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Silver Dollar City unveils brand-new show for An Old Time Christmas

by Attractions Magazine Staff

Silver Dollar City is celebrating the holiday season with the return of An Old Time Christmas, complete with new shows, updates to old favorites, and more.

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Running Nov. 6 through Dec. 30, 2021, this holiday event features 30 shows each day and night; an elaborate eight-story, animated Christmas tree; over 6.5 million lights; Christmas in Midtown; holiday foods; “Rudolph’s Holly Jolly Christmas Light Parade;” The Frisco Sing-Along Steam Train; A Dickens’ Christmas Carol, and more.

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In addition to “Rudolph’s Holly Jolly Christmas Light Parade” traveling through the park twice each evening, multiple venues will present other fan-favorites, like “The Living Nativity;” the “Saloon Frontier Fa-La-La Follies;” “Cool Yule,” a show made up of performers and a live band; gospel groups and more.

Silver Dollar City’s new $500,000 production, “Home For Christmas,” a Broadway-style show, “will feature 12 singers and dancers, a four-piece band, 28 songs and over 40 costume changes,” said Producer Casey Robertson. “‘A Dickens’ Christmas Carol’ is also returning, with new staging, new music and new twists on the classic favorite. It will be remarkable, from the snow to the beautiful set design, guests will be immersed in the Dickens’ experience. We have revitalized a holiday classic and made it into something really special.”

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Rollercoasters will soar through the night sky with Christmas lights below, while Silver Dollar City’s Steam Train will take riders on a sing-along adventure. Bright lights will line the streets, buildings, walkways and trees, greeting guests with Joy on the Town Square’s custom-designed, video-motion towering tree. Just a few steps away, guests will find Christmas in Midtown’s display of light tunnels, wreath portals, flying angels, running reindeer, a moving train, stars, snowflakes, and a giant turning globe — all created at Silver Dollar City.

Park guests can watch demonstrating artisans as they create heirloom works of art, or visit family-style restaurants serving holiday foods and seasonal treats created in on-site kitchens and bakeries. These offerings include Holiday Dinner with smoked turkey, ham, prime rib, and trimmings, specialty soups like potato leek, Silver Dollar City’s Miner’s Beef Stew, plus a variety of desserts from apple dumplings with homemade ice cream to fried pies and holiday funnel cakes.

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Silver Dollar City’s largest and newest addition, Rivertown, adds even more to the décor with thousands of LED lights outlining Clara Belle’s Cinnamon Bread bakery and the Rivertown Smokehouse, featuring fresh-smoked meats and specialty desserts. The Smokehouse also offers covered decks with heaters, allowing for outdoor dining along the banks of the Mystic River.

For more information on An Old Time Christmas, or to plan your own visit, head to SilverDollarCity.com.

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