A National Day I Fully Support: National Plan for Vacation Day A National Day I Fully Support: National Plan for Vacation Day

A National Day I Fully Support: National Plan for Vacation Day


January 25, 2022

There's no reason to draw this out: Do you know what today (January 25) is? Today is the day to start planning your next vacation. Really. The U.S. Travel Association-through their National Plan for Vacation Day (NPVD) program-encourages Americans to start planning their getaways for the year on January 25. If there's a national day I can get behind, it's one that prompts me to daydream. I love having something to look forward to. It's motivating. And, as someone who knows what's in store for Dollywood this season, I think you should putthis Smoky Mountain destination on your list! Dollywood will have larger festival offerings, the return of guest-favorite experiences and surprises throughout 2022, so visit once or visit several times because you will enjoy each trip with new memories. We'll have an even larger Flower & Food Festival footprint as we expand with more Mosaicultures flower displays for our springtime celebration (April 22 - June 5).

Flower & Food Festival Frog

In the summer, we're bringing back the Gazillion Bubble Show AND the nighttime drone show for Smoky Mountain Summer Celebration (June 18 - Aug. 7).

Smoky Mountain Summer Celebration

Come Harvest Festival, we will introduce a brand-new installation for Great Pumpkin LumiNights (Sept. 23 - Oct. 29).

Great Pumpkin LumiNights

If you know anything about Dollywood, you know that Smoky Mountain Christmas is the 13-time winner of Best Christmas Event in the Golden Ticket Awards, so you can't go wrong with a holiday trip to the Smokies (Nov. 5 - Jan. 1).

Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas

I think we can all agree that the weight of the past two years of pandemic stress and fatigue has demonstrated that family time is a good dose of medicine. Vacation is essential to mental health and well-being. In fact, through surveys we see that paid time off is the second most important employee benefit an employer could offer after health benefits. To start planning your Dollywood vacation, please visit https://www.dollywood.com/Plan-Your-Visit Dollywood Season Passholders can mark Season Passholder Day on their calendars on Friday, March 11, while the park opens to the general public on Saturday, March 12!


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