills-is still up and kicking so give it a whirl and check out that zipline.

4)Highway 76 is amazingly decorated, so everywhere you drive they are on display.

5)The Brnason Landing-the landing is great to enjoy a hot cocoa, or coffee, and see the Million Dollar fountian.

So there you have it five great places to see Christmas lights.

Post#1 of 30 Days of Christmas Posts-Silver Dollar City

30 Days of Christmas Posts-Silver Dollar City

SDC does it up right every year. With over 6.5 Million Christmas lights, every year. Meticulously, cared after to create an amazing park of Christmas Dickens fair. And don’t forget the train ride with some Egg nog, Cider, or hot cocoa. It’s a must do, when you are in Branson. The rides are all open, but the weather isn’t always so forgiving. So be sure and check the weather report, before going out, and dress warm. It’s that time of year.

Check back during the 30 Days of Christmas for more deals on Hotels, Shopping, and things to do in Branson.

What it was like to work for Roy Clark-Branson 1990’s

What it was like to work for Roy Clark in the 90’s

With the death of the Amazing Roy Clark this week. I wanted to write a special post, of what it was like to work with him, at his Theater in the 90’s. He was quite special.

I started by working in the theater, cleaning up after the shows. And working the concession stand. But as I worked there a while and got more experience, they gave me a little more responsibility. Eventually, I started to go and pick things up for Roy, as traffic was a beast back then. 76 only had the East and West it’s known for,and not many side roads. Construction was all over the place, and new hotels were going up every month.

Roy was smart…….and he treated everyone with respect. He new exactly how to market his product, and when to come and play Branson and when to play away. He always called me “Bigen” due to my size and tipped me every time I picked up his food. He loved “Tex Mex” and a Restaurant called Mcguffey’s on the strip. There were five Mcguffey’s in town, and one even in the Raddison. He preferred the one on the strip.

He would always drive up in some kind of collectible car, and park it right out side his personal dressing room. As things heated up in Branson, and the theater was doing better. He built his own personal dressing room, onto the theater for privacy. If he ever had trouble with his phone, they would send me back to fix. He had these great leather chairs in his office, and was napping sometimes when I came to drop food off. Again, they always had a tip for me, even when I used the company van.

Roy played multiple instruments, and at times I would hear him playing them back stage. Trumpet to me was the best, and I was floored at how good he was. He also played Mandolin, Dobro, Fiddle, Guitar, trumpet and so much more. He was one of a kind. To be continued…..

Another theater dies in Branson-The Historic Baldknobbers theater is being torn down!

The Historic Baldknobbers theater is being Torn Down!

Everything changes, and comes to an end. And Branson is an ever evolving place, with new tastes, and ideas coming all the time. The Baldknobbers theater is being laid to rest, and new projects are on the Horizon. Here are some photos of the project as it stands right now. (Photos Courtesy of Linda J Rushing) and Wonder Works is well, in the works. Baldknobbers the show, does have a new location, thank goodness. And it’s at the old New Shanghai theater, over on 165. Their Legacy will live on, and at the old location, a new attraction will rise from the ashes.

What’s happening now?

09/14/2018-A couple of conferences going on this weekend, over at the mansion theater.

09/14/2018-The car show over at Shepherd of the Hills as well

09/15/2018-second day of the car show at Shepherd of the hills

09/15/18-Rexplex’s bloc party, over 100 booths selling yard sale type of items. 

Branson was a Smash for Smashing Pumpkin

Branson was a Smash for Smashing Pumpkin Billy Corgan

Photo Credit: Scott Prestley of the Prestley’s

Who says Branson is old fashioned! And maybe our style of show is on the way back, when a pumpkin comes to town! Billy Corgan of the smashing pumpkins has been making the rounds, the last few days. And reports say he is happy, very happy. A student of music and all that is eclectic. Billy has been having a great time the last few days in B town. He was even at the Dixie stampede last night listening to their opening act, the White River Wranglers (Goldwing Express)  and rumors say he really enjoyed himself. If you see him around town, tell him says hello!

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