It won’t be just another “stop” on the way to Washington, D.C. when the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree stops in Branson, Missouri on its way to the U.S. Capital to be displayed with 10,000 handmade ornaments. Paul Miller, General Manager for Branson Tourism Center said that information received from the Branson Lakes/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce says that the 85-foot blue spruce from Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests near Alpine, Arizona will “stop” over in Branson and may be seen at 3 p.m. on Nov. 23 in front of the Sight & Sound Theatre located off of Shepherd of the Hills Expressway.
Miller went on to point out however, “The tree’s “stop” in Branson will not be just another ‘stop.’” He said the activities planned in association with the “stop” will provide locals and visitors alike with yet another exciting Branson Christmas activity in addition to all Branson’s shows, attractions, shopping, lighting displays, and other activities connected with Ozark Mountain Christmas.
According to the information, producer Bill Lennon says, “Mayor Raeanne Presley will greet the tree, and there will be entertainment by Yakov Smirnoff, the cast of the Circle B Supper Show, New South, Doug Gabriel, the Haygoods and the Highway 76 Trombones. Also, actors and animals from Sight & Sound’s ‘Miracle of Christmas’ will be on hand.”
Miller reminds potential Branson visitors that “Ozark Mountain Christmas” is the busiest season of the year in Branson and recommends early reservations for Branson shows and lodging. For additional information on the Capital Christmas Tree stop in Branson or Branson shows, attractions or lodging Miller suggests calling the Branson Tourism Center cat 1-800-785-1550 or visiting its website www.BransonTourismCenter.com.