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14 November 2022

Dollywood Entertainment Demonstrates Christmas is a Beginning

By | 2022-11-14T15:21:29+00:00 November 14th, 2022|Entertainment, Festivals|0 Comments

Editor's Note: This post was written by Dollywood Entertainment Manager, Roger White. Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas festival has always been somewhat of an enigma to me.  Sounds weird, right?  It’s not that I don’t understand the lights, colors, smells, sounds and, most importantly, the spiritual undercurrents that run throughout. I more than understand it. [...]

4 November 2022

Dollywood’s 2022 Christmas Color Zones Explained

By | 2022-11-04T16:51:04+00:00 November 4th, 2022|Festivals|0 Comments

When you have 6 *million* twinkling lights to take in, we all have the tendency to stop noticing details and just see color. If you're thinking, well, there’s just too much good stuff to miss at Dollywood (and we can’t have you miss it!), our Product and Planning team decided to change up what [...]

2 November 2022

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas: Now with 6 Million Lights!

By | 2022-11-02T09:22:18+00:00 November 2nd, 2022|Festivals|0 Comments

Dollywood is always an amazing experience no matter the season. But for me, there is something a little more special when the park is decked out with more than 5 million lights…wait, check that. Sorry. There is something special about the park decked out with 6 million lights. Yes, you read that correctly. Our [...]

1 November 2022

Flipping Dollywood from Fall to Christmas

By | 2022-11-02T12:05:01+00:00 November 1st, 2022|Festivals|0 Comments

It’s crunch week at Dollywood! That’s what we call it internally, anyway. We have teams of people working around the clock to flip everything—décor, signage, stage sets, merchandise, menus, you name it—from fall to Christmas. Our special events team is well-equipped to make this transition because [...]

12 October 2022

Harvest Festival Walk-Through

By | 2022-10-12T15:35:32+00:00 October 12th, 2022|Festivals|0 Comments

Editor’s Note: This blog post was written by Public Relations Intern, Emily Chesteen Fall is my favorite time of year and, in my opinion, the best time to visit Dollywood. The park’s Harvest Festival presented by Humana (now-Oct. 29) offers so many exciting things to see and do.  This map gives you a quick [...]

5 October 2022

2022 Harvest Festival Visiting Craftsmen

By | 2022-10-06T08:42:03+00:00 October 5th, 2022|Festivals|0 Comments

Editor’s Note- This blog was written by Caleb Hodge, a Dollywood Host. Dollywood is home to several talented craftsmen who share their art through daily demonstrations. Be sure to check them out! But, this blog is about the other artisans who are here for a limited time. Every year during Dollywood’s Harvest Festival presented [...]

16 September 2022

Dollywood’s 2022 Harvest Festival

By | 2022-09-20T13:33:53+00:00 September 16th, 2022|Festivals|0 Comments

The leaves are changing, the air is crisp, and one thing is for certain—Dollywood guests are sure to have a “hoot” during this year’s Harvest Festival presented by Humana (Sept. 23- Oct. 29). Why will they have a hoot? Well thanks to a new area of Great Pumpkin LumiNights presented by Covenant Health, they [...]

28 July 2022

Christmas at Dollywood Starts… Now?

By | 2022-11-14T16:49:57+00:00 July 28th, 2022|Festivals|0 Comments

Christmas in July has become a popular concept, and it makes me so happy to celebrate my favorite holiday and that special time of wonder and joy. We especially need it right now when the thermostat here in the Smokies in NO way resembles crisp air, hot chocolate and snowflakes falling on my nose. [...]

17 July 2022

Behind the Scenes of Dollywood’s Drone Show

By | 2022-11-15T16:05:12+00:00 July 17th, 2022|Festivals|0 Comments

Editor's Note: This blog was originally posted July 17, 2021. Behind Wildwood Grove’s perimeter fence sits an air field. It’s not always been there. It was added for the nighttime experience we have for Smoky Mountain Summer Celebration. To be honest, I couldn’t picture what a 3D multi-sensory drone light show would be like. [...]

30 June 2022

If You Haven’t Been to Dollywood This Summer, I’ll Give You a Glimpse of the Fun

By | 2022-06-30T23:46:55+00:00 June 30th, 2022|Festivals|0 Comments

Dollywood’s Product and Planning team had a great idea for our summer festival this year: we’ve activated the whole park to immerse you in a nostalgic summer vacation. Remember family road trips with roadside attractions? There are PLENTY of “stops” to pull off and explore throughout your journey at Dollywood this summer. This blog [...]

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