5 reasons to make Silver Dollar City part of your Thanksgiving plans

Looking for a new spot to celebrate Turkey Day complete with a holiday feast, fabulous shows, and millions of dazzling lights? Look no further than Silver Dollar City (SDC). Here’s why it’s the best place to officially kick off the Christmas season, all Thanksgiving weekend long:

1. The park IS open Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving evening is a fantastic time to visit the park because the crowds are typically lighter, and there’s just no better way to officially kick off the Christmas season than a trip to SDC. All the shows, rides, and attractions are open as usual from 4 to 10 p.m., and you can even take advantage of the $45 Thursday ticket promotion available at area Price Cutter locations.

2. Enjoy a holiday feast starting at 2 p.m.

While the park doesn’t officially open until 4 p.m., all three buffet location (Molly’s Mill, Lucky Silver Mine, and Reunion Hall) will open at 2 p.m. to serve a full holiday feast. Buffet items include hickory-smoked turkey, southern fried chicken, holiday ham, beef tips and rice, mashed potatoes, candied sweet potatoes, green been casserole, mac & cheese, a full salad bar, a selection of desserts, and more. Soft drinks are included. See the full menu here.

SEE ALSO: 10 things you must see and do during “An Old Time Christmas” at SDC


3. Pay only $40 for an After Thanksgiving Shopper’s Ticket and enjoy the park all day

Between 8 and 10 a.m. on both Friday and Saturday (Nov. 23-24), you can purchase a $40 “After Thanksgiving Shopper’s Ticket” to shop all the special discounts throughout the park, but also enjoy the lights, shows, rides, and other festivities until the park closes at 10 p.m. This special ticket is only available at the front gate and can’t be purchased online or by phone. Annual pass holders do not need to purchase this additional Shopper’s ticket to access the park early. More details here.

4. Take advantage of discounts on select merchandise

Visit the park on Friday and Saturday (Nov. 23-24) from 8 a.m. to 12 noon to enjoy special discounts up to 50% on some merchandise and 25% off at all 60 SDC shops from 8 to 10 a.m. See the full list of discounts here.

5. Experience the new(ish) Christmas in Midtown and enjoy extended hours all weekend

Christmas in Midtown is truly a sight that must be seen to fully believe. With this new expansion, the park boasts over 6.5 million twinkling lights, in addition to its two Broadway-style shows, a five-story dancing light tree, Rudolph’s Holly Jolly Christmas Light Parade, endless holiday treats, and so much more. Enjoy expanded operating hours for the holiday weekend from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday (Nov. 23-24) and 1 to 9 p.m. on Sunday (Nov. 25).

SEE ALSO: Ultimate Silver Dollar City Christmas Guide

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