Autani performed the lighting controls for the Holiday lighting display at Silver Dollar City theme park located in Branson, Missouri. The lighting display is the second largest in the country with 6.5 million light covering the theme park. It was a privilege to be a part of such a spectacular event!
Silver Dollar City geared up for the holiday season with their “An Old Time Christmas” event, bringing in the park’s brightest season with 6.5 million lights, the popular Midtown Light Spectacular, and 30 miles of new lights illuminating their newest coaster, Time Traveler.
The festival also featured a nighttime light parade, two Broadway-style original musical productions, a 5-Story Special Effects Christmas tree with a sound and light show, and holiday dining.
Christmas in Midtown was filled with over an acre with 1.5 million LED lights, meaning 145 miles of lights covering 70,000 square feet in the Midtown area alone.
Tall light tunnels and wreath portals led into the area, which includes light displays nine stories high, running reindeer, flying angels, moving trains, a 90-foot tree, musical trees with moving lights, stars and snowflakes, and a giant turning globe.
The Time Traveler coaster also had its halls decked out with 30 miles of new lights leading up to the coaster.
The light experience continued on the Square with the 5-Story Special Effects Christmas tree, featuring over 350,000 LED lights. The tree illuminated to holiday songs with up to 100 light changes per second, plus lights flashing along around the Square.
Rudolph’s Holly Jolly Christmas Light Parade travelled through the streets of Silver Dollar City twice each night. Rudolph led the parade featuring nine musical light-up floats, accompanied by 45 costumed characters – including Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, 14-foot moose characters, 12-foot tall elves, 10-foot candy canes, penguins, elves and marching wooden soldiers.
Other popular festival features included shows like Tinker Junior’s Toy Shop, strolling carolers, and holiday foods like fruitcakes, ginger cookies, and hot wassail. Craftsmanship was also showcased during the festival as the park’s 100 craftsmen create unique holiday items.