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Published November 17, 2022 / Last Updated November 17, 2022

Dolly Sends Warm Holiday Wishes and Celebrates the Spirit of the Season

The holiday season is here! From dazzling decorations and delicious home cooking, to time spent bonding with our closest friends and family, the holidays hold a special meaning for all of us.  Dolly wishes everyone an abundance of love and kindness during this season of giving and reminds us of the greatest gift of all.

“It really is the most wonderful time of the year,” Dolly shared. “It’s such a special time to get together with family and friends.
It’s also the season for giving and you know, the greatest gift we can give each other this Christmas… is love.”

Tune in to “Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas,” Premiering December 1 at 8 PM ET/PT on NBC

Dolly Parton stars in “Dolly Parton’s Magic Mountain Christmas,” a new modern-day movie musical about the making of a network TV special. Featuring musical guests Jimmy Fallon, Willie Nelson, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jimmie Allen, Zach Williams and Miley Cyrus, the two-hour holiday special premieres Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 8 p.m. ET/PT On NBC.

Spectacular Christmas Entertainment

Dollywood welcomes guests for its annual Smoky Mountain Christmas festival, happening November 5 – January 1. This year’s event features several new lighting displays across its 160 acres, making spirits bright with over 6 million gleaming holiday lights, award-winning stage productions and Christmas culinary masterpieces. Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas is an unforgettable experience that is sure to become a family tradition!

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas
Christmas at Dolly Parton's Stampede in Pigeon Forge

Dolly’s Stampede, in both Pigeon Forge and Branson, welcomes families to celebrate the spirit of the season with an amazing Christmas spectacular. This riveting show is filled with festive horse-riding stunts, stirring holiday music, a beautiful live nativity and a four-course holiday feast. Visitors to the Pigeon Forge and Myrtle Beach areas can celebrate the holiday season with a swashbuckling experience, where families will create lasting memories with the Fun, Feast & Adventure of Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show!

Imagination Library Inspires a Spirit of Giving

Dolly was awarded the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy during an awards ceremony held on October 13, 2022, in recognition of her many philanthropic efforts – perhaps most notably, for strengthening childhood education through the distribution of free books worldwide by her Imagination Library.

Dolly’s Imagination Library program continues to expand to new areas, and most recently it was announced that Senate Bill 1183 — bipartisan legislation in partnership with The Dollywood Foundation to establish the Imagination Library of California Statewide Program — has been signed by Governor Gavin Newsom, paving the way for the program to launch statewide in California mid-2023.

“A Holly Dolly Christmas” Ultimate Deluxe Edition Now Available!

Just in time for the holidays, an expanded version of Dolly’s 2020 #1-selling holiday album is now available with eight additional tracks, including rarities making their CD, vinyl and digital debuts.

“Diamonds & Rhinestones: The Greatest Hits Collection” Available Nov. 18th

Dolly is set for a November 18 release of “Diamonds & Rhinestones: The Greatest Hits Collection,” a career-spanning retrospective showcasing 23 essential recordings from 1971-2020. A cross-label anthology, “Diamonds & Rhinestones: The Greatest Hits Collection” brings together, for the first time on one album, recordings originally released on Dolly Records, RCA Victor and Columbia Records, as well as the Butterfly Records digital single, “When Life Is Good Again,” written and recorded in 2020 as Dolly’s musical message of hope to fans as the pandemic rolled in.

Doggy Parton Holiday Collection Now Available!

Dolly’s pet product line, Doggy Parton, has a new holiday collection of dog apparel, accessories, toys and more that are sure to get tails waggin’! A portion of every purchase benefits Willa B. Farms Animal Rescue, a rescue that provides a loving home to displaced animals of all kinds.

Celebrate the Spirit of the Season

The holiday season is a wonderful time of year! No matter where you spend the holidays, you can sense a spirit of joy, hope and love in the air that brings out the best in all of us. As Christmastime arrives, take time to reflect on the true reason for the season and appreciate all of the things that make the holidays so special—faith, family, friends and love.

“Christmas Is”

Christmas is a time for caring
Bein’ at your best
Christmas is a time for sharing
Knowin’ you’ve been blessed
Christmas is a time for givin’
Love is made of this
That’s what Christmas is

Merry Christmas!

Dolly Parton

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A Christmas to Remember at Dolly Parton’s Stampede

Published November 15, 2022 / Last Updated November 16, 2022

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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Celebrate the Christmas Season at Pirates Voyage

Published November 15, 2022 / Last Updated November 16, 2022

Set Sail on an Epic Holiday Journey at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show

Are you ready to have a Christmas to remember? Plan a trip to Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show! The holidays are all about gathering with loved ones and making memories that will last a lifetime, which is exactly what you can do at Pirates Voyage. Pirates Voyage has two locations, one in Myrtle Beach, SC and one in Pigeon Forge, TN. The Pigeon Forge location has its action-packed show filled with pirate spirit and adventure, and the Myrtle Beach location has a special holiday show! While you watch the shows, enjoy a four-course family feast! Here’s everything you need to know about celebrating the Christmas season at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show:

A Battle for the Christmas Treasure in Myrtle Beach

Pirates Voyage in Myrtle Beach puts a swashbuckling spin on the Charles Dickens’ classic, “A Christmas Carol,” in its festive holiday show! The Mystical Christmas Spirit takes Captain Scrooge on a journey to find the true meaning of Christmas. Along his journey, you’ll get to watch in amazement as a live Nativity and an angel send a special message to all landlubbers and pirates alike. The Christmas show also features an epic holiday battle between the Crimson and Emerald pirates! The crews are competing for the coveted Christmas treasure as they battle on land, on deck, in water, and high above the two full-sized pirate ships in the indoor hideaway lagoon. During the battle, you’ll see giant Christmas toys come to life and perform amazing acrobatics high above the lagoon, and a comical castaway with her lovable sea lion companion. The fun never ends during the Christmas season at Pirates Voyage in Myrtle Beach!

Family Fun & Adventure in Pigeon Forge

If you’re in Pigeon Forge this Christmas season, don’t miss the chance to spend it with your loved ones at Pirates Voyage! Watch as Captain Blackbeard and his quartermaster, Calico Jack, lead the Crimson and Sapphire crews in a battle on land, on deck, in water and high above the full-sized pirate ships. Not only can you expect to see an exciting pirate battle, but you’ll also see beautiful mermaids, tropical birds, and more! This show is great for all ages, from the children to the grandparents, so bring the whole family along to spend the holidays together at Pirates Voyage!

A Delicious Feast

While you watch the action unfold this Christmas season, you’ll get to enjoy a hearty feast! At the Myrtle Beach location, you can dine on Voyager Creamy Vegetable Soup, Buccaneer Bread, Half O’ Roasted Cackler (Chicken), Swashbucklin’ Sugar-Cured Ham, Cob O’ Buttery Corn, a Pirate Herb-Basted Potato, Apple O’ Me Eye Pie, and unlimited Coca-Cola products, tea, or coffee. At the Pigeon Forge location, you’ll feast on a Buccaneer Biscuit, Voyager Creamy Vegetable Soup, Cracklin’ Pan-Fried Chicken, Sugar-Cured Ham, Corn on the Cob, an Herb-Basted Potato, a Walk the Plank Peach Turnover, and unlimited Coca-Cola, tea, or coffee. There are vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free meals available upon request.

Have a Christmas to Remember at Pirates Voyage

Make it a Christmas to remember at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show! You can catch the Myrtle Beach holiday show November through December and the exciting Pigeon Forge show all season long. Visit www.piratesvoyage.com for more information and to plan your trip!

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Imagination Library Inspires a Spirit of Giving

Published November 14, 2022 / Last Updated November 16, 2022

Embrace the Season of Giving With Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library welcomes the holiday season by celebrating major achievements in literacy, while cherishing the gift of quality time with family.

As of November 2022, Dolly’s childhood literacy program has gifted over 195 million books to children across the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia and the Republic of Ireland. As we enter into the holidays, the Imagination Library continues to embrace the spirit of the season by gifting more books to more children around the world and inspiring us all to Dream More, Learn More, Care More and Be More!

Dolly is Awarded the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy

During an awards ceremony in New York City on October 13, 2022, Dolly accepted the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy in recognition of her many philanthropic efforts, including her investments in alleviating poverty, strengthening early college access, advancing medical research (including pediatric infectious diseases and the development of a COVID-19 vaccine), and perhaps most notably, for strengthening childhood education through the distribution of free books worldwide by her Imagination Library.

Gifting More Books to More Children

Dolly’s dream has always been to inspire a love of reading among preschool children and their families by providing them with the gift of a specially selected book each month. What started in 1995 in Dolly’s hometown of Sevier County, TN, has now grown into an international program. While Dolly and the Dollywood Foundation cover many overhead costs and administration needs, the Imagination Library is made possible through funding shared by Dolly Parton and local community partners. So, when the program becomes available to children in new areas, it’s an accomplishment worth celebrating!

California Announces Statewide Expansion

California Senator Shannon Grove and Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins recently joined Dolly Parton to announce that Senate Bill 1183 — bipartisan legislation in partnership with The Dollywood Foundation to establish the Imagination Library of California Statewide Program — has been signed by Governor Gavin Newsom, paving the way for the program to launch statewide mid-2023. The Imagination Library of California statewide program will work with local partners in each county to mail free, age-appropriate books directly to California’s early readers every month, from birth until age five.

Currently, one percent of California children ages 0-5 are enrolled in existing local Imagination Library programs, which continue to see rising interest and success, especially in rural and hard-to-reach communities where libraries are more difficult to access. SB 1183 creates a statewide program that will reach all 58 counties, opening up eligibility to 2.4 million children in California. Visit imaginationlibrary.com to learn more and check availability as the program expands across the state!

 

Cherish The Gift of Quality Family Time

The holidays are special for many reasons, but perhaps the most special of all is the quality time spent with family. It’s a wonderful time of year to cozy up with your child and read a good book together! Here are a few of the specially selected, age-appropriate books going out to registered children this season.

 

DPIL Shh Bears Sleeping

“Shh! Bears Sleeping” by David Martin, Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher.

Gentle rhymes and beautiful illustrations take you through the changing seasons, as seen through the eyes of a black bear and her cubs.

 

 

DPIL Snow Falls“Snow Falls” by by Kate Gardner, Illustrated by Brandon James Scott

This easy-to-read picture book introduces your child to the magic, fun and beauty of snow!

 

 

DPIL The Snowman“The Snowman” by Raymond Briggs

One winter’s night, a snowman comes to life and an unforgettable adventure begins in Raymond Briggs’ timeless classic.

 
 
 

Show Your Thanks by Giving

Join in the spirit of the season and share the gift of literacy with families in your community by donating to your local Imagination Library!  A donation as small as $25 covers the cost of providing an Imagination Library book to a child each month for 1 year!

New to the Imagination Library?

Check availability in your area to register a child, sign up to receive a notification when the Imagination Library becomes available to you or learn more about how to Start A Program in your area.

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“Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas” To Premiere On December 1 at 8 PM ET/PT on NBC

Published November 4, 2022 / Last Updated November 11, 2022

Dolly Parton stars in “Dolly Parton’s Magic Mountain Christmas,” a new holiday musical that goes backstage on the making of a live TV special.

The two-hour holiday special features musical guests Jimmy Fallon, Willie Nelson, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jimmie Allen, Zach Williams and Miley Cyrus, with actors Tom Everett Scott, Angel Parker and Ana Gasteyer costarring alongside Dolly. Mary Lane Haskell, Bryan Batt, Brendan Bradley, John Newberg, Rachel Parton George, Cassie Parton Griffith, Rhoda Griffis, Liam Rauhoff and Steve Summers round out the stellar cast of the film, which premieres Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 8 p.m. ET/PT On NBC.

With musical numbers choreographed by the Emmy Award-winning Kathryn Burns alongside assistant choreographer David Hull, the new film is filled with songs that capture the spirit of Christmas and the importance of gathering with family during the holidays, including a pair of Dolly’s iconic songs (“9 to 5” and “I Will Always Love You”) as well as a new holiday melody produced just for the film.

“Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas”

A modern-day movie musical about the making of a network TV special, “Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas” is the frenetic backstage story and delightful on-camera results of Dolly’s desire to uplift an exhausted world’s spirits by sharing the unique mountain magic she has always found in and around Dollywood at Christmas. Throughout the movie’s production numbers and rehearsal chaos, Dolly finds herself taking a private journey into her past, guided by the mysterious appearances of her personal Three Wise Mountain Men. When it’s time for her big special to air, a renewed and inspired Dolly goes rogue and shows the world that the real magic of Christmas lies in the hearts of the children we all once were, the realization that Christmas is about the people we share it with, and how her faith remains the common thread between Christmases past, present, and future.

“Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas” is produced by Magnolia Hill Productions and Sandollar Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Executive Producers include Sam Haskell, writer David Rambo, Hudson Hickman, director Joe Lazarov and Dolly Parton, with Billy Levin and Steve Summers also serving as producers.

Team Dolly“Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas” To Premiere On December 1 at 8 PM ET/PT on NBC