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Christmas Comes Early to Branson -- Dolly's Christmas at Dixie Showcases 'The Reason for the Season'

Contact: John Richardson, Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede, 417-336-7961


BRANSON, Mo., Oct. 3 /Christian Newswire/ -- Folks who visit Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede during the Christmas season will be amazed by the unbelievable transformation. Opening Wednesday, October 24th, Christmas at Dixie Stampede converts the dinner and show into a beautiful holiday spectacular. From the festive show theme and the full-scale live nativity scene including camels, donkeys and sheep to the gorgeous decorations throughout the building and the warmth of traditional holiday music.


Back by popular demand this year, Dixie Stampede Dinner and Show adds a touch of grace to the holidays with a special performance by professional Adagio ice skaters, Alicia Cavanaugh & Michal Przyk.


Alicia is a USA triple gold medalist (singles, pairs & 'moves-in-the-field') and was a US National team member in 2001. She accepted her first professional contract in 2002 and since then Alicia has performed as a principal soloist around the world including shows such as Holiday on Ice, Festival on Ice and on board the Royal Caribbean Cruise line ships to name a few. Michal (known as "Mikki") is from Poland and was a Polish National Dance competitor for several years. Mikki also toured with Holiday on Ice as a dance pair soloist and has also been featured in productions in the USA, Germany and throughout Eastern Western Europe. Combined, their style, grace and strength are becoming well known throughout the professional skating world. Alicia's and Mikki's goals for the future include seeing the world and entertaining audiences together for years to come!


"We wanted to give families more joyful entertainment during the Christmas season," says owner, Dolly Parton. "The special effects like the ice skaters and live nativity scene really bring the holiday season to life. I can't wait for folks to experience this year's Christmas show - it's going to be great."


Christmas at Dixie features a seasonal twist with a friendly rivalry between the North and South Poles full of equestrian feats, graceful riders, and audience participation games like wreath tossing and a "stick" reindeer race. The 90-minute production is highlighted with ice skaters descending from the ceiling on a specially designed skating platform and gliding under the "stars" to a brisk holiday soundtrack.


Celebrating the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of Jesus is brought to life with Mary, Joseph, the wise men, and a living nativity of live camels, donkeys, and sheep. In addition, Santa himself makes an appearance in his sleigh, as Dixie's 1100-seat arena is transformed into a winter wonderland of fresh fallen snow.


Christmas at Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede is complimented by a holiday feast of a whole rotisserie chicken, hickory smoked barbecue pork loin, herb-basted potato, buttery corn on the cob, creamy vegetable soup, homemade biscuit, and an apple turnover for dessert.


Christmas at Dixie Stampede runs October 24th, 2006 through December 31st, 2007. One ticket price includes the Carriage Room pre-show, the main arena Christmas At Dixie Stampede Dinner & Show and a collector series Souvenir Boot Mug with a speciality soft drink.


Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction originated in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee in 1988, as Dolly's premier dinner and show experience featuring horses, equestrian thrills and audience participation on a grand scale. The company has since added locations in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Branson, Missouri and Orlando, Florida.


For more information or reservations please call early, 1-800-520-5544, or visit the Dixie Stampede website at dixiestampede.com.