Christmas at Dolly Parton's Stampede in Pigeon Forge, TN

Dolly Parton's Stampede3849 ParkwayPigeon Forge, TN 37863
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Hosted at The Stampede arena, Christmas at Dolly Parton's Stampede offers a fun family experience filled with holiday entertainment. Guests can enjoy a magical show, complete with twinkling lights, evergreens, old-fashioned holiday costumes, Christmas music favorites, elves and more. Plus, a festive four-course meal is served during the show, which includes a feast of delicious southern-style food.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Pigeon Forge Travel Experts
  • Dinner is meant to be eaten with your hands.
  • Silverware is not provided; bring your own if preferred.
  • Arrive up to an hour early for the pre-show and to guarantee good seats.
  • Children under the age of 3 are free only if they sit in a parent's lap and eat from their plate.
  • Leftovers from the four-course feast can be taken to-go.
  • Vegetarian meals available upon request.
  • Bring cash to tip waiters and purchase souvenir photo.
  • Toys segment featuring a flying Sugar Plum Fairy, larger than life toys, and a real horse mounted Toy Soldier all set to the music of the Nutcracker.

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Chad W.

The food, which you eat with your hands, is very good. Plus, the kids love seeing the animals. As it’s a Christmas show, there’s also Christmas toys, an appearance by Santa, and a live nativity scene.

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from Christmas at Dolly Parton's Stampede
Celebrate the season with Dolly Parton's Stampede!

During the Toys segment, toys come to life before your eyes featuring a flying Sugar Plum Fairy, Larger than life Toys, and a real horse mounted Toy Soldier all set to the music of the Nutcracker, it's a must see!

Everyone who experiences Christmas at Dolly Parton's Stampede falls in love with fun and excitement of the grand performances during our spectacular extravaganza!

Nothing compares to the way we bring the holiday season to life. It will truly warm your heart and touch your soul. From the romance of softly falling snow to the breathtaking live nativity scene, Dolly Parton's Stampede is magically transformed into a holiday fantasy with twinkling lights, evergreens, poinsettias, old-fashioned holiday costumes, and familiar holiday music.

At Dolly Parton's Stampede, the spirit of the season will appear before your very eyes. Our live nativity scene is both dramatic and spectacular. The true meaning of Christmas comes alive as three kings riding atop camels on their way to Bethlehem. The beauty of angels from above will amaze you. The beauty of the songs will inspire you.

But no show is complete without fun and games! 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 four-course feast. At Dolly Parton's Stampede, cheering for your favorite Elves is all part of the excitement since the audience is always part of the show. Be ready to stomp your feet and get loud. That’s all part of the thrill!

Reserve Pigeon Forge Customer Reviews

112 Reviews
Susan Ice
Akron, OH
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Dixie Stampede"
February, 2018
LOVE this Christmas show! Our first time to the area and it was something we will always remember.
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Katelyn Shrader
Brownsboro, AL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Love Christmas at the Stampede"
February, 2018
This is my third trip to see this show. It never fails to go beyond expectations.
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Pamela B.
Medway, OH
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great Food & Fancy horses at the Stampede!"
February, 2018
This is a great family entertainment facility. The Christmas program is wonderful. It is filled with colorful costumes and talented horses and riders. The live Nativity is so special and touches your heart. You will not leave without knowing the true meaning of Christmas. There is also comedy so be prepared to laugh. The food is very tasty. And they even accommodated my need for gluten free food, including a wonderful, delicious, large, snickerdoodle cookie for dessert! It was sooooooooo good! Don't miss this experience.
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Tip: There is good pre show entertainment! Purchase tickets early because they often sell out.

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Kim Veal
Ambrose, GA
1 Review
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"Christmas"
February, 2018
It was beautiful and we had a great time making memories
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Tip: Food was great and show was beautiful

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cheryl moseley
owensboro, KY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Wonderful time with GrandDaughter at Christmas"
February, 2018
we had a wonderful time at the show, the food was excellent and the servers made it very enjoyable. The show was excellent and my granddaughter loved it, we will for sure visit again maybe in the spring. Thanks for such a wonderful evening.
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Tip: dont eat before going you are served plenty of food and it is very good, make sure that you are going to paticipate and enjy a wonderful time

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Jane Crowell
Leesville, SC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Greatest Show in PF"
February, 2018
We went to Dolly's Stampede in November. I believe this is the greatest Christmas show there is in Pigeon Forge. It shows the True meaning of Christmas.
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Tip: Make reservations for shows ahead of time as they fill up quick

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Albert Vaughn
london, KY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great show!"
January, 2018
Good food great show! Only reason I didn't leave 5 stars is because of you taking the Dixie out of the name! It will always be Dixie Stampede!!!!
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Shirley Obie
CA
2 Reviews
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"First time going...leaves you wanting to see more."
January, 2018
This was the first time I've ever been to Dolly Parton's Stampede. My fiance and I got engaged in July, and I wanted to take him somewhere special for Christmas. I wanted to take him to a place I've always wanted to go but wanted to go with that someone "special." This place was perfect, actually better. The entertainment left us wanting to see more, and to go back again. The food, was SO good. The costumes, the entertainers, the trick riders, left us in awe. It was such a beautiful experience, that we want to experience again. The photos taken before the show, turned out to be such a treasure of our trip, and made beautiful Christmas cards.
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Tip: Great food, and they don't let you walk away hungry.

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terriland
Charleston, South Carolina
"Entertainment plus a show!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 14, 2018 NEW
Went here for dinner. Was pleasantly surprised. The show was amazing with lots of talented showmen. Would be great for kids because it had quite a few animals for them and many colorful costumes. We went during the Christmas theme show. Food was very good. You do not have utensils so you do eat with your fingers. They also provide doggie bags since I doubt you can eat all the food served. It’s a really good experience for the whole family.
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in2putting
Louisville, Kentucky
"Excellent food and entertainment - Cumbersome entry area for preshow"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 13, 2018 NEW
Came here on a Tuesday night with 4 adults and 4 children 1-7. Based on previous reviews we purchased a ticket for the 3 year old even though he could have gotten in free. I would highly suggest purchasing a ticket for anyone you don't want to hold on your lap like a baby. There are no utensils to eat with so trying to eat with a couple of little ones that don't have their own seat could be a little cumbersome. Pay attention to where you park and think about your ability to depart the parking lot when about 300-400 other vehicles are exiting. Backing in to a spot near an exit might take a little extra time up front but should pay big dividends when you leave. The entry process is cumbersome as there is a single small entry way for about 1000 people. Plan on standing in line for 15-20 minutes from the entrance before you get in to the area where the pre-show is. You enter the theater after the pre-show from the upper level so it does not hurt to work your way up there about 15 minutes before showtime. Our food was excellent and served hot and we had great service from Kelsey. There are no utensils provided so you might want to put a couple of plastic knives and forks in your pocket if you have a hard time eating only with your hands. During dinner you watch a great show with lots of singing, horses, comedy, animals and pageantry. We enjoyed the evening very much.
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bigdaddyd701
"One of the best Christmas shows I have seen"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 13, 2018 NEW
Made a reservation to go to the Stampede for the wife’s birthday, she really loves the horses. We have been several times but have never seen the Christmas show. It was the best Christmas show we have ever seen. Between the trick riding and the competition between the North and South Pole it was amazing. And this is a dinner show as well. You start off in the saloon with a pre-show and appetizers. The bluegrass band that performs is phenomenal. Once you move into the arena they start to feed you dinner. You get a whole chicken, a pork chop, potato soup, a potato, a cheddar biscuit, corn on the cob, and an apple turnover. If you leave hungry it’s your own fault. A must see experience in Pigeon Forge.
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Handsomej379
Henderson, Kentucky
"Went to see the Christmas show "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 13, 2018 NEW
We Bought our tickets online and showed up at 4:30 for the 6 pm show. The pre show was good. There was there fellas that played and sang. When you go in— go ahead upstairs and you won’t have to follow the “herd” so much when the time comes for the show. It is a horse theme show so be prepared to smell the horse arena atmosphere. The waiter we had was good. The food was good. If you don’t want to eat with your fingers stash some forks on you. The show is excellent but it didn’t change much from last year except all the North South Dixie stuff is gone. It’s pretty generic in the show. We had great time and it’s well worth the money.
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Mike E
"Truly Amazing"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 13, 2018 NEW
If you like western style entertainment and don't mind eating with your hands then this is the place for you. It is a little hectic at first while waiting to be seated but once you are seated the fun begins. Various types of western theme entertainment are provided while enjoying a wonderful meal that may of been served from the back of a chuck wagon.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Christmas at Dolly Parton's Stampede

I am bringing children under the age of 3 to the show. Do I need to purchase tickets for them?
Children under the age of 3 are only admitted to the show free of charge if they sit in a parent or guardian’s lap and eat from their plate during the dinner portion of the show. If you would like your child to receive a meal, a children’s show admission price will be charged.

Is there a pre-show guests should be aware of at the Stampede?
Yes. There is pre-show entertainment 50 minutes before the Stampede show extravaganza. The musical and comedy talent of Bluegrass and Country band, Mountain Ruckus, are the scheduled performers.

Are visitors allowed to meet & greet the performers at the Stampede Christmas Show?
Riders & horses stay at the rail after the show to greet guests and sign autographs. The horses are also available throughout the day at the Stampede Horsewalk.

Are cameras, audio or video recording allowed at the show?
No, none of the above items are allowed. The Stampede has a team of professional photographers on-site though, and they take your group’s photo at the beginning of your Stampede experience.


When should I arrive to the show?
The pre-show begins approximately 50 minutes before the show. To get great seats and watch the pre-show opening act, it is recommended that guests arrive an hour prior to showtime.

What does my ticket price include?
All ticket prices include admission to the main event, the Dixie Belle Saloon pre-show, a four-course meal, and a full scale arena spectacular.

I have a dietary restriction or food allergy. What should I do?
The Stampede Christmas show can offer vegetarian meals upon request. If you have a food allergy or particular dietary restriction, please provide our facility ample advance notice so we may do our best to accommodate your needs.

Is the theater wheelchair accessible?
Yes. Our theater and facility are fully accessible for those with mobility or special needs. If you or a member of your party have special needs or are in need of accommodations, please let us know upon placing your reservation and we will be glad to accommodate you and your party.

Are animals involved in the performance?
Yes. The Stampede Christmas show does involve live animals throughout the performance. If you or any individual in your party has allergies or medical conditions, it is advised that you take all necessary precautions prior to entering the facility.

In addition, pyrotechnics and loud, dramatic sounds are in effect during the show. Those with medical conditions that will be affected by this should take the proper precautions before and during the show.

Where is the theater located?
Dixie Stampede is located at 3849 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863.

Is gratuity for the waiters included in the ticket price?
No. Gratuity is not included, but greatly appreciated.

What is the size of the Stampede Theater?
The theater is 35,000 square feet and seats 1100 people.

How many rows constitute the Stampede Theater?
The theater’s arena is horseshoe-shaped and has 5 rows.

Approximately how long is the Stampede Christmas Show?
The show is approximately 2 ½ hours long including the pre-show entertainment.

What type of parking do you have?
The parking is all level. Group drop off, motorcoach & handicapped parking is located right up front. General parking allows guests to stroll the beautiful horsewalk and meet the 4-legged stars of the show.

Does Dolly Parton visit the Stampede Christmas Show?
Yes, she does visit, although her visits are somewhat sporadic. Don’t count on seeing Dolly when you visit, but if you do see her, feel extra special that you did!

Are booster seats available?
Yes, booster seats are available free of charge but a child's ticket must be purchased to use one.