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.


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!

Tripster Customer Reviews

168 Reviews
Heidi Wiseman
Dunn, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"A great night out with family at a awesome dinner and show."
January 2020 NEW
The evening was perfect. The pick up of the tickets was easy and we enjoyed the preshow. The show itself was so beautiful, really well done and such talent displayed. The food was delicious. I really loved the creamy soup. The chicken was juicy and tasty. All around it was a great time.
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Tip: It is very loud and interactive and you will leave feeling satisfied, full and throughly entertained.

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Tracy Watts
Talladega, AL
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Hard to please 9 people"
December 2019 NEW
So we took 7 kids and its super hard to please 9 but yall managed.. The kids ate the food loved the show and so did the adukts!
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Tip: Its a lot of food

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Ann Cady
Piedmont, SC
1 Review
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"Christmas at Dolly's Stampede"
December 2019 NEW
We had a wonderful time at the dinner show. Excellent seats and great waiter. It was an Amazing show and pre-show. Highly recommend using Tipster to book a show or vacation.
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Tip: Excellent seats

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Steve Mewborn
Navarre, FL
2 Reviews
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"Dolly Parton's Stampede"
December 2019
This show was the greatest. It was the Christmas show which made it even better. The Preshow was excellent. The dinner was outstanding. As advertised there are no bad seats. The live nativity scene was outstanding. The people that work the event were fantastic. We will return.
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Tip: Make sure you have a camera. you can take all the photes you want BUT no videos. Make sure you go hungry.

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Kimberly S.
Alpha, KY
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Wonderful Family Fun"
December 2019
The Christmas Dinner and show is wonderful! Good food lots of entertainment and the nativity scene is wonderful!
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Tip: Come hungry and ready for family fun!

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Diane Chiprany
Dallas, GA
1 Review
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"Unique Dining Experience"
December 2019
We attended the Christmas show at the Stampede. The live nativity was beautiful! There isn't a bad seat in the house. The show was the perfect combination of singing, animals and food. The horses and their riders were amazing. We also enjoyed the pig and pony races. The food was very good- especially the chicken and the cream of vegetable soup! This was a very enjoyable night out while on vacation with my family.
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Tip: Bring cash for tipping your waiter.

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karelia martinez
Miami, FL
1 Review
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September 2019
Dolly Parton Stakpede offered absolutley great service, an abundance of good food and a fun show.
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carmen caride
miami, FL
1 Review
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"Excellent! worth the money"
January 2019
This is a wonderful show! the crowd was engaged and participating throughout the show. My 2 daughters (7 and 5) couldn't have had a better time. They were clapping and laughing the whole show. The food was ok, and the service was outstanding. Will definitely be going again!
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Tip: Arrive early

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Falkner, Mississippi
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 23, 2020 NEW
If you're in the area and have never been, this is simply a must-see. Make a reservation and load up the whole family for a fantastic meal and show.
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Dayton, Ohio
"Great Family Fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 23, 2020 NEW
We skipped the preshow because we have 2 kids under 4. You’re seated stadium style which was perfect for kids to see the show. It was fast paced show keeping them interested with music and animals. We aren’t country music fans but this was entertaining. Server was great! Food great for adults but not my kids we fed them before we got there. They asked my 4 year old to go down and chase chickens he got a medal and Dolly’s book coat of many colors! Great family fun!
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Seattle, Washington
"Just Terrible"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed January 20, 2020 NEW
I saw the Christmas show with family. I don't understand why people choose to see this garbage, I really don't. There was lip syncing to cheesy music. (I love Dolly Parton and was expecting a showcase of her wonderful music.) There were crowds of people shoved through the venue on a tight schedule. There was "comic relief" that was so terrible it made my brain hurt. There was incredibly bad food plopped onto our plastic plates. There were two redeeming qualities--friendly wait staff who worked their tails off and cool trick riding. However, the riding lasted for maybe ten minutes of the three hours of torture, and it meant trying to eat dinner in a venue that smelled like a barn. I'm sad that Dolly's name is attached to this nonsense.
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Rhiannon B
Hueytown, Alabama
"Our first time, but definitely not last! "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 19, 2020 NEW
Where do I even start. My husband and I are SO not dinner show people. He also doesn't really like country or bluegrass, though he will tolerate it. But, we wanted to try something different this time. We both love horses, so Stampede was suggested. It was so much better than we imagined it could be! From the pre-show to the actual event, it was amazing and kept us engaged! The food was VERY generous portion (um, hello whole rotisserie chicken...) and actually really tasty for what it was. Our server Michelle was super sweet and managed the crowd and drink refills great. The horses were all well cared for and had an amazing relationship with their handlers, which was super important to us. All in all, even my not-so-fond of country husband has agreed we'll definitely go again!
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Selma, Alabama
"Clean Family FUN"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 14, 2020 NEW
Clean, wholesome and family friendly! Great show for anyone at any age. If you love horses? This would be a great show. If you love the smell of leather and dirt? Wonderful show. If you just love a show without strong language? You will love this. BTW! The food? Great too!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Christmas at Dolly Parton's Stampede

I am bringing children under the age of 2 to the show. Do I need to purchase tickets for them?
Children under the age of 2 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.