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Celebrate the Wonder of the Holiday Season With Christmas Joy and Excitement at Dolly Parton’s Stampede

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023) – It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Dolly Parton’s Stampede, when the dinner show is transformed into a holiday wonderland filled with the sights and sounds of Christmas. Known as “The Most Fun Place to Eat in the Smokies,” Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede takes […]

America’s Best Theme Park Christmas Event Begins Nov. 4

Guests can experience more than 6 million lights during Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023) — Santa won’t be the only thing flying high above Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana this season. The 15-time winner for Best Theme Park Christmas Event boasts more than 6 million shining, shimmering […]

Mountain of Entertainment to Present “Christmas at Array” Opening Nov. 1

Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Oct. 25, 2023,  – Looking for a new holiday tradition for your family?  The all new “Christmas at Array” variety show in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., will open Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023.  The show will be the ultimate Christmas variety show in Pigeon Forge “Christmas is our most fun time of year,” said Hugh Warren, co-producer of […]

Hatfield and McCoy Christmas Disaster Serves Up Sleigh-Load of Laughs and Merry Memories This Holiday Season

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Wednesday, October 25, 2023) – The holly-jolly chaos of the Christmas season takes the stage at the Hatfield & McCoy Christmas Dinner Feud in Pigeon Forge, delivering a brand-new yuletide show that will have families laughing all the way through the holiday experience. America’s two favorite feuding families have found a new […]

Pigeon Forge Takes Home Seven International Events Awards

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (Oct. 25, 2023)— In recognition of the city’s special events, the Pigeon Forge (Tennessee) Department of Tourism won seven Pinnacle Awards from the International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA) and Haas & Wilkerson Insurance. New in 2022, the grand opening of Pigeon Forge’s Winterfest Wonders of Light walking trail was the centerpiece […]

Veterans Tribute, Additional Walking Trail Light Displays Highlight Pigeon Forge Winterfest Kickoff Event on Nov. 9

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (Oct. 17, 2023)—On the eve of Veterans Day, a music-filled veterans tribute, featuring a performance by the 101st Airborne (Air Assault) U.S. Army Band, will kickoff Pigeon Forge’s annual Smoky Mountain Winterfest celebration on Nov. 9. Veterans of all branches of the U.S. armed services are invited and encouraged to attend. Winterfest […]

More Operating Days, New Guest Experiences Highlight Dollywood’s 2024 Season

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (Oct. 16, 2023) — For Dollywood guests there’s more in store in ’24, including a busy operating calendar that brings even more fun to the Great Smoky Mountains. In addition to being able to enjoy the largest number of days ever during a season at Dollywood, guests also will be welcomed by the brand-new […]

Illusionation starring Jason Hudy opens first Believe in the Magic Christmas Show in Pigeon Forge

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (Oct. 17, 2023) – Jason Hudy believes in the magic of The Christmas season.  The all new “Illusionation, Believe in the Magic” show starring internationally acclaimed magician Hudy, will open its first ever Christmas show on Monday, Nov. 6, 2023, at The Mountain of Entertainment Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Hudy’s magic will sparkle during […]

Dollywood’s HeartSong Lodge & Resort Opens Mid-October Bookings

Additional booking dates may become available PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Friday, September 29, 2023) —As construction on Dollywood’s HeartSong Lodge & Resort nears completion, Dollywood Parks & Resorts is excited to offer guests 302 more reasons to visit the Great Smoky Mountains. The highly-anticipated 302-room lodge is now taking reservations for stays beginning Oct. 16, 2023. […]