Monday, December 21, 2009

Silver Dollar City -- 2009

Bryan and I think we are well on our way to establishing some Christmas traditions of our very own. One of them seems to be going to Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO to view the lights, drink some cider, and watch Dickens Christmas Carol. We did this last year, we just went this past weekend for this year, and we bought passes for 2010!! We have tentative plans to go with friends and take family on other trips!

Silver Dollar City is the best place to go for the holidays! I cannot wait until we have a small someone to take with us. However, we would definitely have to watch the weather and temps. It was cold this weekend!! It was so cold, even this little squirrel was burrowing for some food!
Now you see bits of his head (look closely)....

Now you don't....
This year we were able to take Bryan's mom with us. His dad isn't much of a traveler! It was fun to have her with us.
Bryan was our very own personal tour guide in Silver Dollar City. He scanned the official Silver Dollar City paper while we waited in line to see Dickens Christmas Carol (which is a must if you go to Silver Dollar City during the Christmas season).

One of the beauties of Silver Dollar City is the Christmas decorations throughout the park. Buildings and trees are covered in bright lights. I think it would be a child's delight! Here is one of Bryan's "must stops"...the Taffy Shop.

They also have a beautiful ceremony to light the tree (unfortunately my video was too long to upload). The tree, of course, is not lit in the daylight. Bryan and I always take a picture in front of the tree.

Different colors of the same tree:

They also have a light parade in the evenings as well!

We did some shopping Sunday at the Tanger Outlet Mall and then ate at Lambert's Cafe in Ozark, MO...home of the throwed rolls! It was delicious!! We ate way too much!!

Now it is back to work, wrapping gifts, and getting ready for a family gathering!

Have a Merry Christmas!!


Lauren Kelly said...

How fun...... and what a great tradition and like you said, next year it will be even better with a little one to share it with!!! :)

Chic Runner said...

Love all the pictures and you look absolutely great in them! Happy Holidays :)

Jenna said...

Ya'll are the cutest couple!!! What a fun day!

Kim said...

I love Silver Dollar City!! My grandma and I took the boys last year and the lights are beautiful, but it was sooo cold!

Jamie said...

I have never gotten to go to Silver Dollar City, after seeing this post I am making my husband take me. Looks like you had fun!

Laura said...

Love, love, LOVE your pink hat and scarf!!

Long live your Christmas traditions!!

valerie said...

How fun!
You got some great pictures.
We tried to eat at Lambert's twice last year....on the way to Branson and on the way home and the wait was crazy. I am going to eat there one of these days. I've heard so much about it.
Merry Christmas to you and Brian.
I can't wait to see what's in store for y'all in 2010!

Cynthia said...

We're planning our first ever trip to Silver dollar City this summer. Thanks so much for posting the pics. It looks beautiful!