Branson’s Silver Dollar City Tops Off 50th Anniversary With Brightest Celebration Yet

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An Old Time Christmas transforms the 1880s-style theme park into an evening wonderland, featuring the Christmas on Main Street light and sound show, 1,000 decorated Christmas trees, a Holiday Light Parade, the Broadway-style production A Dickens’ Christmas Carol, festive holiday foods and over four million lights. This Christmas spectacular culminates the park's 50th festivities as one of the most acclaimed holiday festivals in America.

Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri presents An Old Time Christmas with over 4 million lights, Nov. 6 to Dec. 30.

We’ve shared memories with thousands of people whose families have been coming to see us for 50 years. Now, with one last hurrah of the celebration, we present the brightest festival of all. -- Peter Herschend,co-founder of Silver Dollar City

Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri, rings in the holiday season with a grand finale to its 50th Anniversary, presenting An Old Time Christmas Nov. 6th – Dec. 30. Following what has been a year-long look at the best of the past five decades, this Christmas spectacular culminates the 50th festivities as one of the most acclaimed holiday festivals in America.

An Old Time Christmas transforms the 1880s-style theme park into an evening wonderland, featuring the Christmas on Main Street light and sound show, 1,000 decorated Christmas trees, a Holiday Light Parade, the Broadway-style production A Dickens’ Christmas Carol, festive holiday foods and over four million lights – plus rides! In temperatures down to 42 degrees, guests can soar into the night while viewing the awesome lights from above.

The 5-Story Special Effects Christmas Tree is the park centerpiece, a towering visual icon that comes to life at dusk each evening. Another popular family tradition is A Dickens’ Christmas Carol, an original musical adaptation produced by Silver Dollar City.

Fine craftsmanship is showcased as the park’s 100 demonstrating craftsmen create one-of-a-kind handmade holiday items. The Culinary & Craft School celebrates with classes on Christmas specialties, while tastes of the season are in abundance throughout the 100-acre park, including a prime rib buffet and traditional favorites such as turkey with all the fixings.

An Old Time Christmas has been recognized as one of the nation’s top holiday celebrations by USA Today, CNN Travel, The Travel Channel and Good Morning America.

An Old Time Christmas runs Thursdays through Sundays through December 19, plus Wednesday, November 24 and December 22-23, closed Christmas Eve and Christmas day, and open daily December 26-30. Hours are 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. most days – check the website for exact schedules. Information: 800-831-4FUN(386) or visit http://www.silverdollarcity.com.

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