Wed, Nov 28: Depart for Branson, stopping for lunch along the way. Dinner is in Sikeston, Missouri at Lambert’s Café, famous as the “home of throwed rolls.” Arrive in Branson and check into the Welk Resort Hotel. Take a short walk over to the Welk Theatre to see the Million Dollar Quartet. Featuring a treasure trove of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll, gospel, R&B and country hits from these music legends, including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Ghost Riders,” and “Whole Lotta’ Shakin’ Goin’ On,” Million Dollar Quartet captures the infectious spirit and thrilling sounds of a singular moment when four of the music industry’s most extraordinary talents, all in their creative prime, came together for one of the most memorable nights in music history. (Meal: Dinner)
Thu, Nov 29:Enjoy a leisurely morning at the Welk Resort before embarking on a Branson Belle lunch cruise. Then, spend some free time hunting for old treasures at Dick’s 5 & 10, and exploring the great little nooks and crannies in old downtown Branson. Or walk across the street to modern Branson Landing on the edge of Lake Tanneycomo for some retail therapy at Belk, Bass Pro Shop, Branson Quilts or the Pepper Palace, just to name a few. Meet for an included dinner at The White River Fish House at Branson Landing for scrumptious seafood and down-home favorites. The fun continues this evening at The Andy Williams Ozark Mountain Christmas Show! Starring The Lennon Sisters, and hosted by Jimmy Osmond, a talented variety of singers, dancers, prancing reindeer, the Moon River Orchestra, and even old St. Nick himself, will all be performing your favorite holiday songs. Andy’s favorite specialty act Pasha and Aliona will make an appearance as well as The Lennon Granddaughters, Britain’s Got Talent singing sensation Charlie Green, and America’s Got Talent dynamic trio “Voices Of Glory.” After the show, return to the resort. (B,L,D)
Fri, Nov 30: This morning you’ll have the choice to enjoy the resort, go shopping or take in an optional morning show - All Hands on Deck, an all-American 1942 Roadshow & Radio Broadcast reproduction filled with the songs, dances and laughs that America has loved for 70 years. While some attend the show, others can choose to relax at the resort or visit Branson’s Grand Village, home to Kringle’s, the largest Christmas store in Missouri. Feel the joy and wonder of Christmas as soon as you walk through the doors; and with 9,000 square feet of Christmas and collectibles to explore in six great rooms, the discoveries are endless! Poke around in the other quaint shops before gathering to return to the resort for an included lunch. Next, sit back and allow international music sensation, Daniel O’Donnell take you on a journey through his timeless tunes. His Irish take on country music has delivered several hits on the UK charts, including "I Just Wanna Dance with You," "Give a Little Love," and "The Magic is There." Enjoy a Farewell Dinner before attending the final performance of the tour, the ever-popular Shoji Tabuchi*, a lavish production that pulls out all the stops for the holidays. (B,L,D)
Sat, Dec 1: Depart Branson in the morning, stopping in historic St. Charles, Missouri, a place where Christmas past and present unite, where storybook characters come to life, and the typical rat race of the holiday season melts away and allows you to enjoy the magnificent yuletide magic of yesteryear. Spend some free time here and have lunch on your own before returning to Indianapolis. (B)
Welk Resort Hotel.
Beautifully situated near Table Rock Lake in a tranquil setting minutes from the Branson strip. Comfortable, vibrant rooms featuring complimentary WiFi • in-room mini-fridge • single cup coffee maker • Welk Resort signature bath amenities. On site restaurant • fitness center • indoor pool (Splash-a-torium) • gift shop