Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade
“Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” Star as Grand Marshal of Gatlinburg’s 44th Annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade
Alyvia Alyn Lind, the actor portraying a young Dolly Parton in the 2015 movie “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors,” named as the Grand Marshal for the city’s 44th Annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade on December 6.
“We were so excited to announce Alyvia Alyn Lind as the grand marshal of this year’s parade,” said Mark Adams, CEO/President of Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau. “She did such an amazing job portraying Sevier County’s most cherished daughter as Dolly Parton in the ‘Coat of Many Colors,’ and we hope this felt like a homecoming for her.
Aside from her role in “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors,” Lind is also known for her role as Faith Newman in the CBS daytime soap opera “The Young and the Restless” and for portraying Parton again in the 2016 movie “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.” Currently, Lind stars as Angelica in the new Netflix series “Daybreak.”
The Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade took place on December 6 at 7:30 p.m. on the Downtown Parkway and featured sights and sounds of Gatlinburg’s Winter Magic. Floats were decorated with one-of-a-kind displays of LED lights, marching bands, large balloons, dancers, and holiday characters.
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