Dolly Parton's Stampede

A Christmas to Remember at Dolly Parton’s Stampede

Published November 15, 2022 / Last Updated November 16, 2022
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
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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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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Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede Returns November 2 in Pigeon Forge, TN

Published October 27, 2022 / Last Updated November 16, 2022
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
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Heartwarming Christmas Show Comes to Life at Dolly Parton’s Stampede this Holiday Season

The “high-spirited adventure” of Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction receives a festive twist for its 35 th holiday season with the magnificient sights and sounds of Christmas, including a full-scale living Nativity, holiday decorations, a new aerial performance, Santa Claus and a fabulous four-course yuletide feast. The Christmas show at “The Most Fun Place to Eat in the Smokies” debuts Nov. 2 and runs through Dec. 31.

“Christmas is a very special time of year at Dolly Parton’s Stampede,” said Travis Randall, General Manager of the Stampede in Pigeon Forge. “While our thrilling show provides fun for our guests, we also take time to celebrate the true meaning of the season, thanks to a full-scale, living Nativity that will transport guests back to that first Christmas so long ago. It’s special to our entire cast and staff when families share with us that this show has become a treasured part of their annual holiday traditions.”

New for “Christmas at Stampede” is a holiday twist on a thrilling performance segment that was added to the regular season show this summer – combining the show’s equestrian stars, breathtaking aerial acrobatics and original new music from Dolly herself.

Adults and children alike will enjoy “The Magic of Toys,” 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.

Guests will be awed by the birth of Jesus re-enacted 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.

Stampede’s 32 magnificent horses, not to be confused with Santa’s reindeer, race in exciting competitions as audience members cheer their respective sides of the North Pole and South Pole on to victory. No Christmas is complete without an appearance by Santa, so after the arena is transformed into a winter wonderland of glistening, freshly fallen snow, Old Saint Nick arrives by sleigh to complete the festivities.

The entire Christmas experience is enhanced by the state-of-the-art, LED wall backdrop to the show’s 35,000-square-foot arena, which seamlessly complements the exciting action with stunning holiday scenery. Guests will feel as if they instantly have been transported deep in to the natural beauty of Christmas from the foothills surrounding the Great Smoky Mountains and to the clear skies above Bethlehem on the night of Jesus’ birth.

Christmas dinner, the other star of the show, includes Stampede’s signature four-course holiday feast consisting of Stampede’s original creamy vegetable soup, homemade buttery biscuit, a whole rotisserie chicken, hickory-smoked barbequed pork loin, corn on the cob, herb-basted potato, Stampede’s own specialty holiday dessert and unlimited Coca-Cola® products, tea or coffee. Vegetarian and gluten free meals are available upon request.

Show times and reservations are available by calling (865) 453-4400 or visiting dpstampede.com.

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Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede Begins October 27 in Branson, MO

Published October 26, 2022 / Last Updated November 3, 2022
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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Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede Offers Heartwarming Show Sure to Become Family Tradition

Christmas is about tradition and recapturing this magical time with family and friends. In this spirit, the world’s most visited dinner attraction is decking the halls and grooming the horses to celebrate this holiday season.

Opening October 27, “Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede” in Branson transforms into a beautiful holiday spectacle including a full-scale living Nativity, holiday decor, seasonal music, a Santa Claus sighting and a fabulous four-course holiday feast.

“There is no better way to celebrate the holidays than bringing your family to Dolly Parton’s Stampede,” said Bryan Cossiboom, General Manager of the Stampede in Branson. “The sounds of the season and our talented cast make our show a place to make memories and enjoy this special time of year together. It also allows us to share and celebrate the holiday’s true meaning with a full-scale, living Nativity that will transport guests back to that first Christmas so long ago. We love hearing so many families tell us that this show has become a treasured part of their annual holiday traditions.”

The true meaning of the season comes alive right before guests’ eyes with the birth of Jesus portrayed in a living nativity with Mary, Joseph, the three wise men atop camels, and shepherds leading donkeys and their flock of sheep. This Christmas spectacular also features a seasonal twist with a friendly rivalry between the North and South Poles, equestrian feats, music and comedy. Families will enjoy the “Magic of Toys” musical production starring the Sugar Plum Fairy as she brings toys to life in a breathtaking aerial display set to “The Nutcracker Suite.” Of course, no Christmas is complete without an appearance by Santa.

Jolly Old St. Nick arrives in his sleigh as the Stampede’s arena is transformed into a winter wonderland of fresh fallen snow. The Christmas celebration is complemented by a four-course holiday feast featuring a whole rotisserie chicken, hickory-smoked barbecue pork loin, herb-basted potato, buttery corn on the cob, creamy vegetable soup, homemade biscuit, a special holiday dessert and unlimited Coca-Cola® products, tea or coffee. Vegetarian and gluten-free meals are available by request.

“Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede” in Branson begins October 27 and continues through December 31. For more information, call (417) 336-3000 or visit www.dpstampede.com.

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Fall for Fun at Dolly Parton’s Stampede

Published September 20, 2022 / Last Updated September 22, 2022
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
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Enjoy a High-Spirited Autumn Adventure at the World’s Most Visited Dinner Attraction®

Leaves are changing, temperatures are cooling, and unforgettable autumn adventures are waiting to be had! There’s no better way to celebrate the fall season than with a visit to Dolly Parton’s Stampede in Pigeon Forge, TN and Branson, MO. Here’s what you can expect when you visit Dolly Parton’s Stampede this fall.

A High-Spirited Autumn Adventure

Tighten your bootstraps for a thrilling performance that features 32 magnificent horses and a cast of top-notch trick riders! When you visit Dolly Parton’s Stampede this autumn, you’ll experience everything from horseback riding stunts to phenomenal musical productions. Watch in excitement as our talented cast members show off their skills and put on a performance of a lifetime. Friendly competition, impressive stunts, spectacular special effects, and more all combine to provide you with a high-spirited autumn adventure!

A Four-Course Fall Feast

At Dolly Parton’s Stampede, you can enjoy a four-course feast as big as the autumn harvest! Your dinner includes The Stampede’s Original Creamy Vegetable Soup, a Scrumptious Homemade Biscuit, a Mouth-Watering Tender Whole Rotisserie Chicken, Delicious Hickory Smoked Barbecued Pork Loin, Buttery Corn on the Cob, a Tasty Herb Basted Potato, and The Stampede’s Specialty Dessert while you watch the show. Dolly Parton’s Stampede also offers vegetarian and gluten-free meals available upon request!

Family Fun

Dolly Parton’s Stampede is the perfect attraction for family fun this fall. Everyone from kids to adults will love celebrating a family tradition at this world-class attraction. Begin your experience with the Horse Walk, which allows your family to meet the four-legged stars in their stalls before the show. Then, grab your seats and prepare for a delicious meal together while you watch the adventure unfold. After the performance, stop by the gift shop for the perfect souvenir! Your kids can get a plush horse like the ones they just saw perform, and you can purchase the family photo you took in The Stampede when you arrived! One thing is for sure — your family will have an unforgettable fall evening at Dolly Parton’s Stampede.

Are you ready to fall for fun at Dolly Parton’s Stampede? Visit the Dolly Parton’s Stampede website and start planning your visit to the show!

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Dolly Kicks Off a Summer Worth Celebrating

Published June 28, 2022 / Last Updated June 28, 2022
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
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Dolly Breaks New Ground This Summer With Over 2 Million Reasons to Celebrate

Summer has finally arrived, giving families everywhere lots to celebrate! Whether traveling for vacation or just enjoying the simple pleasures found at home, summertime gives us all a chance to make new memories with friends and family, soak up the sunshine and count all of life’s blessings. And, when it comes to counting your blessings, Dolly continues to reach new milestones and break new ground!

“Well, right now I have more blessings than I can even count! I’ve always been so proud of my Imagination Library, and now to have over 2 million children getting free books every month, well it’s just more than I ever dreamed would happen.”

Imagination Library Now Gifting Over 2 Million Books Each Month

Dolly’s Imagination Library welcomes summer by celebrating one of its biggest milestones ever! As of June 2022, there are over 2 million children enrolled in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. That means the Imagination Library is now gifting over 2 MILLION BOOKS to children around the world each and every month — that’s 1 book every 1.4 seconds! Many thanks to our over 2,800 dedicated local affiliates around the world for helping Imagination Library reach this incredible milestone!

Dolly Shares Her “Heartsong” About Dollywood’s Newest Resort

With Dollywood’s status as a top destination in the country for families, there will soon be even more reason for families to come and enjoy a stay in the Smokies, with the 2023 opening of Dollywood’s Heartsong Lodge & Resort, adjacent to Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa. On Friday, June 24, Dolly made her first appearance at the Heartsong Lodge & Resort construction site, where she shared her vision for the 302-room resort while also sharing stories about why the Great Smoky Mountains still remain a sought-after respite for her during her hectic schedule. Dolly shared,

“With the new HeartSong Resort opening soon, I’m just thrilled that even more families will get to visit Dollywood and enjoy spending a little time here in the Smoky Mountains.”

To top off her appearance, Dolly offered an exclusive look at Suite 1986—Dolly’s former tour bus, which has been turned into the ultimate hotel suite, residing at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa.

All-New Thrills at Dolly’s Dinner Attractions

To celebrate its 35th season this year, Dolly’s Stampede in Pigeon Forge premiers an all-new thrilling and moving performance segment combining the show’s equestrian stars, breathtaking aerial acrobatics and an original new song from Dolly, titled “Wild Horses.” With locations in both Branson, MO and Pigeon Forge, TN, Dolly Parton’s Stampede is an incredible show filled with friendly competition, high-spirited adventure and a four-course family feast.

Buccaneers of all ages are invited to set sail into summer at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show in Pigeon Forge and Myrtle Beach! This incredible adventure features everything from sword fights to a battle for lost treasure, plus a delicious Pirate Feast. Whether you’re visiting with your family, friends or a large group, Pirates Voyage is a top choice for a fun summer adventure!

Dollywood Leads the Way as Tripadvisor’s #1 Theme Park in the U.S.

Recently named Tripadvisor’s number one theme park in the nation, Dollywood kicks off its Smoky Mountain Summer Celebration with new experiences, returning guest favorites and extended summer hours throughout the festival, which runs until August 7. Based on actual reviews left by guests about their time spent in the theme park, Dollywood ranked #1 in the Travelers’ Choice Top 25 Amusement Parks in the United States and #8 on the Travelers’ Choice Top 25 Worldwide Amusement Parks list, reflecting the hard work and dedication that goes into making Dollywood a world-class experience and such a great place for families.

Dollywood’s Splash Country splashes into another summer of fun in the sun, now open for its 22nd season until September 5. Nestled right next to Dollywood, the region’s friendliest and most trusted water park offers a resort-style getaway with an upgraded park experience this summer, including a new zero-depth entry play space, more entertainment and new dining opportunities.

Music & More

Dolly to Star in “Run, Rose, Run” Feature Film

In a highly competitive bidding situation, Sony Pictures has landed the film adaptation of “Run, Rose, Run.” Dolly and James Patterson will produce the feature film alongside Reese Witherspoon, via her Hello Sunshine banner. Dolly will be writing original songs for the big-screen adaptation, in addition to producing and starring in the film, marking the first time she will have a starring role on the big screen since her popular 1992 flick, “Straight Talk.”

“Run, Rose, Run” Now Available

Dolly’s highly-anticipated first novel, co-written with best-selling author James Patterson, is now available. Also offered is the companion album, which features 12 original songs by Dolly! The album debuted at #1 on the Current Country Albums, American/Folk and Bluegrass charts, with the novel spending five weeks atop The New York Times Best Seller list — making it the longest-running #1 New York Times Best Seller of the decade and the bestselling novel of the year.

Official “Run, Rose, Run” Merchandise

Exclusive “Run, Rose, Run” merchandise, created for Dolly’s latest album and book release, is available now! Each item complements the music and the story as told by Dolly Parton.

Songs of Summertime

As we embark on a new season, take time to celebrate all of the moments, big and small, that make summertime so sweet.

“Sweet Summer Lovin’”

(Blaise Tosti / George Reneau)

Though the sun may be dawning
You’re the one that lights the morning
As I awake to the heaven
Of your sweet summer lovin’
By a stream in the country
Running barefoot and feeling free
While the love in our hearts blend
Into sweet summer lovin’

Love,

Dolly Parton

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