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Oct. 30 is deadline for 50 Plus holiday trip to Branson
POSTED: 10/08/2015
Oct. 30 is the deadline for a holiday regional trip to Branson, Mo., being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. The actual trip is set for Dec. 1 through 3.

Branson for the Holidays is the name of this trip, which will take place Dec. 1 through 3. Travelers will get into the holiday spirit with this motorcoach trip, which includes a two-night stay at the Hilton at Branson Landing. The group will visit The Shepherd of the Hills for a favorite program called “Christmas on the Trail” featuring heartwarming carols sung by the campfire. While there, travelers will enjoy rib-sticking food served in a warm barn at the chuckwagon dinner show. Then grab a hot cocoa and holiday treats for a drive through the Trail of Lights, where participants will experience glittering displays and animated scenes set to music. We'll also ride glass elevators up Inspiration Tower for a Santa’s eye view of the lights. Travelers can spend time at Branson Landing for holiday shopping, dining, dancing, or just relaxing by the musical fountains. We'll take an entertaining lunch cruise on Table Rock Lake aboard the Showboat Branson Belle. After dinner at Florentina’s Italian Restaurant, the group will see the spectacular show SIX, where participants will enjoy the vocals of six brothers performing an amazing orchestra of human voices. Finally, travelers will enjoy a show by Yakov Smirnoff, the popular Russian-born comedian who will have visitors chuckling all the way home.

To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under 50 Plus and then under travel. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “regional trip.”

This trip will leave on Tuesday, Dec. 1, from Antioch Park 6501 Antioch, Merriam, and return on Thursday, Oct. 3. The cost for this three-day trip, including transportation, five meals, and admission costs, is $529 per person based on double occupancy, or $649 per person for single occupancy For more information or to register, call (913) 826-3030. Booking must be completed by Oct. 30, at which time a $50 deposit is due.

While JCPRD’s 50 Plus programs are primarily for people who are age 50 or older, interested parties who have not yet reached that magic age may still be able to attend. Persons 18 and older who are interested in a 50 Plus program are invited to call the 50 Plus Department at (913) 826-3030 for space availability.

Printed copies of JCPRD’s Activities catalog are available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.

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