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19 August 2020

Dollywood’s “Lighting Bugs” Are Back in Action

By | 2020-08-19T17:51:40+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 [...]

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 [...]

7 November 2018

Christmas Fun and a Holiday Run

By | 2018-11-08T08:52:56+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Community|0 Comments

Holiday lights. Getting together with friends to make memories at Christmas events. Being outside in the crisp November weather for some fresh air and the sense that Santa is on his way soon (preferably with some of those cute reindeers). Ever wish there was a place and time when all of these come together? [...]

18 December 2017

Top 5 Ways to Celebrate Christmas

By | 2017-12-14T11:36:49+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Family Visits|0 Comments

One of the reasons I love Christmas so much is because it’s a season. It’s not a one-day deal. And it’s a time I’m motivated to be intentional with my family. I have been gifted with an incredible husband and two precious boys. We should slow down and enjoy each other. We should laugh [...]

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