>> Thursday, November 13, 2008
One of these days I fully plan to begin traveling for Christmas- because if you have plans to be away from home than no one is offended if you aren’t at their house on Christmas.
I have plenty of places I would love to visit during Christmas- wonderlands of frivolity, towns that look like a Currier and Ives painting, certain islands that have only horse-drawn carriages for winter transport. Idyllic locations.
A town that only recently entered my mind as a holiday getaway is Branson, Missouri. It’s been a while since I’ve been to Branson and it’s changed a lot; it’s become more glamorous and less cheap. It’s become less of an “older person’s” escape and become a family destination.
At the Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing they celebrate with Santa including deluxe accommodations, gifts for registered children, breakfast for four, portrait with Santa, and cookies and milk.
Spend days wandering through historic downtown Branson, take in a show (it’s not just country music anymore!) or view the thousand of Christmas lights in the evenings and sleep in fine style at night.
The Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel has the “It’s a Wonderful Life” package which includes breakfast at Liberty Tavern Restaurant to start your day, a Branson Landing passport with discounts at dozens of shops and restaurants and a relaxation service in their Aspire Medical Spa.
The more I see what Branson has to offer a family the more I think we’ll be going there soon. Dare I say this? Branson looks cool.