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25 November 2020

The 2020 Santa Experience at Dollywood

By | 2020-11-25T09:26:34+00:00 November 25th, 2020|Entertainment, Family Visits, Festivals|0 Comments

I believe in Santa Claus. From as early as I can remember until last year, I have always believed in that wonderful man in the red suit with the white beard and the bag filled with presents and yumminess and the love that wraps it all up in a bow. But as the 2020 [...]

20 November 2020

Dollywood’s Christmas Color Zones Explained

By | 2020-11-25T08:39:45+00:00 November 20th, 2020|Festivals|0 Comments

When you have 5 *million* twinkling lights to take in, we all have the tendency to stop noticing details and just see color. Well, there’s just too much good stuff to miss at Dollywood (and we can’t have you miss it!) so, our Product and Planning team decided to change up what you’re seeing throughout [...]

13 November 2020

Dollywood Performer Started in Role as Child, Now Plays Mother

By | 2020-11-13T15:31:46+00:00 November 13th, 2020|Entertainment, Festivals|0 Comments

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas is family tradition for our guests and hosts. For many of them, this tradition wouldn’t be the same without seeing a performance of Christmas in the Smokies. Part of what makes this show such a special tradition, is the performers who take the stage each and every year. This is Haylee [...]

6 November 2020

More Details About Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas

By | 2020-11-12T12:16:32+00:00 November 6th, 2020|Festivals|0 Comments

What a year. I don’t know how else to say it. But as much as things have changed, I’m glad many things have stayed the same…or in some cases, have even strengthened. For one, I always knew how much I enjoy spending time with my kids. But after spending so much time at home [...]

5 November 2020

Dollywood’s Crunch Week: Flipping from Harvest to Christmas

By | 2020-11-05T17:14:19+00:00 November 5th, 2020|Festivals|0 Comments

It’s crunch week. When in reference to Dollywood, I’m not talking about the days leading up to final exams. Our crunch IS a lot like a test, though. How prepared are we to flip our park from one season to the next? In six days. While 144 hours may sound like a lot of [...]

29 October 2020

Only at Dollywood: A Car-Couch Used for Bow-Making

By | 2020-10-29T16:26:04+00:00 October 29th, 2020|Festivals|0 Comments

I heard that we had some folks working on Christmas décor, so I thought it may be a good photo opp. To my delight, there were lots of pretty wreaths and bows to see—but it was the setting and not the decorations that made me share this story with you. Watch the video for [...]

16 October 2020

Day vs Night: Dollywood during Harvest Festival

By | 2020-10-15T17:53:36+00:00 October 16th, 2020|Festivals|0 Comments

I’ve spent a lot of time writing about the daytime experiences of our Harvest Festival presented by Humana (see the posts about our colossal pumpkins, the new zones of color, the festival atmosphere and the craftsmen) but it would be a failure on my part to not dedicate a blog to the fun that [...]

12 October 2020

2020 Harvest Crafts

By | 2020-10-12T14:33:46+00:00 October 12th, 2020|Festivals|0 Comments

Dollywood’s preservation of its Appalachian roots makes it a truly unique theme park. Year-round, you can find craftsmen perfecting their art. From candle-making to blown glass and a blacksmith shop to woodcarving, Dollywood offers enough demonstrations and craft-shopping to keep you busy all day. Find out more about our artisans here. We are so [...]

10 October 2020

Harvest Festival Atmosphere Like Never Before

By | 2020-10-10T00:04:34+00:00 October 10th, 2020|Festivals|0 Comments

In the spirit of working our way to the other side of this pandemic, it’s wise of us to look for the good in our unexpected circumstances. Take Dollywood’s Harvest Festival as an example. This festival has the most festival-like atmosphere that I can recall—and it’s because we had to come up with creative [...]

6 October 2020

Did You Notice? Dollywood’s New Zones of Color

By | 2020-10-20T12:13:44+00:00 October 6th, 2020|Festivals, Nature|0 Comments

We took a fresh, new approach to our daytime Harvest Festival décor this year. And, let me tell you: I’m here. for. it. After scrolling through several Pinterest boards and flipping through some of my favorite magazines, I’d say Dollywood is on the cutting edge of this trend. For decades, the word “fall” has [...]

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