Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Returns to Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Nov. 7-Jan. 3

Final season for Dollywood’s A Christmas Carol

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer leads Santa’s sleigh back to Pigeon Forge
for Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana (Nov. 7 –
Jan. 3). Rudolph and his special friends enjoyed visiting Dollywood
guests so much they’ve decided to pack up all of the fun from the North
Pole and bring it to Dollywood for this year’s festival!

Throw in the park’s four million dazzling lights, award-winning
entertainment and delicious food options and it is easy to understand
why Dollywood earned this year’s Amusement Today Golden Ticket
Award for Best Christmas Event, its eighth consecutive honor. In fact,
Dollywood is the only theme park in the world to ever win the award.

“I’m so proud of the work everyone puts in to making Christmas such a
special time for families at my Dollywood,” said Dolly Parton. “They
start putting up Christmas lights in July! It’s so beautiful and truly
is the most special time of year to visit. Our entertainment team does
an amazing job with all of the great shows they perform at Christmas.
Why I hear they’re even going to bring back the hologram version of me
one more time so you can see ‘the other Dolly’ remind ol’ Scrooge what
Christmas is all about!”

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, the beloved Christmas television
special, comes to life at Dollywood this season. Guests can meet Rudolph
and his friends, including Clarice, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster
and Yukon Cornelius in Rudolph’s Holly Jolly™ Junction, a magical area
where festive fun awaits. After meeting Rudolph and his friends,
families can head to Clarice’s kitchen to decorate custom Christmas
cookies or even take part in a few reindeer games!

With a number of family-favorite shows throughout Dollywood,
entertainment certainly takes center stage during Smoky Mountain
Christmas. The groundbreaking Dollywood’s A Christmas Carol
returns for its final season in 2015. The show uses holographic
technology to bring Dolly Parton to the stage as the Ghost of Christmas
Past. The lifelike appearance of Parton and the other holograms featured
in the show leave amazed audiences mesmerized. This heartwarming tale
about the transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge features a 16-member cast,
fully orchestrated musical tracks and period costuming.

Dollywood’s entertainment, which in 2015 earned its seventh consecutive
Golden Ticket Award for Best Shows, features several other beloved shows
this season, including Christmas in the Smokies, An Appalachian
Christmas, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, O’ Holy Night,
Christmas with The Kingdom Heirs
. Guests also can experience the
nightly Parade of Lights, a festive procession of larger-than-life toys
and characters, as well as Santa’s Workshop, where the smallest guests
can share their wish list with Kris Kringle.

Families can finish their visit with a traditional Christmas meal as
several of Dollywood’s menus feature holiday-themed items. Among the
favorites are turkey and dressing, hot flavored drinks like hot
chocolate and wassail, and much more. Holiday desserts available
throughout the park include pumpkin pies, pumpkin rolls, pumpkin spice
funnel cakes and a make-your-own s’mores pit.

Smoky Mountain Christmas guests can upgrade a paid one-day admission
ticket to a regular 2016 season pass for as low as $28 (plus tax when
buying four or more). Ticket purchasers receive credit for the value of
a regular one-day ticket ($62) toward the purchase of a 2016 season
pass. A season pass purchased during Smoky Mountain Christmas provides
unlimited admission to this year’s Christmas festival along with
Dollywood’s entire 2016 season. (A one-day ticket is valid for upgrade
on the day of visit only.) Also, guests who purchase a Dollywood one-day
ticket after 6 p.m. receive free admission to the park’s next operating

About The Dollywood Company: A highly awarded and widely recognized
leader in the amusement industry, The Dollywood Company consists of the
150-acre Dollywood theme park; the 35-acre Dollywood’s Splash Country;
Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins; and Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort,
opening in 2015. As unique as its namesake and owner Dolly Parton,
Dollywood is the 2010 Applause Award winner, the theme park industry’s
highest accolade; winner of nearly 30 Golden Ticket Awards; and
recipient of 24 Brass Ring Awards for Live Entertainment (more than any
other theme park in the world). In 2014, Dollywood was named a top three
theme park by USA Today. Dollywood, celebrating its 30th
anniversary in 2015, is open nine months a year (late March through
early January) and offers rides and attractions, shows, and a dozen
crafters authentic to the East Tennessee region. Dollywood’s Splash
Country, recognized by the Travel Channel as one of the country’s most
beautiful waterparks and named 2009’s Must-See Waterpark by the
International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions, operates
from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins offers
luxurious cabin accommodations overlooking Dollywood. The 307-room
Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort provides guests spectacular mountain views
and family-friendly amenities next door to Dollywood theme park and
Dollywood’s Splash Country. For more information, call 1-800-DOLLYWOOD
or visit
Operating days and hours vary.


The Dollywood Company
Pete Owens, 865-428-9486 or 865-755-7972
Relations Director
Ramey, 865-428-9484 or 865-640-3805
Public Relations Manager
Davis, 865-428-9601 or 865-591-1002
Liston, 865-428-9629 or 865-919-7001