Silver Dollar City has been voted a top Holiday Attraction by a vote of USA Today Readers.
According to a release from Silver Dollar City, "An Old Time Christmas" was the top vote getter in the USA Today and 10 Best Readers Poll, the fifth year in a row the park as won that honor.
Silver Dollar City was among 20 nominees chosen to be considered for the honor.
Old Time Christmas continues through December 23, then resumes on the 26th and continues until the park closes for the season on the 30th.
The complete release from Silver Dollar City is below:
Just released, the #1 Best Theme Park Holiday Event in America IS Silver Dollar City’s An Old Time Christmas. Located in Branson, Missouri, the internationally-awarded theme park gains the national title from readers of USA Today and 10Best, along with fans of Silver Dollar City, who selected the park’s truly brilliant event following an extensive and competitive voting period.
The contest is conducted by USA Today editors and industry experts who choose 20 nominees that are iconic theme and amusement parks from across the United States of America.
The title is viewed as an impressive win on its own --- yet, unparalleled is Silver Dollar City’s five-time streak of winning this prestigious award. “We thank our friends from around the nation who cast their votes for Silver Dollar City’s Christmas Festival. Those who voted are responsible for launching “The City” to the top of America’s holiday must-see list,” said Brad Thomas, President of Silver Dollar City, who gives credit to the employees – or “citizens” - of The City.
“We appreciate all of our ‘citizens’ who work hard to create this immersive Christmas experience. It’s fun to watch this event continue to grow into a national holiday destination known for our lights, our shows, our crafts, and food,” says Thomas, adding, “Christmas is always an extra special time for us. But this year, more than ever, it seems folks are wanting, and needing to forget so many challenges of today and celebrate the season with their friends and their families.”
Open until December 30th - with information at www.silverdollarcity.com - An Old Time Christmas showcases 6.5 million lights, two Broadway-style shows, a holiday light parade, an 8-story animated Christmas tree, light spectaculars of Christmas In Midtown & Joy on Town Square, holiday foods, a crafts colony of artisans creating heirloom gifts and a sing-a-long authentic steam train. The Christmas icing is riding rides, such as world-recognized roller coasters, into the nighttime skies with 700 miles of lights below.