Showboat Branson Belle - Santa's Pancakes and PJs Cruise Branson, MO

Showboat Branson Belle4800 W. Hwy 165Branson, MO 65616
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Put on your favorite jammies and bring the family to Showboat Branson Belle Pancake and PJs! The Magic of Christmas comes alive with story time, a holiday sing-a-long and festive show filled with merry music, comedy, dance and fun galore. Enjoy a hearty breakfast as you cruise along Table Rock Lake enjoying the show. Plus, have your photo taken with Santa!

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Branson Travel Experts
  • Show is held on the Showboat Branson Belle on the scenic Table Rock Lake.
  • Activity stations open one hour prior to cruise time, so be sure to arrive early.
  • Check-in is 45 minutes prior to cruise departure time.
  • Suitable for all ages. Guests 1 years old and younger are free of charge.
  • Parking is available on site.
  • A hearty breakfast is served onboard.
  • Pajamas and casual clothing are recommended. Bring a light jacket for the upper deck.
  • Bring your camera!


from Pancakes & PJs Cruise on the Showboat Branson Belle
Christmas in Branson wouldn't be complete without pancakes with Santa on the Branson Belle. It's fun for the whole family when Santa and His Helpers, The North Pole Toy Soldier, and Holiday Sugar Plum Fairies take over the Showboat Branson Belle with magical activities and an unforgettable show you'll be talking about until bedtime!

Set sail on Table Rock Lake and enjoy a great breakfast with Story Time, a Sing-A-Long, and a festive stage show featuring music, dance, comedy, and more! Best of all, little ones are encouraged to experience the fun in their favorite Christmas Jammies!

Prior to cruising, follow your map throughout the Showboat as you search for the Sugar Plum Fairy Sweet Stops, visit the Captain in the Wheelhouse and receive a special gift, stop by and see Santa's Helpers for face painting and complete your Christmas Wish List and place it in the Toy Soldiers Mail Box for immediate delivery to the big man himself. Next, set sail and enjoy a delicious breakfast, Story Time, a Sing-A-Long, and a festive stage show featuring music, dance, comedy, and more.

Santa’s Pancakes & Pjs Cruise Breakfast Menu
  • Pancakes with Warm Maple Syrup
  • Sausage & Bacon
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Orange Juice
  • Chocolate Milk
  • Regular Milk
  • Coffee

Santa will be available for a photo on the Dock following the cruise.

The Branson Belle Santa's Pancakes and PJs experience begins one (1) hour prior to cruise time.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Pancakes & PJs Cruise on the Showboat Branson Belle

Where does the Santa’s Pancakes & Pjs cruise take place?

It takes place on the Showboat Branson Belle located near Table Rock State Park and Table Rock Dam at 4800 Historic Hwy 165, Branson, MO 65616.

When should we arrive?

Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior to your cruise's departure time. The experience begins 1 hour prior to cruise time.

What do I wear on the Showboat Branson Belle?

Although not required, children are encouraged to wear pajamas for the Pancakes and PJs Branson Belle. The dress code is fairly casual, and the event will take place inside the Showboat. There is an option to visit the Top Deck Wheelhouse, and it is recommended to bring a light jacket in case of chilly weather.

What can I bring?

Bring a camera! Video cameras may not be used inside the vessel but are permitted on the outer decks.

What is included in this experience?

Showboat Branson Belle Pancakes and Pjs cruise offers guests special kid activities (scavenger hunts, face painting activities, storytime, and more!), holiday entertainment, hearty breakfast, and a Showboat cruise on Table Rock Lake.

What is on the Branson Belle Pancakes & PJs menu?

The Showboat Branson Belle Pancakes and PJs menu includes pancakes with warm maple syrup, sausage and bacon, fresh fruit, orange juice, chocolate milk or regular milk, and coffee (for adults accompanying the pajama cruisers). Allergen-free, vegetarian and vegan meal options are available upon request.

Is the Santa's Pancakes and Pjs cruise appropriate for children?

Yes! Children 1 and under are free of charge.

Is the Showboat Branson Belle accessible?

Yes, all interior decks are accessible via elevator, and all restrooms are wheelchair accessible. Most of the seating is located on the main deck, which you will enter when you board the Showboat. You can travel by stairs or by elevator to the other two tiers, where seating is also available.

Is parking available?

Yes, there is level parking for up to 350 cars.

What kind of medical facilities are available?

The ship's crew is trained in first aid procedures, and they have an EMT on board all cruises. Should it be necessary to transport a guest off the vessel, they have an excellent working relationship with the area's water patrol and emergency care providers.

Will I get seasick on the Showboat Branson Belle?

No, that is very unlikely. The Showboat is 78 feet wide and 265 feet long, making it very stable. In addition, Table Rock Lake is very calm, and the winds are minimal. You will notice tiny movements on board the vessel as it moves through the water.