Branson New Year’s Eve: Things to Do and Where to Celebrate

Looking for a great way to ring in the New Year in the Ozarks? Time to toss some the confetti and let the countdown begin on your New Year’s Eve Branson plans!

Whether you spend your Branson New Years Eve near the lake, on the lake, or on the town, you can’t go wrong!

The city’s events and shows on New Year’s Eve celebrate the end of with stirring performances and stand-out vocals.

While hotels host dance parties and exceptional dinners peppered with delicious hors d oeuvres and glasses of bubbly. Family friendly attractions such as Legends in Concert and the Showboat Branson Belle offer special activities on the holidays, too.

Take a look at all the things to do for New Year’s Eve Branson MO and tip your party hat to a good time and an even better new year!

Keep reading for a list of the best ways to spend a Branson New Years Eve.

Where to Stay on New Year’s Eve in Branson

Chateau on the Lake New Year’s Eve

Make a night of your New Year’s Eve celebration at the Chateau on the Lake.  A sparkling evening of enchantment is what awaits guests at this luxurious Branson MO hotel. Revelers of all shapes and sizes will get their fill of top-notch entertainment, delicious food, and more.

To go all out, we recommend the Chef’s Table experience — a seven-course gourmet meal you’ll be talking about for years to come.

End the night with a fireworks show to usher in the new year on the right foot. Hotel packages are available and include a late check-out so you can party into all hours of the night without a care in the world.

Pro Tip: If you’re going to be in the area but not spending the night, you can catch a glimpse of the fireworks show from the Table Rock Lake Dam

Wide shot of the Big Cedar Lodge with lots of snow at dusk in Branson, Missouri, USA
photo credit: Big Cedar Lodge via Facebook

Big Cedar Lodge New Year’s Eve Celebration

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in the lap of Ozarks luxury at Big Cedar Lodge. Resort guests can mosey over to the Grandview Conference Center for a New Year’s Eve party like no other.

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Munch on hors d’oeuvres and desserts while you move and groove to live music. A midnight champagne toast tops it all off. During your stay, take advantage of the beauty of the Ozarks wilderness with activities like fishing, golfing, or hiking. 

*This is based on last year’s NYE party, the Big Cedar Lodge celebration details are still awaiting confirmation.

Ground view of the Hilton Branson Convention Center at night in Branson, Missouri, USA
photo credit: Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel via Facebook

Hilton Branson Convention Center New Year’s Eve

An opulent night awaits you at the Hilton Branson Convention Center for Branson, MO, New Year’s Eve.

Satisfy your midnight munchies at the buffet, then toast to the new year. The event also features a live DJ, so put on those dancing shoes and get ready to cut a rug after you eat your fill of delicious morsels.

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Tickets are limited, so get yours today! 

The Best Branson Shows to Catch on New Year’s Eve

Showboat Branson Belle New Years Eve Cruise

Wave hello to some waves and celebrate New Year aboard the Showboat Branson Belle. Enjoy a delicious three-course meal aboard the Showboat Branson Belle and a prime-time New Year Eve show of music, dancing, and more. This evening of kid-approved entertainment will have you smiling all the way home.

After your interlude of musical variety celebrate with dancing and sparkling grape juice. Catch sight of the surrounding fireworks in Branson with the lake as a stunning backdrop to ring in the new year. The cruise is perfect for the whole family!

Pro Tip: Bundle your tickets with a hotel or surrounding attractions to save money and make it a full trip.

Wide shot of the performers for the Hamners' New Year's Eve Fiesta Party with a dark blue background in Branson, Missouri, USA
photo credit: Hamners’ Unbelievable via Facebook

Hamners’ New Year’s Eve Fiesta Party

Ooh and ah at illusions that mix mystery and wonder when you spend New Year’s Eve at Hamners’ New Year’s Eve Fiesta Party. The show will feature more than just magic, too!

Magicians Dave and Denise Hamner join other first-class acts for comedy, singing, and dancing so you can experience the best of all worlds.

A delicious Mexican-style dinner adds to the festive theme. This family-friendly event features extra special version of Hamner’s Unbelievable Show, in addition to fun contests, party favors, and a magical laser countdown to the New Year. Food begins at 7:30 p.m. and the show will kick off at 9 p.m. Did we hear you say, “Olé!”? 

Hughes Brothers Theatre New Year’s Party Show

It will be a family affair at the Hughes Brothers Theatre show this New Year’s Eve! You’ll be singing the praises of all the musical fun throughout the show this New Years Eve Branson MO.

The night is a mash-up of all five shows performed at the theatre, such as ReVibe, Oh Happy Day, and the Hughes Brothers Christmas Show.

Tasty snacks, party favors, games, and prizes are all part of the festivities at this special New Year’s Eve production. You may not be at Times Square for the ball drop, but the show boasts a huge balloon drop that’s just as good, if not better!

Please note that this dazzling NYE performance is currently scheduled for December 30th only. 

performers on stage with legends in concert with new years eve hats and noise makers in Branson, Missouri, USALegends in Concert New Year’s Eve Show

Don’t miss the spectacular Legends in Concert New Year’s Eve Show at the iconic Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater! Usher in the new year with your favorite Legends in Concert stars.

This year’s line-up for the Branson New Year’s Eve event includes performances from Elvis, The Blues Brothers™, Garth Brooks, and more. Jam out to all your favorites as you celebrate a fresh start in 2024! Snag your tickets for the 9:30 p.m. show today.

Pierce Arrow Theater New Year’s Eve Show

Laugh and sing the night away at this iconic Branson New Year’s Eve show. This popular Pierce Arrow production features a multitude of legendary performers, special guests, and comedy bits.

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In addition, the two-plus-hour show includes giveaways, auctions, party favors, and a live countdown with a giant balloon drop.

Feast on a catered, mouth-watering BBQ meal which will be served starting at 7:30 p.m. Afterwards, hang onto the edge of your seat for the start of the show at 9 p.m.

Close up shot of performers on stage singing at The Clay-Goods Jambor-Eve in Branson, Missouri, USA
photo credit: The Clay-Goods Jambor-Eve via Facebook

The ClayGoods JamborEve

Join The Haygoods and Clay Cooper for a one-of-a-kind, family approved New Year’s Eve celebration at the ClayGoods JamborEve

Snack on hors d’oeuvres and grab a party favor, included with your ticket. The musical celebration leads up to an enormous balloon drop at the stroke of midnight! This year, the fun starts at 7 p.m.

Grand Jubilee

A grand time awaits at the Grand Jubilee Show on New Year’s Eve! A swirl of talented singers and comedians light up the night before the turn of the year.

Additionally, party favors and snacks add to the fun at this special holiday event!

More Branson MO New Years Eve Events

New Year’s Eve Kids Party at Big Cedar Lodge

Don’t forget about the kiddos this New Year’s Eve! There’s a special event just for them taking place this year.

Head to the Wonderland New Year’s Eve party* at Big Cedar Lodge for kid-friendly activities like laser tag, bowling, and face painting. Yummy food and balloon animals are just a few of the tricks up the hosts’ sleeves! It’ll be the ultimate kids’ palooza.

*Please note that this year’s kid party is still awaiting confirmation from Big Cedar Lodge.

Wide shot of a creek surrounded by snowy trees in Dogwood Canyon in Branson, Missouri, USA
photo credit: Dogwood Canyon via Facebook

Dogwood Canyon

Before you head to your New Year’s Eve party of choice, squeeze one last hike into the year. Meander along the 6.5 miles of paved trails at Dogwood Canyon, filled with striking nature views at every turn. It’ll be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, so get your tickets today!


Branson, Missouri, winter is usually frigid. So, be sure to pack a warm coat for this one! If you’re lucky, you may get to experience a sparkling Branson snow while you’re in town.

Pro Tip: Check out our Dogwood Canyon ticket bundles to pair your tickets with one of the New Year’s Eve shows listed above and save some dough! 

Titanic Museum

Hop aboard the Titanic for an adventure at sea before you head to a New Year’s Eve show or party. There’s plenty to see, from interactive exhibits to fascinating displays.

Snag tickets bundles today! The museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.

The Best Branson Eats on New Year’s Eve

On New Year’s Eve in Branson, plenty of restaurants are open to suit every taste and satisfy every appetite. We suggest calling the day of to double-check the hours in case of changes.

Here’s where to go if you’re craving…

Authentic Mexican Food

Cantina Laredo is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

A Juicy Steak

Saltgrass Steakhouse is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Southern Homestyle Cooking

Devil’s Pool is open from 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. 

Irish Pub Food

Waxy O’Shea’s is open from 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Tropical Seafood

LandShark Bar & Grill is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Close up shot of the wooden bar at Waxy O’Shea’s in Branson, Missouri, USA
photo credit: Waxy O’Shea’s Irish Pub In Branson Mo. via Facebook

Absolutely Free Things to Do

You heard right — free! Make a New Year’s resolution to go easy on the budget this year. We’ve rounded up free things to do in Branson on our handy Travel Guide!

Are You Ready to Ring in the New Year in Branson New Year’s Eve?

While you’re planning your trip, don’t forget to bundle up! No, we’re not talking about coats, although you might need one for chilly winter weather in the Ozarks. Pair tickets to shows and attractions with your hotel room to save big!

Kick off the new year in the charming city of Branson! It’s a tourist haven filled with exciting events and activities galore. The trouble will be narrowing down exactly where you want to ring it in. Cheers to the new year!

How Do You Plan to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Branson This Year?

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Written by Isis Maya Nissman

A New York native, Isis-Maya spent most of her professional life working in TV production until a vacation whisked her away to Central...

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