Dollywood Smoky Mountain Christmas, which has been voted the Best Theme Park Christmas Event in America for 12 consecutive years, is returning to Dollywood on November 9, 2019.

The festive festival comprises of lively Christmas entertainment, heart-warming festive food and drinks, an ambiance lit up by more than five million brilliant lights and plenty more seasonal fun.

This much-loved family event is presented by Humana. The park’s Glacier Ridge will look like it is a frozen scene from the Arctic. This winter wonderland will be home to numerous fun activities, impressive Christmassy displays and different dining options.

Guests can meander through this immense frozen fairyland through areas including Wildwood Grove, Timber Canyon, Wilderness Pass and the upper part of Craftsman’s Valley.

Traditional festive shows such as ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ and ‘Christmas in the Smokies’ will entertain guests. Further festive cheer can be found at Dollywood’s Parade of Many Colours.

Sharing her excitement for Dollywood Smoky Mountain Christmas, Dolly Parton said: “There’s nothing like Christmas in the Smokies. I’ve been a lot of places and seen a lot of things, but the feeling of being home with the people I love at Christmas really is one of the most special things in the world to me.

“It’s my hope that the people who come experience my Dollywood at Christmas make those same sweet memories they’ll be able to share forever. I also hope we’re able to help them start some brand new Christmas traditions right here!” Dolly Parton added.

Dollywood Smoky Mountain Christmas will be running at Dollywood from November 9, 2019 to January 4, 2020.



Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s popular Christmas Town celebration will return to the theme park for 38 festive days, commencing November 16.

In what is one of the largest Christmas light displays in North America, Christmas Town will see more than 10 million lights illuminate the 383-acre theme park.

As well as gazing at the festive light bonanza, guests will have the chance to ride the Christmas Town Express, the park’s Christmas-themed train.

Youngsters will be able to visit Santa’s workshop to deliver their Xmas wish lists. Guests can refresh themselves by dining on festive food and drink and enjoy a spot of festive shopping.

This year’s Christmas Town will feature a holiday music show, with musical performances from the much-loved Sesame Street characters. Photo opportunities will be there for the taking with everyone’s favourite reindeer, Rudolph.

New to the 2019 event will be a Christmas tree maze, where visitors can experience different festive cultures and traditions from around the world.

Jeff Thomas, Busch Gardens and Water Country USA’s interim park president, said: “Christmas Town is one of our favourite times of the year, when all of Busch Gardens transforms into a magical holiday landscape. With endless bright lights, magnificent shows and thrilling new rides, our park is the place to be this holiday season.”

Christmas Town will be running at Busch Gardens Williamsburg in Virginia from November 16, 2019 to January 5, 2020.