Now - Jan. 1, 2023

Smoky Mountain Christmas

Presented By Humana

The spirit of the season shines brightest during Smoky Mountain Christmas, voted America's Best Christmas Event for more than a decade. 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. Cherished family traditions are waiting for you—plan your Christmas visit today.

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Christmas Of Many Colors

Millions of Twinkling Lights Illuminate Holiday Nights

Explore a Christmas of many colors at Dollywood this holiday season! Slow down for a scenic stroll through the park and notice how each land tells a seasonal story through its unique and vibrant hues. Discover Santa's Village with its classic red and green, the crisp blues and whites of winter in Glacier Ridge, a soft candlelight glow throughout Craftsman's Valley, and more. Towering up to 12 feet tall, dozens of spectacular Christmas trees inspire a sense of childlike wonder, reminding us what this special season is all about.

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New Dollywood Express Light Experience

The most unique way to see our 6 million lights, this classic train ride invites you and your family to grab a seat, snuggle up and wonder at the sights and sounds of the season. Classic Christmas tunes fill the air as you watch the twinkling lights whiz by, magically changing color as you travel from land to land. This is one cherished Christmas tradition you won't want to miss!

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Glacier Ridge Bears Glacier Ridge Bears
Glacier Ridge

A Winter Wonderland Of Light

Glacier Ridge

Sprawling across Wilderness Pass and Timber Canyon, this returning family favorite tells the heartwarming story of a special Christmas miracle: The Smokies have iced over so that Polar Bear can visit his cousin Black Bear for the holidays! Cool blue and crisp white lights twinkle in the night, creating an icy home for these two furry friends—without the chill!

A Crescendo Of Christmas Cheer

Merry & Bright, Holiday Light! Fireworks

This guest-favorite show returns on Friday and Saturday nights this Christmas season! After a winter day full of play, gather your family close for a celebratory crescendo of Christmas cheer! Watch as festive fireworks light up the night sky, dancing in tandem with cheerful holiday classics the whole family can sing along to.

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Cherished Christmas Tradition

Heartwarming Holiday Shows

A hallmark of Smoky Mountain Christmas, seasonal shows return to the stage to share holiday cheer and fun with the whole family! Gather together to experience guest-favorite spectaculars like "Christmas in the Smokies" and "Twas the Night Before Christmas," then enjoy an outdoor performance of "Appalachian Christmas" or "O Holy Night," filling the air with Christmas spirit.

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Santa Santa

See Santa At Work

Santa’s List…. Naughty or Nice

Find out whether your name is on the naughty or nice list! Then have your photo made as you peer through the window during this once-in-a-lifetime chance to catch Santa at work!

Seasonal Dining

Holiday Feasts & Sweets

Hearty holiday dishes and seasonal sweet treats make up the all-new menu at Dollywood this Christmas. Try select dishes with a Festival Tasting Pass.

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Pork Belly Skillet

Pork Belly Skillet

Gingerbread Funnel Cake

Gingerbread Funnel Cake

Loaded Potato Soup

Loaded Potato Soup

Holiday Limeade

Holiday Limeade

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Visit This Christmas With A Gold Season Pass

Become a Gold Passholder to visit this Christmas and all of 2023! Enjoy access to Golden Hours and Events, plus purchase by Dec. 4 to receive the 10-month payment plan and guaranteed lowest price.

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Your Home For The Holidays

Feel The Warmth Of The Season With On-Site Lodging

During this most wondrous time of year, make one of our on-site lodging options your home away from home. Experience a warm and welcoming Christmas in the Smoky Mountains like never before.

Dollywood's DreamMore Resort & Spa

Dollywood's DreamMore Resort & Spa

From door-to-door transportation, complimentary TimeSaver Passes, numerous dining options and so much more, you'll see why staying at our on-site resort is the perfect place to stay during your Christmas getaway.

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Bear Cove Cabins

Bear Cove Cabins

Wind down your day in front of the fire at Bear Cove Cabins – The Preferred Cabin Company of Dollywood Parks & Resorts. A multitude of amenities awaits you based on the cabin you select, including stunning mountain views, outdoor hot tubs, game rooms and more!

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