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Posted on 3/3/2022

Everything You Need to Know About Christmas in the Smokies


Christmas Shows

Heartwarming music, humor, and beautiful costumes create a festive spirit. Country Tonite presents nostalgic songs, dancing, and guests kids will love. The Comedy Barn promises all-Christmas, all-ages laughs. Dinner theaters like the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud celebrate with holiday-themed shows featuring special menus.


A Cozy Cabin

Christmas in your private cabin is about relishing time together. Play games, make treats in your fully equipped kitchen or gaze at the frosted mountains outside. Some cabins even deck the halls with holiday decorations to set the perfect mood.


Christmas Events in the Smoky Mountains

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas 

Nov. 5, 2022 - Jan. 1, 2023

Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas glimmers with more than five million lights. Rides stay open into the night, cafes offer seasonal goodies, and holiday shows delight your ears and eyes. Christmas fireworks light the sky nightly! 

Bluegrass Christmas in the Smokies 

Nov. 17-19

Gatlinburg Convention Center rings with bluegrass music for three days before Thanksgiving, kicking off the holidays in traditional Smokies style.

Anakeesta’s Enchanted Winter of Lights 

Nov. 11-Feb. 13

From the top of AnaVista Tower, gaze down on sparkling Gatlinburg 600 feet below you. Stroll through Arctic Alley as lights dance to holiday music. Ascend to the TreeTop SkyWalk and walk through the trees at night. Bring the kids to breakfast with Santa, and follow the new Hot Chocolate Trail!

Gatlinburg Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade 

Dec. 2

This local tradition high-steps through the heart of town with floats, balloons, bands, beloved characters, and St. Nick. Claim your viewing spot early.

Winterfest 

Nov. 13, 2022-Feb. 19, 2023

Millions of lights transform into elaborate displays, featuring native animals of the Smokies, seasonal favorites, and more. Take a guided trolley tour of lights or create your own driving tour. 

Ober Gatlinburg 

If your theme song is “White Christmas,” come to Ober! Snow is guaranteed at Ober. With skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, and ice skating, you’ll find all the holiday fun you crave.

Gatlinburg SkyLift Park Lights Over Gatlinburg 

Nov. 5-Jan.31

Bring your camera fully charged! On the glittering SkyBridge, travel a tunnel of lights while suspended high over a valley. Try the SkyTrail hugging the mountainside. Take in the park’s stunning, 30-foot Christmas tree. 

Let the Smokies wrap you in Christmas cheer. Reserve your rental cabin for Christmas soon.

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