Holly Dolly Christmas

Pigeon Forge & Dollywood for the Holidays

4 Days | November & December Flexible pricing!

When there's snow on the mountains there's holiday music in Pigeon Forge.   Bring your group and and enjoy the gift of a Christmas in the Smokies, it's a perfect way to celebrate the season.  This package is customizable should you want different shows, or smaller package.

Tour Highlights:

  • Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas
  • Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland
  • Christmas Dinner at Applewood Farmhouse
  • Dolly Parton's Stampede Christmas Show
  • Choice of:
    • Admission to Titanic
    • Country Tonite Matinee Show
  • Smith Morning Variety Show
  • Guided Tour of the Mountains
  • Winery Tour & Tasting
  • Shopping & Free Time in Gatlinburg
  • Three Nights First Class Lodging
  • Three Hotel Breakfasts
  • Two Dinners
  • All Admissions & Sightseeing
  • Luggage Handling

We are happy to accommodate Groups who want to add a night or two, or further customize their trip.

Southern Express Flexible Pricing:

  • Customizable Comps
  • Commissionable or Net Rates
  • Luxury or First-Class Hotels & Meals
  • Southern Express Motorcoach Transportation & Professional Tours Managers are available

Whatever you want, Southern Express will be happy to structure tour prices to match your needs. Just let us know!

Day 1 - Arrive Pigeon Forge - Dolly's Stampede Holiday Show - Shadracks Light Tour

This afternoon you arrive in Pigeon Forge for a three night stay at the Country Cascades Resort.

Dinner this evening is a four course feast at Dolly Parton's Stampede Christmas Dinner Attraction. The holiday festivities get playful as Elves from the North Pole and South Pole will compete in a friendly rivalry while serving up a festive your dinner. Snow falls softly as the breathtaking scenes fill you with tidings of good cheer. The Stampede arena is magically transformed into a true fantasy land complete with twinkling lights, evergreens, poinsettias, old-fashioned holiday costumes and familiar holiday music.  You will also love the live nativity; it is both dramatic and spectacular. The true meaning of Christmas comes alive right before your very eyes as three kings ride atop camels on their way to Bethlehem. The stunning beauty of angels ascending from above will amaze you as the songs inspire audience members of all ages. (D)

Following the show your group will experience a Winter Wonderland of Christmas light displays at Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland  enroute back to the hotel.

Day 2 - Smoky Mountain Tour - Gatlinburg Shopping - Country Tonite or Titanic

Today you'll enjoy a Step-On Guided tour of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  America's most visited national park. Followed by an afternoon strolling the sidewalks and shops of Historic Downtown Gatlinburg.  Explore & unwind with some free time while indulging your taste buds by enjoying lunch on your own this afternoon at any one of the many delightful local restaurants.

Tonight enjoy dinner  at the delicious Applewood Farmhouse.  At Applewood all meals are served with their signature Applewood Julep, Apple Fritters and Homemade Apple Butter.  Dinner includes Homemade Vegetable Soup, Salad, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Rolls, and Apple Cobbler.  Choose your entree from Southern Fried Chicken / Sugar Cured Ham / Homemade Meatloaf / Grilled Chicken / Chicken & Dumplings / Pork Loin and more (menu subject to change).

After dinner depart for this evening's entertainment at the Country Tonite Theater or a visit to the Titanic.

The Country Tonite Christmas Show abounds as the talented renditions of Christmas favorites combined with beautiful choreography, brightly decorated holiday sets and colorful costumes bring the enchantment of Christmas to the Country Tonite stage.  The popular cast covers a number of holiday classics for a nostalgic, spirited holiday celebration that will be enjoyed by all.

At Titanic more than $100,000 has been invested in all the trimmings: twinkling lights, lush garlands, wreaths and towering Christmas trees. The cheery crew will join costumed merry-makers in stirring your memories of holiday gatherings gone by, while setting the scene for many more. (B,D)

Day 3 - Smith Family Morning Show - The Island - Mountain Valley Winery - Dollywood Christmas

After breakfast depart your hotel for the Country Tonite Theater and enjoy the Smith Family Variety Show.  Your fun filled day kicks off with the Smith Family Morning Variety Show.  This show is filled with Southern music and culture.  You'll enjoy their unique brand of music and comedy in this intimate, familial style show.  Their talented blend of classic country, bluegrass, gospel, oldies rock-n-roll, and clean family comedy pleases all.

Then enjoy free time, shopping and lunch on your own at The Island.  The Island in Pigeon Forge, TN boasts 23 acres of entertainment in an inviting setting perfect for groups trying to escape the everyday.  With over 80 shops, restaurants and attractions, our location combines all things fun, in a safe environment where you can eat, shop and play.  The Island's diverse selection of activities makes it a one-stop-shop of fun for all ages.  The Island Show Fountains are programmed to music and lights year round and you can purchase a ticket to ride "The Wheel" which is 200 feet tall.  There truly is something for everyone to enjoy at The Island.

After lunch depart for Mountain Valley Winery where you will enjoy a tour and a tasting of some of Tennessee's Award Winning wines.

The spend the balance of the afternoon at the Dollywood Theme Park.  While in the park enjoy, "Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival", which is the eight-time award winner of America’s Best Christmas Event.  You’ll find this park features four million holiday lights more than 20 rides and attractions with elaborate Christmas decorations, twinkling lights and holiday-themed menus.  Once in the park there are many spectacular holiday performances you won’t want to miss.  One is, “Christmas in the Smokies”, a 12-member cast performing hometown holiday favorites that celebrate the joy of the season.  Also, be sure to experience the, "Parade of Many Colors".  Dollywood Theme Park is known for its world-class entertainment, amazing thrill rides, and family friendly adventure all are sure to treasure.  (B,D)

Day 4 - Departure

Begin your day with the hotel's delicious Deluxe Mountain Breakfast served in Grandma's Kitchen (on-site) then depart for home. (B)

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