Live shows in Branson to get into the Christmas Spirit
Christmas comes alive in Branson Missouri. You can experience live performances year round. But something special happens in November. The shows add a Christmas theme to their live show and allow you to get into the holiday spirit. I was invited to Branson to share my experiences with you as a part of Blogging Branson. You won’t be disappointed. Seeing these shows will get you into the Christmas spirit and remind you of the reason for the season. See why these shows are some of the best that Branson Missouri has to offer.
Make a list, check it twice and see Clay Cooper’s Christmas Show
Clay Cooper’s Christmas Show is a show that doesn’t disappoint. Clay Cooper has a charismatic personality. You don’t just watch a show, you become part of the show. And before you know it, you’ve seen an amazing show that was 2 hours long!
We were taken to our seats by James. He chatted with us before the show started. James is part of a trio, Third Power, that sings in the show. Yes, the performers come off the stage and interact to with the guests in this very personal way.
Clay also comes out into the audience and interacts with the guests. You will also find his wonderfully kind wife Tina singing the show as well. She’s the lady who helps pull everything together. Clay and Tina’s children also perform along with them in the show too.
In the show, there is not just singing. That is a big part of the show of course, but there is dancing as well. It’s also not Clay Cooper singing to you for the entire show. There are a variety of singers, trios and his family performs. And then, well, Clay notices something in the audience and starts chatting up the crowd. This makes it a great show to see as it’s interactive and hilarious at times.
Be sure to get snacks before it starts or get them at intermission. After intermission is when the Christmas part of the show starts. It is a beautiful Christmas show that contains holiday songs that you will find yourself singing along loud and proud to.
Add it to your must see shows when you come to Branson!
Fun Fact: The building Clay Cooper uses, was where the famous Osmonds performed!
Enjoy the Hughes Brothers Christmas Show
The Hughes Brothers Christmas show is amazing. The brothers harmonize beautifully during their performance. You will fall in love with the entire family. See if you can count how many kids (and grandkids) they have. They are now the World’s Largest Performing Family!
I found myself drawn in as the Hughes Brothers told stories and performed. There’s a little humor thrown in as well. It is the perfect show to take the entire family to go see. We were able to attend a show during the day, so we could do other activities in the evening.
You will find yourself drawn in with the family stories and beautiful harmonies as they sing family favorites. Be amazed at the dancing, the number of instruments this family can play. I was impressed with the violinist came on stage to play. I was surprised at how many of them played the violin. You’ll have to see for yourself how many there are!
The show runs around 2 hours long and has an intermission, so you can get snacks, including Mama Hughes’ famous cookies. Her grandkids sell them at the stage, so be sure to have cash on hand!
The entire show, November to December is dedicated to Christmas songs and performances. The Hughes family have a beautiful backdrop and costumes. You will find a nativity performance, including Santa. The costumes are fabulous and the baby was beautiful.
I would take my family to see the Hughes Brothers Christmas and experience this wonderful Christmas show in Branson.
Fun fact: You will find the Hughes family running tickets and concessions during the show. It is truly a family run business, and they enjoy it.
2nd Fun Fact: You may remember the building as the Old Roy Clark Celebrity Theater. The Hughes Brothers carry on the traditional of good clean fun in the theater.
Experience the Branson’s Famous Baldknobbers in Branson
Since 1959, the Mabe family has been entertaining guests with their lively performance. Brandon Mabe is the third generation to lead the Branson’s Famous Baldknobbers show. There is the famous Droopy Drawers Jr and Hargus that provide entertainment throughout the show.
This show is the heart of what got Branson on the map for people to visit. It has brought generations of families here. Those with an appreciation and love of country music, will be thrilled to enjoy an evening reminiscing as the Baldknobbers play old and new country songs. There is some mischievous comedy when Droopy Drawers Jr. and his ole pal Hargus are concerned too.
The second half of the show has a Christmas theme. You’ll hear renditions of your family favorites. Find yourself singing along and being drawn into the show. This is a multigenerational show that your family will remember for years to come.
Fun Fact: Droopy Drawers Jr is played by Tim Mabe, Brandon Mabes dad
Now you have to decide, which show will you see first?