It’s one of the most-asked questions at the moment: Will Silver Dollar City (SDC) produce their fan-favorite Christmas shows this year amidst the COVID-19 pandemic?
The answer? Yes, there will be some shows, but things will be different.
First, the bad news: There will be no indoor shows. That means the two Broadway-style shows — “A Dickens’ Christmas Carol” and “It’s A Wonderful Life” will not be shown. The staging and effects needed to produce these shows make it impractical to attempt to reproduce them on outdoor stages.
Instead, famed performers from these shows will be part of caroling troupes who will perform along walkways throughout the park. Keep your eyes and ears open!
Despite a lack of indoor shows, an Oct. 21 SDC press release touted there will be “more shows than ever before.” We’re not sure this adds up, but it did mention three shows that will be held in outdoor spaces. These include The Living Nativity, the Saloon Frontier Fa-La-La Follies, and a new Cool Yule show.
Cool Yule is new for 2020 and is said to be a variety show made up of vocal performers with a live band.
UPDATE (Nov. 3): See the full list of 2020 shows here.
It’s not yet clear where each outdoor show will be performed, but there are three existing outdoor stages: the Dockside Theater (next to the new Rivertown area), Boatworks Theater (near Fireman’s Landing), and Echo Hollow (though it’s not typically used during the Christmas season). Other temporary stages could be also be constructed, similar to the Plaza Stage outside Red Gold Heritage Hall.
We’ll know more specifics once daily schedules are posted on the SDC website and mobile apps. So, as with most things this year, stay tuned…
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