Friday, December 19, 2008

Silver Dollar City

John and I took the day off yesterday to run a few errands and then spent the day at Silver Dollar City. We hold season passes and the festival that is held each year from the beginning of November thru the end of the year is one of our favorites. An Olde Time Christmas is an onslaught to your senses, for sure! They put up over 4,000,000 lights throughout the City. Some of them are on during the day and some only come on after sunset. Yesterday was a bit foggy - you can see in the picture that the fog came down off the clouds pretty low. There were probably fewer than 400 people in the entire park! We are so used to seeing thousands that yesterday was a real treat! No waiting in lines for any of the shows, no waiting in lines for food, no waiting in lines for the bathroom, no waiting at all! We saw the two main shows that we like ( a musical version of A Christmas Carol and a Living Nativity) and then shopped a bit, the Mill and the Candy shops are both musts for us! Then we saw the lighting of the enormous, 5 story Christmas Tree in the main square and then toodled on home. Here is one of the trees they place throughout the park - just lovely!

I don't know if I'll get a chance to post before Christmas...if I don't, I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thanks so much for stopping by...

7 comments:

John Knotwell said...

Seriously, when I first saw the pictures in the city,I thought that the trees were on fire. Then, when I checked the blog, I saw that they were lit up angels...the fog made it look "smoky" too.

Glad you had fun. The CITY is awesome!

Jill Knotwell said...

I loved going to the city at Christmas time. Maybe one of these years we have to venture out again. We miss and you love you and are REALLY sad we won't be seeing you this Christmas.

Lupine Lady said...

Seeing all your Silver Dollar City pictures reminds me of the visit we made there several years ago. But you didn't mention funnel cakes. I especially liked the big Christmas tree in the main square whose lights blinked with the music.

It's snowing big time right now in RI.
Guess who.

Lupine Lady said...

We surely missed you at quilting today.

Quiltersal said...

Lupine Lady! That would be my Debby? I got the message on my machine when I got home from work today. Sure do miss Friday Group!

Lupine Lady said...

Yep, it's Debby. It's so exciting to have the cattle back close to home.

We have about 8" of snow now.
We're headed to Paris on Monday to have Christmas with our kids and their spouse/fiancee.

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

cinnamongirl93 said...

I just LOVE Silver Dollare City! Thank you for sharing the pictures. I bet is was so pretty all decked out for Christmas.
Merry Christmas Sally!