Kick Off the Holiday Season With a Down-Home Country Christmas Dollywood Style
By Jon Hoffman © 2014, All Rights Reserved

The holiday season is a truly magical time of year. Those first sparkling snowflakes that shimmer in the moonlight bring to mind sledding, snowball fights and unscheduled school holidays. Then there's the delectable scent of fresh-baked cookies that reminds you of grandma's secret recipe. And the way you're instantly transported back to your favorite childhood memory the second you hear the opening notes of a cherished Christmas carol.

No matter which ones are your happiest moments, one thing is certain: creating memories with your own kids is one of the biggest joys of the season. This year, make your holidays even more special with a trip to Dollywood for the annual Smoky Mountain Christmas.

Celebrate the Birth of Our Savior

Beyond the lights, gifts and sugar cookies; Christmas is all about one thing: Jesus. And at Dollywood, that fact is never forgotten. The entire family will enjoy Christmas With the Kingdom Heirs, a heartwarming show featuring a quartet of true Southern gospel superstars. The Kingdom Heirs perform all your favorite holiday hymns along with some new renditions you'll love. It's the perfect way to remember what Christmas really means.

Each Sunday, you and your family are invited to join in a special worship service at Dolly's Christmas Chapel. Gorgeous holiday lights and decorations combined with a heartfelt message make for an inspiring event for members of any denomination.

A New Twist on an Old Favorite

Who doesn't know the story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his miserly ways? While it's a classic tale that's been told and retold, it's one that we never tire of hearing. At Dollywood, you'll enjoy seeing this story played out on stage with a talented cast of singers, dancers and actors. The musical score is sure to have you humming along and the period costumes are stunning in their attention to detail.

In addition to the live performers, Dollywood's adaptation of A Christmas Carol offers up a very special treat: Dolly herself makes an appearance in every show through the magic of holographic technology. Playing the Ghost of Christmas Past, she's an unforgettable addition to a fantastic show that everyone in your group will love from toddlers to grandparents.

It's easy to see why Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas is a 6-time winner of the Golden Ticket Award for the Best Christmas Event. With original musical scores, stunning set designs and a true heart for the holidays, Dollywood's cast and crew have created a magical festival your entire family will love.

With such a family friendly place to enjoy the true reason for the season, Dollywood is the perfect spot to instill some new annual traditions. Make your plans today to spend your holiday vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains. Filled with music, laughter and plenty of old-fashioned family fun, this is one holiday event you won't want to miss.


Jon Hoffman is Reservations Manager of Volunteer Cabin Rentals specializing in Smoky Mountain rental cabins in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN. Visit them today at to book cabins for weddings, vacations, reunions and other special events.