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Silver Dollar City’s ‘An Old Time Christmas’ to feature 6.5 million lights

by Brittani Tuttle

Silver Dollar City is gearing up for the holiday season with their “An Old Time Christmas” event, bringing in the park’s brightest season with 6.5 million lights, the popular Midtown Light Spectacular, and 30 miles of new lights illuminating their newest coaster, Time Traveler.

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The holiday season is rapidly approaching at Silver Dollar City.

The festival also features a nighttime light parade, two Broadway-style original musical productions, a 5-Story Special Effects Christmas tree with a sound and light show, and holiday dining – all from Nov. 3 – Dec. 30.

Christmas in Midtown will fill over an acre with 1.5 million LED lights, meaning 145 miles of lights covering 70,000 square feet in the Midtown area alone.

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Tall light tunnels and wreath portals will lead into the area, which includes light displays nine stories high, running reindeer, flying angels, moving trains, a 90-foot tree, musical trees with moving lights, stars and snowflakes, and a giant turning globe.

Time Traveler will also have its halls decked out with 30 miles of new lights leading up to the coaster.

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The light experience continues on the Square with the 5-Story Special Effects Christmas tree, featuring over 350,000 LED lights. The tree will illuminate to holiday songs with up to 100 light changes per second, plus lights flashing along around the Square.

Rudolph’s Holly Jolly Christmas Light Parade will travel through the streets of Silver Dollar City twice each night. Rudolph will lead the parade featuring nine musical light-up floats, accompanied by 45 costumed characters – including Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, 14-foot moose characters, 12-foot tall elves, 10-foot candy canes, penguins, elves and marching wooden soldiers.

The festival also includes two new musical productions: “A Dickens’ Christmas Carol” and the final year of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” “A Dickens’ Christmas Carol” is an adaptation of the classic holiday tale with revolving sets, flying spirits, pyrotechnic special effects and a cast of 15 accompanied by a live band. “It’s a Wonderful Life” offers a musical interpretation of the film, with fun special effects and a cast of 14 actors.

Other popular festival features include shows like Tinker Junior’s Toy Shop, strolling carolers, and holiday foods like fruitcakes, ginger cookies, and hot wassail. Craftsmanship is also showcased during the festival as the park’s 100 craftsmen create unique holiday items.

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During An Old Time Christmas, Silver Dollar City is open Thursdays – Sundays from Nov. 3-18, and then Wednesdays – Sundays from Nov. 21 – Dec. 30. Operating hours are 1-9 p.m., with extended hours on select days.

To learn more about An Old Time Christmas, and to purchase tickets, visit SilverDollarCity.com.

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