November 13, 2014

Dollywood Smoky Mountain Christmas

Disclosure: The Savvy and Sassy family will receive complimentary tickets for the purpose purpose of writing a review, no monetary compensation will be/was received. Any opinions expressed are based solely on our family’s experience.

I am so exciting to share that the Savvy and Sassy family is going to Dollywood for a Smoky Mountain Christmas. The Dollywood Smoky Mountain Christmas event is open now thru January 3, 2014. We cannot wait for the fun filled family day. Not to mention the Christmas memories created that will last a lifetime!!

With Dollywood being one top themed entertainment destinations in the US I have no doubt that our day will be full of adventures. The 150 acre family adventure park is filled with mountain themed attractions, world class rides and award winning festivals and shows.

Check out the press release below for more information about Dollywood and their Christmas Memories package.


Crowd-Favorite Dollywood's A Christmas Carol Returns 

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (October 28, 2014) - With four million dazzling lights, award-winning entertainment and delicious food options, Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana (Nov. 8- Jan. 3) certainly features something for every member of the family. This year, however, it may be the festival's special visitors which put smiles on guests' faces. 

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, the beloved Christmas television special, comes to life with an exclusive visit to Dollywood this holiday season. Guests can meet Rudolph and his friends, including Clarice, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster and Yukon Cornelius in Rudolph's Holly Jolly Junction, a magical area where festive fun awaits. 

After meeting Rudolph and his friends, families can head to Clarice's kitchen to decorate custom Christmas cookies or even take part in a few reindeer games! Guests even can make their picture in a giant snow globe featuring Sam the Snowman. 

Returning this year is the groundbreaking production of Dollywood's A Christmas Carol, which uses holographic technology to bring Dolly Parton to the stage as the Ghost of Christmas Past. Last season, guests marveled at the lifelike appearance of Parton and the other holograms featured in the production. 

"I'm so glad we're able to add Rudolph and his friends to our Smoky Mountain Christmas," said Parton. "With all of the beautiful lights and decorations, it truly is the most special time of year at my Dollywood. Why they're even going to bring back that hologram of me! I'm still not sure this world is ready for two Dolly Partons, but I'm excited folks can see 'the other Dolly' help ole Scrooge understand what truly makes the holidays special." 

Parton's Ghost of Christmas Past, Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmases Present and Future are life-sized holograms, marking the first time four actors appear via the cutting-edge technology in the same theatrical production. This heartwarming tale about the transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge features a 16-member cast, fully orchestrated musical tracks and period costuming. 

A seven-time winner for Best Christmas Event, Smoky Mountain Christmas continues through Jan. 3, 2015. Operating days and hours vary; visit for details. Several other beloved shows return, including Christmas in the Smokies, An Appalachian Christmas, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, O' Holy Night, Christmas with The Kingdom Heirs and Carol of the Trees. Guests also can experience the nightly Parade of Lights, a festive procession of larger-than-life toys and characters, as well as Santa's Workshop, where the smallest guests can share their wish list with Kris Kringle. 

Dollywood's popular Smoky Mountain Miniature Railroad returns with a multi-level display featuring several model trains snaking through an elaborate and beautifully decorated miniature landscape. This kid-favorite attraction pulls in to the station at the Wings of America stage in Craftsman's Valley. 

Families can finish their visit with a traditional Christmas meal as several of Dollywood's menus feature holiday-themed items. Among the favorites are roasted turkey breast, Cades Cove pit ham, sweet tea baked chicken, sweet potato casserole and cornbread dressing. Holiday desserts available throughout the park include pumpkin pie, red velvet cake, sweet potato pie, pumpkin rolls and homemade fruit cakes.

Smoky Mountain Christmas guests can upgrade a paid one-day admission ticket to a regular 2015 season pass for just $30 (plus tax). Ticket purchasers receive credit for the value of a one-day ticket ($59) toward the purchase of a 2015 season pass. A season pass purchased during Smoky Mountain Christmas provides unlimited admission to this year's Christmas festival along with Dollywood's entire 2015 season. (A one-day ticket is valid for upgrade on the day of visit only.) Also, guests who purchase a Dollywood one-day ticket after 6 p.m. receive free admission to the park's next operating day. 

About The Dollywood Company: A highly awarded and widely recognized leader in the amusement industry, The Dollywood Company consists of the 150-acre Dollywood theme park; the 35-acre Dollywood's Splash Country; Dollywood Cabins; and Dollywood's DreamMore Resort, scheduled to open in 2015. As unique as its namesake and owner Dolly Parton, Dollywood is the 2010 Applause Award winner, the theme park industry's highest accolade; winner of nearly 30 Golden Ticket Awards; and recipient of 22 Brass Ring Awards for Live Entertainment (more than any other theme park in the world). In 2014, Dollywood was named a top three theme park by USA Today. Open nine months a year (late March through early January), Dollywood offers rides and attractions, shows, and a dozen crafters authentic to the East Tennessee region. Dollywood's Splash Country, recognized by the Travel Channel as one of the country's most beautiful waterparks and named 2009's Must-See Waterpark by the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions, operates from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Dollywood Cabins offers luxurious cabin accommodations overlooking Dollywood. Opening in 2015, the 307-room Dollywood's DreamMore Resort will provide guests spectacular mountain views and family-friendly amenities next door to Dollywood theme park and Dollywood's Splash Country. For more information, call 1-800-DOLLYWOOD or visit Operating days and hours vary.

Disclosure: The Savvy and Sassy family will receive complimentary tickets for the purpose purpose of writing a review, no monetary compensation will be/was received. Any opinions expressed are based solely on our family’s experience.


  1. OH MY GOSH, does this ever sound like fun! I love the mini railroad and well, everything else. It looks like SO much fun!

    1. It really does look like fun! I cannot wait to share our trip!

  2. The Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton Christmas album is one of my very favorites so visiting Dollywood during Christmas would be a dream come true. I do have to admit I never thought of the park as a winter destination.

    1. That is a great album! I was really excited to learn about the Dollywood Smoky Mountain Christmas.

  3. That looks like so much fun. We are going to be doing some holiday trips this year and I can't wait!

  4. I would love, love, love to visit here. This is one of those things that I've never done, but have on my wish list.

  5. I love Dollywood! We normally go every Thanksgiving week but this is the first year we are not going in the last 13 years. Really sad!!

  6. I have never heard of Dollywood Smoky Mountain Christmas before but it sounds and looks amazingly fun. This will be on my list of places to see for sure. Thanks for sharing,


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