Monday, October 29, 2018

Cruise, Dine & Be Entertained This Christmas

When you think of Christmas, what’s the first thought that comes to mind?

Is it enjoying a meal with family, while listening to your favorite Christmas music? Is it the image of Santa Claus letting out a great big ho-ho-ho? Or maybe your mind jumps to the reason for this joyous season.

We’ve got it all aboard the Showboat Branson Belle this November and December, as the spirit of the Christmas season comes alive with cruises celebrating what truly is the most wonderful time of the year!

With the halls – and hull – decked out for Christmas, the paddle-wheeler’s ambiance of casual elegance is warmer and more inviting than ever. Each of the Showboat’s four grand decks offer stunning views of the Ozarks, or you can stay cozy inside and enjoy the breathtaking vistas from the renovated atrium.

But your ticket includes more than time on Table Rock Lake. You’ll also enjoy a delicious meal, freshly prepared in the ship’s galley, and one of two festive Christmas shows that are fun for the whole family.

You can also stroll the beautifully decorated grounds at the ship’s dock, White River Landing, and take in the scenery while you enjoy seasonal specialties like gourmet coffee, hot chocolate or hot apple cider. Gather round the fire pit in front of our shops, or head inside for unique gifts for everyone on your list.

With holiday cruises filling up fast, you can book your lake adventure today and reserve the best available tickets. But which cruise is right for you and your loved ones? Here’s what to expect from each!


The Showboat Branson Belle’s singers, dancers, band and emcee are fully in the Christmas spirit!

Our new Christmas Show contains all the best parts of our variety show, with holiday favorites sprinkled throughout. You’ll hear five-star singers with powerhouse vocals and tight harmonies perform mega-hits from the 1960s to today, while the toe-tapping dancers showcase a spectacle of rhythm and footwork.

New additions include a rocking medley of Christmas music, a moving rendition of the greatest story ever told and a rollicking rendition of the 12 Days of Christmas starring members of the audience.

Paired with classic rock hits, a live-action musical montage saluting iconic movies and a magician’s non-stop humor and impressive illusions, this is one amazing holiday show with something for everyone!

While you’re entertained, you’ll enjoy a three-course meal featuring tender pot roast, baked chicken, green beans, salad and a tantalizing dessert prepared by Silver Dollar City’s bakers.

Christmas Show cruises depart most days from November 2 through December 23, with our regular-season variety show resuming on December 26. See our operating calendar for dates and show times.


What could be more fun for kids (and adults for that matter) than meeting Santa himself?

Santa and his helpers are taking over the Showboat Branson Belle for special breakfast cruises featuring magical activities and an unforgettable show that your entire family will be talking about until bedtime!

Santa’s Pancakes & PJs Cruises are a one-of-a-kind way to make Christmas memories with the kiddos.

In addition to a hearty breakfast, they can enjoy special interactive Christmas activity stations where they can get their face painted, meet Sugar Plum Fairies and complete their Christmas wish list.

Then, it’s time for a festive stage show featuring music, dance, comedy and a few new surprises – like special guests from Branson’s Promised Land Zoo! Best of all, little ones are encouraged to wear their favorite Christmas jammies, which makes for an excellent photo with Santa on the dock after the cruise.

Santa’s Pancakes & PJs Cruises depart at 9am every Saturday and Sunday from November 10 through December 23. Noon cruises are also scheduled every Sunday from November 25 thru December 23.

Read More

Related Articles