Dolly Parton showcases new addition to Dollywood's Christmas event

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Dollywood's famous Christmas experience, Smoky Mountain Christmas, opens on November 10.

The event continues until January 5 of 2019. This year, Dollywood announced the addition of Glacier Ridge. Dolly Parton was on hand in Pigeon Forge on Friday for the announcement.

“Christmas is so important to me for so many reasons,” Dolly Parton said. “I’m so thankful that it’s a time when our family comes together to share stories, remember old times, and make new memories we’ll take with us through the next year and beyond. There’s a lot of laughin’ and a whole lot of love when we all get together. I want those folks who come to experience Christmas with us at Dollywood to feel like they’re part of the family, making those memories and sharing those special times. I know the fun they’ll find in Glacier Ridge will help them create brand new memories and traditions.”

Glacier Ridge is a light experience that mimics the aurora borealis. Parton said this expansive was the largest ever for the Smoky Mountain Christmas.

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