Silver Dollar City’s An Old Time Christmas, one of the nation’s most acclaimed Christmas celebrations, presents the spectacular Christmas on Main Street featuring the Five-Story Special Effects Christmas Tree and a light and sound show on the Square, plus the acclaimed musical production “A Dickens’ Christmas Carol,” the colorful Holiday Light Parade, a dramatic production of the Living Nativity and over 4 million lights throughout the park. New this year, the park presents Frosty, an interactive musical show where kids help bring the legendary snowman to life, all part of the festival running November 1 – December 30.
With the colorful 5-Story Special Effects Tree as a centerpiece, the Christmas on Main Street show includes one million lights – lights on buildings, in hanging canopies over the city streets and on 250 Christmas trees around the Square. As the 5-Story Tree blazes in synchronization with the musical movements of Christmas songs, the lights around Main Street flash along with it, accompanied by surround-sound, immersing guests in the experience. The performance begins with the tree-lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. and runs throughout the evening.
Profiled as one of the top Christmas celebrations in the country by USA Today, Good Morning America and Southern Living, An Old Time Christmas transforms the Silver Dollar City into an evening wonderland with over four million lights and 1,000 decorated Christmas trees. The colorful Holiday Light Parade, with musical floats covered in bright lights, winds through the streets of the City each evening.
Silver Dollar City’s acclaimed production, A Dickens’ Christmas Carol, is an original musical adaptation of the famous classic by Charles Dickens. The show features elaborate sets and stunning visual effects, with flying spirits, vanishing ghosts, revolving scenery and pyrotechnic special effects. The production showcases a cast of 14 actors, accompanied by a live band.
The tastes of the season are in abundance throughout the park, from a Prime Rib Buffet at the Mill Restaurant to traditional favorites such as Turkey and Gravy with Cran-Apple Raisin Dressing. Festive holiday treats include old-fashioned Chocolate and Marshmallow S’Mores, Gingerbread Cookies, Apple Dumplings, Hot Wassail, Cappucino and creamy Hot Chocolate. Kids can sign up for a special lunch with Santa, available weekends throughout the festival.
Holiday shows include Cedric Benoit and the Cajun Connection performing in a Cajun-style holiday show, and the rollicking Christmas comedy “Frontier Fa-la-la Follies” in the Silver Dollar Saloon. Tracy Heaston and Pure Heart perform in “A Christmas Homecoming.”
Especially for kids, Santa is available to hear requests, and kids can make ornaments, create Christmas cards and decorate Christmas cookies. Guests are invited to join in the singing of Christmas carols at the historic Wilderness Church and ride the Silver Dollar Sing-Along Steam Train.
During An Old Time Christmas, Silver Dollar City is open Wednesdays through Sundays through November 30, Thursdays through Sundays December 4 – 14, then open daily December 18-23 and December 26-30. Hours are 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and on all Saturdays 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. The park is also open on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on November 28.
Information courtesy of Branson Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce