Dollywood theme park commits to paying employees during coronavirus closure

With the coronavirus being declared as a national emergency on Friday, many local businesses and restaurants in the Smokies have been addressing concerns about the virus, and some have decided to close their doors.  Most notably, Dollywood announced on Friday that the 35th season opening for general guests would be postponed until March 28.  Dolly […]

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An honest review: Hallmark’s Dollywood at Christmas Movie, when and where to watch

The Overview If you feel like Dolly Parton has been busy lately, you are right. She has had quite the slew of podcasts, movies and special appearances premiering one right after the other. READ more: Dolly’s upcoming shows, tv appearances, movies and musicals; A complete guide on when and where to watch. One of those […]

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Top 5 things to do in the Smokies to get you in the Christmas spirit

Christmas is a magical time in the Smokies, and if you’re already in town, congratulations! It’s hard to go wrong from here. But if you’re looking for something more specific, look no further. Here are my top 5 picks on what to do to put ya right in the Christmas spirit:    5 – Visit Gatlinburg […]

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Insider’s Guide: 9 tips to navigating Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas brings together the very best of the holiday season — music, food and jolly people! In preparation for the event, Dollywood closed for nearly a week beginning Nov. 3 and reopened on Nov. 9, unveiling a completely transformed theme park with more than five million Christmas lights.  It’s difficult for others […]

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Winterfest delayed, moved up, and SURPRISE! It starts today: Your guide for the 30th anniversary celebration

Halloween has come and gone, the temperatures are dropping (and rising, and then dropping again) — and that can only mean one thing: Winterfest is coming! Nevermind, it’s here.  The 2019-2020 Winterfest season, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, was originally scheduled from Nov. 22 through Feb. 17, 2020, but in a seemingly last-minute decision, […]

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