Dollywood is a famous family amusement park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, United States. It takes it’s name after it’s owner, a music singer, Dolly Parton who owns it along with Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation. The park is the most famous tourist attraction in Tennessee for more than a decade. It hosts a traditional Christmas holiday festival with special Christmas shows, food stalls, camping, bonfire, family events, thrilling rides and other attractions in the month of November and December every year. The park glistens with over 4 million sparking lights. It offers more than 40 amazing rides. Dollywood has restaurants that bring heavenly food to tantalize the taste buds. A special 25 pounds apple pie is also made during the festival in three different flavors.
This year the celebrations started on November 6, 2010 and will contine till January 1, 2011. It has a wonderful and amazing toy shop, Visits with Santa, where you can buy the perefct Christmas present for your kids. Carols of The Tree is a marvelous and breathtaking nightshow which displays thousands of lights and pyrotechnics synchronized with holiday music by the Rivertown lake. And then there is Parade of Lights which is a spectacular display of beautiful and traditional Christmas Floats decorated with lights.
SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment, Warner Brothers, and Dollywood have put combined efforts to create the newest of The 4D Polar Express experiences. It is by far the finest magical cinematic experience of our lifetime, Mark Cornell, SimEx-Iwerks Vice President, Attraction Development said.
This year the festival won the Golden Ticket Award for Best Christmas Event for the third time .
“I’m thrilled that my Smoky Mountain Christmas festival won its third Golden Ticket Award for Best Christmas Event, and it means the world to me that families get to enjoy the smiles and squeals of the little kids—and the big kids, too!—as they spend the holidays together at Dollywood,” Dolly Parton said.
Nestled in the footstep of the beautiful Smoky Mountains, Dollywood offers the ultimate fun and adventure packed Christmas Festival. If you are planning a perfect holiday with your family on Christmas, Dollywood would be an excellent choice. For more details you may visit the official website. Following are few highlights of the park and the festival.