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Old 12-01-2020, 09:09 AM   #1
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Looking for a Christmas drive thru display to entertain mainly adults. Appreciate any ideas and reviews.
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Old 12-01-2020, 11:45 AM   #2
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Looking for a Christmas drive thru display to entertain mainly adults. Appreciate any ideas and reviews.
haven't done the tour but I did some research before our visit to Branson (last week) and the Drive-thru at Shepherd of the Hills sounded nice and not overly expensive. ($25 per carload)
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Old 12-01-2020, 02:09 PM   #3
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we did the one that starts up by the sight and sound theater, it's ok I guess, probably took 20 minutes or so to go thru it. it's not something i'd plan an evening around more of ok we are here lets drive thru it type thing.

we did the zoo one 3 or 4 years ago just when it began and it showed some promise but needed more than what it had, if they've added to it then it might be pretty good, otherwise i'd pick the Shepherd of the Hills light tour.
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Old 12-01-2020, 02:33 PM   #4
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The "Lights of Joy" drive through on Sheperd of the Hills, is by far the best, hands down, imo. Its 1 1/4 miles long...both sides decorated with beautiful light displays. Went last weekend, very busy, took 20 minutes just to get off SOTH highway, and onto the drive leading into the display. Wrll worth the time. $25 per carload. Everyone around us had sense enough to turn off their headlights once underway, past the ticket booth.
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Old 12-02-2020, 02:17 PM   #5
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We saw The Lights Of Joy and enjoyed it. We plan to see Trail Of Lights later this week, skipping the zoo lights. We purchased vouchers at Branson 2 for 1 which made the cost very reasonable. We saw all 3 last year, we love Christmas lights!
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Old 12-02-2020, 05:35 PM   #6
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Thanks everybody--looks like Lights of Joy is it.
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Old 12-03-2020, 09:45 AM   #7
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Both the Zoo and Lights of Joy are worth going through if you havent been..
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We just went thru the Promise Land Zoo Lights and we really enjoyed it.
$25 a carload.
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Old 12-17-2020, 12:40 PM   #9
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We wanted to go to the Shepard of the Hills one in Nov but seems like the traffic is so bad on 76 w we were afraid to stop and turn in at the beginning of the display
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Old 12-18-2020, 10:58 AM   #10
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We wanted to go to the Shepard of the Hills one in Nov but seems like the traffic is so bad on 76 w we were afraid to stop and turn in at the beginning of the display
with 2 drive thru lights on SOTH expressway, I dont even think about going west out of town.. Plenty to do and see in town.
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We went to the Shepherd of the Hills Drive Thru Lights tonight and enjoyed them. First we went to their Sweet Shop and bought Fudge.
8 year old grandson is on a Fudge kick this year.
So far Grand Country Fudge is winning over SOH and Mountain Man at The Landing.
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Old 12-19-2020, 08:01 AM   #12
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Finally made it to the Shepherd of the Hills lights last night. It was great, far better than the display of years ago IMO. They offer free hot chocolate at the end, but way to crowded to mess with that. Nice gesture however.
Highly recommend this display..
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Old 12-19-2020, 09:25 AM   #13
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Finally made it to the Shepherd of the Hills lights last night. It was great, far better than the display of years ago IMO. They offer free hot chocolate at the end, but way to crowded to mess with that. Nice gesture however.
Highly recommend this display..
I agree! It's probably my favorite of the three displays.
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