5 Reasons You Can’t Miss Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood

Showstreet building decorated for Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood

It’s no surprise that each year, a lot of visitors come to Dollywood to celebrate the holidays. Going to Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood is one of the best experiences you can have this winter. The amusement park is covered in millions of lights and Christmas decorations. You’ll smell the delicious cinnamon bread as you make your way around the park. You might even get a chance to see jolly old. St. Nick especially if you find yourself in Santa Land. Kids and adults alike will love taking a trip to Dollywood this Christmas. Here’s why:

1. Millions of Dazzling Christmas Lights and Decorations

Anywhere you go in the park, you’ll see dazzling Christmas lights and decorations. Dollywood really goes all out when it comes to creating a magical Winter Wonderland. The buildings will be covered in colorful lights. You’ll also see beautiful Christmas trees. Taking in these sights is one of the best ways to get in the holiday spirit!

Poster for O Holy Night a Christmas show at Dollywood2. Amazing Christmas Shows

During the holiday season, Dollywood has a variety of Christmas shows going on. From grand musical productions to a simple quartet singing a cappella holiday tunes, there is a show for everyone. One of the bigger shows is Christmas in the Smokies. It features 14 singer/dancers and a band of live musicians. Check out Dollywood’s site to find a full Smoky Mountain Christmas show schedule.

3. Parade of Many Colors

Out of all the parades you’ve ever been to, the Parade of Many Colors at Dollywood is going to be one you’ll remember for years to come. During Smoky Mountain Christmas, the parade begins each night at 8 p.m. You’ll get to see holiday characters and beautifully decorated floats. It doesn’t get any better than that!

4. Fun Activities for the Kids

There will be plenty of fun holiday activities for the kids during Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood. Stop by Holly Jolly Junction to meet with Rudolph and his friends. The kids will love getting to meet the characters, and it makes for a really sweet photo op. Once you’re done with that, you can go to Santa Land to see Santa Claus and his elves.

Gingerbread house display at Dollywood5. Tasty Holiday Treats

Warm up while you’re at the theme park with hot cocoa and a piece of fresh-from-the-oven cinnamon bread. Dollywood has a lot of great restaurants your family will enjoy eating at. There’s nothing like eating Southern comfort food for the holidays.

Quick Essential Packing List

Comfy Walking Shoes: It’s really important to have comfortable walking shoes when you are exploring a theme park. Make sure you and the rest of the family have the proper footwear.
Jacket/Winter Coat: Temperatures in the Smokies can get pretty chilly in the winter. You want to check the weather the day that you plan to go to Dollywood and bring either a light or heavy jacket depending on what the temperatures will be like.
Camera: You’ll definitely want to capture the beautiful memories you create during this holiday experience. It would be great to include in next year’s Christmas card!

Where to Stay

You and your family will only be a short distance away from Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood when you stay at Willow Brook Lodge. Browse our hotel in Pigeon Forge TN to find a room that your family will love.