News Release

Evangel University Concert Choir to perform at Silver Dollar City’s tree lighting ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 7

November 26, 2013 | Michaela Smith

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. –– The Evangel University Concert Choir will perform at Silver Dollar City’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 5:30 p.m.

The choir is under the direction of Sharon Wilkins, associate professor of music.

The concert choir has performed at the Christmas tree lighting ceremony for nearly a decade, and Silver Dollar City has asked the choir to come back and sing every year for the first Saturday of December.

“I am very grateful to Silver Dollar City for the opportunity to perform during this time of year,” Wilkins said. “This holiday attraction is unique to Ozark culture, tradition and history.”

Program selections

  • Ding Dong Merrily on High
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen  
  • Deck the Halls
  • Silent Night
  • The French Chorale of Praise
  • Prayer of St. Francis Assisi

The performance is included in the price of a general admission Silver Dollar City ticket. These tickets are available to purchase through select businesses, at Silver Dollar City and online at

Christmas at the park

Silver Dollar City’s “An Old Time Christmas,” has been profiled as one of the nation’s top holiday celebrations by USA Today, CNN Travel, The Travel Channel, Good Morning America and AOL Travel.

The production boasts over 4 million lights (that’s 350 miles of lights), plus more than 1,000 decorated Christmas trees.

The 5-story special-effects Christmas tree on the square displays 350,000 energy-saving lights and the Christmas on Main Street show features incredible synchronization. The lights are synchronized down to one-hundredth of a second, and they can have 100 light changes every second or 6,000 light changes per minute.

For additional information, contact Sharon Wilkins at (417) 865- 2811, ext. 7328.

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