Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas is one of my favorite times of year at the park, and Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa is providing guests with even more ways to help families create memories this holiday season. For a truly immersive Smoky Mountain Christmas experience, the resort is celebrating the holidays with a variety of festival-inspired activities, crafts, entertainment, décor and culinary options.
The resort’s halls are decked in beautiful Christmas décor inspired by warm, rich memories of Christmas in the Smoky Mountains. Inside, traditional reds and greens are beautifully blended with just a touch of sparkle. The centerpiece is an awe-inspiring 25-foot tall Christmas tree that can be seen from both levels of the lobby. The Dolly Parton Suite is decked for the “Dolly-days” with a glistening Christmas tree, garland and other dazzling holiday décor.
DreamMore Resort’s Culinary Team is preparing delicious holiday meals in Song & Hearth: A Southern Eatery. Guests can gather together to give thanks and enjoy a delicious meal during Thanksgiving brunch with classics such as sage and butter roasted turkey with giblet gravy and candied sweet potatoes.
On Christmas Eve, guests can enjoy charcuterie and salads before feasting on flavorful entrees such as slow-roasted, hand-carved prime rib with rosemary au jus and the resort’s bacon-wrapped meatloaf with roasted tomato jam, all accompanied by Christmas favorites including smashed Yukon potatoes and Southern ratatouille. To finish their meal, guests can choose from a variety of delectable desserts such as seasonal pies and caramel bread pudding with bourbon glaze.
For Christmas Day brunch, guests can pick from a number of holiday favorites. Honey-glazed pit ham with pineapple cherry chutney and slow-roasted rack of lamb with mint béarnaise highlight our chef’s carving station. A variety of seafood options and omelet and pasta stations offer delicious choices for guests. Christmas favorites, such as apple and cranberry cornbread stuffing, green bean almondine and candied sweet potatoes are delicious accompaniments. For dessert, exquisite treats made in-house by our bakers, such as caramel bread pudding with bourbon glaze and a rich chocolate fountain, complete the perfect holiday meal.
Reservations are required, but you do not have to be a resort guest. To reserve a table for Song & Hearth’s holiday meals, call 865-428-9696.
Camp DW Christmas Activities
Our Camp DW brings holiday cheer with a variety of festival-themed activities including Christmas wreath decorating, gingerbread house decorating, Christmas ornament painting, holiday travel pillows, Santa’s Village ceramic sets and Christmas canvas painting. The DreamMore elves even will help children write their letters to Santa, which will be delivered straight to his Smoky Mountain Cabin at Dollywood! Every day, our resort elves serve hot apple cider in the lobby from 4-6 p.m., roast s’mores by the fire pit from 7-9 p.m. and read bedtime stories in the barn at 8 p.m.
Throughout the festival’s duration, live entertainers, such as such as Cammasino & Company, Anthony Mangrum and Mike Snodgrass, put guests in the holiday spirit with beloved Christmas tunes. Guests also can enjoy the Christmas Tree Show by The Swimming Hole each night at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30 p.m.
For a full list of activity and entertainment options and times, check out the Activity Schedule.
• Bright Lights: Face-framing partial highlights and haircut
• Shimmer and Shine body polish and facial
• Tinsel Toes Pedicure
• Sweet Clementine Relaxation Body Massage
The above services may be combined into one package or purchased individually.
Spa reservations are required, but you do not have to be a resort guest. To make a reservation, call 865-428-9684.
Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa is the perfect place to create special holiday memories with your loved ones, and it is the perfect complement to a day (or more!) at Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas festival, which runs now through Jan. 2.