With just over a month until Silver Dollar City (SDC) opens the doors on their famed ‘An Old Time Christmas’ festival, crews are hard at work hanging lights throughout the park. The process of adorning the park in five million lights typically starts in mid-summer, but this year brings the addition of another 1.5 million lights with the debut of the Christmas in Midtown Light Spectacular.
The area — located behind Main Street near the park’s entrance — will feature a 90-foot light pole Christmas tree, a 50-foot Santa and sleigh, a large globe perched 30-feet in the air, 30 flying angels, three light tunnels, two 40-foot moving trains, dozens of stars and snowflakes, and more.
Below are photos showing the current build progress as of Sept. 29. Noticeable physical additions include metal frames to heighten storefronts, tight strands of lights outlining each building, and large poles and guy-wires to hoist globes, angels, and trees into the air.
SDC’s An Old Time Christmas festival opens on Sat., Nov. 4 (with a special “white glove” charity preview event on Nov. 3). The celebration runs well past Christmas Day this year, remaining open for the first time until New Year’s Day.
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