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.



Dollywood has announced plans to host a Flower and Food Festival as part of its continued expansion and investment in bringing new experiences to visitors.

The festival is planned to take place from May 8 to June 14, 2020, to mark the theme park’s 35th anniversary.

The vibrant event will see Dollywood team up with the Mosaicultures flower sculpting specialists, to make flourishing spring flower and topiary displays a key feature throughout the Great Smoky Mountains theme park.

Chefs will also be busy working on creating culinary delights for visitors.

Speaking of her love for spring, Dolly Parton said: “When I was just a little girl, spring was a wondrous time.

“I imagined having my own special field of flowers that were a fragrant home to my favourite animal friends in the woods.

“Now, my Dollywood becomes that special place with everything made of flowers – I can’t wait to share it with everyone just in time for our 35th season!” added the singer.

During the festival, the Showstreet area of the park will feature an ‘Umbrella Sky’, comprising of hundreds of multicoloured umbrellas. Dollywood will also be geared up for some selfie moments, with Instagrammable locations alongside interactive activities.

“With these umbrellas, it’s sure to be a sunshine kind of day no matter what!” said Dolly Parton.