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.

Plan Your Christmas At Smoky Mountain Adventures

Dixie Stampede, Pirates Voyage and Smoky Mountain Adventures will hold auditions on Aug. 14-15 in Nashville, TN!

On Aug. 14-15, 2017, Dolly Parton’s dinner attractions will hold auditions for multiple roles at the Sheraton Music City Hotel located at 777 McGavock Pike in Nashville TN!

Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede, Pirates Voyage and Smoky Mountain Adventures are auditioning actors for multiple roles. Auditions are held by appointment only. Call 865-774-8176 to set up a time. Please bring a photo and resume. These popular dinner attractions are looking for MC's, Comedians, Pirates and Swashbucklers, as well as Storytellers and Country Characters.

Audition Dates & Times

Aug. 14-15, 2017
Sheraton Music City Hotel
777 McGavock Pike in Nashville, TN 37214
Call 865-774-8176 to set up an audition time.


  • Dixie Stampede - Master of Ceremonies and Skeeter
  • Pirates Voyage - Blackbeard the Pirate and Calico Jack
  • Smoky Mountain Adventures - AppleJack and Joshua

Detailed Role Descriptions Listed On

Dinner Attractions

Dixie Stampede has locations in Pigeon Forge, TN and Branson MO
Pirates Voyage located in Myrtle Beach, SC
Smoky Mountain Adventures located in Pigeon Forge, TN


Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Adventures in Pigeon Forge, TN offers family adventure fit for kids of all ages!

Dolly's new dinner attraction in Pigeon Forge, TN invites families to return to the Smokies for exciting family adventure. When was the last time you sat down for a wholesome family meal together? When was the last time you shared an exciting adventure together as a family? Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures has both. Now for a limited time, get a special offer on child tickets when you book online!


The Feast

At Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures each guest receives Avie Lee’s mouthwatering Sunday Dinner. It has delicious dishes straight from the Parton’s own family cookbook. Therefore, you don’t want to miss out on this fabulous feast. Take a look at the menu!

Avie Lee's Sunday Dinner at Smoky Mountain Adventures

The Adventure

You’ll be on the edge of your seat as the Partons and Owens take you on their whirlwind family adventure. Travel back to 1939 when their two families became one. It’s an adventure complete with jaw-dropping stunts, incredible acrobatic feats and dramatic aerial acts high above the audience. Adults and kids agree it’s the MUST-SEE family adventure in Pigeon Forge!

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Now through July 16, 2017, plan your family adventure with Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures in Pigeon Forge, TN. Get $3 Off child tickets* with a special coupon code.

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*Cannot combine this offer with any other Smoky Mountain Adventures offers. Only valid on online reservations. Not valid on prior purchases. ©2017 Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures.

Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures says “Let’s Have A Family Reunion in Pigeon Forge!”

Family Reunions bring families together and fun, family adventure creates lasting memories worth repeating year after year. Plan your family reunion with the Partons and the Owens. Get this special offer at Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Adventures in Pigeon Forge, TN.

Special Family Reunion Offer

Get $3 off child tickets* for a limited time at Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures!

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The cast at Smoky Mountain Adventures will amaze you as both families show off their incredible skills and talents. Avie Lee puts you on the edge-of-your-seat as she and Lee fly above the crowd in a breathtaking aerial act. Plus, the Partons and the Owens will thrill your entire family as they defy gravity in specialty acts and competitions.

We all know there’s nothing more important than a healthy, happy family. And there’s no better way to enjoy your family reunion than with good, clean family adventure at someplace special! Take advantage of this special offer and bring your family to the most exciting place to eat!

Plan Your Family Reunion With This Special Offer Today

*Cannot combine this offer with any other Smoky Mountain Adventures offers. Only valid on online reservations. Not valid on prior purchases. ©2017 Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures.

Introducing Diana and Andre, who play Avie Lee Owens and Lee Parton in Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures.

Each night, Diana and Andre wow audiences as Avie Lee Owens and Lee Parton at Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures. Together, they perform unbelievable aerial acts alongside an incredibly talented cast.
Here, they talk about how they met and developed their craft. They also chat about their different homes and share what they love most about living here in the Smoky Mountains.

Diana – Avie Lee Owens

Where are you from?
“I was born in Venezuela, and my family moved to Miami when I was nine years old.”

How is life in the Smokies different from Miami?
“It’s very different. I traded palm trees for mountains. We don’t have mountains in Miami.”

The Owens and Partons love to play family games. What types of games did you play as a child?
“I loved to draw and watched gymnastics and I danced a lot.”

So how does a girl from Miami end up starring in Smoky Mountain Adventures here in Pigeon Forge?
“I attended a special school for gymnasts. There, I was introduced to acrobatics and that’s where I started aerial training. Those things prepared me for the acts that are such a big part of the show.”

What is your favorite part of Smoky Mountain Adventures?
“I love performing the “Mountain Boy Holler Girl” scene with Andre and I really like the show opening too.”

Diana met Andre during her training in Miami, FL. The two hit it off and have been working together for about three years before joining the Smoky Mountain Adventures cast.


Andre – Lee Parton

Where are you from?
“I was born in Siberia and yes it is way colder there than here!”

Siberia! Wow, besides the temperature, what are some of the other differences between your home and your new life here in Tennessee?
“It is really beautiful here and the climate here is nice. The forest is beautiful. In Siberia, it is mostly hills and pine trees, so there are some similarities that remind me of home.”

What kinds of games were you interested in as a kid?
“We played army and sword fighting, you know, typical boy stuff.”

How did you find your way from Siberia to Pigeon Forge?
“Sure, when I was 14 years old, I started lifting weights and really got into gymnastics more and more. I did high bar and I loved to breakdance. Later, I came to the US for more training. Then, about three years ago, I met Diana and we started working together. Our three years of experience together really helped prepare us for our performances here.”

What is your favorite thing about performing at Smoky Mountain Adventures?
“Honestly, I love that I get to do so many things. We have a really talented cast and I love that I can learn so much from the people I get to work with every day.”

Do you have a favorite part of the show?
“Yes! I love the Hootenanny. It’s so fun and lively and involves everyone.”


Food, Songs & Dolly

Diana and Andre also sat down together to answer a few questions about the show, the dinner and, of course, Dolly Parton.

What’s your favorite part of Avie Lee’s Sunday Dinner?
Diana – “The fried chicken!”
Andre – “Yes, I like the chicken, too, and the corn on the cob.”

Do you have a favorite song from the show?
Diana – “I love ‘Something More’ I always sing it in my head during the show.”
Andre – “‘Clear Blue Morning’ that’s my favorite one.”

Outside of the show, do you have a favorite Dolly Parton song?
Diana – “Yes, ‘Jolene’ is my favorite, I love that song! I love singing it.”
Andre – “For me, it would have to be ‘9 to 5.’”

See Diana and Andre perform at Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures this summer in Pigeon Forge, TN!




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