Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg light up during the holiday season, and families flock to the area for Smoky Mountain Winterfest activities. One of the most iconic celebrations takes place at Dollywood, where you can enjoy the thrilling rides and holiday festivities at the same time. Here’s all the details you should know about Dollywood Smoky Mountain Christmas:
Christmas in the Smokies: Located in Dolly Parton’s Celebrity Theater, this show is a tradition of this annual event that the whole family will love.
Twas the Night Before Christmas: The Baxter family puts on this classic holiday show at Pines Theater.
Appalachian Christmas: At the Back Porch Theater, listen to an acoustic set of bluegrass musicians perform your favorite Christmas songs.
Holiday Wild Roots: Rejoice in the holiday spirit of Christmas at the Showstreet Gazebo!
O Holy Night: Head over to Valley Theater for this living nativity musical!
Candlelight Carolers: A choral ensemble sings your favorite carols on the steps of the Robert F. Thomas Chapel. Guests are encouraged to join in!
Heart of the Holidays: Listen to talented performers sing Christmas songs from Dolly’s album, “A Holly Dolly Christmas”, at the Dreamsong Theater.
Delicious Holiday Treats
From Dollywood’s famous cinnamon bread to tasty cookies and hot chocolate, there are plenty of holiday treats to choose from. Spotlight Bakery and Sweet Shop Candy Kitchen have nearly endless options for sugary snacks, and if you’re looking for a delicious meal, you can get a full Christmas feast at Aunt Granny’s Restaurant.
Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood combines the magic of a theme park with the holiday spirit, which you’ll be able to see from the moment you arrive. A towering 50-foot Christmas tree glitters and millions of twinkling lights sparkle throughout the park. Glacier Ridge is decked out in a winter wonderland, and Santa’s Village is decorated to the nines with red and green, where you may be able to catch Santa at work in his workshop! We highly recommend taking a ride on the Dollywood Express for the ultimate tour of the holiday light displays!
Fun Shopping Opportunities
Dollywood Smoky Mountain Christmas is the perfect opportunity to buy unique gifts! The Smoky Mountain Christmas Shop had the best selection of holiday-themed decor and gifts; plus, Valley Wood Carvers is also located at this stop in Craftsman’s Valley, where you can find beautifully handmade wooden pieces. There are many more decor and souvenir stores scattered throughout the park, so there’s definitely something for everyone!
Where to Stay
We have a variety of cabins in the Smoky Mountains with beautiful views, privacy, and tons of awesome amenities. Choose from 1 to 8 bedrooms and get unique perks such as private hot tubs, fire pits, game rooms, theater rooms, and even pet-friendly options!
Browse our Pigeon Forge cabins close to Dollywood so you’re only a few minutes away from all of the festive fun at Dollywood Smoky Mountain Christmas!