Dollywood Express 70 & 192: Smoky Mountain Christmas 2020

The tail end of 2020 saw Dollywood once again celebrate their annual Smoky Mountain Christmas, using hundreds of thousands of lights to transform the park into a holiday wonderland. For the entire month-and-a-half celebration the park was near the maximum capacity allowable during the ongoing pandemic and reservations were hard to come by; I was only able to get in on December 2nd and then a month later on January 2nd. Engine 70 “Cinderella” was pulling the express for most of December, however in the first & final weeks of the season 192 “Klondike Katie” was hauling the train, decked out in Christmas lights for the first time in several years. In spite of everything going on it was great to see some steam once more before the winter doldrums.


Christmas Village by Aaron Kenny from the YouTube Audio Library

Noel by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.


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