Great Pumpkin LumiNights at Dollywood!
The Great Pumpkin LumiNights is a new addition to the Harvest Festival at Dollywood this year. As a Dollywood Insider, I was invited to a special media night at the park. We explored the park to check out the decorations (and rode the coasters). We sampled some of the new treats and waited until dark to see the Great Pumpkin LumiNights throughout the Timber Canyon area.
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Here’s a quote from Dolly Parton about the event:
“I’m also really excited to be here to let you know about our brand new nighttime event we are adding for families in October called Great Pumpkin LumiNights. You know, people from all around the world know us for the millions of twinklin’ lights we put up at Christmas time. Well, when guests see thousands of these glowing pumpkins all lit up in Timber Canyon, they’re going to have that same special feeling. We think Great Pumpkin LumiNights will become just as popular with families as our Smoky Mountain Christmas festival. I’m pretty sure there will be a lot of new family traditions made this October!”
The Great Pumpkin LumiNights is pretty amazing and has been getting rave reviews. Based on the crowd levels, I would suggest visiting during the week or on Sunday evenings. From what I’ve seen (and heard), it’s standing room only in the Timber Canyon trail area. If the park is open until 10:00 P.M., then try to visit Timber Canyon after 9:15 or so.
The Harvest Festival runs daily through October 28, 2017.