Dolly is helping bring out the Christmas spirit in kids of all ages again this year at her Smoky Mountain theme park, Dollywood. Once again, Visitors will be able to meet the beloved characters of the classic television special, "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer." Rudolph and his friends Clarice, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster and Yukon Cornelius will greet guests in Rudolph's Holly Jolly Junction. While there, families can also decorate custom Christmas cookies at Clarice's kitchen.
This year marks the final season of Dollywood’s A Christmas Carol, a unique adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic. This show uses holographic technology to bring Dolly Parton to the stage as the Ghost of Christmas past. In addition to her starring role, Dolly wrote seven new songs specifically for this musical.Dolly said,
“I’m so proud of the work everyone puts in to making Christmas such a special time for families at my Dollywood. They start putting up Christmas lights in July! It’s so beautiful and truly is the most special time of year to visit. Our entertainment team does an amazing job with all of the great shows they perform at Christmas. Why I hear they’re even going to bring back the hologram version of me one more time so you can see ‘the other Dolly’ remind ol’ Scrooge what Christmas is all about!”
During the Christmas season, guests can also enjoy several fan favorites including Christmas in the Smokies, An Appalachian Christmas, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, O’ Holy Night and Christmas with The Kingdom Heirs. Each night the Parade of Lights with larger-than-life toys and characters winds its way through the park. At Santa's Workshop, children can see Kris Kringle and share their wish list.
The park will also be filled with the heart-warming flavors of the holidays including pumpkin pies, pumpkin rolls, pumpkin spice funnel cakes and a make-your-own s’mores pit. They can also enjoy a traditional Christmas meal as several menus include holiday-themed items such as turkey and dressing, hot flavored drinks like hot chocolate and wassail are sure to keep them warm and in the Christmas spirit.
Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas begins Nov. 7, and runs through Jan. 3. Visit Dollywood online to check park hours and show times.
Beginning November 6, 2014, Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show takes audiences on an epic journey through time and tradition. Christmas at Pirates Voyage is a swashbuckling take on the Charles Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol!"
Captain Scrooge is visited by three Christmas spirits—one from his past, one from his present and another from his future. Together, the spirits show the captain the error of his ways, and he embraces the true spirit of the Christmas season. Captain Scrooge allows the Crimson and Emerald pirates to compete for the Christmas treasure. The finale is a true Christmas celebration, with treasure chests and trees coming out of the water and ornaments descending from the sky.
As the audience takes in Christmas at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show, they are served a four-course holiday feast including our Voyager Creamy Vegetable Soup, Buccaneer Bread, Half O’ Roasted Cackler (Chicken), Captain’s BBQ Pork, Cob O’ Buttery Corn, Pirate Herb-Basted Potato, Apple O’ Me Eye Pie and unlimited Pepsi®, tea or coffee.
Dolly made history in Dollywood's 2013 Smoky Mountain Christmas festival when she appeared in "Dollywood's A Christmas Carol" as a hologram.
She stars in the ground-breaking show as the Ghost of Christmas Past, with a flair only Dolly can bring to the stage, thanks to a cutting-edge hologram technology. Dolly was excited about the opportunity but joked,
“I’m not sure this world can handle two Dolly Partons, but I’m excited folks will be able to see ‘the other Dolly’ reminding families that it’s not what you have but who you have, just like ole Scrooge figures out in the end.”