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Evangel University Concert Choir to perform at Silver Dollar City’s tree lighting ceremony

Published on Dec 2, 2014 by Valorie Coleman

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Evangel University Concert Choir will perform at Silver Dollar City’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 4:45 p.m. The tree lighting will begin 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.

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.