The colors were still sharp down in Branson and it was a warm and sunny weekend
We arrived on Friday afternoon and the RV park wasn't yet filled up, but it would be packed in the next few hours as more people arrived for the weekend.
The sunset the first night was dramatic, and then we headed over to Silver Dollar City on the Shuttle.
Our tickets were for Saturday but if you arrive after 7 pm the night before you can get in on your ticket and then come back for the next day as well.
The entry to Silver Dollar City was brightly lit. They have over five million lights in the park.
This little guy was enjoying the heat lamps that the ticket takers stand under. He was quite happy to just sit on the wand and not move even though thousands of people walked right past.
One of the attractions of Silver Dollar City is the awesome park food they have - giant cinamon rolls, funnel cake, pigs in a blanket, Apple turnovers with ice cream, etc.
The lights inside the park are dominated by a musical tree with 250,000 lights that play to music everty30 minutes
The lights were everywhere and on everything. We stayed the first night for the Rudolf parade as well
The RV park has rustic cabins you can rent as well as the RV spaces
One thing you do notice is that for a small town it has tons of power lines strung every where. Branson is a very touristy town and needs lots of electricity to work.
We went back to the park at dark and the kids wanted to ride the roller coaster, elephants, the tea cups and the Ferris wheel, so we took them all around the park. We also watched the parade again ( see the movie) and then we went on the train ride.
The train goes around the entire park and for this holiday there was a special surprise.
with all the wise men and animals coming to life in lights
Unfortunately it is not a secret and we had to wait 2 hours to get in
The wind picked up and the temperature dropped overnight. We went to bed when it was in the 60's and woke up in the 30's!
It was now a work week for me so we packed up and headed from Branson to Joplin for a set of meetings. we arrived at the KOA Joplin RV park around noon and it was 28 degrees
RV season is over, but we took advantage of using the RV until the last possible moment. It is now safely winterized and covered up at the RV harbor.