Smoky Mountain Opry’s Christmas show benefits East Tennessee charities

PIGEON FORGE (WATE) – The Smoky Mountain Opry is getting ready for Christmas with a special holiday show.

Ahlzeimer’s Tennesssee

On Sunday December 13th at 3 p.m., “Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry” will host their holiday benefit show. Ahlzeimer’s Tennessee will receive $10 for each ticket sold. Special commemorative luminary candles will also be available for purchase with all proceeds going to Alzheimer’s Tennessee.

“The will showcase a performance by Louise Mandrell, which was actually the theater that is hers,” said Kay Watson with Ahlzeimer’s. The country singer opened the Louise Mandrell theater in 1997 in Pigeon Forge. It was eventually sold and it eventually became home to the Smoky Mountain Opry.

“It’s been ten years sine she left,” said Watson. “She’s coming back to open up this show, just for Alzheimer’s Tennessee.”

Watson said Ahlzeimer’s Tennessee has been helping the community since 1983. All the proceeds they raise stay in the community.

American Eagle Foundation

The Smoky Mountain Opry’s 8:00 p.m. show Sunday will celebrate the American Eagle Foundation’s (AEF) 30th anniversary and will raise money to help care for and Protect America’s Eagles. VIP tickets are selling for $125. Regular admission tickets to the show can be purchased at the Opry’s normal show price of $49.95.

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VIP ticket holders will be offered front and center seating at the show and are invited to the “Taste of the Smokies” after-party event at 10 p.m. This event will feature delicious horderves and desserts from a multitude of premier Sevier County restaurants and will also include performances by Clark and James. VIP Guests will have the opportunity to meet-and-greet and have a photo taken with Clark, James, and the Eagle Challenger, and will also receive an Annual Challenger Adoption Certificate.

For details on tickets visit the Smoky Mountain Opry’s website.

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