PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – The “high-spirited adventure” of Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction receives a festive twist for its 35th holiday season with the magnificient sights and sounds of Christmas, including a full-scale living Nativity, holiday decorations, a new aerial performance, Santa Claus and a fabulous four-course yuletide feast. The Christmas show at “The Most Fun Place to Eat in the Smokies” debuts Nov. 2 and runs through Dec. 31.
“Christmas is a very special time of year at Dolly Parton’s Stampede,” said Travis Randall, General Manager of the Stampede in Pigeon Forge. “While our thrilling show provides fun for our guests, we also take time to celebrate the true meaning of the season, thanks to a full-scale, living Nativity that will transport guests back to that first Christmas so long ago. It’s special to our entire cast and staff when families share with us that this show has become a treasured part of their annual holiday traditions.”
New for “Christmas at Stampede” is a holiday twist on a thrilling performance segment that was added to the regular season show this summer - combining the show’s equestrian stars, breathtaking aerial acrobatics and original new music from Dolly herself.
Adults and children alike will enjoy “The Magic of Toys,” an amazing musical fantasy starring The Sugar Plum Fairy and a number of toys she magically brings to life in a musical celebration which includes a stunning aerial display set to the unforgettable music of The Nutcracker.
Guests will be awed by the birth of Jesus re-enacted with Mary, Joseph, the wise men and a living Nativity of camels, donkeys and sheep. This touching scene is a reminder of the importance of the Christmas season.
Stampede’s 32 magnificent horses, not to be confused with Santa’s reindeer, race in exciting competitions as audience members cheer their respective sides of the North Pole and South Pole on to victory. No Christmas is complete without an appearance by Santa, so after the arena is transformed into a winter wonderland of glistening, freshly fallen snow, Old Saint Nick arrives by sleigh to complete the festivities.
The entire Christmas experience is enhanced by the state-of-the-art, LED wall backdrop to the show’s 35,000-square-foot arena, which seamlessly complements the exciting action with stunning holiday scenery. Guests will feel as if they instantly have been transported deep in to the natural beauty of Christmas from the foothills surrounding the Great Smoky Mountains and to the clear skies above Bethlehem on the night of Jesus’ birth.
Christmas dinner, the other star of the show, includes Stampede’s signature four-course holiday feast consisting of Stampede’s original creamy vegetable soup, homemade buttery biscuit, a whole rotisserie chicken, hickory-smoked barbequed pork loin, corn on the cob, herb-basted potato, Stampede’s own specialty holiday dessert and unlimited Coca-Cola® products, tea or coffee. Vegetarian and gluten free meals are available upon request.
Show times and reservations are available by calling (865) 453-4400 or visiting dpstampede.com.