Catching a glimpse of Jolly Old St. Nick isn’t the easiest task, especially around Christmas Eve, but for those of us out and about this month, Sevierville offers more than few chances to meet and greet Mr. Claus himself.
Here’s a listing of places you’re liable to spot Santa before he comes calling in a few weeks:
Bass Pro Outdoor World – Address: 3629 Outdoor Sportsmans Place Kodak, TN 37764, Hours: Weeknights Now through Dec. 10 5-8pm; Weekdays Dec. 13-23 10am-8pm; Saturdays through Dec. 19 10am-8pm; Sundays through Dec. 19 Noon – 5pm; Dec. 24 10am-5pm, Santa Photo Fee: No Charge for 4×6 photo; Additional photo packages available for purchase. Bonus: Santa’s Wonderland games and activities are open every day until December 24 during regular business hours.
Wilderness at the Smokies – Address: 1424 Old Knoxville Hwy Sevierville, TN 37876, Hours: Dec. 3rd & 4th 3-7pm; Dec. 10th 6-8:30pm; Dec. 11th 1:30-4:30pm; Dec. 17th 6-8:30pm; Dec. 18th 1:30-4:30pm; Dec. 21st, 22nd & 23rd 6-8pm; Dec. 24th 11am-1pm. Santa Photo Fee: Call for more information – 877-325-WILD (9453). Bonus: Catch carolers performing Christmas tunes in the lobbies of River Lodge and Stone Hill Resort on Friday Dec. 3rd 6-8pm, Friday December 10th and 17th 4-8pm and Friday December 24th from 11am-1pm
Christmas Wonderland at Smokies Stadium – Address: 3540 Line Drive Kodak, TN 37764, Hours: 6-10pm daily, Santa Photo Fee: $10 per photo. Lights: Drive your vehicle through a maze filled with hundreds of thousands of LED lights dancing in perfect synchronization with Christmas music on your radio. Light tour prices vary Bonus: Enjoy additional activities in Santa’s Village including a free petting zoo, camel & pony rides ($5), great food (between $1-$3) and a Christmas tree lot (prices vary based on tree size).
Dollywood – Address: 2700 Dollywood Parks Boulevard Pigeon Forge, TN 37863. Get a great photo with Santa in Santa’s Workshop now through Dec. 24 during park operating hours. Santa Photo Fee: Prices vary based on package / Guests must purchase a park admission to enter. Dollywood Lights: See four million twinkling Winterfest lights throughout Dollywood. Bonus: A Classic Coca-Cola Santa also spends the day at Dollywood’s Aunt Granny’s Restaurant where guests are welcome to snap a quick photo with the Jolly Old Elf himself.