Advertisement

James Carlton: The Sights and Sounds of Christmas at Silver Dollar City

Bookmark this
December 24, 2018 By James Carlton

The Best of Branson crew hit the streets of Branson and Silver Dollar City on a two-day Christmas writing adventure. James Carlton, a correspondent for the site, shared some of his thoughts.

With a 5-story Christmas tree and a mind-blowing 6.5 million lights, it’s no wonder Silver Dollar City is a highlight of the Best of Christmas in Branson. Walking through the extravagantly lit streets of The City after dark, I can still smell the sweet aroma of candied nuts and funnel cakes floating through the air. It really feels like Christmas. I can hear the sounds of holiday cheer and magical music dancing across the faces of the old-time buildings adorned with millions of glowing and twinkling Christmas lights. It’s an awe-inspiring stroll through the park that effortlessly brings families together.

If you bought souvenirs and candies when Silver Dollar City first opened, back in the 1960s, the vendors would return your change in real silver dollars! This genuine theme park has worked hard to maintain the feeling of being in the mid-1800s. There is a real steam-engine train you can ride through the park; you can watch over a hundred authentic craftsmen demonstrate their skills, from glass-blowers to candy-makers; all of whom are crafting priceless gifts with a personal touch.

There are over a dozen award-winning eateries where you can get your feast on. From a hearty bread-bowl chili to hot apple dumplings with cinnamon ice cream, there are many handcrafted specialty food and dessert places. They even have several Christmas buffets to attend during the holidays, and there are always plenty of food carts with sweets and treats on the streets.


Advertisement

Recent Articles

Mandy Moore’s Mindful Tips for a Well-Balanced, Lively Summer

Mandy Moore’s Mindful Tips for a Well-Balanced, Lively Summer

in Food

With plans of trips and relaxation on the horizon, it can be easy to give your wellness routine a vacation, too. Take a moment to be consciously aware of how your mind and body may react to an overly active and jam-packed summer schedule.

June 3, 2019 By Best of Branson

Summer 2019 Best of Branson Vacation Publication

Summer 2019 Best of Branson Vacation Publication

in Attraction News, News, Food, Branson Shows

View our summer vacation publication for everything Branson!

May 28, 2019 By The Best of Branson

Captain treats Belle like queen she is

Captain treats Belle like queen she is

in Attraction News, Branson Shows

"It's almost like dancing, like an artform," James Plybon says of helming the Showboat Branson Belle. She is, after all, "a diva" who demands the best of her captain.

May 31, 2019 By Becca Martin-Brown

‘Shrek’ roars on to summer stage at Welk Theatre

‘Shrek’ roars on to summer stage at Welk Theatre

in Branson Shows

In the movie that introduced Shrek to the world, Princess Fiona finds her true home in the place she least expects it.

May 21, 2019 By Becca Martin-Brown

Advertisement

Must Read Articles

BBQ Fever Sweeping Branson

BBQ Fever Sweeping Branson

in Food

When Brad Leighniger got bitten by the competition BBQ bug, his infectious enthusiasm for smoked meat spread quickly. Before long, several of his friends had BBQ fever and the rest is history.

June 16, 2018 By The Best of Branson

Introducing The Best of Branson

Introducing The Best of Branson

in News

A welcome to our all-new The Best of Branson website from General Manager Jennifer Gregory.

April 17, 2018 By Jennifer Gregory

Showboat Branson Belle kicks off 2018 with new show

Showboat Branson Belle kicks off 2018 with new show

in Attraction News, Branson Shows

Showboat’s cast performs a wide variety of musical numbers sure to keep the audience singing along.

March 20, 2018 By The Best of Branson