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Lights of Joy in Branson, Missouri packs more displays into our drive-thru than you can ever imagine: over a mile of brilliant LED light displays on both sides of the road, displays both traditional and whimsical.

Lights of Joy Christmas Drive-Thru is open 5 – 11 PM nightly, November 1st through January 6th. Purchase tickets online or at the gate, where you may by cash or by credit card. Our entrance is at the corner of Shepherd of the Hills Expressway and Expressway Lane in Branson.

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Lights of Joy Christmas Drive-Thru announces ALL new displays FOR 2023. 

BRANSON, MO- One of Branson’s most popular Christmas attractions, the Lights of Joy Christmas Drive-Thru, announced today that they will once again have an all-new Christmas drive-thru in 2023. “Every major display, except our tunnel and video boards will be replaced,” says Kurt Kizer, manager of Lights of Joy Christmas Drive-Thru.  “Having extensive new displays is unheard of in this industry and this is our third year to do this.”

There are several new themes locals and visitors will be able to experience including:  Santa’s Coal Mine, Toy Land, North Pole Rodeo, Bug Christmas, and more.

Lights of Joy Christmas Drive-Thru will also add many more dates with Santa compared to 2022.  Mrs. Claus will also make numerous appearances as well.  Santa will be at the Lights of Joy most Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout the season.

Kizer takes pride in the drive-through each year. “We know how important Christmas is to the community.  Memories are made here.  Whether it’s a family, motor coach group or a group of friends this is an annual tradition for thousands. We will have a variety of displays and themes.  We will have some returning favorites, but they will still be new and different from the past.”

Work has already begun on putting up the new displays.  It takes a big crew and a lot of coordination to put the Christmas light drive-thru on.  Some of the displays are over 20 feet tall.  “When you are in your car you don’t always realize how big these displays can be.”

Voters in the Best of Branson awards have awarded the Lights of Joy Christmas Drive Thru the best Christmas drive thru in 2021 and 2022 and in 2020 included the Lights of Joy Christmas Light Drive-Thru in their top 11 Best Drive -Through Christmas Light Displays in America.

Lights of Joy Christmas Drive-Thru is located just north of Sight & Sound Theatre. Guests can enter the attraction at the corner of Shepherd of the Hills Expressway and Expressway Lane. Lights of Joy will open 5-11 PM, nightly, from November 1st through at least January 6th. The cost is $25 Monday thru most Thursdays and $30 on most Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. There are also rates for minibuses, limousines, and motor coaches. “The Lights of Joy Christmas Drive-Thru is easily accessible for motor coaches and limos with no hills too steep or corners too sharp,” Kizer said.

For Santa’s schedule, pricing and more info go to or call (417) 336-2744.

Lights of Joy Christmas Drive Thru in Branson, MO

Come and see Santa!   Santa will visit Lights of Joy weekend beginning November through December 24th

visit Santa and have hot cocoa for donation

Support KLife Christian Ministry

Tri Lakes KLIFE is a community-wide, interdenominational Christian ministry of discipleship and fellowship for youth and their families. You may support KLife when you purchase your tickets to Lights of Joy by donating spare change. Just tell the agent at the ticket booth that you wish to donate to KLife.

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