About Christine Derr

Christine Derr has put down roots in East Tennessee after years of living adventurously in several different states, from Florida to Alaska. She loves exploring East Tennessee with her husband and two energetic boys, and always cheers for the Seminoles and the Vols. She writes about their adventures at Paw Prints in the Sink. Christine works as a freelance writer and loves reading, writing, baking, and playing outside with her family and dogs in her free time. She’s excited to explore Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country as an Insider and looks forward to sharing her knowledge with you!
17 November 2017

A Guide to Smoky Mountain Christmas with Young Kids

By | 2017-11-17T09:58:57+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Family Visits|0 Comments

Christmas is a magical time of year, and feels even more so when you have small children. Dollywood offers many exciting options for little ones, including playgrounds, rides, shows, and character meet and greets. Santa Claus himself is known to make an appearance! Here are my mom tips for taking a young family to [...]

14 November 2017

Ice Skating Delights at Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures Christmas

By | 2017-11-14T14:31:43+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Dinner Theaters|0 Comments

Snow falls gently on the mill and stage at Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures- or so it seems. A multi-dimensional projection lighting system has the capabilities to create a variety of beautiful settings for the latest show, Smoky Mountain Adventures Christmas. The beautiful decorations pair perfectly with the gently falling snow to create the ideal [...]

23 October 2017

Dollywood Does Good

By | 2017-10-23T10:02:19+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Family Visits|0 Comments

Don’t you just love when you discover something great about a place you love? I heard a radio promotion inviting first responders for a special weekend with discounted ticket prices at Dollywood, and I couldn’t help but think, “what a wonderful way to thank the community.” Then I heard about a fundraising drive at [...]

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