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Ultimate Guide to Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood

Christmas is a magical time to visit the Smoky Mountains. From sparkling lights to holiday music, a trip to the mountains is sure to put you in the holiday spirit. There are also many fantastic festivals during this time of year, including one at one of the country’s most popular theme parks. Here is everything you need to know about the Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood:

Christmas Light Spectacle

Christmas LightsWhen you visit Dollywood near Christmas, you will want to hang out until after the sun goes down. Once it gets dark, the park comes to life with 6 million twinkling lights! Each section of the theme park is decorated in different colors and patterns. In the Glacier Ridge, everything is dawned with crisp blues and whites, creating the perfect winter scene. For a more traditional Christmas feel, take a walk through Santa’s Village, which is of course decked out in red and green! While you are enjoying all the thrilling rides, be sure to take the time to appreciate the beauty of Dollywood during the Christmas season.

Christmas Drone Show

It will be impossible not to get into the Christmas spirit when you watch Dollywood’s nightly Christmas drone show! Joyful! Season of Light illuminates the night sky in a beautiful display of holiday colors. Watch as hundreds of festive drones dance to festive music, bringing Christmas cheer to all guests in a brand new way. Visitors of all ages will love listening to their favorite holiday music and watching as the winter sky lights up with Christmas fun.

Heartwarming Holiday Shows

Christmas in the Smokies Show One of the many trademarks of the theme park is the amount of amazing shows they put on. During the Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood, they offer more than a dozen different holiday shows. Whether you are looking for a heartwarming performance or a hilarious comedy, they have the perfect show for everyone! One of the most popular shows at the park is “Christmas in the Smokies.” This show gives your family the chance to sit back and relax as you listen to the cast of 14 singers perform holiday favorites while joined by a band of 9 live musicians. The incredible talent of the performers will leave your entire group in amazement. Other popular holiday shows include “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” and “O Holy Night.”

Sweet Treats

If there is one thing that Dollywood knows how to do, it’s cook. With the large variety of restaurants inside the park, your family will have an array of options to get a delicious meal. Afterwards, you will not want to miss sampling one of Dollywood’s sweet holiday treats. Although the weather may be chilly outside, you can warm up with a delicious cup of creamy hot chocolate! How about a delicious apple cinnamon funnel cake? Some of these items are only available during the holidays, so don’t miss your chance! If you’re looking for a hearty holiday dish instead, you can find that too at Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas! The restaurants in the park offer sweet and savory meals like their Sweet Italian Sausage Skillet. If you’re hoping to dig in to plenty of dishes, get the Smoky Mountain Christmas Tasting Pass, which allows you to try up to 5 festival foods for one low price.

Now that you have the ultimate guide to the Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood, be sure to check out some of the other amazing attractions in the area! We can’t wait to see you and your family in the Smokies!