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11 November 2020

Dozens of Christmas Shows Scheduled Daily

By | 2020-11-11T14:45:43+00:00 November 11th, 2020|Entertainment|0 Comments

Dollywood’s holiday entertainment is at the heart of many cherished Christmas traditions. This year during Smoky Mountain Christmas, you will enjoy a blend of beloved holiday favorites and new entertainment options that are sure to quickly become new traditions and special family memories. In all, we have about 40 scheduled performances each day during [...]

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 [...]

4 November 2020

VIDEO: Decking the Halls of Dollywood’s Resort

By | 2020-11-04T09:42:51+00:00 November 4th, 2020|Lodging|0 Comments

I know Christmas trees and decorations are special traditions for many families, including my own. Every year we spend a day pulling out all of the decorations and lights, and we turn the house into a Christmas scene I know Santa would approve. At Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa, we want our guests to [...]

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 [...]

19 August 2020

Dollywood’s “Lighting Bugs” Are Back in Action

By | 2020-09-24T15:09:01+00:00 August 19th, 2020|Festivals|0 Comments

Christmas lights are such a big deal at Dollywood, we’re consumed by them almost 10 months of the year: we’re hanging them June through October, they’re on display November through the end of the season in early January and then it takes most of our off-season to get them down. We’re in the thick [...]

2 December 2019

Unique Christmas Gifts at Dollywood

By | 2019-11-27T13:38:29+00:00 December 2nd, 2019|Shopping|0 Comments

Do you have your Christmas shopping done? I hate that question. Mostly because my answer is no until maybe Dec. 23. I’m the type of person who really likes to think of unique gifts. I shudder when my mom tells me to buy socks for my dad or a gift certificate for my brother. But, [...]

29 November 2019

1990 Smoky Mountain Christmas vs. 2019 Smoky Mountain Christmas

By | 2019-12-03T10:22:44+00:00 November 29th, 2019|Festivals|0 Comments

When I heard Dollywood’s General Manager talking about how he was on the original Christmas-light-hanging crew, I knew I needed to know more. Gene Scherrer is now Dollywood’s General Manager. He’ll be retiring at the end of this season. But, in 1990, he was on the Attractions and Special Events team. Gene recalls how [...]

27 November 2019

Top Gift Ideas You Can Find at Dollywood

By | 2019-11-27T12:05:17+00:00 November 27th, 2019|Shopping|0 Comments

The holidays are here. You know what that means. We all have sugar plums dancing in our heads and long Christmas lists to fulfill. To make life a little easier, why not do some shopping while you are out enjoying Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas? I hit the pavement and came up with this gift [...]

7 December 2018

True Story: Avoid My #MomFail with Season Passes

By | 2018-12-11T08:51:30+00:00 December 7th, 2018|Family Visits|0 Comments

I’m here to tell you that even as a Dollywood veteran, I experience #momfail at the park. Last weekend, I planned a trip with my family. I thought I had it all figured out. I thought I had it all covered—all the important Christmas must-dos for my boys. But… there were a few things [...]

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