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Theaters Raise Curtains On Holiday Shows

By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on November 5, 2019

Smoky Mountain Winterfest doesn't officially kick off for a few more weeks, but if you're eager to start celebrating winter and the Christmas holiday period a little early, your best bet might be to catch a seasonal show at one or more of our area music theaters. It's already that time of year when most of the local venues switch over from their regular-season shows to ones that are more in keeping with the end-of-year holidays. From music to costuming to appearances by Santa Claus himself, these special productions are a fun and entertaining way to kick off Christmas in the Great Smoky Mountains. This week, Smoky Mountain Ziplines is sharing overviews of several of the holiday shows already under way.

Christmas at Dolly Parton's Stampede

Through January 4, 2020

Thirty-two magnificent horses are still the stars of this arena-based show in Pigeon Forge, but this time of year, they're taking audiences on a nostalgic holiday journey in the form of a friendly North Pole-South Pole rivalry. Sugar Plum Fairies bring toys to life, the nativity scene drives home the true meaning of Christmas, and Santa makes an appearance in a horse-drawn (of course) sleigh. And just like the regular Stampede show, audiences will get to chow down on a multicourse feast featuring creamy vegetable soup, a biscuit, a whole rotisserie chicken, smoked pork loin, sides, beverages and dessert.

Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry Theater

Through January 4, 2020

This show helps guests lose themselves in the magic of Christmas as Sugar Plum Fairies and angels soar high overhead and dancing elves and enchanted reindeer bring laughter to all ages. Dazzling costumes and props help set the scenes, including the area's largest living nativity and a visit from Santa Claus in his sleigh. Live animals, inspiring music and incredible special effects join forces to touch hearts and create a holiday experience that families will cherish year 'round.

Christmas at Country Tonite Theatre

Through January 1, 2020

The magic of the Christmas season springs to life at this long-time Pigeon Forge theater through renditions of beloved Christmas songs, beautiful choreography, holiday sets and festive costumes. In addition to the cast members audiences have enjoyed all year, the show features visits from Frosty the Snowman, Santa Claus and the Sugar Plum Fairy. Country Tonite Theater has been voted Best Show in the Smokies year after year.

Hatfield and McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner Show

Through January 4, 2020

There's nothing like the holidays to bring families together, but at this Pigeon Forge dinner attraction, the Hatfields and McCoys are coming together to FEUD! In this version of the classic tale, Pa Hatfield and Ma McCoy try to set aside their differences in the spirit of the season. Highlights include holiday singing and dancing, feats of strength, jaw-dropping stunts and side-splitting comedy. The dinner portion of the show includes fried chicken, pulled-pork shoulder, mashed potatoes, cole slaw, biscuits, corn on the cob, creamy vegetable soup, dessert and more.

Christmas at Dolly Parton's Pirates Voyage

Through January 4, 2020

Celebrate all of the good things that make the holidays special as the Mystical Christmas Spirit takes Captain Scrooge on a journey through time and space to discover the real meaning of Christmas. Giant Christmas toys come to life and perform amazing acrobatics high above the lagoon, while a comical castaway and her sea lion companion provide laughs aplenty. Gaze in wonder at a live nativity, complete with wise men and an angel with a special message for landlubbers and pirates alike. Of course, there's also an epic battle between the Crimson and Emerald pirates as they compete for the coveted Christmas treasure on land, on deck, in water and high above two full-sized pirate ships. The venue's four-course holiday feast includes creamy vegetable soup, a biscuit, pan-fried chicken, sugar-cured ham, mac and cheese, sweet potato soufflé, a peach turnover and beverages.

Don't forget to pair your holiday show with a tour on our Pigeon Forge zip line experience to create an entertaining and adventurous day in the Smokies this fall/winter. Great times are in store, both indoors and out!


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