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Christmas In Branson, MO, November 13 - 20, 2017

Ozarkland Group Tours & Reunions

BRANSON, MO 

November 13 - 20, 2017

(Christmas in Branson)

Tour Includes

  • 8 days and 7 nights' accommodations
  • 14 Meals - 7 Breakfasts (B) & 7 Dinners (D) 
  • Attraction admissions/fees
  • Luxury Motorcoach transportation
  • Baggage handling for 1 bag per person
  • All taxes, gratuities on included items
  • Games, music, entertainment, and refreshment & snacks provided enroute
  • Mobile telephone available for emergency use
  • Gift for each person booked on the tour
  • Ozarkland Group Tours Escort exclusively

Highlights

  • Enjoy Precious Moments Chapel
  • The Duttons Family Christmas Show - a very talented family & a super show  
  • The Haygoods - from Boerne, TX & celebrating 25 years in Branson
  • Daniel O'Donnell - he's back with that enchanting Irish charm
  • Million Dollar Quartet - the celebration of one of music's most memorable events
  • Neal McCoy - country music superstar and two-time Entertainer of the Year
  • Presleys Country Jubilee - enjoy their traditional songs plus Christmas favorite
  • The Texas Tenors - "the #1 vocal group in the history of "America's Got Talent!"
  • Clay Cooper's Country Express - a super country music variety show, one of the most popular shows in Branson
  • The Bretts Christmas Show - a truly captivating experience
  • "Miracles of Christmas" at the Sight & Sound Theater
  • Shopping in Old Branson Town - unique shopping experience
  • SURPRISE stops for shopping, photos, and sightseeing

Cost Per Person

$1511 pp double occupancy

$1861 pp single occupancy

$1399 pp triple occupancy

$1342 pp quad occupancy

Schedule

Day 1- Monday, November 13th. Texas to Oklahoma.  Pickup at San Antonio Airport Security Parking Lot. Depart at 6:45 AM. Lunch on your own at Luby's in DeSoto, TX. Continue travel to Tulsa, OK. Stretch breaks enroute. Fellowship, fun, and refreshments/snacks provided on the way. Check into the Hilton Garden Inn (918-392-2000) at Tulsa, OKUpon arrival, welcome reception provided by the hotel.  Welcome dinner provided. (D)

Day 2 - Tuesday, November 14th. Oklahoma to Branson, MO.  After breakfast provided at the hotel, travel to Carthage, MO to visit Sam Butcher's Precious Moments Chapel.  Lunch on your own at Precious Moments.  Continue travel to Branson.

Upon arrival, we see the Duttons Family Christmas Show in their theater. More than just a show!  The Duttons are high-energy entertainers loaded with musical talent. With thirty-one years of experience, and just about as many kids between them, they rock the stage with a variety of genres. From Bluegrass to Contemporary Rock to Country, comedy and dance, essentially, they do it all.  The Duttons are international touring and recording artists that play everything from bluegrass to classical in their shows, featuring a variety of instruments: violin, guitar, bass, viola, banjo, mandolin, keyboard, harmonica and drums among others. The Duttons have not only won recognition in national fiddling contests, and as studio musicians but have also garnered praise and awards in classical violin competitions. Enjoy a very talented family performing their traditional songs plus Christmas favorites. Your baggage will be taken to the Comfort Inn West (Quality Inn West) while you are attending the show.  Show starts at 2:00pm.

After the show, on to dinner at The Golden Corral.  After dinner, we will check into the Quality Inn West, Award Winning Hotel, (417-334-8694), rest and refresh your selves for the evening show. 

Depart the hotel this evening to see The Haygoods all the way from BOERNE, TEXAS celebrating 25 years of performing in this town that's become their home and favorite place to be! What started out as a 1 week contract playing in the gazebo at Silver Dollar City has turned into a 25-year whirlwind adventure with twists and turns, ups and downs and more stories and craziness then you could ever imagine!  They are celebrating it all with us in 2017 at Clay Cooper's Theater!  Billed as Branson's Most Popular Show!  The Haygoods bring the house down night after night with incredibly tight harmonies, innovative, energetic choreography, incredible special effects and amazing performances on over 20 different instruments! With over 6 million people taking part in the Haygood experience, you'd better believe that there's more to this group than buzz!! They've got the goods, pure and simple!  INCREDIBLE MUSIC, AMAZING SPECIAL EFFECTS, ONE TALENTED FAMILY! 72 SOLD OUT SHOWS LAST SEASON! 25th SMASH HIT SEASON! EXPERIENCED BY OVER 6 MILLION WORLDWIDE!  Show starts at 7:30pm(B, D)

Day 3 - Wednesday, November 15th. Branson, MO.  Breakfast provided at your leisure at the hotel.  The morning is free; sleep in, go shopping at nearby local shopping areas, or perhaps go to a morning show (your cost).  Lunch on your own at a nearby restaurant. 

This afternoon we see "Daniel O'Donnell" at the Welk Resort Theater.  When "Daniel O'Donnell" takes the stage for his first 2016 appearance in Branson, the entire audience will breathe a sigh of relief...he's finally back! In high demand everywhere, this enchanting and charming Irish crooner always sets hearts aflutter in Branson; ardent fans, as well as first-time audience members who know him by reputation, will often return time and again to see "Daniel O'Donnell" during his all-too-brief engagements. He's enjoyed a tremendous career in music, especially in England and his home country of Ireland, where awards and accolades have been piled on him for more than 20 years, including multiple recognitions as Entertainer of the Year and International Artist of the Year. "O'Donnell's" hits include I Just Wanna Dance with You, Give a Little Love, and A Christmas Kiss. He's published an autobiography, worked with big stars from Ireland as well as the U.S., and packs in crowds around the world whenever he performs.  Show starts at 2:00pm.   

After the show, dinner provided at the Stage Door Restaurant at the Welk Theater.  Free time after dinner to explore the theatre and the Lawrence Welk memorabilia in the theatre.

Our next show is also in the Welk Resort Theatre, The Million Dollar QuartetBACK BY OVERWHELMING DEMAND! - Returning this year after a smash-hit season, the Welk Resort Theatre is proud to present MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, the Tony Award winning Broadway musical, inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session where Sam Phillips, the "Father of Rock ‘n' Roll" brought together icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for one unforgettable night.  On December 4, 1956, a twist of fate brought together the four, future rock and roll legends.  The place was Sun Records' storefront studio in Memphis.  The man who made it happen was Sam Phillips, the owner of Sun Records who discovered them all.  The four legends-to-be united for the only time in their careers for an impromptu recording that has come to be known as one of the greatest rock jam sessions of all time.  Featuring a treasure trove of the greatest rock ‘n' roll, gospel, R&B and country hits from these music legends, including "Blue Suede Shoes," "Fever," "Sixteen Tons," "Who Do You Love?," "Great Balls of Fire," "Ghost Riders," and "Whole Lotta' Shakin' Goin' On," Million Dollar Quartet captures the infectious spirit and thrilling sounds of a singular moment when four of the music industry's most extraordinary talents, all in their creative prime, came together for one of the most memorable nights in music history.  Show starts at 8:00pm.  (B, D)

Day 4 - Thursday, November 16th. Branson, MO.  Breakfast provided at your leisure at the hotel.  The morning is free; sleep in, go shopping at nearby local shopping areas, or perhaps go to a morning show (your cost).  Lunch on your own at a nearby restaurant. 

This afternoon we will see Neal McCoy, a country music superstar and two-time Entertainer of the Year, brings his show back to the Mansion Theater.  Neal's show is more than a concert, it's more than country music, it's a high energy entertainment experience packed with a variety of musical styles and it's dynamite fun.  Neal McCoy says, "I like to entertain and have a great time with the folks.  Here in Branson people know how to have a good time.  So that's what we're planning on doing and you gotta love that."  Neal McCoy, known for his fast-moving shows and fun music, has received Entertainer of the Year two times and other exciting accolades including five #1 singles, five top 10 hits, one Gold Album, and many, many others.  His hits include "Wink," "The Shake," "No Doubt About It," "You Gotta Love That," "They're Playing Our Song," "Billy's Got His Beer Goggles On," "The City Put The Country Back In Me," "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye," "If I Was A Drinking Man" and more. Along with over 13 USO Tours, Neal has traveled around the world bringing his signature brand of entertainment to the fans.  Neal also supports his own charity organization: East Texas Angel Network, which is committed to the enhancement of the lives of children of East Texas who are living with terminal or life-threatening diseases.  Show starts at 3:00pm.

After the show on to dinner provided at McFarlain`s Family Restaurant.  Then on to see Presleys' Country Jubilee in their theater.   No trip to Branson is complete without a stop to see the Presley's, Branson's First Family of Entertainment.  Four generations of entertainment that Regis Philbin said is " A really magnificently talented family.  When you come to Branson you've got to see their show!"  Don't miss Branson's First Family of Entertainment - The Presleys!  Paul Harvey credited the Presleys' as being the "Founders of Branson's entertainment phenomenon."  When they built Branson's first LIVE music theatre in 1967, the Presleys laid the foundation that would help Branson, Missouri become the live music show capital of the world.  Today, Presleys' Theater is surrounded by more than a hundred shows and attractions - making Branson one of America's top vacation destinations!  The Presleys' blend of country, gospel, bluegrass and hilarious comedy has become a family tradition.  Now millions of people around the world watch the Presleys every week on RFD-TV. Come see why Presleys' Country Jubilee is still THE show to see in Branson!  Visit a Branson landmark and enjoy the Presleys' traditional songs plus a 2nd half of Christmas favorites.  Show starts at 8:00pm.  (B, D)

Day 5 - Friday, November 17th. Branson, MO.  Breakfast provided at your leisure at the hotel.  The remainder of the morning is free, go shopping at nearby local shopping areas, or perhaps go to a morning show (your cost).  Lunch on your own at a nearby restaurant.

This afternoon, we see The Texas Tenors bring their unique blend of Country, Gospel, Classical and Broadway style to their award-winning Branson show at the Starlite Theatre.  #1 vocal group in the history of NBC's "America's Got Talent", #1 out of 220 Branson attractions/shows on TripAdvisor.com, Top 10 Billboard Recording Artists, Stars of the 3 time Emmy Award winning PBS Special, "You Should Dream", and Vocal Group of the Year & Legacy Group of the Year by Bransonshowawards.com!  The Texas Tenors burst onto the national scene and never looked back. Since then, the group has performed more than 600 concerts, selling out around the world.  In their first PBS special, "You Should Dream", which aired nationwide December 2013.  The Texas Tenors brought their own signature blend of breathtaking vocals, humor, harmony and cowboy charm. If you have never seen The Texas Tenors, (JC Fisher, Marcus Collins and John Hagen) they bring a unique blend of Country, Classical and Broadway with breathtaking vocals, humor and a touch of cowboy charm that will lift your spirit and melt your heart! Their stage presence is powerful and their passionate performance is an emotionally exhilarating experience.  Through their efforts with charities like "Homes For Our Troops" and "The Mission Project," The Texas Tenors are bringing their positive message of following your dreams and hope for a brighter future with them wherever they go.  Their debut album "Country Roots-Classical Sound," now remastered, exemplifies their commitment to the preservation of timeless classics and inspirational themes. This album soared to #1 on both the classical and country charts in 2010 and remains a top seller in the industry!  The Texas Tenors "You Should Dream" has risen to #7 in its 27th week on the charts and "O Night Divine", for the first time, charts at #14! There is not another artist, on ANY Billboard Chart, with a Christmas album charting anywhere. Way to go guys!!  Enjoy their traditional songs plus Christmas favorites. 

Show starts at 2:00pm.

After the show dinner provided at the Golden Corral then back to the hotel to rest and refresh for the evening show.

Depart the hotel to see Clay Cooper's Country Music Express inn his theater.  Clay Cooper's Country Express has something for everyone!  Enjoy live music, singing, dancing, hysterical comedy and more!  From George Jones to Hunter Hayes, from the Doobie Brothers to Bruno Mars, Clay and his cast of 24 veteran entertainers will bring you a high energy performance filled with variety - country, gospel, patriotic and more!  Don't miss New York's number one cowboy, trick roper, and gun-slinger, Johnny Lonestar; eleven amazing dancers led by Clay's multi-talented wife, Tina Cooper; a seven-piece band; Branson's funnier than funny comedian, Matt Gumm; outstanding youth entertainers, Colt & Caden Cooper; and "Oklahoma's little sweetheart" Ezrah Noelle!  Their unbelievable talent, hysterical comedy, and down-home personality bring guests back time and time again. They definitely have something for everyone!  Clay Cooper has been performing for Branson audiences since the age of 16, originally coming to Branson to perform with a kid's band known as the Texas Goldminors.  Clay loved singing and playing bass, and loved meeting new people. What better place to do it than Branson!  He continued performing in several Branson shows and now celebrates his 29th season performing. Clay Cooper's Country Music Express is great for all ages 2-92.  The unbelievable talent, hysterical comedy and down-home personality bring our guests back time and time again.  Clay's show is proving to be one of the best shows in Branson!  Show starts at 7:30pm.  (B, D)

Day 6 - Saturday, November 18th. Branson, MO.  Breakfast provided at your leisure at the hotel before we depart for the morning show.

This morning, we see one of the most popular shows in Branson at Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theater.  The Bretts' Family Christmas Show is like none other you'll see anywhere.  The true spirit of Christmas is captured as they sing a variety of Christmas favorites from "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town" to "O Holy Night."  The versatility of each of the family members and their collective harmonies are unbelievable. The charisma, energy and intimacy the family shares are one of a kind.  There's no doubt their show will fill you with Christmas cheer.  The Brett's unique Christmas Veteran's tribute is what most people leave talking about.  Words can't describe the power that comes from this beautiful marriage of patriotism, love and the true meaning of Christmas.  It is guaranteed that The Brett Family Christmas Show will be a highlight of your Branson experience!  Show starts at 10:00am.

Lunch on your own at a local restaurant.

This afternoon we will enjoy "Miracles of Christmas" at the Sight & Sound Theater.  The smells of Christmas will fill the air as you interact with a living nativity featuring actors in authentic costume and live animals.  The theater is brilliantly decked out in holiday attire with lights, greenery, and a thirty foot tall Christmas tree.  You will watch the story of Jesus the Messiah taking human form unfold on the stage.  The story begins with the betrothal of Mary and Joseph in Nazareth and follows them through the trials they experience leading up to the birth of Jesus in a manger in Bethlehem.  You will see how the townspeople of Nazareth come against them and the Roman rule of Herod and his soldiers threatens to destroy their way of life.  The play is complete with live animals that have been trained and housed on-site.  You will see camels, horses, sheep, parrots, and more during the play.  In addition, the Miracle of Christmas employs an extensive cast to bring the world of Mary and Joseph to life.  Your theater experience at the Sight and Sound Theatre will be enhanced by amazing special visual and audio effects, creative lighting techniques, and beautiful costumes, but the show doesn't stay in the theatre!  Come early to get the full Christmas experience in the lobby, where there will be a spirited holiday performance!  Listen to beloved carols, and see lavish Victorian costumes all before finding your seat inside the theatre!  Be on the lookout for snow-there's a 100% chance!  Watch the dramatic and timeless Christmas story play out with the Miracle of Christmas on the stage of the Sight and Sound Theatre!  Show starts at 3:30pm.

After the show, dinner provided at Bob Evan's Restaurant.  Return to the hotel after dinner to rest and get ready to depart for home Sunday morning.  (B, D)

Day 7 - Sunday, November 19th. Branson to Texarkana, AR.  After breakfast provided at the hotel, we will enjoy a scenic drive to Russellville, AR. "Surprise" stops for stretch breaks, photos, and shopping. Lunch on your own at a restaurant in Conway, AR enroute to Texarkana, AR. Continue travel via IH 40 to Little Rock, AR and IH 30 to Texarkana, AR. Check into the NEW Holiday Inn & Arkansas Convention Center Hotel (870-216-2000), 5200 Convention Parkway, Texarkana, AR.  Enjoy a NEW full service hotel!  Farewell dinner provided at the hotel. (B, D)

Day 8 - Monday, November 20th. Texarkana to San Antonio, TX.  Homeward bound after breakfast provided at the hotel. Lunch on your own at Luby's in DeSoto, TX. Continue travel to San Antonio. Stretch breaks enroute. Take time to recall the many musical memories and other great experiences we have enjoyed and shared with our friends (old and new) on the tour. Back home by 4:30 PM. (B)