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  Branson’s Most Popular Light Display Gets Ready to Light Up

Even Brighter for the 2016 Christmas Season

BRANSON, MO October 15, 2016: Branson’s Gift of Lights will be bigger and better than last year. With new additional light displays and a spectacular new light tunnel addition, Branson’s Gift of Lights Christmas drive thru will be sure to remain Branson’s premier Christmas light display destination.

Branson’s Gift of Lights opened last year as Branson’s first Christmas light display to feature 100% LED lighting displays. Operating with 100% LED lights is not only great for the environment, but it allows for the lights to shine brighter than normal.

Steve Hager, manager of the Branson Gift of Lights project said, “We are very excited about this year’s Christmas drive thru. We have been able to add a tremendous amount of new displays, including an updated nativity scene with a synchronized reading of the birth of Jesus, and several custom built displays. There is so much to see this year; it’s going to be fun.”

Construction for this year’s light display is scheduled to begin on October 3rd. The light display will be open to the public beginning on November 1st and will remain open through December 31st.

Branson’s Gift of Lights is guaranteed to make everyone’s holidays shine a little brighter this Christmas season.

Branson’s Gift of Lights is honored to once again have Branson Scenic Railways as a presenting sponsor as well as welcoming Blueline Rentals this year as a new sponsor. Some sponsorship opportunities are still available. Branson’s Gift of Lights has become an important attraction for Branson Scenic Railway’s Christmas tours.

Branson’s Gift of Lights is located on Expressway Lane just north of Sight and Sound Theater. The drive thru was operated in previous years by the Branson Chamber of Commerce & CVB but last year the chamber decided to not do it. It was continued by others in the community.


Branson, MO, October 15, 2015 – Branson will be shining SUPER LED bright this Christmas season with an all-new LED LIGHTED drive through display. Over 300 brand new displays will be featured at the Expressway lane location just off of Shepherd of the Hills Expressway in Branson. Previously the Branson Chamber/CVB had operated at this location for several years.


“The Christmas light drive through has become an important part of the Branson Christmas experience,” said Steve Hager, manager of the project.  “We wanted to keep the tradition alive for Branson’s visitors and locals that have experienced this year after year.”


Winterland Inc, the premier 100% LED lighting display company in America, stepped up to make the event possible and take it to the next level.  According to Winterland’s owner, David Fred, the event will feature Branson’s first 100 % LED lighting displays, which will also be Branson’s first environmentally friendly drive through.  “We are excited to bring a new drive through to Branson at a familiar place.  People will have to see it to believe it.”


Branson Scenic Railway is excited about the new lights, as the display has become an important part of the Polar Express train that leaves on 75 trips in November and December.  In fact, Branson Scenic Railway has become a premier sponsor of the new Branson drive through show.  “We are excited about all new displays being a part of this drive through and this is beneficial to the thousands who ride our trains,” said Alan Kamp, President of Branson Scenic Railway.


With the new drive through display also comes a new name, Branson’s Gift of Lights.

“This is a gift to our visitors and locals,” said Hager.  “We can’t wait to see the smiles and joy of kids and adults alike.”


Plans call for Branson’s Gift of Lights to open on November 1st and run through January 2nd, 2016 from dusk to 11:00 pm.  For more information call 417-336-2744.

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