A Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas festival features tons of holiday events over a two-month period leading up to Christmas.

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas has become an area event stretching over the course of two months and thousands of visitors to the Sevierville and Smoky Mountain region. It along with the various Winterfest events occurring throughout Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg, make it one of the south’s largest holiday celebrations when you factor in the sheer amount of Christmas lighting and live shows that make up the two Smoky Mountains Christmas productions each year.

We’re talking Dollywood draped in over 4 million Christmas lights, which is really hard to fathom if you’ve never seen that many lights in one place. You’ll find that the Christmasy glow of 4 million lights is rather unique and inviting. Dolly Parton’s favorite show Christmas in the Smokies is back again this year. I mean, what would Dollywood be like if Christmas in the Smokies wasn’t included? Bring the kids, your family, and anyone else who wants to be awed by the Christmas season. The tunes are catchy and you’ll be singing them back to your car before you even know it.

If you’re in the mood for an 18-foot-tall Christmas tree, head on over to Santa’s workshop at some point and take in the tree as well as all the life size toys. From the dollhouse to what looks like an actual sailboat due to it’s sheer size, there’s something for every good little boy and girl sitting under this tree. You’ll also get to witness Santa and his helpers readying the last of the gifts as they prepare for their big night. Still, if you somehow miss Santa, you can also catch him in the Parade of Lights as he sits atop one of the main floats in the parade

Be sure to catch the following exciting events as well during Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas:

  • Carol of the Trees

    November 10 – December 30 Location: Rivertown Junction

    Rivertown Lake is transformed into a “seasonal symphony for the senses” with thousands of lights blinking in harmony to some of your favorite holiday tunes. More on Carol of the Trees

  • Appalachian Christmas

    November 10 – December 30 Location: Rivertown Junction

    An Appalachian Christmas is celebrated at the Back Porch Theatre. More on an Appalachian Christmas

  • Christmas in the Smokies

    November 10 – December 30 Location: Showstreet

    Dolly’s favorite features a 12-member cast performing hometown holiday favorites. More on Christmas in the Smokies

  • Christmas with the Kingdom Heirs

    November 10 – December 30 Location: Jukebox Junction

    The Kingdom Heirs keep a Southern Gospel Christmas alive with Christmas hymns and songs. More on Christmas with the Kingdom Heirs

  • Dolly’s Christmas Chapel

    November 10 – December 30 Location: Craftsmans Valley

    The Robert F. Thomas Chapel hosts worship services at 5:30 p.m. each Sunday throughout Smoky Mountain Christmas festival. More on Dolly’s Christmas Chapel

  • Dollywood’s Christmas on Ice

    November 10 – December 30 Location: Showstreet

    Ice skaters at Dollywood perform to music of holiday favorites. More on Dollywood’s Christmas on Ice

  • O’ Holy Night

    November 10 – December 30 Location: Craftsmans Valley

    More on O’ Holy Night

  • ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

    November 10 – December 30 Location: Rivertown Junction

    It’s a Christmas miracle for one family thanks to the help of someone you might recognize. More on ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

  • The Polar Express 4-D Experience

    November 10 – December 30 Location: Adventures in Imagination

    A Christmas classic in 4-D!

  • Parade of Lights

    November 10 – December 23 Location: Throughout the Park

    This is Dollywood’s daily Parade of Lights featuring Christmas floats adorned with brightly colored lights and of course, one Santa Claus.

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