A Look Back At The 2020 Experience

Smoky Mountain Christmas


In 2020, we experienced a traditional Christmas in the Smoky Mountains with our award-winning festival, named the best in America for over a decade. More than 5 million glistening lights, and for the first time ever, Christmas fireworks lit up the winter night sky. Favorite Christmas traditions unfolded this past year with award-winning shows, culinary delights, seasonal shopping and, most importantly, the light that brought us all closer together. We hope your family was wrapped in the light of the season this past Christmas.


Wrap Your Family In The Light Of The Season




Millions Of Lights Shining Bright



More than 5 million sparkling lights adorned every building, illuminated each walkway and glowed in the sky above. Every part of the park was saturated in uniquely colored lights so no area felt like the last. As you explored, you encountered classic Christmas red and green that turned to crisp, arctic blues that transformed into warm gold hues. There were millions of memories made wrapped in light.



First-Time Ever Christmas Fireworks

Merry & Bright, Holiday Light!



Guests enjoyed an all-new Dollywood Christmas tradition. Select nights during Smoky Mountain Christmas, the “Merry & Bright” fireworks filled the sky with light and unfolded in rhythm to new holiday Christmas tunes. There were a variety of areas throughout the park where you could view this uplifting display.



Heartwarming Holiday Shows


Cherished holiday stories unfolded on stage in a perfect harmony of song, family and celebration. Guest favorites "Christmas In The Smokies," "Kingdom Heirs Christmas" and more returned with daily shows performed indoors with reduced capacity.

All-new this past year at the DreamSong Theatre, "Heart of the Holidays" featured members of Dolly Parton's extended family sharing stories and showcasing songs from her brand new Christmas album, along with classic holiday favorites. These heartwarming holiday shows tugged our hearts and lift our spirits.



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

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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Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Cabins

Wind down your day in front of the fire at one of our luxurious Smoky Mountain Cabins. A multitude of amenities awaits you based on the cabin you select, including stunning mountain views, outdoor hot tubs, game rooms and more! Your Christmas getaway awaits!

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