Silver Dollar City is the Midwest’s premier theme park, offering a range of activities the entire family can enjoy. From thrilling rides like Outlaw Run to entertaining shows like Hits from the Hollow, this Branson attraction has a never-ending list of things to do. As we enter the New Year, though, you may be curious about what’s new at Silver Dollar City 2017? Luckily, we’ve got the inside scoop. Read on for all the details.

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The Year of Food and Crafts

Silver Dollar City has always shone a spotlight on food and crafts, but in 2017 that spotlight gets even bigger. There will be more signature dining, more great crafts, and more family experiences. Be sure to come hungry to the park as there will be over 200 new menu items at the park. Likewise, the craft lover in the family will want to take some extra time discovering the new created heirloom treasure the park’s craftsmen have in store.

The Festival of Wonder

This all-new festival features fantastical acts of curiosity and wonder, with larger-than-life performances sure to captivate the whole family. Watch as the world’s longest stringed instrument is played, then be wowed by the acrobatic artistry of the seven Flamenco Kings. That’s not all, though, as many more amazing moments as in the works. Plus, new flavors and foods will be served at the festival that will make your taste buds say “Wow!”

Celebrity Bluegrass & BBQ Festival

May 4-29, 2017, Silver Dollar City is revamping the popular Bluegrass & BBQ Festival to include a star-studded celebrity concert during Memorial Weekend. Of course, the festival will still feature a full line-up of Bluegrass concerts as well as delicious barbeque.

Summer Concert Series

Echo Hollow Amphitheater will host an all-new summer concert series June 2-4, and 9-11, 2017. More details regarding performers will be available soon.

Summer Festival & Moonlight Madness

What’s new at Silver Dollar City 2017 for summertime? Guests can look forward to new kids foods, new family fun and new dates for the two biggest weeks of summer—Moonlight Madness! Plus, the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters return in 2017 in their original show The Globetrotter Experience.

New Flavors at Southern Gospel Picnic

As part of Silver Dollar City’s efforts to expand their culinary offerings, Southern Gospel Picnic hosts renowned southern cooking expert Christy Jordan. She’ll host special events at the House of Chicken & Fixin’s.

Christmas in Midtown Spectacular

An Old Time Christmas at Silver Dollar City is already one of the top places to see holiday lights in America. In 2017, the even gets even brighter with the addition of 1.5 million lights as part of the new Christmas in Midtown experience. Rumor has it the park will bring the famous lights from Disney World’s Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights. Stay tuned for details!

This is what’s new at Silver Dollar City 2017. What are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments! In the meantime, get a head start on your 2017 Branson vacation by purchasing Silver Dollar City tickets now.

Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Branson to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.

Looking for a great way to ring in 2017? Branson New Year’s Eve events and shows celebrate with special performances, while hotels are hosting dance parties and special dinners. Take a look at what’s planned to get a head start on your Branson New Year’s Eve. 


Castle Rock Resort & Waterpark’s 8th annual New Year’s Eve Party
From 9pm-1am, Castle Rock Resort is hosting a New Year’s Eve Party in the waterpark. The party features a live DJ, karaoke, buffet, soda, games, prizes, party favors, professional photo booth and midnight ball drop. Admission is $30 per person, $100 for 4, $130 for 5-6, and add $30 for each additional person after 6. Space is limited so call to reserve your tickets today at 417-336-6000 or 888-273-3919.

Chateau on the Lake New Year’s Eve
Ring in the New Year at the Chateau, where you can enjoy an evening filled with entertainment, food, a balloon drop, fireworks and more. Begin the night dining on specialties from the executive chef, then dance the night away to live music from The Tributes. Hotel packages are available. Call 1-888-333-5253 to make reservations to attend.

Hamners’ New Year’s Eve Fiesta Party
Spend the night a laughing, dancing and singing the night away at Hamners’ New Year’s Eve Fiesta Party on December 31, 2016. There will be an extra special performance of Hamners’ Unbelievable Variety Show starring Dave & Denise Hamner, and featuring Jeff Brandt, Tamra Tinoco, Vadim & Mariya Serykh, Brenda Hahne, AJ Heard, and Ken Brown. Adding to the festive them is a catered meal from Qdoba Mexican Grill. This is a family-friendly experience featuring fun contests, party favors, games, and a magical laser show countdown to 2017. Dinner begins at 8pm, with the show starting at 9pm.

Hughes Brothers New Year’s Eve
The Hughes Brothers will take you on a journey as they go ‘From Christmas to New Year’s Eve” during this special performance. Festivities are from 9pm to Midnight. Both “it starring the Hughes Brothers” and the “Hughes Brothers Christmas Show” are featured. Before the show starts you can dine on a boxed dinner or a table top, candlelight dinner, depending on the ticket package your purchase. To top it all off, there will be party favors a midnight balloon drop. Afterwards, stay for the Cut-A-Rug and Boogie Down Dance.

Legends in Concert New Year’s Eve Show
Don’t miss the spectacular Legends in Concert New Year’s Eve Show at the iconic Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater! Rock in the New Year with your favorite Legends in Concert stars.

The line-up for the 2016 event includes Frank Sinatra, George Strait, Adele, The Blues Brothers™, and Dean Z. as Elvis! And as a special treat, Kelly Smith as Cher will grace the stage. Several ticket packages are available, with a variety of seating and menu options.  Along with dinner, champagne, beer, wine and mixed drinks will be available in the lobby before, during, and after the show.  The experience begins at 7:30pm, with the show starting at 9:30pm.

Million Dollar Quartet New Year’s Eve
For Branson New Year’s Eve, the Million Dollar Quartet is hosting a special show at 9:45pm. Prior to showtime, though, guests can enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres in the theater lobby from 8:30 to 9:45 pm, as well as light beverages: coffee, tea, and water. A cash bar will also be available. Party favors will also be handed out, adding to the festive spirit of the night.

Pierce Arrow Theater New Year’s Eve Show
The extended New Year’s Eve show will start at 9:00pm. It will feature comedian extraordinaire, James Sibley; special guest, Doug Gabriel; one of Branson’s best quartets – Tony Turner, Scott Fraker, Travis Spratt, and bass singer, Dan Britton; and the stunning Shonna Bonds. In addition, the three hour show will have fun and games, giveways, party favors, a live countdown with a balloon drop, and hors d’oeuvres.

The Clay-Goods Jambor-Eve
Join The Haygoods and Clay Cooper’s Country Music Express for a one-of-a-kind New Year’s Eve celebration.  The night kicks off at 8:30pm, with The Haygoods performing.  Then, enjoy a hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar before Clay Cooper takes the stage. At 11: 50, both entertainment families perform as they countdown until midnight.  A non-alcoholic toast at midnight and balloon drop, as well as party favors and hats, make the evening even more festive! Call 417-332-2529.

These are best things to do for a Branson New Year’s Eve. Happy New Year!

Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Branson to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.