Branson Wins National Recognition for Holiday Festivities

December 26, 2003 - Posted at 7:48 a.m. CDT

BRANSON, MO - Branson has won national recognition for its annual holiday festivities.

The Missouri tourist destination took second place in a top 20 competition on the A&E cable TV network.  The network dubbed the event Ultimate Holiday Town USA.

First place went to Leavenworth, Washington.

The A&E special aired on December 18 and followed a countdown-style format.

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