Anyone done this:
Is it any good? It is a little pricey.
I've never gone but some folks love it and go every year and some go once and say they wouldn't go back. It can take a couple of hours if you drive slowly and really look. There's another light display in the city of Branson that covers a long distance and is less expensive.
I assume you're talking about the show, not JUST the trail of lights, right?
The show includes dinner, a show, a drive through the light display and a trip to inspiration tower where you can get the best view of all of the lights in Branson.
The show and dinner are alright. It's a very "down home" type show with Christmas music being sung with just an acoustic guitar, Cowboy Christmas stories and some "Cowboy Poetry". I believe the dinner is the same as what they serve at the sons of the pioneers show during the regular season. The place is the same too. It's an outdoor theatre, but it is covered with tent-type "curtain" things that keep the wind out and the heat in. They do have heaters, but it does often get pretty chilly anyways, so be prepared for that.
The light display is fun to go through - I do it every year and love it. Lots of animated light displays, Christmas music, stories and "little known facts" for you to read throughout the trip. It's a cute trail of lights. :)
I definitely recommend doing the whole package with the show, dinner, light display and the tower. It's definitely a value show for sure!
We did it years ago. It was really cute and lots of effort put into the displays. There's six of us and we think it just too much for a drive through. A charge per person just doesn't make sense to me
The drive through is very nice and i think it is worth it. Yes it is expensive just to drive through lights, but I think that they do a great job with the lights and it is unique. We usually go pretty late when there are few cars and you can take your time. We go to the Andy WIlliams Christmas show (exellent show), grab some Starbucks, and then head up to the lights. It can get chilly and you have to roll your windows down from time to time to hear the music. We have not done the show so can't comment on it. I do think the lights are worth it.
Here's how I figure it...
The show is $39 per adult.
To JUST do the drive through and the tower, it's $10.
So, for an extra $19 per person, you get a show AND dinner!
Not a bad deal, right?!
And don't forget the other drive-thru light display, the Branson Area Festival of Lights that's put on every year by the Branson Chamber of Commerce. The entrance is on Shepherd of the Hills Expressway across the street from Sight & Sound Theater. Only $10 per car w/ no per-person charge. Open starting today (Nov. 1) through December.
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