Christmas never feels quite like Christmas until you spend a day at Silver Dollar City Branson, taking in over million twinkling lights and superb productions whisking you away to another place and time. When I visit, Christmas on Main Street is always a highlight. The five-story Christmas Tree, located in The Square, sparkles and dances in unison to special effects set to music like “Carol of the Bells,” “Joy to the World,” and “Sleigh Ride." Ten storefronts, 20 street festoons and over 250 cut trees join in the dazzling display for a sight and sound spectacular like no other. Bring your camera and be prepared to take plenty of pictures. You can even get a professional photo taken in front of the tree by a Silver Dollar City photographer if you’d like.It’s a Wonderful Life, which debuted at Silver Dollar City last year, quickly won me over. The original musical adaptation of the 1946 film brings to life the small town charm of George Bailey and how he discovers the value of life, family and friends – along with a little help from his guardian angel Clarence, of course. You truly do feel transported to a different place and time during the performance, and the singing performances delivered make the message hit home. At the end of the show I always smile and feel grateful for how wonderful life can be. It may sound surreal, but that’s the effect of Silver Dollar City.
There’s plenty more to do at the Branson theme park during Old Time Christmas. The hardest part is deciding what to do. If you can, make time for two more shows – A Dickens’ Christmas Carol and The Living Nativity. Classic and tied to my holiday heart, A Dickens’ Christmas Carol invokes the most poignant moments of the tale. The unique adaptation is marked by a talented cast who bring the personalities of these famous characters to life while also bestowing a true sense of the transformation of change, belief and hope. I recommend The Living Nativity for its simple, yet breathtaking beauty. The performance transports you to an ancient Bethlehem to a Christmas night many years ago. Marvel as the angel Gabriel retells the most famous story ever told. It will, no doubt, leave an impression.Picking up a one-of-a-kind holiday gift at Silver Dollar City is also a tradition of mine. From pictures to jewelry to knives, you can outfit each member of your to-do list at the park. Even better, you can purchase then choose to pick up your items once you leave the park. Simply request parcel pickup upon purchase you can shop, and experience attractions, in a breeze.
As long as weather cooperates, and it doesn’t get too cold, Silver Dollar City rides and attractions are also open during Old Time Christmas. Go for whirl on The Giant Swing, take a loop-filled ride on Wildfire, then experience the rush of Outlaw run. The wind might be brisk, but the thrill is worth it!
Reserve your discount Silver Dollar City tickets today to enjoy this festive event. When you purchase with Reserve Branson you get two days for the price of one doubling the amount of time you can celebrate an Old Time Christmas.
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