She is a chart topping country music star from East Tennessee with 8 Grammy Awards. He is a reindeer from the North Pole who saved Christmas with his very shiny nose. What do Dolly Parton and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer have in common? They will both be part of the Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival at Dollywood!
Ms. Parton herself will appear at Dollywood as a virtual cast member in the park’s musical adaption of A Christmas Carol. For the first time ever, Dolly will be joined by Rudolph and all of his friends form the beloved television special. Read on to learn everything you need to know about this incredible holiday celebration in Pigeon Forge!
Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival Dates and Location
Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival runs from November 8, 2014 through January 3, 2015. All of the fun will be at the theme park, located at 2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863.
Dolly Parton as the Ghost of Christmas Past
In Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, the insufferable Ebenezer
Scrooge is visited by four ghosts on Christmas Eve. In Dollywood’s rendition of the story, Dolly Parton plays the role of the Ghost of Christmas Past! The theme park utilizes high tech holographic technology to let Dolly interact with the live actors on stage.
In addition to her starring role in A Christmas Carol, Dolly also wrote 7 original songs for this musical adaption of the holiday classic. Guests will find this delightful performance at the Showstreet section of the theme park. You can learn more about the show on the official Dollywood website: www.dollywood.com
Meet Rudolph and Friends
Rudolph the Red Nosed-Reindeer and all of his friends are this year’s special guests at Dollywood. Guests will have the chance to meet and take pictures with characters from the longest running Christmas special in history!
Rudolph will appear with his girlfriend Clarice, the crazy old prospector Yukon Cornelius, and Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster. All of the characters will be at Rudolph’s Holly Jolly Junction throughout the Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival.
Other Christmas Events at Dollywood
There is even more fun planned for the Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival at Dollywood! Here are some of the shows and attractions you’ll find at the theme park this season:
- Santa’s Workshop – Visit the North Pole for a chance to meet Father Christmas and his life-sized toys.
- Carol of the Trees – Dollywood’s incredible Christmas lights show is a dazzling spectacle you don’t want to miss.
- Parade of Lights – Holiday floats covered in lights will parade around the theme park every evening.
- Christmas With the Kingdom Heirs – Hear all of your favorite Christmas hymns and songs performed by Dollywood’s talented Southern Gospel quartet.
- O’ Holy Night – Dollywood brings the nativity story to life in this uplifting show.
- Appalachian Christmas – Enjoy acoustic renditions of classic Christmas tunes with a Smoky Mountain twist.
Where to Stay
Stony Brook offers a great collection of vacation rentals right around the corner from all of the Christmas festivities at Dollywood! Our Gatlinburg cabins have everything you need for an incredible getaway in the Great Smoky Mountains, including toasty fireplaces, soothing Jacuzzi tubs, and breathtaking views. Give us a call today to start planning your trip to the Smokies!