'Tis the season of joy, and as the holidays unfold, Dolly is cranking up the holiday spirit with an abundance of sparkle and rockin' resonance that truly make this time of year magical. With falling snowflakes and festive Christmas vibes in the air, she welcomes you to share in the celebration of everything she cherishes about the holiday season.
“Christmas is that wonderful time of the year when hearts are warmer and spirits shine brighter,” Dolly shared. “The festive music and beautiful decorations seem to bring out the childlike wonder in all of us, and we’re reminded to believe in miracles and spread love to everyone around us."
Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas (Nov. 4–Jan. 6, 2024) captivates visitors with the rich essence of the holiday season, thanks to its gleaming lights, award-winning stage productions, Christmas culinary masterpieces and warm family customs.
The 15-time winner for Best Theme Park Christmas Event boasts more than 6 million dazzling, shimmering lights throughout the park, but the newest ones will fly high above the park each evening as part of a stunning holiday drone show. This larger-than-life display illuminates the season with hundreds of drones soaring in the air, riveting guests with an awe-inspiring new show.
Dolly Parton welcomed guests on Friday, November 3, to the official grand opening of Dollywood's HeartSong Lodge & Resort. The lodge marks the second world-class resort created by Dolly and Dollywood Parks & Resorts, further expanding the premier family destination located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
In May 2024, the Dolly Parton Experience is slated to open with a number of interactive elements to make guests feel as if they are journeying alongside Dolly from her childhood cabin in Locust Ridge to performing on the grandest stages around the world. Housed in multiple buildings, the multi-faceted experience includes exhibits which span her iconic career, a look at the inspiration for her biggest dreams, the importance of her family and even a specially curated exhibit that highlights Dolly’s signature style through the years.
Dolly Parton’s Stampede, in both Pigeon Forge, TN, and Branson, MO, welcomes families to celebrate the spirit of the season with an amazing Christmas spectacular filled with festive horse-riding stunts, stirring holiday music, a beautiful live nativity and a four-course holiday feast.
Set sail on an epic holiday journey at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show! Located in both Pigeon Forge, TN, and Branson, MO, treat the family to a swashbuckling dinner and heave-ho your way into a spectacular show filled with thrills and excitement for everyone!
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library recently celebrated the significant milestone of gifting 200 million books globally! To mark this achievement, seven families across five countries found golden Dolly bookmarks hidden within their Imagination Library books in September, unlocking a special video chat with Dolly and more surprises.
Furthering its mission to inspire a love of reading in children, Dolly’s Imagination Library program continues to expand to new areas, most recently rolling out new statewide programs in Louisiana and Missouri. These expansions provide access to free books, inspiring children to Dream More, Learn More, Care More and Be More!
Dolly released the latest track from her new Rockstar album - a powerful duet of "Wrecking Ball" with her fairy goddaughter, Miley Cyrus. The dynamic pair first performed the track on Miley's New Year’s Eve Party, which aired live on NBC.
Purchase Dolly’s new Rockstar album as a 4 LP set, 2 CD set or digital download, as well as exclusive limited edition Rockstar box sets and merchandise!
The holiday season is a time for kindness in our hearts, the enduring love of our families, the joy of laughter shared with our friends and the warmth of gratitude. Let's continue to embrace this spirit, spreading happiness and cheer to all those we encounter. It's the perfect time to celebrate and revel in the magic that comes this time of year. So, let's fill the air with festive melodies and make lasting memories as we celebrate a joyful holiday season we will cherish for years to come.
Are you ready to celebrate the Christmas season in a way you never have before? Visit Dolly Parton’s Stampede! This world-class dinner attraction brings the spirit of the season to life and transforms its 35,000 square foot arena into a true holiday wonderland. With locations in both Branson, MO and Pigeon Forge, TN, you and your loved ones will have two great holiday vacation destinations to choose from.
When you visit Dolly Parton’s Stampede during the Christmas season, be prepared for an incredible holiday extravaganza! The Stampede arena is decorated with twinkling lights, evergreens, poinsettias, old-fashioned holiday costumes, and familiar holiday music. Our talented cast of performers, including our 32 magnificent horses, takes guests on an exciting holiday adventure that features playful elves, a live nativity, and Santa Claus himself! Our live nativity scene is a crowd favorite and brings the true meaning of Christmas to life. Watch in amazement as three kings ride atop camels on their way to Bethlehem and shepherds guide their flock. It’s a holiday show you won’t soon forget!
No holiday celebration is complete without a delicious meal, and Dolly Parton’s Stampede serves up one of the best! The festive, four-course feast will remind you of all the holiday meals you’ve shared with your loved ones back home. It includes creamy vegetable soup, a hot homemade biscuit, a tender whole rotisserie chicken, hickory smoked barbecued pork loin, buttery corn on the cob, an herb-basted potato, a hot flaky apple turnover, and unlimited Coca-Cola®, tea, or coffee.
There are also vegetarian and gluten-free meals available upon request so that everyone can enjoy the holiday feast.
The holiday season is all about spending quality time with the ones you love. That’s why enjoying Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede is one of the best holiday activities! You and your loved ones will make memories together that will last a lifetime. Before you leave, stop by the gift shop to purchase holiday gifts for loved ones back home, and get a bag of creamy soup mix to recreate your favorite part of the feast for your own Christmas dinner!
Are you ready to enjoy the spirit of the season at Dolly Parton’s Stampede? Visit the Dolly Parton's Stampede website to get your tickets to the Branson or Pigeon Forge Christmas show.
As summer slips away, the days get shorter and the air gets crisper, giving us the perfect opportunity to turn over a new leaf and welcome the fresh energy that comes with fall. As a true lover of all things autumn, Dolly shares what makes this one of her most favorite times of the year.
“Fall has always had a special place in my heart,” Dolly shared. “It’s like the world is putting on a show with all those colorful leaves. It’s a time when everything’s changing…and that reminds all of us that a little bit of change can be beautiful.”
This fall, Dolly is not only enjoying the beauty of the season, but she’s been busy making new music and reaching new milestones, imparting an air of excitement into the autumn months that lie ahead.
This year, Dollywood took top honors at the Golden Ticket Awards by claiming the award for Best Park, following several years’ worth of recognition of Dollywood’s top status within the theme park industry. Dolly Parton was also personally recognized with the prestigious Industry Legends Golden Ticket Award. Dollywood received finalist placement in ten total categories and achieved a record-breaking five Golden Ticket Awards, securing its place as the world’s most-honored theme park.
Dollywood welcomes guests to celebrate the splendor of autumn during their annual Harvest Festival, happening September 20 – October 30. The popular event, which includes the family-friendly Great Pumpkin LumiNights, features all of the fun, flavorful food and award-winning entertainment that make this a must-see experience for your family this fall!
Take the reins this fall and experience an unforgettable autumn adventure at Dolly Parton’s Stampede! With locations in both Branson, MO and Pigeon Forge, TN, there’s no better place to celebrate the fall season. Enjoy thrilling horse riding stunts, stunning musical productions, breathtaking aerial performances, and a delicious four-course feast when you visit this family-friendly, world-class dinner attraction.
For an unforgettable autumn adventure, Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show is the place to be this fall. This popular dinner attraction has locations in Pigeon Forge, TN and Myrtle Beach, SC, taking guests on an epic pirate journey featuring high seas escapades and romance, complemented with a hearty four- course pirate feast.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library enters the fall season with over 200 Million Reasons to Celebrate, having now gifted over 218 million books to children across the U.S., Canada, UK, Australia and the Republic of Ireland. With the significant achievement of full statewide coverage in Kansas and Washington and the rollout of new statewide programs in Alabama and Indiana, they’re expanding access to free books, inspiring children everywhere to Dream More, Learn More, Care More and Be More!
Dolly’s latest single and music video from her upcoming Rockstar album is now available. A stirring rendition of the ‘90s hit, “What’s Up?” features the song’s writer and lead singer, Linda Perry. In this song about the at-times, overwhelming pressures of the world around us and the need for release, Dolly’s angelic and hopeful voice ushers in a sense of promise for a better tomorrow.
Dolly was joined by fellow musical titans Paul McCartney (vocals/piano), Ringo Starr (drums), Peter Frampton (guitar) and Mick Fleetwood (additional percussion) to create an iconic rendition of the classic Beatles hit, “Let It Be,” for her upcoming Rockstar album.
Dolly collaborated with NBCUniversal on the video for her new song “We Are The Champions/We Will Rock You,” which will be used to promote NBCUniversal’s coverage of the Olympic Games Paris that begin in summer 2024. A huge fan of the Olympics and Team USA, Dolly aligned with NBCU to produce an Olympic-themed video that celebrates the athletes and gets people excited about next year’s Games in Paris.
For the first time, Dolly’s taking to Pinterest to give Pinners an insider’s look into her story, style and inspiration, from past to present. Like her beloved “Coat of Many Colors,” a lifetime of moments are weaved together, across a colorway of boards, Pin-by-Pin, to showcase “Dollycore” like never before on her Official Pinterest Profile.
Autumn invites us to embrace its soothing sounds, from the gentle rustle of leaves to the rhythmic patter of rain. Take a moment to step outside and allow these simple melodies to serenade your soul. Within the serenity of these moments, you’ll discover the profound beauty of fall.
I can hear the wind go whistling through the treetops
I hear raindrops falling softly to the ground
In the distance I can hear the roar of thunder
Seems there’s sounds of nature all around
Sounds of nature fill the air with music
How I love and cherish every sound
I often kneel in prayer to thank the Master
For the sounds of nature all around
Are you ready to take the reins this fall and experience an unforgettable autumn adventure? Visit Dolly Parton’s Stampede! With locations in both Branson, MO and Pigeon Forge, TN, there’s no better place to celebrate the fall season.
Enjoy thrilling horse riding stunts, stunning musical productions, breathtaking aerial performances, and a delicious four-course feast when you visit this family-friendly, world-class dinner attraction. Keep reading to learn what you’ll love about visiting Dolly Parton’s Stampede in the fall.
Kick off the fall season with an adventure like no other at Dolly Parton’s Stampede. You’ll get to watch as 32 magnificent horses and a cast of talented trick riders perform daring stunts, captivating audience members with their talents. The high-spirited adventure also features friendly competition, aerial performances, musical productions, and spectacular special effects. It’s a show that all ages will love!
It wouldn’t be the world’s most visited dinner attraction without a delicious meal! You’ll be able to enjoy a four-course feast as big as the autumn harvest when you take your seats. The feast is sure to satisfy all your country cravings, with The Stampede’s famous creamy vegetable soup, a homemade buttery biscuit, a tender whole rotisserie chicken, hickory-smoked barbecued pork loin, buttery corn on the cob, an herb-basted potato, and a specialty dessert. There’s also unlimited Coca-Cola® products, tea, and coffee. Vegetarian and gluten-free meals are available upon request.
There’s no better way to enjoy the fall season than by spending time with family members in a place you love! When you visit Dolly Parton’s Stampede this fall, you’re guaranteed to leave with shared memories you’ll cherish for years to come. You can even purchase a souvenir family photo together to serve as a reminder of what an amazing time you had together!
Are you ready to start planning your autumn adventure at Dolly Parton’s Stampede? Visit the Dolly Parton’s Stampede website to get your tickets today!
The sun is shining, the days are longer, and summer is officially in full swing! As a true lover of all things summer, Dolly embraces the joy, warmth and freedom that this time of year brings.
“Summer is when everything comes alive,” Dolly says. “It’s a time to let loose, have fun and create unforgettable memories.”
This summer, Dolly is not only enjoying the simple pleasures of the season, she’s been busy making headlines with her latest projects and achievements, giving everyone even more reason to celebrate alongside her as she continues to soar to new heights.
Dolly joined forces with some of Rock music’s most legendary artists, along with today’s biggest stars, for her first-ever Rock album, Rockstar. Inspired by her 2022 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Dolly teamed up with an all-star roster of musicians for the 30-song collection, which includes 9 original tracks and 21 iconic rock anthems. Releasing November 17, 2023, Rockstar is now available for pre-order and will also be available as a 4 LP set, 2 CD set, digital download and for streaming on all digital service platforms.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library opens a new chapter this summer as they celebrate a huge milestone in early childhood literacy, surpassing 200 million books gifted globally since 1995, thanks to over 2,800 local affiliates around the world who are dedicated to inspiring a love of reading by gifting books each month to children. With the rollout of new statewide programs in California and Montana, they’re expanding access to free books, inspiring children everywhere to Dream More, Learn More, Care More and Be More!
Stampede into summer fun at the world’s most visited dinner attraction, Dolly Parton’s Stampede. With locations in Branson, MO, and Pigeon Forge, TN, get ready for friendly competition, thrilling horse riding stunts, phenomenal musical productions and more — not to mention a delicious four-course feast!
Are you ready to spend your summer on a swashbuckling adventure? Visit Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show in Myrtle Beach, SC, or Pigeon Forge, TN. Both locations take guests on an epic pirate journey featuring high seas escapades and romance, complemented with a hearty four- course pirate feast.
Experience the ultimate summer adventure at Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Summer Celebration (June 17 – Aug. 6). With thrilling rides, captivating shows and the new Big Bear Mountain attraction, this summer will be unforgettable. Enjoy the mesmerizing “Sweet Summer Nights” with dazzling drones and fireworks, interactive water shows, bubble-filled fun, live entertainment and delicious seasonal treats. With extended park hours, guests can make memories until 9:30 p.m. and stay at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa for a complete summer getaway.
Nestled adjacent to Dollywood theme park, there is no better way to spend the hotter, longer days than at Dollywood’s Splash Country. East Tennessee’s friendliest water park is now open for its 23rd season until September 10, with more shade, more food and more opportunities to make a splash all summer long.
Bookings have begun for Dollywood’s newest resort property, the much-anticipated HeartSong Lodge & Resort, where guests can start making reservations for stays this fall. The earliest available stay date is November 3, 2023. Created with the same award-winning service and attention to detail made famous at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa, HeartSong Lodge & Resort adds to the welcoming hospitality offerings guests have come to expect when visiting Dollywood Parks & Resorts.
Dolly keeps making waves with her upcoming Rockstar album, releasing on November 17. Witness Dolly’s rock star dominance as “Bygones” (ft. Rob Halford) with special guests Nikki Sixx & John 5 becomes her 2nd consecutive #1 self-penned rock song on the Classic Rock Songs chart, following the smash hit “World On Fire,” as seen in her electrifying performance at the ACM Awards! Plus, don’t miss “Magic Man (Carl Version)” (ft. Ann Wilson) with special guest Howard Leese. Get ready for rock and roll magic!
In a thrilling new collaboration, Dolly joins forces with fellow Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Slash and talented Chris Janson in their latest song, “21 Forever.” The soaring track is now available to stream, from Chris Jansen’s album The Outlaw Side of Me.
As we savor the sun-kissed days and embrace the carefree spirit of summer, let’s celebrate the happy moments, big and small, that make this season so wonderful.
Sittin’ on the front porch on a summer afternoon
In a straightback chair on two legs, leaned against the wall
Watch the kids a playin’ with June bugs on a string
And chase the glowin’ fireflies when evening shadows fall
In my Tennessee mountain home
Life is as peaceful as a baby’s sigh
In my Tennessee mountain home
Crickets sing in the fields near by