Silver Dollar City - Old Time ChristmasWhen I interviewed Brad Thomas, he shared that nobody does Christmas like Silver Dollar City. Apparently, with over 5 million lights (350 miles worth!) he wasn’t kidding. Here’s an excerpt from a press release about Silver Dollar City’s An Old Time Christmas:

One of the nation’s most acclaimed Christmas festivals, Silver Dollar City’s An Old Time Christmas presents two original musical productions: It’s A Wonderful Life and A Dickens’ Christmas Carol. Ranked as one of the world’s top holiday events by, and one of the nation’s top by USA Today, Good Morning America, The Travel Channel…the park dazzles with the acclaimed five-story special effects Christmas Tree and an encompassing light-and-sound show on the Square, a Holiday Light Parade, and more than 5 million lights, running November 2 – December 30 at the Branson, Missouri theme park.
– Silver Dollar City Press Release

And, here’s a video of the Gifts of Christmas Holiday Light Parade. It boasts 8 lighted, musical floats with 100,000 lights, and 18 costumed characters.

Aside from the impressive light displays and shows, the park’s also promoting night rides on their critically acclaimed new roller coaster, Outlaw Run. I’d imagine riding that wild ride in December would be quite a chilly endeavor; especially with the 68 mph, cold wind in your face. But, if I were anywhere near Missouri, I’d give it a go. The entire Christmas festival sounds really cool.

Have you been Silver Dollar City’s Old Time Christmas event? Have you ever been to any park’s Christmas festivities? Leave a comment below.

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3 Responses

  1. Dillon

    I think the best way to catch a cold would be riding Outlaw Run at this event, but I’d gladly do it anyway 🙂

  2. Thacrrigler

    It truly is absolutely everything it is hyped up to be. The park is indescribably beautiful with more lights than imiginable. The rides are spectacular too at this time of year. I did not go this year due to money, so I cannot talk about outlaw run at this time of year, but when I went two years ago it was one of the best days of my life

  3. Rosie

    I’ve only been to Disneylands during Christmas, its my personal belief that Christmas at a big theme park is a miserable experience. it’s cold, may be wet and windy, everybody and their mother’s there which makes the lines even longer sooo no thanks


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