Family Christmas at Silver Dollar City

Braley Family at Silver Dollar City

Okay, I admit it, I am a Christmas Freak!!  I love the music, the food and gift-giving, the decorations and most of all the REAL REASON for the SEASON—the birth of our Lord and Savior.  Where inAmericacan you find all of these Christmas treasures?  Why, Silver Dollar City inBranson,Missouriof course.  Last week we spent a few days with our family enjoying the sights and sounds of Christmas in Branson.

Silver Dollar Christmas tree - red

Gideon, our 10 year old, could not wait to see the light show onMain streetat Silver Dollar City.  There is a gigantic Christmas tree made of thousands of lights that keep time to several different Christmas carols.  It is an amazing thing to see. SilverDollarCitybecomes a winter wonderland after dark.  We enjoyed the music as we watched the tree glimmer and change colors.

Silver Dollar Christmas tree - blue

Theodore enjoyed the Silver Dollar Frisco Sing-Along Train.  We waited until dark to ride the train, which was all lit up with different colored lights.  I will warn you, the line for the train was quite long, but so worth the wait!  We sang Christmas carols as the train chugged along the tracks.  We saw lots of lights and lit up snowmen and reindeer along the way.  Then the best part came.  The train stops and everyone gets quiet as an elderly gentleman tells the Christmas story of a baby that was born a long time ago in a manger.  My kids were captivated and we all rejoiced as the birth of our Lord was shared with a train full of complete strangers. WOW!

If you are looking for Christmas ornaments or a special trinket, be sure and stop by Christmas Hollow.  The whole store is lit up with trees and unique gifts for this time of year.  We also made our usual purchases at the candy and taffy shops.  I decided to branch out and try the pecan brittle—yummy!

Come back on Friday when I talk about how I survived a ride on PowderKeg and post some a picture of the Frosty show we enjoyed watching with the boys.  Silver Dollar City is our favorite place to have a fun-filled country family Christmas.

What are some of your favorite Christmas experiences?

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