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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 [...]

4 December 2020

Include New Fireworks Display in Your Christmas Traditions

By | 2020-12-02T14:28:25+00:00 December 4th, 2020|Entertainment, Festivals|0 Comments

During our most recent visit to Dollywood we got to enjoy the new fireworks display, Merry & Bright. We started our day by watching our favorite show, Christmas in the Smokies. Our next stop was to get some warm chowder at Front Porch Café followed by some sweet treats from Spotlight Bakery. After a [...]

20 November 2020

New Christmas Show at Dollywood: Heart of the Holidays

By | 2020-11-25T08:59:18+00:00 November 20th, 2020|Entertainment|0 Comments

Heart of the Holidays It’s all heart when it comes to Dollywood’s brand-new Christmas show, featuring none other than Dolly’s kinfolk. I got to experience this holiday magic on opening day of Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas festival and, boy, can I tell you… I am feelin’ the Christmas spirit! To tell you the truth, [...]

23 October 2020

QUIZ: Which Bluegrass Instrument Are You?

By | 2020-10-23T10:02:35+00:00 October 23rd, 2020|Entertainment|0 Comments

Have you heard that Dollywood has more than 800 live performances during the Harvest Festival? That’s the most they’ve ever had in a single festival! I came back so energized from my Dollywood visit, I thought it would be fun to ask you—if you were a bluegrass instrument, what would you be? Have you [...]

2 October 2020

The Most Live Music EVER at Dollywood This Fall

By | 2020-10-05T15:26:52+00:00 October 2nd, 2020|Entertainment|0 Comments

Do you enjoy live music? Are you a fan of acoustic sounds in the fresh autumn air? Are outdoor festivals your type of thing? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, Dollywood is the place for you from now until Oct. 31.  With more than 800 live performances on tap [...]

21 February 2020

The Soundtrack of Dollywood

By | 2020-02-21T17:23:45+00:00 February 21st, 2020|Behind the Scenes, Entertainment|0 Comments

I wonder how many of Dollywood’s visitors notice the music playing in the background throughout the park? I always notice it, and I have observed how it has changed over the 30-plus years I have been visiting. A friend once told me her cousin had never visited Dollywood because they didn’t care for the [...]

5 February 2020

A Heartsong Melody: The Best 20 Minutes of Your Dollywood Day!

By | 2020-02-06T13:51:57+00:00 February 5th, 2020|Behind the Scenes, Entertainment|0 Comments

One of my absolute favorite things to do at Dollywood is to head to The Village section of the park to watch Heartsong: The Movie in the Heartsong Theater. In fact, I would say that it’s the best 20-minute break you can take during an adventurous day in the park! The film features Dolly [...]

18 December 2019

NEW, Interactive Christmas Tree Wand

By | 2020-11-24T12:13:22+00:00 December 18th, 2019|Entertainment|0 Comments

Editor's Note: This wand debuted in 2019. For Smoky Mountain Christmas 2020, this item is on sale for $10 (that's including tax!). My son is like Kevin McAlister from “Home Alone”—always in love with Christmas trees! And what place has one of the best? Dollywood, of course! So when we visited Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain [...]

13 December 2019

Going Backstage: It’s A Wonderful Life

By | 2019-12-12T16:59:37+00:00 December 13th, 2019|Behind the Scenes, Entertainment|0 Comments

One of the coolest things I have gotten to do as a Dollywood Insider is to learn more about the theatrical productions in Dollywood. Last winter, I was able to observe auditions for the many different performing roles. While talking to the actors waiting to audition, I learned what a coveted position it was [...]

11 December 2019

Behind the Scenes: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

By | 2019-12-11T17:08:18+00:00 December 11th, 2019|Behind the Scenes, Entertainment|0 Comments

When I think of Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas, experiencing ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas with my family is a must! The beautiful story of the Baxter family and their Christmas miracle makes my heart smile, but seeing the show through my children’s eyes is the icing on the cake. Year after year, my son [...]

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