-Kansas City area: 3 1/4 hours
But one of my favorite performances was virtuoso contemporary violin play at the Shoji Tabuchi Show. Celebrating his 30th anniversary in Branson, this year, Tabuchi headlined a large cast that included his grown daughter, with huge, elaborate stage sets
My other favorite venue was Legends in Concert. Throughout the evening various performers 'channeled' famous musicians and vocalists, from the Blues Brothers to Reba McIntyre and Nat King Cole.
This is only a sampling of what Branson offers during the holiday season. If you plan your visit right, you may also catch the daytime holiday parade. And, for more stellar indoor entertainment, board Titanic Branson. The massive, boat-shaped museum owns 400+ artifacts, valued at more than $4 million (a second Titanic operates in Pigeon Forge, TN).
*Amid the pandemic, do check in advance re: open venues and local COVID regulations.*
Please note: As a writer associated with the travel industry, I received complimentary meals, lodging, and admissions during my visit to Branson. While it has not influenced this post, I wish to disclose all potential conflicts of interest.