10 Perfect Christmas Shopping Getaways
Missouri's Silver Dollar City theme park hosts one of the most sparkly, lively holiday celebrations anywhere, with four million lights, a five-story musical Christmas tree and an evening holiday parade. Shoppers can browse the handiwork of 100 resident crafters, who make blown-glass ornaments, copper art, custom jewelry, pottery, leather crafts and more.
Elsewhere in Branson, the new lakeside Branson Landing offers more shopping options. Overnight visitors will find upscale accommodations at Big Cedar Lodge or Chateau on the Lake; budget-minded travelers head for the Cascades Inn.