Dinner Show Features Live Nativity Scene In Pigeon Forge, TN
The holiday season has arrived in East Tennessee, and one of Dolly Parton’s attractions has gotten into the spirit.
The Christmas at Dixie show at the Dixie Stampede in Pigeon Forge opened Nov. 3 and runs through Saturday, Jan. 2.
It’s an enhanced version from previous years with a $2.5 million renovation. Christmas at Dixie is a live dinner show, kind of an East Tennessee version of Medieval Times.
Special Effects Combine With Live Animals
“I’m more excited than ever for Christmas and can’t wait to share our new adventure with everyone,” said Parton, who is from nearby Sevierville. “Thanks to all of the exciting changes we’ve made, we hope this year’s Christmas show will leave our guests with more Christmas spirit than ever before.”
Highlights of the renovation include new lighting, special effects and an expansive wall of 12.5 million LED bulbs. The video wall backdrop goes from one Christmas scene to another thanks to seamless and state-of-the-art technology.
The show involves a live Nativity scene with Mary and Joseph watching over the baby Jesus while wise men riding atop camels are led to the stable by a bright and shining star.
Additionally, toys actually come to life and are delivered by Santa in a horse-drawn sleigh.
Horses are a big part of the show; the Christmas at Dixie cast includes 32 horses.
The food is a four-course holiday dinner with creamy vegetable soup, a homemade biscuit, whole rotisserie chicken; hickory smoked barbecued pork loin, corn on the cob, a herb-basted potato and dessert.
Adult tickets start at $49.99.
Advance reservations are recommended.
Phone: (800) 356-1676.