Smoky Mountain Christmas

Nov. 1, 2024 - Jan. 5, 2025

Smoky Mountain Christmas

Presented By Humana

Celebrate the season with the return of America's Best Christmas Event for more than a decade! Gather your family close and explore a winter wonderland adorned with more than 6 million twinkling lights and dozens of towering Christmas trees that add a cheerful shimmer to our award-winning rides and attractions like Big Bear Mountain. Embrace this special time of year with all your senses as you discover festive flavors, heartwarming holiday shows, and seasonal shopping tucked into the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains. When the sun goes down, watch the winter sky shimmer to life as hundreds of festive drones light up the night during a Christmas drone show! Come experience why there's no place like Dollywood at Christmastime.


Nightly Christmas Drone Show


When the sun goes down, the winter sky shimmers to life! Watch as hundreds of festive drones dance to festive tunes, lighting up the night with Christmas cheer in a holiday spectacular your whole family will love.


More Than 6 Million Lights Shining Bright

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 presented by GooGoo Cluster, 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.


Heartwarming Holiday Shows

Another cherished Christmas tradition, family-favorite shows "Christmas in the Smokies" and "Twas the Night Before Christmas" return to share holiday cheer for another year! Enjoy these classics on our indoor stages, then stroll through the crisp mountain air to experience outdoor performances of "Appalachian Christmas," "Holiday Wild Roots," and "O Holy Night." Don't miss a minute of holiday music.


Holiday Feasts & Sweets


Hearty holiday dishes and seasonal sweet treats are on the menu at Dollywood this Christmas. Dig into the tastes of the season with savory, stick-to-your-ribs offerings like our pork belly, sweet Italian sausage and turkey skillets. Save room for treats like holiday cookies and cupcakes to ensure your day ends on a sweet note!


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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Dollywood's HeartSong Lodge & Resort

Dollywood's HeartSong Lodge & Resort

Dollywood’s HeartSong Lodge & Resort is designed to bring that intangible feeling to life, honor everything that makes the Smokies special, and invite you to experience the wonders of finding your own heartsong.

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