NATION’S BEST CHRISTMAS EVENT BEGINS NOV. 7
Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana
PIGEON FORGE, Tenn.—Dollywood unwraps its 20th anniversary holiday season on November 7th
with the opening of its award-winning festival Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana,
which continues through January 2, 2010.
Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas festival recently won its second
consecutive Golden Ticket Award for Best Christmas Event. The awards are
presented annually to the “best of the best” in the amusement industry by
Amusement Today magazine from an international poll.
“I just love spending the holidays with family and friends, so I hope my
Smoky Mountain Christmas festival brings families closer together this time
of year.” Dolly Parton said. “My wish is for everyone to be wrapped in
warm holiday memories, just like the ones of my family that I cherish and hold
The Golden Tickets also honored Dollywood for Best Shows, which includes
the park’s lineup of holiday entertainment. Dollywood’s live stage shows
feature Dollywood’s Babes in Toyland, Christmas in the Smokies, O’ Holy
Night, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, Christmas with the Kingdom Heirs,
and An Appalachian Christmas. Multiple performances are featured each day,
and all shows are included with park admission.
Set amid a colorful display of four million holiday lights, Dollywood also
offers guests more than 20 rides and attractions, including The Polar
Express 4-D Experience™ which takes guests on a magical journey to the North Pole.
Guests can enjoy the world-renowned Thunderhead and Mystery Mine coasters,
as well as the Dollywood Express, a 110-ton steam engine that takes a nostalgic
railroad journey into the foothills of the Great Smoky
Santa’s Workshop is Santa’s home-away-from-home at Dollywood where a
larger-than-life-sized display of toys awaits visitors. Santa also appears
twice each evening in the Parade of Lights, joined by a cast of fun characters
and brightly colored floats. Breakfast with Santa is featured from
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each Saturday during the festival. Seating is
first-come, first-served for the meal which includes bacon, sausage,
eggs, sausage gravy and grits. Prices are $15.99 for adults,
$7.99 for children ages 4-11. Dollywood admission is required.
Seasonal favorites and special recipes from Dollywood’s best chefs are on
the menu at the park’s many restaurants. Endless buffets featuring
oven-roasted turkey and dressing with all of the trimmings are holiday favorites.
Each year welcomes new additions, like this year’s chicken pot pie served at
Backstage restaurant, all sure to become classic dishes offered for
years to come.
Dollywood is a 150-acre family adventure park in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. For
more information, call 1-800-DOLLYWOOD or visit dollywood.com. Operating
days and hours vary.
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