Creating Mid-America’s Most Spectacular Christmas Destination!


Big News About Ozark Mountain Christmas 2024


“Hope and Hospitality” Community Christmas Tree, plus a Giant New Christmas Tree in Historic Downtown Branson
and More Stops on “America’s Christmas Tree Trail”


BRANSON, MO | Tuesday, July 9, 2024 – The Branson Christmas Coalition will host their 5th Annual Community Christmas tree for the 2024 Christmas season beginning November 1. This year’s tree is called “Hope & Hospitality” in partnership with the local Ozark Mountain Legacy organization that is focused on preserving the core values and culture of the region. Their vision is for the Ozarks to be a model of hope and hospitality for our nation. The 39’ display at 3335 W. 76 Country Blvd. near the Branson Ferris Wheel will feature more than 4,000 LED lights, giant pine cones, and new this year – 300-feet of giant popcorn and cranberry garland! This oversized yet quaint new décor will add beautiful daytime color as it recalls traditional Christmas tree decorations from long ago.

In addition, a spectacular new 34’ Christmas tree by the Historic Downtown Branson Community Improvement District (CID) will be located east of Peddler Pete’s Tradin’ Post at 121 Commercial Street. The tree will have 14,540 LED bud lights, 65giant snowflake lights, 150 silver balls and 50 meteor-shower-like animated light tubes, continuing the dazzling, icy theme the CID initiated with the creation of more than 100 bespoke, swirling snowflake displays featured on downtown lampposts for the holidays since 2022.

“We’re grateful to the Coalition, and especially to the City of Branson for all their support with enhancing Christmas in Historic Downtown Branson,” explains Cris Bohinc, Executive Director of the Historic Downtown Branson CID. “By creating a beautiful, even magical atmosphere throughout our district, we’re attracting more consumers, giving them a great experience, and helping business grow.”

“The Ozark Mountain Christmas season in Branson gets better every year,” touts Ann McDowell, Executive Director of the Branson Christmas Coalition. “We’re thrilled with the widespread community support and we love the creativity and variety it brings to the season. The new Downtown Christmas tree will be a wow-your-socks-off dazzling display that adds another wonderful reason to visit our destination for the holidays, and another fun stop on ‘America’s Christmas Tree Trail’ in Branson.”

“America’s Christmas Tree Trail” is a virtual treasure hunt and interactive online experience initiated by the Branson Christmas Coalition in 2023. Participants download a free app and then explore the Branson/Lakes Area, earning points for visiting holiday displays and completing challenges along the way. The game will be available again this year with 50 separate treasure locations (18 more than last year) starting November 1, 2024. Area organizations are invited to submit their landmark Christmas tree or other noteworthy holiday display for possible inclusion on the trail as soon as possible.

To learn more about Ozark Mountain Legacy and their vision of Hope and Hospitalityf or our region, go to

To learn more about Historic Downtown Branson go to

To make plans for a visit to Branson for the Ozark Mountain Christmas season, go to

Branson Christmas Coalition is a Missouri non-profit organization dedicated to growing visitation and enhancing the Ozark Mountain Christmas season in our region. Its volunteer Board of Directors work year-round to engage the community, secure resources and inspire creativity for our area to become Mid-America’s most spectacular Christmas destination. For more details about the Branson Christmas Coalition as well as membership and participation opportunities, go to