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An Old Time Christmas
Silver Dollar City

by Jeff Joiner

For the folks at Silver Dollar City the Christmas season is a major reason to celebrate, and not just for a few days. Each year the Branson historic theme park turns the months of November and December into a beautiful holiday showcase with lights, greenery, music, food and entertainment known as An Old Time Christmas.

Again this year Silver Dollar City is staging a musical production of Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” which features Tiny Tim (cover) and his family as well as Scrooge and a trio of ghosts who remind him of the real reasons for the holiday season. Several perfomances of the musical are staged each day in the Opera House.

But the holiday celebrations don’t end there. Daily the park hosts special events and entertainers, like a concert by the Springfield Boys Choir in the gazebo next to Silver Dollar City’s giant Christmas tree (photo left). Each evening the park holds a Christmas tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m.

And, of course, the entire park is emblazened with thousands of Christmas lights. A great way to see the park and all the decorations is aboard Silver Dollar City’s steam train, also decorated, which continuously circles the park.

For more information about Silver Dollar City’s Old Time Christmas, which runs through Dec. 30, including show times and ticket prices, visit the park online at www.silverdollarcity.com or call 1-800-475-9370.

 

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