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Pirates Voyage Presents A Christmas To Remember

Published October 28, 2016 / Last Updated October 28, 2016
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Beginning Nov. 10, Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show will present A Christmas To Remember!

Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show, located in Myrtle Beach, SC, takes the adventure and fun of its cavalier crew of characters on a Christmas adventure unlike anything else to be experienced this holiday season. Opening on Friday, Nov. 10 and continuing through New Year’s Eve, Pirates Voyage combines a classic Christmas tale with a bountiful feast that will combine a pirate’s “Yo Ho” with the season’s “Ho Ho Ho.”

The holiday adventure starts in Pirates Village, where a cast of pirates and more, gussied up for the Christmas season, entertain guests before visitors enter the arena for the main holiday show, a swashbuckling spin on “A Christmas Carol” with Captain Scrooge.

The Mystical Christmas Spirit takes the captain through time and space to find the true meaning of Christmas, including a “dream” where giant toys come to life and perform amazing acrobatics high above the indoor lagoon.

Other adventures during this holiday experience at Pirates Voyage include a live Nativity featuring the three wise men on camels, an angel with a special message and a comical Christmas castaway and her sea lion companion. During this swashbuckling Christmas spectacular, guests are served a fabulous four-course holiday feast straight from Captain Scrooge’s galley.
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Dollywood Hosts Light The Way 5K

Published October 12, 2016 / Last Updated October 12, 2016
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On Nov. 11, Dollywood will host the Light the Way 5K Walk/Run benefiting Keep Sevier Beautiful & Share It Forward

lighttheway-logoParticipants in the Light the Way 5K Walk/Run will see Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas festival in a new light – actually four million lights – as the theme park hosts this special event for a fifth year on Friday, Nov. 11 beginning at 11 p.m.

Light the Way 5K participants are treated to a unique course decorated by the park’s four million Christmas lights, beginning their journey at Dollywood’s groups’ entrance, traversing through the parking lot and then winding through the theme park. David Owenby, Director of the Share It Forward program said,

“The beauty of Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas festival combined with the challenge of a course that only a theme park can provide makes this Light the Way 5K a one-of-a-kind event for runners and walkers.”

Lisa Bryant, Executive Director of Keep Sevier Beautiful added,

“But most importantly, this event helps provide our non-profit organizations with financial assistance just before the holidays.”

The race will be chip timed and managed by Scenic City Multi-Sports, which also will be offering free photos to all participants to download, tweet and share on Facebook. Awards will be presented to the top three overall for male and female participants. The top three finalists in each age division receive hand-blown glass Christmas ornaments custom-made for the event by Dollywood’s master glassblower.

Race Registration

Pre-registration is encouraged for the Light the Way 5K as the race is limited to 2,500 participants. Early registration between Sept. 2 – Oct. 15 is $32; regular registration and race day fee is $35. Race day registration takes place from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort.

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Benefiting

Proceeds from the event benefit Keep Sevier Beautiful (KSB) and the Share It Forward (SIF) program at Dollywood. KSB, an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, is a volunteer-based organization, which focuses on waste reduction/recycling, litter prevention and beautifying public spaces through education and community-based programs. KSB’s goal is to protect the natural beauty of the area that millions of visitors come to see each year. SIF is a non-profit charity established for the purpose of raising and using funds to assist The Dollywood Company employees and their families in times of need. The program is funded through employee donations, which are matched dollar for dollar by The Dollywood Company and, up to specified limits, by the shareholders of Herschend Family Entertainment, the park’s operating partner.

For more information visit Light the Way 5K or call (865) 428-9860.

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Dollywood’s $2.5 Million Parade of Many Colors

Published September 1, 2016 / Last Updated September 1, 2016
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Dolly Parton announces $2.5 million parade set to debut during Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana has long been known as one of the world’s best holiday theme park events. Dolly Parton unveiled plans for an awe-inspiring new parade—dreamed up as only she can—which will add even more excitement to this family-favorite festival.

Like her new NBC holiday movie, “Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love,” Dolly’s new parade celebrates the fun, faith, family and harmony of the holidays. Vibrant floats, interactive characters and a few other surprises help spread cheer throughout Dollywood this holiday season. Smiling, Dolly said,

“The joy I feel during the Christmas season makes my heart sing because of the love and sweet Christmas memories I have of family and friends from when I was a child.”

She continued by saying,

“Christmas is the time of year when traditions, faith and family come together to create experiences we all remember forever. That is why my new movie and this parade are so important for me. I truly believe The Parade of Many Colors will inspire some of those same lifelong memories for the families who see it.”

The Parade of Many Colors represents another significant investment made by The Dollywood Company as part of the $300 million investment strategy announced in 2013. The company also recently announced the addition of TailSpin Racer to Dollywood’s Splash Country for 2017.

Dollywood has added two days to its calendar, December 6 and 13, to provide guests more time to experience the eight-time winner for Best Christmas Event. One of Dollywood’s greatest entertainment offerings is remastered in 2016, as “Christmas in the Smokies,” returns to its traditional home at D.P.’s Celebrity Theater. Guests can celebrate the joy of the season while a cast of singers and dancers performs hometown holiday favorites while accompanied by a band of live musicians!

Dollywood’s entertainment team brings a Christmas classic to life with the debut of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Based on the timeless holiday story of love and generosity, small town businessman George Bailey discovers the true value of life, family and friends with a little help from his guardian angel, Clarence.

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas begins November 5, 2016.

Preview image courtesy of Curtis Hilbun.

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Yahoo! Music Exclusive: Dolly’s ‘Salvation Army’ Christmas

Published December 11, 2015 / Last Updated January 4, 2016
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In this Yahoo! Music exclusive video Dolly Parton tells about spending Christmas away from home and serving food at The Salvation Army.

Dolly Parton reminisces about her first (and only) Christmas away from home and her family. She remembers being lonely and hungry and how she found comfort helping out at The Salvation Army. Dolly said,

“But anyhow this particular Christmas I remember feeling so lonesome and so lonely. I knew I didn’t have the money to go home.”

Watch this Yahoo! Music exclusive video as Dolly talks about being broke, serving food at The Salvation Army and how some special friends made her feel like she was with family.

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Taste of Country Video Exclusive: Dolly’s Christmas Eve Bonfire

Published December 10, 2015 / Last Updated December 10, 2015
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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 talks about building a Christmas Eve bonfire in this exclusive video shared by Taste of Country.

Growing up in the Great Smoky Mountains, Dolly and her brothers and sisters learned how to be resourceful. Dolly recalls one Christmas Eve when the Parton kids had a plan to send Santa Claus a message.

They decided to set a huge Christmas Eve bonfire so he could find their house. Dolly said,

“Well, it got to be Christmas Eve, it got to be getting dark so we set out to set our big bonfire so Santa could find us.”

Watch the Taste of Country Video Exclusive: Dolly Parton’s Christmas Eve Bonfire to see her parents’ surprised reactions.

Also, watch “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” starring Alyvia Alyn Lind, Jennifer Nettles, Ricky Schroder and Gerald McRaney. The new film airs on Thursday, Dec. 10 at 9/8c on NBC.

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