Christmas in Branson 2023 with Tim Taggart

Dates December 1-6, 2023
Destination Branson, MO:
Duration 6 days 5 nights
Price From 1,499
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Activity Level*:

Come and start the magical Christmas season with Tim Taggart in BRANSON.

With the holiday music, bright lights, and holiday festivities of the city you won't be able to help but get carried in the excitement of it all.

Our tour features ten of the BEST headlining shows Branson has to offer, and includes meals at some of the most fun and beautiful restaurants the area has to offer. This will truly be a tour to remember and then REPEATED.

*Please note that while the physical activity on this tour (walking distances) is not significant, the days are full of touring from breakfast to dinner time with "down-time" only in the evening.

Highlights of the Tour:

  • 1 tour-bus experience for the whole tour!
  • Morris Murdock LDS tour Director for the whole trip along with local guides
  • Licensed, insured, and bonded travel agency with 60 years of experience!! IT MATTERS!

Tour ID # 9223L01

We offer A CASH DISCOUNT of $45.00 on this tour. It applies for all payments made by check or ACH AFTER the deposit, and only the deposit amount is paid by credit card.

To Book This Tour, Contact your favorite Morris Columbus Travel advisor or the Group Tour Manager listed below:

Tour ID - 9223L01

Sarah Wangsgard, Tour Manager
Tel: (801) 483-6473
Email Sarah

Day 1: Friday, December 1, 2023
Day 1: Friday, December 1, 2023

Home City to Kansas City/Branson- TheDutton Show

The day will start by boarding your flight to Kansas City. Upon arrival you will transfer to Branson and have Dinner at Lamberts - The home of the thrown rolls!!  Really!!  After dinner, we will check into the hotel - The Savannah House. The dessert bar is open every night for your convenience. We will see the Dutton’s, who are international touring and recording artists who perform bluegrass classical music, and everything in between. Their show features a variety of instruments, including violin, guitar, bass, viola, banjo, mandolin, keyboard, harmonica, and drums, among others. The Duttons have garnered awards and recognition in national fiddling contests, classical violin competitions, and as studio musicians. In addition to their instrumental virtuosity, the Dutton’s are accomplished singers and dancers and have been recognized as superb vocal talents. Behind the scenes, the Dutton’s collaborate to create unique production ideas for their crowd-pleasing show, which is produced by the family, including choreography and musical arrangement. 

Meals : Dinner
Day 2: Saturday, December 2, 2023
Day 2: Saturday, December 2, 2023

Branson-Sanders Family Christmas Show - Six Show - Rick Thomas Illusionist Show

This morning, we will see the Sanders Family Christmas Show. The Sanders Family clan is back at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church just in time for the holidays with a nostalgic evening of bluegrass gospel and yuletide cheer! In this sequel to Smoke on the Mountain, the Sanders family returns to Mount Pleasant and it’s Christmas Eve, 1941. Invited to get the congregation into the downhome holiday spirit before the boys, including one of the Sanders’ own, are shipped off to World War II. More than two dozen Christmas carols and vintage hymns and hilarious yuletide stories keep your group laughing, clapping, and singing along!

After a lunch break, we will be totally entertained by the SIX Show.  SIX is a powerhouse “Vocal Band” featuring real brothers who take musical entertainment to a whole new level. Critically acclaimed and dubbed “an orchestra of human voices” and “masters of showmanship”, these multi-talented brothers don’t use any instruments, but you’ll think you’re hearing them. True pioneers of contemporary a cappella, they utilize the palpable rhythmic bass, driving beatbox style percussion, and impeccable vocal blend that they’ve been developing since they were children. Infusing lively choreography and fun family comedy that only brothers can do, they perform a wide variety of musical genres delighting fans of all ages; garnering repeated accolades such as “Best Show”, “Entertainers of the Year”, “Vocal Group of the Year”, and many more since taking Branson by storm in Fall of 2006.

After dinner, we are off to see the Rick Thomas Illusionist Show. Rick Thomas returns to Andy Williams Moon River Theatre. Rick takes you on a journey never to be forgotten…a journey within his Mansion of Dreams! Without a doubt, Rick Thomas is one of the greatest and most successful illusionists in the world today. Stunning magic, extreme comedy, exquisite dancers, and an inspiring story are woven into one of the most amazing productions. He has completed five world tours covering over 50 countries. From sold-out performances at Caesars Colosseum, headlining the Sydney Opera House in Australia, and performing both in Las Vegas and on Broadway.

Return to the hotel for complimentary ice cream, cookies and cobbler served from 9:00pm - 11:00pm.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3: Sunday, December 3, 2023
Day 3: Sunday, December 3, 2023

Branson--Jersey Nights Show, Clay Cooper Country Express Show, Lights of Joy Christmas drive-through light display

This morning is yours to choose. You can either sleep in, go to a nearby church service. This afternoon we are off to see the New Jersey Nights Show. The show is a spectacular celebration of the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons and takes the audience on a nostalgic musical journey through the career of one of the biggest-selling groups of all time. From the backstreet studio in New Jersey where it all began, this vibrant production includes all of The Four Season's greatest hits, Including Sherry, Rag Dolls, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like A Man and so much more. This all-singing, all-dancing production is one you don't want to miss!

After dinner, we are off to see Clay Cooper's Country Express Show. Clay and his cast of 24 incredible entertainers show their versatility while performing all styles of music including country, rock n roll, gospel, and patriotic. The singing, dancing, and hysterical comedy will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish! Clay and his gang guarantee a family-friendly show great for all ages! Clay Cooper’s Country Express is MORE than country!

Tonight, we will drive through Branson’s Lights of Joy Christmas Lighting Display. Lights of Joy is Branson’s premiere drive-through Christmas Lights Display. This all-new, all-LED drive-thru Christmas Light display is located at the intersection of Shepherd of the Hills Expressway and Expressway Lane. Each year Christmas displays are added including custom-made new scenes. Bigger, Better, Brighter!

Return to the hotel for complimentary ice cream, cookies and cobbler served from 9:00pm - 11:00pm.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4: Monday, December 4, 2023
Day 4: Monday, December 4, 2023

Branson--Morning Area Tour - Hot Rods & High Heels Show, Hughes Christmas Show

This morning, we will have a guided area tour of Branson. A step-on guide will show you around Branson and tell you some of the history of Branson. Tour includes Table Rock Dam, the scenic overlook, and the College of the Ozarks.

This afternoon we will be entertained by the Hot Rods and High Heels Show. Get your glad rags on! We’re going to the 1950s! Clay Cooper Theatre is excited to take you down memory lane with our show, Hot Rods & High Heels, to reveal one of the greatest music eras of all time. Celebrating poodle skirts, sock hops, soda shops, and teenage love, our eight singers/dancers and live band are sure to stir up some fond memories of “the good ol’ days!” Join us for a couple of hours of pure entertainment, reminiscing the songs and dances that will get you boppin’ in…and maybe out of your seat! It’s great family fun entertainment for all ages! In December, we add a special section with beloved 1950’s Christmas songs like “Dig That Crazy Santa Claus” and “Jingle Bell Rock!”

After dinner, we are off to see the Hughes Brothers Christmas Show. Fourteen times awarded the Best Christmas Show in Branson. A triumph of everything you want to feel at Christmas Time. The Hughes Brothers and family transport you to a Christmas Wonderland filled with the season’s best vocal harmonies, exciting dances, inspiring instrumentals, and of course, the enchantment and light-hearted humor that everyone loves about the Hughes Brothers Show. Along with all the festive surprises and treasured family traditions, see Santa in a new light when he explains the symbols of Christmas in the most moving Christmas presentation you’ve ever witnessed.

Return to the hotel for complimentary ice cream, cookies and cobbler served from 9:00pm - 11:00pm.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5: Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Day 5: Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Branson--George Dyer, College of the Ozarks tour, Queen Esther Show

This morning we will spend with George Dyer. Awe inspiring performances by George and his wife, Clarisse! This show has the most diverse range of musical genres in Branson. Enjoy everything from the smooth crooning of Dean Martin, to tunes from several Broadway hit shows, opera, and much more. Loved that the words for the opera portion are translated on the screen, not that the words are needed for you to feel and understand the stories of the songs. George’s beautiful tenor voice and his huge stage presence are not to be missed!

This afternoon we will tour the College of the Ozarks with a student guide. The College of the Ozarks is unique among American colleges and universities because students work, rather than pay, to help defray their educational expenses. Students are assigned to more than 80 work stations including the computer center, dairy, farm, and offices. Enjoy as one of the students takes your group on a tour of campus including Williams Memorial Chapel, Greenhouses, the Mill, Fruitcake and Jelly Kitchen, and more!

After dinner we are off to see the Queen Esther Show. Set in the opulent yet perilous Persian Empire, QUEEN ESTHER is a captivating tale of beauty and bravery. Esther’s ordinary life changed forever when she was taken through the palace doors, entering a new world of royalty and risk. With a crown on her head and a secret in her heart, can she find the courage to trust in God’s plan and believe that she was made for such a time as this? Experience one of the most riveting Bible stories from the Old Testament as it comes to life with magnificent sets, special effects, and live animals in this brand new, original stage production from Sight & Sound Theatres.

Return to hotel for complimentary ice cream, cookies and cobbler served from 9:00pm - 11:00pm.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6: Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Day 6: Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Branson to Home City

This morning we will transfer to the airport to fly home with the spirit of Christmas in your heart and ready to share with your family back home. 

Meals : Breakfast

Highlights of the Tour:

  • 1 tour-bus experience for the whole tour!
  • Morris Murdock tour Director on for the whole trip along with local guides for city
  • Prime seats at ALL shows-All A-list "not to be missed" shows are included
  • We include all tipping for hotels and restaurants where meals provided


  • 5 nights of hotel accommodations at the 4-star Savannah House
  • Deluxe heated/air-conditioned motor coach
  • Breakfast and dinner daily, with warm dessert waiting for you upon your return to the hotel at night!
  • Guided city tour of old and new Branson
  • Taxes & gratuities for meals and hotel
  • 10 AMAZING shows with prime seats: The Duttons, Sander’s Family Christmas Show, SIX Show, Rick Thomas Illusionist Show, New Jersey Nights Show, Clay Cooper’s Country Express Show, Hot Rods and High Heels Show, Hughes Brothers, George Dyer, Queen Esther Showeatre 

Not Included:

  • Airfare to Kansas City from your home city. Group air TBA
  • Lunches
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips for Director, local guides & Bus Driver 

Optional Pricing:

  • Triple Rate $1,439.00
  • Quad rate $1,399.00
  • Single Rate $1,769.00
  • Cash Discount of $45.00 pp offered for final payment by Check or ACH

Payment Terms:

  • A deposit of $250.00 is due at the time of booking
  • Final payment due September 29, 2023
  • Tour price is based on 30 travelers
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