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Christmas decorations at Dollywood
For the first time ever, the world’s most famous reindeer will be at the Smoky Mountain Christmas festival at Dollywood! Come have your picture taken with Rudolph and all of his friends from the beloved Christmas special, and be sure to stay for the spectacular holiday performances and events that are scheduled to continue through January. We’ve put together a handy guide for all of the fun you can expect at Dollywood this holiday season.

(See Also: 4 Reasons to Spend Christmas at Our Hotel in Pigeon Forge)

A Christmas Carol

Dollywood Christmas showDolly Parton has written seven original songs for the theme park’s musical twist on this classic Victorian tale. She will also make a very special guest appearance as the Ghost of Christmas Past through the magic of holographic technology! Expect elaborate costumes and staging and a cast of 15 exceptional actors. This show is great for people of all ages and explains to the audience the reason for the season. So, this holiday season don’t be a Scrooge and be sure to visit Dollywood to celebrate Christmas with your family!

Christmas in the Smokies

Feel the magic of Christmas enfold you as you enjoy live performances of all your favorite Christmas songs. Twelve talented vocalists with wonderful seasonal costumes will provide an amazing program that the entire family will adore. From upbeat holiday favorites to spiritual melodies, the lovely voices of the performers will melt your heart and put your entire family in the Christmas spirit. This performance is sure to be the highlight of your Smoky Mountain Christmas!

Lights and Music

Dollywood Smoky Mountain Christmas Guests of all ages will enjoy Dollywood’s Christmas parade, which brings holiday characters to life as they ride on spectacularly decorated floats surrounded by bright and beautiful Christmas lights. Of course, the highlight of the parade for the family will be seeing Santa ride in on his sleigh to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. Also, be on the lookout for some of Santa’s helpers who have snuck their way into the parade as well! Be sure to check out the thousands of holiday lights turned on each night, and these will be accompanied by perfectly-synchronized Christmas music.

For more information about the Parade of Lights, visit the official Dollywood website.

More Holiday Fun

Many other wonderful holiday happenings are going on at Dollywood. Enjoy meeting Santa Claus at his workshop with his wonderful life-size toys, a lovely rendition of the nativity story, and a huge variety of musical performances that include gospel, bluegrass, and country favorites. If you are in need of a holiday treat, you can pick up delicious desserts all around the park, including hot chocolate, gingerbread men, and delicious cinnamon bread!

Come stay with us at Vacation Lodge while you enjoy the Smoky Mountain Christmas festival at Dollywood and the many other nearby seasonal activities and events. You are sure to enjoy our affordable and super comfortable rooms and the many features designed to provide you with an excellent stay at our hotel. Visit our Pigeon Forge Hotel Amenities page to learn about everything we have to offer!