Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Shows

The month of December is a fabulous time to visit Willow Brook Lodge in Pigeon Forge!  Winterfest is in full swing and the area is alive with twinkling lights and festive music.  If you enjoy celebrating with music; then one, if not THE best place to visit during this magical time is Dollywood.  Honored as the Best Christmas Event at theme parks worldwide for a decade, the park’s more than four million holiday lights, spectacular holiday performances and warm Christmas atmosphere, will make you Merry & Bright!  In addition to more than 20 signature rides and attractions, a day at Dollywood is a day of music this holiday season! To help make your planning easier, here are our picks for Must See (& Hear) shows at Dollywood this holiday season.

Appalachian Christmas


If you’re looking for beautiful, acoustic holiday music, then the Appalachian Christmas is the show for you.  Make sure to stop by Dollywood’s Back Porch Theater for one of their daily shows!


Christmas in the Smokies


With a cast of 14 singers, dancers and live band, see for yourself why this is known as one of Dollywood’s best traditions.  You don’t want to miss their daily performances, so stop by the Celebrity Theater at Dollywood during your visit.


It’s a Wonderful Life


What better way to get into the holiday spirit than by watching this classic come to life at Dollywood?  Based on the timeless story, this newest addition at the Showstreet Palace Theater at Dollywood will become one of your new family traditions.


Meet Rudolph and His Friends


Who doesn’t want to meet the most famous reindeer of all?  See the Christmas tale come to life this year with Rudolph, Clarice, Bumble and more at his Holly JollyTM Junction!  You will want to join all the Reindeer Games that are new for this season, so hurry over to the Craftsman’s Valley at Dollywood.




Not only can you find this acapella group at the Showstreet Gazebo, you are also likely to see them roaming throughout Showstreet at Dollywood.  Taking a traditional Christmas favorite to new heights, this is one show you won’t find anywhere else.


O’Holy Night


Dollywood’s Valley Theater is home to one of the best Christmas shows in the area, O’Holy Night.  As this traditional story is brought to life before your eyes and experience the “reason for the season”.


‘Twas the Night Before Christmas


Do you believe in Santa?  You will after watching ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas at Dollywood’s Pines Theater.  With dancing mice, singing sailors, and a Christmas miracle the endearing tale will be one of your favorite memories for years to come.


Parade of Many Colors


Want to see a parade when you visit Pigeon Forge this Christmas?  Then Dollywood is the perfect choice for you. Beginning November 9th at 8:15 pm each night of operation, the Parade of Many Colors will light up the evening.  Created by Dolly, this parade includes interactive characters, colorful floats, and much more, this is one memory you and your family will share for years to come.


Our convenient location, just two miles from Dollywood, makes Willow Brook Lodge the perfect pace to stay.  With so many things to see and do, you may need to spend an extra day (or two) with us!  Start planning your trip to Pigeon Forge today. We’ll see you soon! 


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