Silver Dollar City: Branson, Mo.
Nestled in the Ozark Mountains about 250 miles from St. Louis, this Missouri town explodes with
Christmas cheer during its six-week Branson Area Festival of Lights. While the entire town is illuminated,
one of the brightest places to be is Silver Dollar City, a theme park within Branson that embraces 1880s Ozark culture. A five-story, special-effects Christmas tree towers over the park, lighting up in sync with favorite Christmas songs. And every night during the Gifts of Christmas Holiday Parade, eight musical floats adorned with 100,000 lights roll through the streets of the "city." About 1.5 million people visit Branson each year to admire the town's amazing holiday displays.