Experience Dollywood’s Winter Extravaganza

Dec 10, 2015

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas

dollywood-christmasWhen you pair brilliant holiday lights, the natural beauty of the Smoky Mountains, and holiday cheer you are given a wondrous time in the Smokies. Now through January 3rd, 2016, you can enjoy Christmas festivals and glowing holiday displays when you vacation in one America's most prized locations, the Smoky Mountains. Dollywood hosts one of the warmest Christmas celebrations around. Located in Pigeon Forge, Dollywood brings Christmas cookies, hot chocolate, sparkling lights and childhood holiday stories to life in the light of the season. Dollywood decks the halls with over four million Christmas lights and showcases several inspiring holiday performances for all ages to enjoy. Get into the holiday spirit when you vacation in one of the Wears Valley cabins, Pigeon Forge cabins, or Gatlinburg cabins provided to visitors by Heartland Rentals.

Featured Christmas Shows and Family-Friendly Activities to Enjoy During Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas

Among all of the magic that Dollywood brings to families this holiday season, there will be specially featured holiday shows such as Dollywood’s A Christmas Carol. Dollywood's A Christmas Carol is presented as a brand new spin-off of Charles Dickens' classic Christmas tale. The spin-off will present a holographic representation of Dolly Parton to play the role as the inspiring Ghost of Christmas Past. Other holographic representations, aside from Dolly Parton's Ghost of Christmas Past, will be the Ghost of Christmas Present, the Ghost of Christmas future, and the Ghost of Jacob Marley. The holographic representations are life-like and life-sized thanks to cutting edge technologies. This Christmas story has been a childhood favorite for generations as it expresses the spirit of Christmas. Dollywood's A Christmas Carol will portray costumes to suit the period era, orchestrated music, and a talented cast comprised of 16 members. Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas will also showcase these returning shows: An Appalachian Christmas, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, Christmas in the Smokies, Christmas with The Kingdom Heirs, O' Holy Night, and Carol of the Trees. All holiday shows aside, Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas will also share several other holiday inspired events. Christmas lovers, both young and old will also have the opportunity to experience the Parade of Lights. The Parade of Lights is a nightly procession of Christmas themed characters and life-sized toys. Travel to the North Pole to Santa's Workshop. Santa's Workshop is where little ones can request their Christmas wishes to Santa Claus himself. Take the little ones to Kringle Kids Shopping Mall. Kringle Kids Shopping Mall will feature many family-friendly Christmas activities.

Festive Holiday Fun Awaits You at Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas!

Share in the holiday spirit with a warm Christmas meal with traditional favorites. Many of Dollywood's restaurants will be featuring themed menu selections to better get you into the holiday spirit. You will get to taste all of your childhood favorites you may remember from your grandmother's table. Save room for dessert! Throughout the park, you will find delicious holiday desserts along your journey. After your bellies are full with holiday treats, visit Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Miniature Railroad. The Smoky Mountain Miniature Railroad features model trains weaving throughout a detailed miniature landscape along a multi-leveled display.

Come Play With Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer and His Friends at Rudolph's Holly Jolly Junction

Let the holly jolly Christmas festivities begin! Do you recall the most famous reindeer of all? Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer and his shiny nose will be coming to Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas! Rudolph and his nose won't be the only fun you'll see. Rudolph will be bringing along his holly jolly friends, Bumble, Yukon Cornelius, the Abominable Snow Monster, and Clarice. Rudolph and his friends will be spreading Christmas cheer in Rudolph's Holly Jolly Junction where visitors can meet the festive characters. Clarice invites you to Clarice's kitchen to decorate customized Christmas cookies with her and even play a few holiday games.

Additional Information About Your Visit to Dollywood During the Smoky Mountain Christmas Event

As a guest of Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas, you can easily upgrade your paid admission ticket into a season pass for a small fee. With a season pass, you can enjoy unlimited Dollywood fun, foot-stomping shows, delicious Southern cooking, and exciting rides you can't find anywhere else! When you purchase a season pass during Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas, you will be granted unlimited admission to all the Christmas festivities brought to you by Dollywood. Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas will be going all winter long until January 3, 2016. Brighten up your holiday season with a trip to the Smoky Mountains. Book your winter vacation with Heartland Cabin Rentals and spend your days and nights spreading holiday cheer at Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas.

Category: Dollywood

Doug Shanks


By Doug Shanks a Smoky Mountain blogger and writes about things to do in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Wears Valley, and Sevierville, Tennessee. Area interests include hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting, shopping, and family fun.

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