Silver Dollar City named ‘the best’

BRANSON, Mo. – The 1880s internationally awarded theme park Silver Dollar City has been named the nation’s “Best Theme Park Holiday Event.”

The USA Today/10 Best poll originates with selections made by an editorial board of the newspaper and travel writers before going out to the public for the voting process.

The news was announced following four weeks of voting by USA Today readers and theme park fans.  Other finalists included events at Disney, SeaWorld, Dollywood, Six Flags, Busch Gardens/Tampa and Williamsburg.

Silver Dollar City’s “An Old Time Christmas” has gained several new accolades this holiday season including being named in CNN’s 7 Best Places to See Christmas Lights in the USA, Travel Channel’s 8 Holiday Light Displays You Don’t Want to Miss, US News & World Report’s America’s Top 14 Theme Parks for the Holidays, Southern Living’s Best Christmas Tree in Every State, and spotlighted for top Christmas events by the Associated Press, USA Today Christmas wrap-up and the Denver Post.

Silver Dollar City’s An Old Time Christmas, with 6.5 million lights, runs through December 30, featuring the new Christmas In Midtown, Rudolph’s Holly Jolly™ Christmas Light Parade, two original musical productions, a 5-Story Special Effects Christmas Tree, holiday dining and more.

“This means so much to us because the end result is determined by our guests, our friends and the loyal fans of Silver Dollar City,” said Brad Thomas, president of Silver Dollar City Attractions. “To the many who voted, thank you so very much,” said Thomas.