Dollywood Theme Park

First Smoky Mountain Christmasfest

Published November 3, 1990 / Last Updated October 17, 2015

Dollywood debuts first Smoky Mountain Christmasfest in 1990

There’s no place like home for the holidays and that is why Dolly created Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmasfest. Dolly’s love of Christmas is represented in this one-of-a-kind festival. It is complete with millions of Christmas lights and holiday entertainment for the whole family. Dolly talks about the festival explaining,

“I just love Christmas here in my Smoky Mountain home and I wanted a place where families could spend time together and make some priceless memories. So we strung two million lights and transformed Dollywood into a magical winter wonderland.”

Also added in 1990 was Imagination Station, an interactive children’s play zone in the Country Fair area.

The Dollywood CompanyFirst Smoky Mountain Christmasfest