Let’s face it: theme park tickets aren’t cheap, especially if you’re trying to bring the whole family.
Branson’s Silver Dollar City is no exception, but there are a few ways to stretch your ticket dollars to be sure you get the best experience at the lowest possible cost.
Here are a few options for finding the best pricing on tickets to Silver Dollar City, known around the globe for its impressive “An Old Time Christmas” celebration.
Single and two-day tickets online
However, A two-day ticket is available for just a bit more — $92 for adults and $82 for children. That equates to $46 per day for adults and $41 per day for children.
New 2020 ticket promotions
The park appears to be experimenting with some new special ticket offers this year. As of Dec. 4, the following discounted tickets are available:
- $40 After 6 p.m.: Valid for one visit after 6 p.m. on any operating day through 12/30/2020. Ages 3 and under are free. Can be purchased online in advance.
- Buy 1 Day, Get the 2nd Day Free: Valid any operating day. Second day must be used within five consecutive days of first visit. Final use must occur by 1/2/21. Ages 3 and under are free. Can be purchased online in advance.
- Visit Before 3 p.m. & Pay Kids Price ($62): Must purchase in-person at the gate and enter before 3 p.m. NOT valid on any Saturday, or Nov. 26-27, Dec. 20-23, and Dec. 27. Ages 3 and under are free. Cannot be purchased online.
Price Cutter $35 Thursday tickets
This popular promotion has returned for the 2020 Christmas season, and it’s much cheaper than last year! If you’re able to visit on a Thursday (also the least busy day of the week in the park), stop by select Price Cutter locations in Missouri (including Ramey, Country Mart, Summer Fresh, Food Pyramid, King Cash Saver, and Pyramid Express) to purchase discounted SDC tickets for just $35 (the promotional price was $47 in 2019!).
There are two Country Mart’s (newly rebranded as King Cash Saver) near the park:
- 18128 State Hwy 13, Branson West, Mo.
- 1447 MO-248, Branson, Mo. (Shepard of the Hill Expy)
See a full list of participating Price Cutter locations here. The $35 tickets can be purchased any day, but can only be used on a Thursday the park is open from Nov. 12 through Dec. 31, 2020.
‘Silver Dollar City Times’ coupons
The Silver Dollar City Times magazine is mailed to current (and sometimes past) season pass holders. The Nov. 2020 edition includes three coupons that can be used by anyone (not just pass holders). These coupons are only valid on specific dates so pay attention to the offer details and fine print.
Season passes — best option for multiple visits
If you plan to visit SDC more than once next year, you should take advantage of the option to upgrade an existing single-day ticket to a season pass (for unlimited entries) for just $50 — that’s less than a single day ticket!
You must purchase the upgrade while you’re still in the park (there’s a booth near by the exit). Upgrades do not include the complimentary guest tickets that accompany the full-price season passes.
This upgrade is available even with the Price Cutter $35 discounted tickets, which means you get to enjoy the park that day plus all of 2021 operating dates for $85 total (plus tax).
Season pass holders receive a 10% discount on food purchases inside the park and a $5 discount on single-day tickets for others in your party.
You’re not eligible for the upgrade if you currently hold a 2020 season pass, though those passes can also be renewed during your visit or online.
Military personnel (including spouses and dependent children ages 12-17) can receive a free second day with the purchase of a one-day ticket OR receive a $5 discount off the price of a one-day ticket. If choosing the free second-day, you must use the second day within two days of the first visit.
Dependent children (ages 4-11) receive a free two-day ticket when accompanied by a military member purchasing the above military ticket. More details here.
This discount is only available to purchase by visiting the front gate in person.
After Thanksgiving Shopper’s Tickets (Nov. 27 & 28 only)
**NOTE: This is NOT being offered for the 2020 season. It could return next year.** Between 8 and 10 a.m. on both Nov. 29 and 30, you can purchase a $40 “After Thanksgiving Shopper’s Ticket” to shop special discounts up to 50% on products 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.
Coca-Cola $5 Discount
**NOTE: This is NOT being offered for the 2020 season. It could return next year.** Save $5 on a full-price one-day ticket by presenting and 20oz. Coca-Cola beverage label at the Silver Dollar City box office. Valid any operating day and only available at the front gate.
After 7, next day free promo
**NOTE: This is NOT being offered for the 2020 season. It could return next year.** As the title suggests, if you enter the park after 7 p.m., you can return the next day for no additional charge. You could spend the first night enjoying the lights and then visit the next day for all the shows, rides, and even more lights.
This promotion is helpful if you’re holding a single-day ticket as it really gives you a day-and-a-half of enjoyment for the price of one day.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.