Plan Your Christmas Visit

Plan Your Christmas Visit

As we journey into the final months of the year, we enter a season of thankfulness and observance. It's a time to remember what is truly important and seek out the light that brings us all closer together. It's a time for family and the love we share. A traditional Christmas in the Smoky Mountains is just what is needed. We at Dollywood Parks & Resorts can't wait to see all the memories you'll make. To see and do it all, we recommend a resort package which combines day tickets to our award-winning parks with an overnight stay at one of our well-appointed onsite resorts.

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So Much To See And Do Across Our Parks & Resorts

Stay at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa or Dollywood's HeartSong Lodge & Resort for exclusive perks and benefits while you explore the Great Smoky Mountains. Dollywood theme park is nestled in the Smokies, so you’ll always have a great view of the mountains while you enjoy world-class roller coasters, festivals, delicious culinary offerings, and live entertainment.

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Best Theme Park
Best Theme Park In The World
Top 10 Outdoor Water Park
Hundreds Of Acres To Explore
2 Award-Winning Onsite Resorts
2 Award-Winning Onsite Resorts
More Than 60 Rides and Slides
More Than 60 Rides and Slides
Show-Stopping Seasonal Entertainment
Show-Stopping Seasonal Entertainment
More Than 50 Dining Locations
More Than 50 Dining Locations
More Than 30 Shopping Locations
More Than 30 Shopping Locations
Local Demonstrating Craftsmen
Local Demonstrating Craftsmen
5 Festivals Throughout The Year
Guest-Favorite Christmas Festival

"Christmas isn't a competition, but the prize itself. The gathering and sharing of the things that matter most." -By Dolly "Christmas isn't a competition, but the prize itself. The gathering and sharing of the things that matter most." -By Dolly

Exciting Things Happening During Christmas

Dollywood Parks & Resorts is the place to be this Christmas as wondrous festivals and events are happening all season long.

Smoky Mountain Christmas Presented By Humana

Nov. 1, 2024 - Jan. 5, 2025

The spirit of the season shines brightest during America's Best Christmas Event. Here, the skies dance with the glimmer of more than 6 million twinkling lights, the sounds of our award-winning shows fill the air with Christmas cheer, and family memories are made beneath star-lit mountain skies.

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New Dolly Parton Experience

Now Open

In this all-new area, discover a number of interactive experiences and elements to make you feel as if you were alongside Dolly as she journeyed from Locust Ridge to stages around the world.

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Things To Do

Dollywood Parks & Resorts are nestled in the heart of the Smokies and full of exciting things to do around every corner. A theme park, water park and two resort hotels make up Dollywood’s destination experience in and around the mountains. From unique dining, entertainment, and shopping to rides, slides, and attractions for every age, you'll never tire of things to do.

Best Park and Best Guest Experience

Best Park and Best Guest Experience

— Golden Ticket Awards, 2023

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Find the experience that best suits your budget, desired length of stay and offerings for the best Smoky Mountain vacation ever!

Wait, How Close Am I?

Dollywood Parks & Resorts are conveniently located just half-a-days drive from most of the eastern U.S. in scenic Pigeon Forge, TN at the gateway of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Additionally, McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville offers flights from across the country. and is located less than an hour away. Make yourself right at home, even before you arrive!

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What Else Is There To Do In The Area?

The Smokies are home to a number of outdoor festivals, shows, family entertainment options, inviting hotel stays, and cabins, drawing visitors from all over the world every season to the towns of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Visitors will get a glimpse of the Great Smoky Mountains from wherever they stay. A few minutes’ drive separates secluded mountain experiences from the hustle and bustle of the heart of town, where visitors and locals alike enjoy the comfort of Southern cuisine and genuine mountain culture.

Dinner Shows Dinner Shows

Dinner Shows

See Dolly Parton’s Stampede where 32 magnificent horses and a cast of top-notch riders take you on a thrilling family-friendly adventure. Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show invites you to join the most famous pirate, Blackbeard, and his quartermaster, Calico Jack, as they lead their crews in a battle on land, on deck, in water and high above full-sized pirate ships in an indoor hideaway lagoon! Both shows include a fabulous four-course feast!

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