Hosted at The Dixie 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.
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We went as a family, 3 girls ages 7 to 11. Everyone enjoyed the show and the meal. There really isn't much to see before the show with the horses as they state. If you want to look through the gift shop before hand you could get there about 75 mins before the starting time for the show. Otherwise, you can arrive about 60 mins before the start of your show. There is a show in the saloon room that starts 50 mins before the main show. If you do not have your tickets then add another 15 for getting your tickets. The Christmas show was presented when we went. I am not sure how this compares to the normal show, but we all enjoyed it. They still have horse stunts throughout, but several scenes are Christmas themed. I don't think that the premium seats are worth the added cost. If you want a drink during the saloon room show you have to buy a souvenir mug. This seems odd as drinks are included with your meal. They also have snacks for sale. I don't see the point to purchase as we were going to be eating in less than an hour. You can ask for cups of water if you wish not to pay before the main show. There is no alcohol served in any parts of the building.
Children loved it!! Especially because you can eat without forks..food was good & plenty to take some home. Very entertaining professional horse riders. Dolly doesn't disappoint.
Went to 1pm Christmas show on Sunday before Thanksgiving with a party of 7. We had very good seats(no upgrade) on the top terrace section. Premium seats offer no better view in my opinion but they choose people from those seats I think to participate in part of the show. Hotels offer coupons for the show. The meal that is included is good, its like Medieval times style. The service was great, always refilling the beverages. The show itself had great scenery, was very funny at times, and the animals were all amazing. The preshow was very good also, talented musicians.
At around $50 per person, it was a little pricey. We paid extra for the premium seats, which was seating in the first 3 rows. Don't pay the extra---there are only 5 rows :) We had a GREAT, fun waiter, who was about as much fun as the show itself. We saw the Christmas show. I had never been, but knew that you were expected to eat with your fingers, and I wasn't planning on that, so I carried a fork with me. I got a good teasing from the waiter over it, but I just didn't think I could pull chicken meat with my fingers. There is a LOT of food. We ate breakfast and no lunch, since we were going to the 3:30 show and then skipped dinner, so I guess the price of the show/meal worked out for the day. Everyone gets a small roasted chicken (or Cornish hen--I'm not sure), soup and a biscuit, a baked potato wedge, and I think there was something else. Dessert is an apple popover that was wonderful. This was probably the best food on our whole trip. The Christmas show was part Christmas, part stunt show. Audience participation was encouraged, and the time we were there went by very fast. There is a pre show, but I'm not sure when it started, because we missed almost all of it. Then you go into the sitting area where the horses will be. After the show is over, you can walk by the stalls and see the animals that were in the show. Kids around us seemed to love it. Tip your wait staff well. They deserve it. They are working mostly in the dark or low lighting from lanterns.
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