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10 Reasons To Visit This Fall & Christmas

If you haven’t been able to make it to Silver Dollar City with your Season Pass this year, now is the time to plan your Fall & Christmas visits to make the most of your 2021 pass! You might even say the best is yet to come with two immersive festivals filled with incredible seasonal sights, sounds and flavors – Harvest Festival Featuring Crafts & Pumpkins In The City and An Old Time Christmas®. 
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Buck Taylor Kent Rollins
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Family in Marvel Cave Family in Marvel Cave

Here are 10 ways to make the rest of 2021 the best of 2021 at Silver Dollar City!

1. Fall Food
During Harvest Festival, Silver Dollar City takes autumn flavors to the next level with innovative and delicious dishes, both sweet and savory, featuring favorite fall ingredients including pumpkin, sweet potato, cinnamon and more. This season you’ll find all your favorites including funnel cakes, churros and mouthwatering baked goods and pastries along with NEW savory dishes like pumpkin chili, pumpkin corn dogs with sweet potato fries, autumn pork belly skillet and many more.

2. Crafts & Cowboys
From The City’s Square to The Makers’ Market, you’ll find scores of talented visiting craftsmen demonstrating throughout Silver Dollar City during Harvest Festival. Explore everything from copper art and barrel making to needlework and millinery. Plus, fall brings cowboys back to Silver Dollar City including Western watercolor art from Gunsmoke legend and current Yellowstone star Buck Taylor, plus chuckwagon cooking from Food Network star Kent Rollins.

3. Pumpkins In The City Is Even Bigger
This year Pumpkins In The City is bigger than ever with new creations and an all-new area stretching from the Woodland Hike to NEW Rivertown - adding more than two acres of new fun to explore. NEW sculptures include a 14-ft tall Lucky the Rescue Dog, happy bats smiling down from the rooftops and a whimsical stack of barnyard animals adorning the NEW Riverfront Smokehouse all amid dramatic lighting creating the perfect backdrop for family fun. Plus, the NEW Garden of Giants showcases 8 real half-ton pumpkins (between 100-1400 lbs. each) grown by master gardeners from here in the US. 

4. Last Chance To Ride Mystic River Falls® This Season
Don’t miss your chance to experience Silver Dollar City’s newest adventure – Mystic River Falls – featuring the tallest drop on a raft ride in the Western Hemisphere! Open through October 30 (weather permitting), Mystic River Falls is an epic journey perfect for the entire family. Plus, the ride is located in All-NEW Rivertown which is also home to Rivertown Smokehouse, Clara Belle’s Cinnamon Bread and much more.

5. Last Chance To See NEW Down By The Riverside
While you’re exploring Rivertown make sure you see the All-NEW show, Down By The Riverside featuring the Rivertown Ramblers. Running though October 30, Down By The Riverside and its talented cast of singers and musicians reimagines river-themed songs you know and love blending elements of Dixieland Jazz and Gospel creating a NEW entertainment experience that has become an instant hit with Silver Dollar City audiences.

6. Marvel Cave, Plus 40 Rides & Attractions
Marvel Cave is NOW OPEN with daily tours always included with your season pass! Explore Missouri’s deepest cavern and experience nature’s majesty in this subterranean wonder. Plus, enjoy day and night rides on Silver Dollar City’s more than 40 thrilling rides & attractions during both festivals (weather permitting).

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A Dickens Christmas Carol A Dickens' Christmas Carol

7. Over 6.5 Million Christmas Lights
Kick your Christmas season off to a jolly start amid the dazzling spectacle of over 6.5 million lights during Silver Dollar City’s An Old Time Christmas. If you’ve experienced the festival, then you understand why it’s the 4-time winner and reigning title-holder of America’s Best Theme Park Holiday Event! If you haven’t been, you have to see it to believe it! From Joy On Town Square featuring the 8-story animated tree to Rudolph’s Holly Jolly™ Christmas Light Parade, the magic of the season shines throughout The City.

8. Holiday Flavors
Hearty feasts and holiday treats are abundant during An Old Time Christmas with buffets on The Square featuring traditional favorites like smoked turkey, glazed ham and tender prime rib with every trimming your heart could desire. Scrumptious walk-away treats and warm holiday beverages can be found around every corner including hot apple dumplings with cinnamon ice cream and Silver Dollar City’s famous wassail.

9. Christmas Shopping
If you’re looking for thoughtful handcrafted gifts for your loved ones this Christmas look no further than Silver Dollar City. The park’s own master craftsmen create one-of-a-kind works of art at shops including Hazel’s Blown Glass, Hillcreek Pottery, Mountain Leather, Mountain Outfitters Knife Shop and Wilderness Road Blacksmith. Edible gifts are always at hit with sweet selections available at Brown’s Candy Factory, Phoebe Snapp Taffy and Sullivan’s Mill. Plus, browse dozens of other shops featuring apparel, collectibles, bath & body items and more.

10. Unparalleled Holiday Entertainment
The spirit of Christmas comes alive on stages throughout Silver Dollar City during An Old Time Christmas! Enjoy two incredible productions including the return of A Dickens’ Christmas Carol, with an All-NEW musical score and a NEW Broadway-style Production, Home For Christmas. In addition, you’ll find family favorites like The Living Nativity, Tinker Junior’s Toy Shop and Frontier Fa La La Follies in the Saloon.

Make sure you don’t miss out of any of the fun yet to come! Harvest Festival Featuring Crafts & Pumpkins In The City presented by Humana® runs from September 24 – October 30 (select days) and An Old Time Christmas® presented by Humana® runs November 6 – December 30 (select days). View the Silver Dollar City operating calendar, grab your Season Pass and plan your visits today!