New in 2014: Meet Rudolph and Friends at Dollywood’s Christmas Festival

20 Nov

Reindeer pulling Santa's sleighThe annual Smoky Mountain Christmas festival at Dollywood has some very special guests this year! Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and all of his friends from the classic Christmas special will be at the South’s favorite theme park throughout the holiday season. From now until January 3, 2015, guests at Dollywood can meet Rudolph and enjoy some spectacular holiday entertainment.

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Rudolph’s Holly Jolly Junction

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has been shown on television every year since 1964, making it the longest running Christmas special in history! During the Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival, families can stop by Rudolph’s Holly Jolly Junction for a special meet and greet with the world’s most popular reindeer. Rudolph will be joined by all of his pals including Clarice, Yukon Cornelius, and Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster. Be sure to bring your camera so you can take some photos with your kids and their favorite holiday characters!

Other Christmas Entertainment at Dollywood

Guests at the Smoky Mountain Christmas festival at Dollywood can expect even more fun. Here are some of the highlights of this year’s celebration:

  • “A Christmas Carol” Musical featuring Dolly Parton

  • Santa’s Workshop

  • Parade of Lights

  • ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

  • Christmas in the SmokiesSanta working in his workshop

  • O’Holy Night

  • Appalachian Christmas Bluegrass Performance

  • Carol of the Trees

  • Christmas with the Kingdom Heirs Gospel Quarter

You can read more about all of the great holiday entertainment at the theme park by visiting the official Dollywood website.

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