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21 November 2021

Behind the Scenes of Christmas In the Smokies: How Dollywood Stages A Beloved Holiday Tradition

By | 2021-12-01T09:30:17+00:00 November 21st, 2021|Behind the Scenes, Entertainment|0 Comments

Every family has their traditions that are part of their visit to Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas. For some, you can’t leave the park without visiting Santa or riding the Dollywood Express while singing Christmas carols on Klondike Katie. For some families, like my own, their Christmas tradition is making sure to catch a showing [...]

19 November 2021

Plan to Make Christmas Show Plans

By | 2021-11-22T10:46:04+00:00 November 19th, 2021|Entertainment|0 Comments

The Christmas season is upon us! At Dollywood, that means it’s time for Smoky Mountain Christmas. This particular festival has everything you would expect when combining the fun of Dollywood and Christmas: delicious seasonal treats, arrays of Christmas lighting and, most of all, award-winning shows. Speaking of shows, if you want to catch them [...]

22 September 2021

Dollywood’s Eagle Program Grows

By | 2021-09-23T10:49:56+00:00 September 22nd, 2021|Entertainment|0 Comments

Eagle Mountain Sanctuary is a true Dollywood gem. It fits so naturally with the theme park mountainside, it’s easy to miss as you walk through Craftsman’s Valley. I encourage you not to, though! In partnership with the American Eagle Foundation (AEF), Dollywood is home to the largest population of non-releasable bald eagles. Learn more [...]

23 August 2021

Behind the Scenes with the American Eagle Foundation at Dollywood

By | 2021-12-01T09:30:57+00:00 August 23rd, 2021|Entertainment|0 Comments

Dollywood is celebrating a special milestone in 2021 with the 30th anniversary of the Eagle Mountain Sanctuary.  Opened in April of 1991, the Eagle Mountain Sanctuary is a 30,000-square-foot aviary that houses the country's largest presentation of non-releasable bald eagles. Along with the sanctuary, Dollywood is home to 14 special and unique birds of [...]

2 July 2021

Meet the Characters of Dollywood

By | 2021-07-02T16:58:08+00:00 July 2nd, 2021|Entertainment|0 Comments

There are lots of different elements that make your trip to Dollywood very memorable: the rides, shows, food and craft demonstrations are not to be missed. BUT, be sure to be on the lookout for some very memorable characters all around the theme park, too! You never know who you’ll bump into, so come [...]

17 March 2021

A Brighter Day: A NEW Heart-Warming Show

By | 2021-05-03T17:37:51+00:00 March 17th, 2021|Entertainment|0 Comments

My kids and I kicked off Dollywood’s 36th season with a fun-filled day including the debut of a NEW foot-stomping show. This heart-warming, hopeful performance, A Brighter Day, is a must- see.  I cried. I sang. I wanted to dance. It truly has it all. This show is a unique blend of inspirational [...]

16 March 2021

New Tenor Joins The Kingdom Heirs

By | 2021-03-16T17:21:07+00:00 March 16th, 2021|Entertainment|0 Comments

As Dollywood opens for its 36th season, so does the park’s longest-running entertainment act, the award-winning Kingdom Heirs. Back to perform on the Showstreet Palace Theatre stage, this off-season brought a major change to the seven-member group. With the recent retirement of long-time tenor Jerry Martin, Kingdom Heirs manager Kreis French shoulder tapped 24-year-old [...]

5 February 2021

Quiz: Which Dollywood Coffee Mug Suits Your Personality?

By | 2021-02-05T14:34:47+00:00 February 5th, 2021|Entertainment|0 Comments

Dollywood has the best souvenir coffee cups. Seriously, I think I buy a new one every time I go. Sometimes, life can feel like a Monday morning, every morning - especially when it’s winter, and Dollywood is closed in preparation for a new season. I think I’m currently experiencing Dollywood withdrawals. Recently, I found [...]

3 February 2021

How Dollywood Adapted Entertainment Auditions During Pandemic

By | 2021-02-03T13:24:33+00:00 February 3rd, 2021|Entertainment|0 Comments

As you have probably already experienced, the shows at Dollywood are top-notch. (It’s Dolly Parton’s theme park, after all!) Performers come from all over to audition for the opportunity to entertain audiences on a Dollywood stage. This year, as we all continue to make changes for COVID-19, it’s exciting that Dollywood will have shows [...]

5 December 2020

NEW This Christmas Season: Candlelight Carolers

By | 2020-12-02T13:56:05+00:00 December 5th, 2020|Entertainment, Festivals|0 Comments

The sun was just setting over Dollywood when my kids and I waited for the Candlelight Carolers performance during our last visit. This new show takes place on the steps of the iconic Robert F. Thomas Chapel. It’s a remarkably breathtaking spot nestled at the foot of the mountain in Craftsman’s Valley. This Christmas [...]

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