An Old Time Christmas

Wednesday, Dec 8, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

Silver Dollar City
399 Silver Dollar City Parkway
Branson, MO 65616

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Celebrate Christmas this year at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Mo, with over 6.5 million twinkling lights and live holiday shows daily!

An Old Time Christmas is  four-time winner and reigning title-holder of a USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice poll for the nation's Best Theme Park Holiday Event!

Announcing An All-NEW Show

Don't miss the debut of Home For Christmas, a brand NEW Broadway-style Show in 2021 at Red Gold Heritage Hall!

The nearly Half-Million Dollar Production features a cast of 12 singers and dancers and a live 4-piece band performing over 28 songs (including an original song created just for Silver Dollar City) during 6 distinct Christmas scenes that reminds us all why this time of year is so special. From classic traditions like tree-trimming and a peek into Santa’s workshop to a salute to those that serve abroad during the holidays and a reminder of the real reason for the season…it’s 45-minutes of non-stop Christmas cheer!

Over 6.5 Million Lights

Be merry and bright as you bask in the glow of dazzling light displays, including 1.5 million in the Christmas In Midtown light spectacular.

Festive Family Entertainment

There's no better way to get into the Christmas spirit than one of our spectacular live shows.

Hearty Feasts

Gather the whole family for holiday feasts served family-style. Plus, enjoy seasonal favorites like caramel apples, wassail and hot chocolate at restaurants and concessions throughout the park.

Rides & Attractions

Weather permitting, enjoy your favorite Silver Dollar City attractions decked out for the Christmas season.

Shoppers' Paradise

With 60 unique shops throughout the park, you'll find gifts for everyone on your Christmas shopping list.

Santa's Cottage

Come to Santa's Cottage window and tell him what you're hoping to see under the tree this year. His elves will be on hand to take photos, too! 

A Dickens' Christmas Carol

Silver Dollar City's beloved Broadway-style production returns to the Opera House this Christmas with an All-NEW musical score! An original musical adaptation of the famous classic by Charles Dickens, this 60-minute show uses humor and inspiration to share the story of redemption, hope, and the transforming power of one simple prayer. It features a talented cast of actors accompanied by a live band, astounding special effects, stunning Victorian scenery and exquisite period costuming.

Festival Lineup:

A Dickens' Christmas Carol

Back by popular demand, featuring an ALL-NEW musical score!

An original musical adaptation of the famous classic by Charles Dickens, this 60-minute, Broadway-style show uses humor and inspiration to share the story of redemption, hope, and the transforming power of one simple prayer. It features a talented cast of actors accompanied by a live band, astounding special effects, stunning Victorian scenery and exquisite period costuming.

Location: Opera House

Frontier Fa-La-La Follies

Grab a seat at the Riverfront Playhouse for the hilarious holiday adventures of the Saloon gang as they sing and dance their way through the season. Join Bart, the girls and the Silver Dollar Band as they bring the house down with laughter during this rollicking Wild West comedy. Sing along with familiar Christmas carols or even be part of the act! This 30-minute show is a Silver Dollar City favorite!

Location: Riverfront Playhouse

Joy On Town Square

This custom-designed, towering tree soars 80 feet into the night sky, featuring hundreds of thousands of dancing high-resolution lights with infinite ability to combine color, music, light and animated imagery. The designers, global leaders in high-tech lighting, say there is no other experience like it on the planet!

Joy On Town Square includes illumination of the Square’s buildings, trees and landscape, immersing guests in an even greater Christmas adventure. Together, the tree’s output, along with the enhanced Square experience, equals more than 1 Million LED lights!

Location: Main Street

Rudolph's Holly Jolly Christmas Light Parade

Say hello to the most famous reindeer of all during Rudolph’s Holly Jolly Christmas Light Parade!

As grand marshal, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer leads this joyous musical procession of nine lighted floats and dozens costumed characters through the streets of Silver Dollar City. The parade includes Rudolph’s friend Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, 14-foot moose characters, 12-foot tall elves and 10-foot candy canes, plus penguins and a troupe of marching wooden soldiers.

The floats, illuminated with 200,000 ultra-bright LED lights, feature whimsical animated scenes, including huge drumming bears and cymbal-playing penguins. They were designed exclusively for Silver Dollar City, meaning this is a one-of-a-kind experience you won't find anywhere else this Christmas season!

Weather permitting, Rudolph’s Holly Jolly Christmas Light Parade occurs at least twice a night during An Old Time Christmas.

The parade starts in The Grand Exposition and travels up Valley Road to the Square, where it passes our 8-story special effects tree and turns down Hugo's Hill Street. Citizens will be happy to give you directions to great viewing spots — just ask!

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and all related elements &  under license to Character Arts, LLC. All rights reserved.

Santa's Cottage Presented by Arvest Bank

No trip to The City would be complete without a visit with THE REAL ST. NICK! Find his home away from the North Pole at the BOTTOM OF THE PARK at the edge of the NEW Rivertown Area thru Dec 23. Be sure to come up to the cottage window to chat with Santa and tell him what you’re hoping to see under the tree this year.  Also, be sure to ask Santa’s elves to take a picture of you with Santa!  

Weekdays and Sundays

3:30PM - 5:30PM or 6:30PM - Close

All Saturdays

2:30PM - 5:30PM or 6:30PM - Close

Location: Carousel Barn

The Living Nativity

Transport your family to ancient Bethlehem and experience life as is may have been that clear and silent night so many years ago. The real reason for the joyous season is revealed in dramatic fashion by the angel Gabriel in this thrilling musical account of the greatest story ever told. This celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ takes place each operating day during An Old Time Christmas.

Location: Dockside Theater

Tinker Junior's Toy Shop

Sure to quickly become a tradition for your kids is a stop by our interactive show starring the beloved 12-foot tall talking Christmas tree Tinker Junior, otherwise known as TJ.

Join TJ and his side-kick Raggedy Ann as they host a sing-along and story time with special appearances by lovable characters like Buddy the Elf and Jack in the Box.

Location: Boatworks Theater

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