Dolly Parton's Stampede

A Christmas to Remember at Dolly Parton’s Stampede

Published November 15, 2022 / Last Updated November 16, 2022
Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

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Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Get Into the Holiday Spirit at the World’s Most Visited Dinner Attraction

Are you ready to celebrate the Christmas season? Plan a visit to Dolly Parton’s Stampede! This dinner attraction is a family tradition like no other and is the perfect place to get into the holiday spirit with your loved ones. With locations in both Branson, MO and Pigeon Forge, TN, you have double the chances to enjoy this Christmas extravaganza! We’re giving you all the reasons why you should have a Christmas to remember at Dolly Parton’s Stampede below:

1. Grand Performances

During November and December, visitors can expect grand performances themed for Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede. Watch as the spirit of the season comes to life in the 35,000 square foot arena! Snow falls softly as the Stampede is transformed into a holiday wonderland, complete with twinkling lights, evergreens, poinsettias, old-fashioned holiday costumes, and familiar holiday music. The live nativity scene is a favorite among visitors, as three kings ride atop camels on their way to Bethlehem. Of course, there are some fun and games too! Not only will the amazing holiday show warm your heart, it will also make you laugh. Watch as the show takes a playful turn as the elves from the North Pole and the South Pole compete in some friendly competitions.

2. Holiday Feast

It wouldn’t be a Christmas to remember without a delicious holiday feast! As you watch the Christmas performance unfold, your family will enjoy a delicious, four-course family feast. The dinner includes the Stampede’s original creamy vegetable soup, a homemade buttery biscuit, a whole rotisserie chicken, hickory-smoked barbecue pork loin, corn on the cob, herb-basted potato, and the Stampede’s own specialty holiday dessert. You’ll also get unlimited Coca-Cola products, tea, or coffee. Vegetarian and gluten-free meals are available upon request.

3. Memories With Loved Ones

One of the best parts about the holiday season is getting to create memories with your loved ones, and there is no better place to do it than Dolly Parton’s Stampede! From the beautiful decorations and classic holiday music to the inspiring live nativity and Santa Claus himself, the Christmas magic is all around Dolly Parton’s Stampede. The show is perfect for all ages, so it’s an experience all family members can enjoy and share together! There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than with your loved ones by your side at this popular dinner attraction. Plus, the souvenir picture you’ll take together before the show begins makes for the perfect Christmas card photo!

Spend Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede

Are you ready to have a Christmas to remember at Dolly Parton’s Stampede? Visit dpstampede.com to learn more and get your tickets!

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Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede Returns November 2 in Pigeon Forge, TN

Published October 27, 2022 / Last Updated November 16, 2022
Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Heartwarming Christmas Show Comes to Life at Dolly Parton’s Stampede this Holiday Season

The “high-spirited adventure” of Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction receives a festive twist for its 35 th holiday season with the magnificient sights and sounds of Christmas, including a full-scale living Nativity, holiday decorations, a new aerial performance, Santa Claus and a fabulous four-course yuletide feast. The Christmas show at “The Most Fun Place to Eat in the Smokies” debuts Nov. 2 and runs through Dec. 31.

“Christmas is a very special time of year at Dolly Parton’s Stampede,” said Travis Randall, General Manager of the Stampede in Pigeon Forge. “While our thrilling show provides fun for our guests, we also take time to celebrate the true meaning of the season, thanks to a full-scale, living Nativity that will transport guests back to that first Christmas so long ago. It’s special to our entire cast and staff when families share with us that this show has become a treasured part of their annual holiday traditions.”

New for “Christmas at Stampede” is a holiday twist on a thrilling performance segment that was added to the regular season show this summer – combining the show’s equestrian stars, breathtaking aerial acrobatics and original new music from Dolly herself.

Adults and children alike will enjoy “The Magic of Toys,” an amazing musical fantasy starring The Sugar Plum Fairy and a number of toys she magically brings to life in a musical celebration which includes a stunning aerial display set to the unforgettable music of The Nutcracker.

Guests will be awed by the birth of Jesus re-enacted with Mary, Joseph, the wise men and a living Nativity of camels, donkeys and sheep. This touching scene is a reminder of the importance of the Christmas season.

Stampede’s 32 magnificent horses, not to be confused with Santa’s reindeer, race in exciting competitions as audience members cheer their respective sides of the North Pole and South Pole on to victory. No Christmas is complete without an appearance by Santa, so after the arena is transformed into a winter wonderland of glistening, freshly fallen snow, Old Saint Nick arrives by sleigh to complete the festivities.

The entire Christmas experience is enhanced by the state-of-the-art, LED wall backdrop to the show’s 35,000-square-foot arena, which seamlessly complements the exciting action with stunning holiday scenery. Guests will feel as if they instantly have been transported deep in to the natural beauty of Christmas from the foothills surrounding the Great Smoky Mountains and to the clear skies above Bethlehem on the night of Jesus’ birth.

Christmas dinner, the other star of the show, includes Stampede’s signature four-course holiday feast consisting of Stampede’s original creamy vegetable soup, homemade buttery biscuit, a whole rotisserie chicken, hickory-smoked barbequed pork loin, corn on the cob, herb-basted potato, Stampede’s own specialty holiday dessert and unlimited Coca-Cola® products, tea or coffee. Vegetarian and gluten free meals are available upon request.

Show times and reservations are available by calling (865) 453-4400 or visiting dpstampede.com.

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Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede Begins October 27 in Branson, MO

Published October 26, 2022 / Last Updated November 3, 2022
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Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede Offers Heartwarming Show Sure to Become Family Tradition

Christmas is about tradition and recapturing this magical time with family and friends. In this spirit, the world’s most visited dinner attraction is decking the halls and grooming the horses to celebrate this holiday season.

Opening October 27, “Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede” in Branson transforms into a beautiful holiday spectacle including a full-scale living Nativity, holiday decor, seasonal music, a Santa Claus sighting and a fabulous four-course holiday feast.

“There is no better way to celebrate the holidays than bringing your family to Dolly Parton’s Stampede,” said Bryan Cossiboom, General Manager of the Stampede in Branson. “The sounds of the season and our talented cast make our show a place to make memories and enjoy this special time of year together. It also allows us to share and celebrate the holiday’s true meaning with a full-scale, living Nativity that will transport guests back to that first Christmas so long ago. We love hearing so many families tell us that this show has become a treasured part of their annual holiday traditions.”

The true meaning of the season comes alive right before guests’ eyes with the birth of Jesus portrayed in a living nativity with Mary, Joseph, the three wise men atop camels, and shepherds leading donkeys and their flock of sheep. This Christmas spectacular also features a seasonal twist with a friendly rivalry between the North and South Poles, equestrian feats, music and comedy. Families will enjoy the “Magic of Toys” musical production starring the Sugar Plum Fairy as she brings toys to life in a breathtaking aerial display set to “The Nutcracker Suite.” Of course, no Christmas is complete without an appearance by Santa.

Jolly Old St. Nick arrives in his sleigh as the Stampede’s arena is transformed into a winter wonderland of fresh fallen snow. The Christmas celebration is complemented by a four-course holiday feast featuring a whole rotisserie chicken, hickory-smoked barbecue pork loin, herb-basted potato, buttery corn on the cob, creamy vegetable soup, homemade biscuit, a special holiday dessert and unlimited Coca-Cola® products, tea or coffee. Vegetarian and gluten-free meals are available by request.

“Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede” in Branson begins October 27 and continues through December 31. For more information, call (417) 336-3000 or visit www.dpstampede.com.

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Fall for Fun at Dolly Parton’s Stampede

Published September 20, 2022 / Last Updated September 22, 2022
Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Enjoy a High-Spirited Autumn Adventure at the World’s Most Visited Dinner Attraction®

Leaves are changing, temperatures are cooling, and unforgettable autumn adventures are waiting to be had! There’s no better way to celebrate the fall season than with a visit to Dolly Parton’s Stampede in Pigeon Forge, TN and Branson, MO. Here’s what you can expect when you visit Dolly Parton’s Stampede this fall.

A High-Spirited Autumn Adventure

Tighten your bootstraps for a thrilling performance that features 32 magnificent horses and a cast of top-notch trick riders! When you visit Dolly Parton’s Stampede this autumn, you’ll experience everything from horseback riding stunts to phenomenal musical productions. Watch in excitement as our talented cast members show off their skills and put on a performance of a lifetime. Friendly competition, impressive stunts, spectacular special effects, and more all combine to provide you with a high-spirited autumn adventure!

A Four-Course Fall Feast

At Dolly Parton’s Stampede, you can enjoy a four-course feast as big as the autumn harvest! Your dinner includes The Stampede’s Original Creamy Vegetable Soup, a Scrumptious Homemade Biscuit, a Mouth-Watering Tender Whole Rotisserie Chicken, Delicious Hickory Smoked Barbecued Pork Loin, Buttery Corn on the Cob, a Tasty Herb Basted Potato, and The Stampede’s Specialty Dessert while you watch the show. Dolly Parton’s Stampede also offers vegetarian and gluten-free meals available upon request!

Family Fun

Dolly Parton’s Stampede is the perfect attraction for family fun this fall. Everyone from kids to adults will love celebrating a family tradition at this world-class attraction. Begin your experience with the Horse Walk, which allows your family to meet the four-legged stars in their stalls before the show. Then, grab your seats and prepare for a delicious meal together while you watch the adventure unfold. After the performance, stop by the gift shop for the perfect souvenir! Your kids can get a plush horse like the ones they just saw perform, and you can purchase the family photo you took in The Stampede when you arrived! One thing is for sure — your family will have an unforgettable fall evening at Dolly Parton’s Stampede.

Are you ready to fall for fun at Dolly Parton’s Stampede? Visit the Dolly Parton’s Stampede website and start planning your visit to the show!

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New Aerial Act Adds Even More to Dolly Parton’s Stampede in Pigeon Forge, TN

Published June 27, 2022 / Last Updated June 27, 2022
Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

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Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Dolly Parton’s Stampede Celebrates 35th Anniversary Season With Thrilling New Segment Featuring Original New Music From Dolly

For guests taking in Dolly Parton’s Stampede during its 35th season in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, an all-new thrilling and moving performance segment has been added to this dinner show — combining the show’s equestrian stars, breathtaking aerial acrobatics and original new music from Dolly herself.

This addition truly multiplies the excitement at the Stampede, as the segment kicks off with performers riding astride horseback on “wild horses.” After taking a lap around the Stampede, the performers’ aerial talents take them to new heights high above the arena floor, while a new Dolly Parton original song aptly titled “Wild Horses” sets the scene for a breathtaking display guests won’t want to miss.

A Bigger-Than-Life Experience

While guests will be thrilled by the new show segment, the Stampede experience begins outside the main arena. Guests can get up close and personal with some of the show’s “mane” stars at the Horse Walk. Everything in Dolly Parton’s Stampede dinner and show – from the first feat of the talented equestrian performers to the last bite of the delicious four-course feast – is bigger than life. Guests enter the 35,000 square foot arena where the main show begins with the cast leading the show’s 32 magnificent horses through a series of truly extraordinary equestrian feats of skill and daring. Thanks to a state-of-the-art LED backdrop wall, guests are immersed into an experience set in America’s Great Plains of yesteryear, where live buffalo and thundering longhorns roam and settlers bring the American West to life. With singing, dancing, special effects, the new amazing aerial act and impressive displays of horse-riding skills, guests truly feel like they are on the American frontier and then nestled under the stars in the Great Smoky Mountains.

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Four-Course Family Feast

Guests are welcome to laugh and enjoy as they are treated to Stampede’s delicious four-course family feast which includes creamy vegetable soup, a homemade buttery biscuit, a whole rotisserie chicken, hickory-smoked barbequed pork loin, buttery corn on the cob, herb-basted potato, Stampede’s own specialty dessert and unlimited beverages including Coca-Cola® products, tea and coffee. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free meals available upon request.

Known as “The Smokies Most Fun Place To Eat,” Dolly Parton’s Stampede features an exciting line-up that provides an unmatched show combined with dinner experience. The result is entertainment that is the highlight of any getaway or night out, and the unique dinner show is known for creating memories for its guests that they will hold onto for a lifetime.

Show times and reservations are available by calling 865-453-4400 or visiting www.dpstampede.com.

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