Branson, MO, Times Vary.
Make way for St. Nick, because the holiday season has landed in Branson, Missouri! The Shepherd of the Hills presents a dinner theater production of A Christmas Story, The Doug Gabriel Christmas Show includes a wide variety of holiday hits and comedy skits and Legends in Concert debuts A Merry Country Christmas at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater!
Landers Theatre, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 7:30 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 2 p.m.
We all have those Christmas movies that we have to watch every year—White Christmas is one of mine. It also happens to be one of my favorite holiday-themed stage musicals, and if you love tap dancing and Irving Berlin music, I think you’ll love it too. The show opens this Friday night and runs through early December at the Landers Theatre.
AR Workshop, 10 a.m.–noon.
If you’ve still got family hanging around the day after Thanksgiving, chances are you’ll be looking for an excuse to get everyone out of the house. From 10 a.m. to noon, visit AR Workshop to create a one-of-a-kind candle made up of all of your favorite scents. While you’re there, pick up a to-go ornament kit to keep the crafting going once you return home.
Farmers Market of the Ozarks, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Back for its fourth year, the 417 Craft Crawl is a perfect opportunity to celebrate Small Business Saturday. Held at the Farmers Market of the Ozarks, the event features some of the best local handmade goods brought directly to you by the people who make them.
Culture Flock, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Culture Flock is always a great go-to when looking for fun and creative gifts. This Small Business Saturday is the perfect time to support this local business while checking a few things off of your holiday shopping list. Doors open at 10 a.m. with goodie bags for the first 25 shoppers.
Big Cedar Lodge, 5–6 p.m.
The Swimmin’ Hole Lawn at Big Cedar Lodge gets a festive makeover this time of year. At this complimentary big tree lighting ceremony (featuring Mr. Claus himself) one special child will even be selected to help Santa light the Christmas tree. Following the lighting, all kids will have the chance to sit on Santa’s lap and receive a special gift.
Ellis Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Take a break from your Thanksgiving dinner prep to enjoy this free concert by the MSU Concert Chorale. "The Song We Sing" is the work of composer William Averitt and lyricist Robert Bode.