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Christmas Arrives At Pirates Voyage In Myrtle Beach

Published November 9, 2017 / Last Updated November 16, 2017
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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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Pirates Voyage takes its swashbuckling crew of characters on a Christmas adventure!

Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show, located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, takes its swashbuckling crew of characters on a Christmas adventure unlike anything else to be experienced this holiday season. Opening on Thursday, Nov. 9 and continuing through New Year’s Eve, Pirates Voyage performs a twist on 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 the Pirates Village, where a cast of pirates entertain show guests with an interactive experience that includes a pirate holiday sing-a-long. Folks will experience the 12 Days of Christmas with a pirate twist – everything from ten crewmen leaping and six Jolly Rogers to a parrot in a palm tree! Kids can enjoy being “transformed” in a pirate or mermaid makeover at the Village’s Join the Crew area. Then, guests will enter the arena for the main holiday show, a swashbuckling spin on “A Christmas Carol” with Captain Scrooge and his faithful first mate Bob Cratchit.

“We invite adventurers of all ages to start a new Christmas tradition for the holidays like no one else can offer,” said Paul Brown, General Manager. “At Pirates Voyage, high tide meets the yuletide during this festive season and families can experience all the fun together creating memories that will last long after the holidays are gone. Guests will travel to Christmas past, present and future through a classic holiday story with its own special pirate twist, while camels and angels help tell about the true meaning of Christmas in our Nativity.”

“Myrtle Beach’s #1 Choice for the Holidays”

The Mystical Christmas Spirit takes the captain through time 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. A comical Christmas castaway and her sea lion companion add to the fun and festive adventure; then, the pinnacle of the Pirates Voyage holiday experience is a live Nativity featuring the three wise men on camels and an angel with a special message. At “Myrtle Beach’s #1 Choice for the Holidays,” guests also will be thrilled by an epic battle between the crimson and emerald pirates as they compete for the coveted Christmas treasure.

Four-Course Holiday Feast

During this swashbuckling Christmas spectacular, guests are served a fabulous four-course holiday feast straight from Captain Scrooge’s galley. The meal begins with voyager creamy vegetable soup and buccaneer bread. Next, guests receive “half o’ roasted cackler” (chicken), Captain’s barbeque pork, cob o’ buttery corn, and a pirate herb-basted potato. Apple o ’me eye pie and unlimited Pepsi products, tea or coffee complete the meal. Vegetarian and gluten-free meals are available by request.

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New Christmas Show At Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures

Published November 3, 2017 / Last Updated November 16, 2017
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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.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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An all-new Christmas show is underway at Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures in Pigeon Forge, TN

Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures Dinner & Show continues its inaugural season with a new holiday tale that invites families on a journey that brings together special Christmas memories and magic that shaped Dolly and her family. The new show, which opened Friday, Nov. 3 and continues through Dec. 31, allows guests to make wonderful holiday memories and discover the true spirit of Christmas.

The combination of festive holiday music, two million dollars in special effects, acrobatic feats, a mischievous elf, a series of “reindeer games,” a moving live nativity, an ice skating spectacular, and many other unexpected surprises combine for a one-of-a-kind, “must see” show. This exciting new Christmas adventure is set in a small town that’s hit by a major snowstorm, which leaves the fate of the town’s Christmas celebration in the balance. The audience journeys with the cast to learn whether their Christmas will be cancelled or whether the storm sets the stage for the most miraculous Christmas ever.

Holiday Classics

Elements of the regular show that have proven to be audience favorites this season will take on a holiday flair and deliver a joyful treat for the senses, including the Chinese poles, aerial silks suspended three stories above the stage and in the amazing Electro-wheel. An exclusive Smoky Mountain Adventures version of The Nutcracker and fun with the classic “12 Days of Christmas” are sure to become audience favorites. The show concludes with a moving seasonal rendition of the mountain classic “Go Tell It On The Mountain,” and a Christmas light spectacular and special effects transform the town scenery into a captivating Winter Wonderland.

“Thanks to the powerful story of when Dolly’s parents met and fell in love, Smoky Mountain Adventures has experienced an amazing debut season,” said Jamie Parish, General Manager of Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures. “We are excited about sharing more of this special story in our new holiday show, inspired by heartfelt moments that will capture the simple joys of Christmas. Our entire cast is looking forward to sharing this new component of Dolly’s family story – we know it will become a new holiday tradition for the families that come to experience it.”

Hearty Mountain Feast

Another star of this yuletide show is the food, which is a mouthwatering feast of magnificent proportions. This Smoky Mountain holiday feast treats guests to tantalizing tastes inspired by some of Dolly’s favorite holiday recipes: Happy Holiday Kettle Soup, Hot Homemade Biscuit, Sugar Cured Ham, Mountain Fried Chicken, Old Fashion Country Stuffing, Buttery Corn on the Cob, Sweet Potato Country Casserole and Specialty Dessert. Unlimited Pepsi, tea and coffee also are part of the meal.

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Dolly Parton Tree At Gaylord Opryland Resort

Published November 16, 2016 / Last Updated November 16, 2016
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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.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Opryland’s Parade of Trees auction includes a beautifully decorated Dolly Parton-inspired tree benefiting her Imagination Library.

Dolly Parton joins her fellow country music artists who are lending their star power to raise money for their favorite charities this Christmas season at Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland Resort. This year, Dolly’s tree features ornaments and decorations inspired by her new holiday special, “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” airing on NBC on Nov. 30 at 9 p.m. EST.

The online auction opened Nov. 11. The highest bidder of the Dolly Parton sponsored tree will receive the decorations along with a host of prizes including:

  • 2-night stay in Dolly’s luxurious penthouse apartment at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa
  • Admission for 2 to Dollywood
  • $200 Gift Card to the spa at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa
  • 2 tickets to Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede
  • 2 limited edition Coat of Many Colors ornaments
  • 2 signed copies of Dolly’s new children’s book “Coat of Many Colors”
  • 2 signed copies of “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” DVDs

Place a bid online at Opryland Parade of Trees

Dolly’s tree has an estimated value of $2,000. Each tree’s decorations and accompanying prizes are up for grabs in the online auction. Bidding opened for Dolly’s tree on Nov. 11, 2016, and ends Jan. 1, 2017 at 11 a.m. CST. Other trees include those sponsored by Loretta Lynn, Diamond Rio and the Nashville Ballet.

Parade of Trees is part of A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland. This free, self-guided tour features 14 spectacularly decorated trees throughout the resort’s nine acres of indoor gardens.

Proceeds from Dolly’s tree will benefit the Imagination Library, Dolly’s book gifting organization which has mailed more than 85 million free books to children around the world since it began in 1996.

Dolly Parton receives Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at CMA Awards- Photo Credit: Joseph Llanes
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Dolly Parton receives Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at CMA Awards- Photo Credit: Joseph Llanes
Dolly Parton receives Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at CMA Awards- Photo Credit: Joseph Llanes
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Dolly Parton receives Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at CMA Awards- Photo Credit: Joseph Llanes
Dolly Parton receives Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at CMA Awards- Photo Credit: Joseph Llanes
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Dolly Parton receives Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at CMA Awards- Photo Credit: Joseph Llanes
Dolly Parton receives Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at CMA Awards- Photo Credit: Joseph Llanes
Dolly Parton Suite at Dollywood's DreamMore Resort
Dolly Parton receives Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at CMA Awards- Photo Credit: Joseph Llanes

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Christmas Arrives At Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede

Published October 28, 2016 / Last Updated October 28, 2016
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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.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Christmas comes to life at Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede in Branson, MO and Pigeon Forge, TN!

Family traditions are created and celebrated when Christmas arrives at Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede. Guests will be awed by the birth of Jesus reenacted 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. Dolly said,

“Christmas is my favorite time of year. It’s full of fond family memories. At my Dixie Stampede, we celebrate family time and the true meaning of Christmas. We invite families to come make memories with us over a good meal and wholesome entertainment.”

Families also will enjoy “Toys Come to Life,” 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.”

Branson, MO

When Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction opens Oct. 27, the action-packed family fun show will transform into a beautiful holiday spectacular. Folks who experience Christmas at Dixie Stampede (Oct. 27- Dec. 31, 2016) will be amazed at the complete show makeover including a full-scale living Nativity, holiday adornment, seasonal music, a Santa Claus sighting and a four-course feast.
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Pigeon Forge, TN

The “high-spirited adventure” of Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction receives a festive twist for the 2016 holiday season with the magnificent sights and sounds of Christmas, including a full-scale living Nativity, holiday decorations, Santa Claus and a fabulous four-course Christmas feast. The Christmas show at “The Most Fun Place to Eat in the Smokies” debuts Nov. 1 and runs through New Year’s Day.
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Pirates Voyage Presents A Christmas To Remember

Published October 28, 2016 / Last Updated October 28, 2016
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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.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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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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