For the third year in a row, USA Today’s 10Best voters have again named Silver Dollar City’s Christmas festival the “Best Theme Park Holiday Event.” It’s the fourth time in five years “An Old Time Christmas” has earned the honor.
The rankings is the result of four weeks of online voting on the USA Today website.
“10Best readers love the holidays, and the Best Theme Park Holiday Event award is always one of our most hotly contested categories,” said Lydia Schrandt, Sr. Photo Editor and Readers’ Choice Production Manager of USA Today’s 10Best.
“The fact that ‘An Old Time Christmas’ has clenched the award for the fourth time speaks to the caliber of the event,” said Schrandt.
Silver Dollar City’s Christmas celebration began in 1988, with strands of lights and Christmas caroling in Town Square. It has since grown in to a best-in-class festival featuring 6.5 million lights, two Broadway-style Christmas shows, Rudolph’s Holly Jolly Christmas Light Parade, the “Christmas in Midtown Light Spectacular,” endless holiday comfort foods, and much more.
This year also marked the debut of “Joy on Town Square,” featuring an all-new eight-story LED special effect Christmas tree capable of displaying a variety of graphics from more than a million points of illumination.
“An Old Time Christmas” runs now through Dec. 30, with a New Year’s celebration to follow on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.Sign up now for the Branson Christmas newsletter to get these stories delivered straight to your inbox. Also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.