Silver Dollar City’s Outlaw Run Sets Guinness World Record

Silver Dollar City’s popular roller coaster, Outlaw Run, has snagged the title of Steepest Wooden Roller Coaster in the 2015 Guinness World Record book.

Outlaw Run first opened in 2013 and dared guests to test their bravery on its steep 81-degree drop. According to Silver Dollar City’s website, the ride is the only wooden roller coaster to twist upside down three times and is the second fastest wood coaster in the world with a top speed of 68 miles per hour.

Outlaw Run was also voted best new ride of 2013 worldwide by Amusement Today.

If you haven’t experienced this incredible thrill yet, check it out at the award-winning Silver Dollar City in Branson.

The theme park is closed during the months of January and February but will re-open in March of 2015.

 

Silver Dollar City’s Holiday Lights Make CNN Travel’s Top List

According to a press release from www.prweb.com, Silver Dollar City has been listed in another flattering compilation of the “Best Places to See Christmas Lights in the US.”

CNN Travel cited the popular theme park in Branson’s Christmas celebration for its fantastic display of more than 5 million dazzling lights and 1,000 beautifully decorated trees.

Silver Dollar City was included in the list alongside these other popular locations sporting gorgeous Christmas lights:

– Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

– Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada

– Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C.

– Denver Botanic Gardens in Denver, Colorado

– Macy’s at Center City in Philadelphia

– Zilker Park in Austin, Texas

– Santa Claus House in North Pole, Alaska

If you missed Silver Dollar City’s An Old Time Christmas Celebration this year, don’t worry — it’s certain to be even better next year! For more information or details about Silver Dollar City, please visit www.bransonshows.com.

The park is currently closed for the season but will re-open in March of 2015.

See “A Dickens’ Christmas Carol” at Silver Dollar City

Silver Dollar City’s An Old Time Christmas isn’t just one of the most elaborate Christmas celebrations in the area, but it’s also a hub for excellent performances from musicians, actors, actresses and dancers.

This holiday season, An Old Time Christmas presents several different Christmas productions that the whole family will enjoy, including the traditional “A Dickens’ Christmas Carol.”

Silver Dollar City’s special hour-long rendition of “A Dickens’ Carol” is performed in the Opera House and features 15 talented performers, a phenomenal live band, special effects, Victorian holiday scenery and intricate period costumes.

Come out to Silver Dollar City and enjoy all the fantastic rides, Christmas decorations and this amazing Broadway-style show adapted from the classic by Charles Dickens.

For your tickets or more information, please visit www.bransonshows.com.

Santa Sightings in the Ozarks

SantaIf you have young kids there’s no doubt you’re probably on the lookout for Santa all over the Ozarks. Luckily, he’s making appearances in several locations near Branson where you can easily take your kids to meet him and tell him all about their wish lists.

Check out some of these convenient locations in the Branson area where you’re sure to find Santa waiting with a warm smile.

 

The Branson Landing Town Square

Branson Landing’s Christmas

Catch Santa on the Branson Landing town square at his Christmas tree house all the way up until Christmas Eve. Take home your very own photo with the big guy and make sure to tell him what you want for Christmas this year. Finish up your visit to the Landing with some last minute Christmas shopping at one of the many fantastic shops right there on the promenade. Hours are Sunday through Thursday noon- 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday noon to 8 p.m. Special hours on Wednesday, Dec. 24 are noon to 6 p.m. Find the Branson Landing at 100 Branson Landing Blvd., Branson, Mo.

Bass Pro Shops

Meet Santa at Bass Pro Shop

Experience the magic of Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops where kids will enjoy holiday crafts, games and activities and some valuable one-on-one time with Santa. Pick up your free photo with Santa and enjoy the festivities now until Christmas Eve. See Santa Monday through Saturday 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Special Christmas Eve hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Branson’s Bass Pro Shops is at the Branson Landing at 100 Branson Landing Blvd., Branson, Mo.

Branson Scenic Railway’s Polar Express

Branson Scenic Railway's Polar Express

Spend a magical evening cruising through the Ozarks aboard the Branson Scenic Railway’s Polar Express. Put on your coziest pair of pajamas and head to the downtown Branson train station where you’ll board the train, enjoy warm mugs of hot cocoa, cookies and a special gift from Santa himself. Caroling, warm beverages, sweet holiday treats and Santa all make for the perfect holiday evening in Branson. Visit www.bransontrain.com for a full schedule and to get tickets. The Branson Scenic Railway is at 206 E. Main St., Branson, Mo.

Kringles Christmas Store at Grand Village

Kringles Christmas Shop

This week will be the last week of the year that you’ll find Santa at Grand Village Shops so make sure to stop by. Amid all the holiday decor, festive trees and millions of ornaments, Santa will be waiting to visit with you and your kids. He’ll be stopping by this Friday from 3 p.m.- 6:30 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Grand Village Shops are at 2800 Missouri 76, Branson, Mo.

Silver Dollar City

Silver Dollar City Christmas

At Silver Dollar City’s An Old Time Christmas Celebration you’ll get to visit Santa in his workshop at Kringles Krossing! His elves will gladly take your kids’ pictures as they sit on his lap and tell him what they want for Christmas. What better location to see Santa than inside his very own magical workshop at Silver Dollar City. Santa will be at the workshop this Thursday (Dec. 18) until Tuesday, Dec. 23. For more information and times, visit www.silverdollarcity.com.

Top 4 Holiday Activities in Branson

Branson offers plenty of fun activities for the whole family during the holiday season. Here are some of the top holiday activities in the area that are sure to make for a fantastic winter vacation to the Ozarks!

Drive through the Trail of Lights

The Shepherd of the Hills Trail of Lights is a drive-through lights display featuring two and a half miles of animated lights displays. The kids will love seeing all the eccentric characters and twinkling lights and you’ll even receive coupons for free cups of hot cocoa or cider at the gift shop once you exit the Trail of Lights. After you enjoy your warm beverage, head to the top of Inspiration Tower where you can look out across the many fantastic Christmas lights glittering all over the Branson area.

 

See a Christmas  show

Branson’s popular shows are great year round, but during the holiday season they are especially delightful. With fabulous lights and decorations and incredible music that welcomes the holiday season with warmth, Branson visitors love Christmas! Try Dixie Stampede’s Christmas Show for a holiday cowboy good time or Christmas Wonderland at King’s Castle Theatre for a lavish production that takes you all the way from the North Pole to California!

Silver Dollar City

There’s so much to see and do at Silver Dollar City’s An Old Time Christmas! With traditional vendors, thousands of Christmas lights, a five-story decorated Christmas tree in the square and all your favorite Silver Dollar City rides and coasters, there’s no lack of exciting adventures to be had here. New to 2014 is the Holly Jolly Christmas Parade featuring life-size lovable characters, dozens of floats and the one and only Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Shopping

Finishing up your Christmas shopping? Branson has you covered. From the diverse array of flea shops and vintage markets to more than 100 specialty stores at the Branson Landing, shopping options here are endless! Stop by the Grand Village and pick up great stocking stuffers and decor for your home at Kringles Christmas Shop, head to The Shoppes at Branson Meadows or Branson Hills Plaza for big name stores mixed in with some local shops. And don’t forget about historic downtown Branson where you’ll find dozens of locally owned boutiques like the Cowgirl Clad Co., Crain Creations Gallery, Dick’s 5 & 10 and so much more.

 

Silver Dollar City is the Place to Be This Holiday Season

Before the Christmas season is up, it’s definitely worth your time to make a stop at Silver Dollar City’s An Old Time Christmas celebration.

Nothing gets you more in the Christmas spirit than the enormous LED Christmas Tree on the city square of Silver Dollar City with thousands of visitors around you, just as bundled up and excited as you are to be exploring the streets filled with festive vendors, twinkling light displays and cheerful sounds.

Silver Dollar City is a magical place during the holidays, with 5 million twinkling lights, 1,000 decorated Christmas trees, two broadway-style shows, the gorgeous 5-story special effects tree and the brand new Holly Jolly Christmas Light Parade, led by everyone’s favorite reindeer — Rudolph!

Treat your kids to a holiday in Branson they’ll never forget with Silver Dollar City’s An Old Time Christmas.

For tickets or more information, please visit www.bransonshows.com.

Silver Dollar City One of the Top 10 Places to See Holiday Lights

Silver Dollar City was listed in USA Today’s Top 10 Spots to See Bright Holiday Lights and noted for its “elaborate light show and five-story Christmas tree.”

Silver Dollar City does indeed take Christmas pretty seriously, so if you haven’t had the chance to experience the festivities in Branson, Missouri, you really need to! For many, Silver Dollar City’s Christmas celebration is an annual family tradition and you’ll see why.

This year, the park debuted a brand new Holly Jolly Christmas parade led by Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer and featuring nine different musical, lighted floats and 200,000 bright LED lights. You’ll be greeted by 33 different holiday characters as well!

The park itself is completely illuminated in sparkling lights, festive decorations, gorgeous Christmas trees and the streets are filled with joyful song.

Silver Dollar City’s An Old Time Christmas celebration is a must-see for anyone in the Branson area this holiday season, so get your tickets today!