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Dollywood Drone Show Added to Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival

The next time you visit Dollywood for the Smoky Mountain Christmas festival, look up! The usual Christmas cheer will take off from the ground and spread to the sky during this year’s celebration! Full of the spirit that makes the holiday season so special, this addition is yet another aspect of Smoky Mountain Christmas you won’t want to miss. Keep reading to learn more about the Dollywood drone show at the Smoky Mountain Christmas festival:

What to Expect

Showstreet Theatre during Christmas

The dark night sky receives a jolt of light and life with the new nightly Dollywood drone show during Smoky Mountain Christmas! Hundreds of colorful drones head for the sky, where they dance in formation to festive tunes and wow the crowds!

Drones illuminated in those familiar holiday colors of red, green and white, take over the sky high above Dollywood as part of a Joyful drone show that showers down Christmas cheer upon guests! The Dollywood drone show captivates audiences with its larger-than-life displays that can’t help but make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

You’ll witness a variety of different holiday-themed displays that remind visitors of the reason for the season: a time when hope and togetherness shine brightest in our hearts, and now the sky.

Redux of Dollywood’s Summer Nights Drone & Fireworks Show

The addition of the Dollywood drone show at Smoky Mountain Christmas comes following a similar show during the summer. You may recall the Sweet Summer Nights drone and fireworks show that took place during the Smoky Mountain Summer Celebration in 2023. After the success of that event, park organizers decided to do something similar for the most wonderful time of the year!

Drones during Sweet Summer Nights shared the story of Dollywood through 3D visual animations and a symphony of light, presenting a one-of-a-kind experience that guests of all ages could enjoy. If you missed that celebration, here’s your chance to enjoy the holiday version of this unique show!

About Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood

christmas decor at dollywoodSmoky Mountain Christmas is America’s best Christmas event! That’s not self-proclaimed; Dollywood has been awarded the Amusement Today Golden Ticket Award for the Best Christmas Event for 15 consecutive years!

More than 6 million twinkling holiday lights are joined by towering Christmas trees and holiday-themed decorations, productions and activities each year at Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas. Festive flavors, holiday shows and seasonal shopping experiences — in addition to Dollywood’s usual list of attractions like roller coasters and rides — make Smoky Mountain Christmas a must-attend event!

Feast upon holiday sweets, treats and savory specialities in between hopping on thrilling rides and watching classic Christmas shows that families have come to love over the years. Don’t forget to catch Santa working on his naughty or nice list as you soak up the warmth of the holiday season in the Smoky Mountains.

Just like you, we can’t wait to experience this new Dollywood drone show at the Smoky Mountain Christmas festival! Dollywood continues to add new experiences that make the Pigeon Forge theme park one of the most beloved attractions in the Smokies, including the new Dolly Parton Experience set to open in May of 2024!