It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Silver Dollar City in Branson, where they’re celebrating An Old Time Christmas through Dec. 30, 2016.
During your visit, immerse yourself in a magical setting that includes more than 5 million lights, 1,000 decorated Christmas trees, live shows and a parade.
Weather permitting you’ll also have access to the theme park’s 30-plus rides and attractions, including Outlaw Run. Retail seekers take note: More than two dozen shops set against the backdrop of an Ozarks’ mining town of yesteryear are waiting for you.
Other highlights of Silver Dollar City’s An Old Time Christmas include:
Rudolph’s Holly Jolly Christmas Light Parade
Grand Marshal Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer leads the evening parade of nine musical, lighted floats that are illuminated by 200,000 LED lights. Also along for the fun are 33 costumed characters, including Bumble, the Abominable Snow Monster.
A Dicken’s Christmas Carol
The 60-minute Broadway-style presentation showcases a talented cast accompanied by a live band. The adaptation of the classic Dickens novel tells the story of redemption, hope and transformation as audiences watch Ebenezer Scrooge on his path to self-discovery. Staged in The Opera House.
It’s a Wonderful Life
The original musical adaptation of Frank Capra’s 1946 film comes to life during a presentation that will leave its mark on your memory, thanks to its dazzling special effects and a talented cast of actors and singers. Presented in Red Gold Heritage Hall.
Step back into ancient Bethlehem and get an up-close look at the struggles Mary and Joseph underwent on that silent night more than two millennium ago. Lasting 15 minutes, the program is presented several times a day. Staged in Riverfront Playhouse.
Frontier Fa-la-la Follies
Experience the hilarious holiday adventures of the Saloon gang. A Silver Dollar City favorite, the production features sing-a-longs of a host of familiar Christmas carols and invites audiences to take part in the farce. Presented at Silver Dollar Saloon.
Lots and lots of lights!
See more than 5 million twinkling lights strung around trees, buildings and walkways throughout the park. The five-story Christmas tree – decorated with 400 ornaments and more than 350,000 lights choreographed to music – is also a must-see. The tree-lighting ceremony happens at 5:30 p.m. nightly and is followed by the parade.
Tastes of the Season
During Old Time Christmas, find comfort food galore at Reunion Hall and Molly’s Mill’s, where you’ll enjoy everything from a prime-rib buffet to fried chicken to old-fashioned chicken and noodles and tempting desserts.
A variety of holiday favorites are available around the park, whether you’re seeking hot chocolate from Cokes & Floats, s’mores near the Lumbercamp, or kettle corn and wassail from Colonel Poppins Kettle Corn.
You might also keep an eye out for the fruit cakes available at Eva & Delilah’s Bakery, Fried Oreos at Wilson’s Farm and Outlaw Run Funnel Cake at Flossie’s Fried Fancies.
This article was written and provided courtesy of the Branson CVB.