A few weeks ago, I received a mysterious invitation telling me that the “greatest adventure lies ahead” for me in Silver Dollar City. Despite arriving in an email rather than an actual envelope, the theme of the email was on point, looking like an old, worn, brown scrap of a map pulled from Indiana Jones’s leather satchel. The cryptic invitation was sparse on details beyond when and where I needed to go but, soon enough, I was sitting in Silver Dollar City’s Red Gold Heritage Hall with hundreds of others who had received the same enigmatic invitation. What was this adventure all about?Pumpkin Nights and An Old Time Christmas 2019
With the lights dimmed and the crowd hushed, the announcements began with what’s still to come for Silver Dollar City in 2019. First up was the Harvest Festival. Fall this year will see Silver Dollar City festooned with more than 8000 pumpkins, both live and specially-carved, for Pumpkin Nights. Extended opening hours will mean visitors can celebrate the fall season into the night with specially designed lighting, skilled craft demonstrations and Silver Dollar City's signature thrill rides. Despite the spooky theme, Silver Dollar City President Brad Thomas assured the audience that it’s designed to be 100% family friendly, safe for kids of 2 years old all the way up to kids of 92.
Following the Fall, Silver Dollar City will be celebrating An Old Time Christmas. If you’re a Silver Dollar City regular, you probably already know about their massive holiday celebrations, but this year offers a new addition. The park replacing their enormous Christmas tree at Joy On Town Square with...an even more enormous Christmas tree. In fact, this one measures an unbelievable 8 stories, and will be draped with custom lights that offer an incredible array of lighting effects. An Old Time Christmas may have won USA Today’s “10 Best Readers' Choice” for holiday-themed events three times already, but they’re certainly not resting on their laurels.