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

Dolly Parton's Stampede3849 ParkwayPigeon Forge, TN 37863
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Overview

Hosted at The Stampede arena, Dixie Stampede Christmas 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

104 Reviews
Scott Beckley
Bucyrus, OH
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Family Tradition"
February, 2016
My wife and I come to Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge for our anniversary every year in Nov. our tradition is to go to the Dixie Stampede every Thanksgiving night. The chicken is to die for.
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Tip: Definitely come early so you can see the pre show

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Jamie Mitchell
Cordova, TN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Fall fun in Pigeon Forge"
February, 2016
It has been a few years since we have been to see the Dixie Stampede Christmas and once again it did not disappoint. Food was awesome and show had some of the best talent around. I would definitely recommend.
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Tip: Get ready to laugh, sing and have fun.

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Reserve Pigeon Forge Customer
swannanoa, NC
1 Review
"FANTASTIC"
December, 2015
IF U CANT RATE EXCELLENT.......PLEASE DONT COMMENT AS U R ONLY WANT N TO CREATE GOSSIP....BEST PROGRAM AN SHOW AN THE FOOD AN STAFF OUTSTANDING...WE WILL RETURN.....
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Tip: b hungry, watch the talent GOD blessed to the performers.......

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Kathy Porter
1 Review
"Dissapointed in show"
November, 2015
We were in R2 at edge, couldn't see much ! The angel was beautiful if we could have seen her we only saw the back side. Couldn't see much of the decorations on top, just a rock. Would we go back ? Probably not price to much for what we saw. My 4 year granddaughter wanted to leave the first 20 mins. of the show. Maybe it would be better if we could have gotten a seat in the middle so she could see. We really looked forward to taking her to the Christmas Show ! Four Adults , Two Children, so sad we couldn't see anything nothing but back side of things ! Would I recommend this show ? NO !!! Sorry Dolly !!!
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Tip: Watch where YOU set !

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michelle leitheiser
Bear creek, NC
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"amazing experience"
September, 2015
This is an amazing show, sure to get you in the spirit of christmas
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Bobby Anderson
Spring Hill, TN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Grand kids Christmas Present"
March, 2015
Excellent show, grandkids and the rest of the family loved it.
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Tip: Come hungry because there is a lot of food.

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Margaret Hudgins
Newell, AL
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"anniversary trip"
February, 2015
Had lots of fun,the lights were very pretty.
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Sandra Brewer
Tuscaloosa , AL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Holly Jolly Christmas"
February, 2015
Most children adore their grandmothers but my twin sons, now 28, were especially fond of my mother because she helped me raise them. I was divorced from their father when they were very young. Being a single parent; working full time with the full responsibility of caring for twins, having my mom around to fill in when I needed her made her my special angel. She was the only help I had. So when she died this past September, our family felt such a great loss. We struggled through Thanksgiving without her. One of my son's draped my mother's apron on a chair at the dinner table! Needless to say, it was difficult to enjoy that meal. So, I decided what we needed for Christmas was a change of venue. I decided to renew some pleasant childhood memories. My sons had seen the Dixie Stampede show when visiting Gatlinburg when they were teens and loved it! I decided to try and make it happen again. I got online and within minutes, we were set thanks to the efficiency of the site. I called the boys with the news that we had tickets and they were thrilled! We spent 3 days in Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge and for a little while, the pain of losing my mom wasn't so overwhelming. My mother loved Christmas. I know she would have wanted me to do something to make her grandsons happy. I did my best! We were together as a family and we had a holly jolly Christmas.
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Tip: Take a healthy appetite to the show. If you eat before you go, you'll miss out on enjoying some really tasty food. Don't worry that you have no utensils, that's part of the fun!!

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Lauren M
"Great show! "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 21, 2018 NEW
Great show, friendly staff and the best food! We do hate that it is no longer called the Dixie Stampede!
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lisakcurtis
Kentucky
"Dixie stampede"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 21, 2018 NEW
Have made this a stop every time we have visited the Smokey’s. Family fun entertaining, you get your money’s worth. The food is awesome you will not leave hungry. The pre show is exciting and enthuastic the band is so talented.
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PotsieWeber
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
"Seriously, this IS the MOST FUN place to eat in the Smokies!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 21, 2018 NEW
Great, I mean, GREAT, food. Outstanding service! Top notch show! The whole place is clean and very well run. Dixie-schmixie!! Go watch 'am STAMPEEEEEEDE!!!! You'll love this great experience for the entire family!
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Jerseydiva2013
Ocean City, New Jersey
"Politically correct"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed January 21, 2018 NEW
Dolly has gone to “white”-washing a show that now features “the north” and “the south”. One represented by a communist inspired red flag and star the other a socialist inspired blue flag and star. The only patriotic part is a short ensemble at the end with the US flag. With all the other local attractions and food of much higher quality our family’s annual trip will be altered in the future.
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drkahless
Shakespeare, Canada
"much better than expected"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 20, 2018 NEW
family trip - wife, my parents and our 3 year old. Our daughter loved the entire experience....had some ticket issues up from but these were solved by the staff at the Sevierville welcome center and we made our show. Facility is generally modern and clean...food was better than expected and staff great. Wonderful night for children and families.....
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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.