By AT Staff | December 6, 2012
BRANSON, Mo. — Silver Dollar City’s An Old Time Christmas festival in Branson, Missouri, continues to gather top accolades, recently being named to USA Today’s “10 Great Places to Put a Spin on Christmas Spirit” and Yahoo Travel’s “America’s Best Places for Holiday Lights.”
USA Today states “Christmas gets a razzle-dazzle makeover at this theme park with 4 million lights and 1,000 decorated trees, including one that’s five stories tall and wired for special effects.” Silver Dollar City was spotlighted on the popular travel sites along with other top travel destinations such as Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia and the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival in Chicago, Illinois. Since its debut more than two decades ago, Silver Dollar City’s An Old Time Christmas has become one of the country’s most recognized events for spectacular lighting and world-class entertainment, profiled as one of the nation’s top holiday celebrations by CNN Travel, The Travel Channel, Good Morning America, AOL Travel, and MSN.com.
Silver Dollar City is open Thursdays through Sundays through December 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, with extended hours on Saturdays. Due to the powerful response from guests this holiday season, Silver Dollar City will extend its hours this coming Saturday, December 8, to 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m., adding an additional two hours for guests to view over 4 million lights and the Holiday Light Parade, ride over 30 rides and attractions, see two Broadway-style productions and feast on festive holiday foods. Check the Silver Dollar City website for exact schedules.