Wrap Your Family In The Light Of The Season

Smoky Mountain Christmas


Take in the experience of a traditional Christmas in the Smoky Mountains with our award-winning festival, named the best in America for over a decade. Gaze in awe at over 5 million glistening lights, and for the first time ever, fireworks that light up the winter night sky. Continue your family's favorite Christmas traditions this year with award-winning shows, culinary delights, seasonal shopping and, most importantly, the light that brings us all closer together. Wrap your family in the light of the season this Christmas at Dollywood.

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Wrap Your Family In The Light Of The Season




Millions Of Lights Shining Bright



More than 5 million sparkling lights surround you, adorning every building, illuminating each walkway and glowing in the sky above. Every part of the park is saturated in uniquely colored lights so no area feels like the last. As you explore, you'll encounter classic Christmas red and green that turn to crisp, arctic blues that transform into warm gold hues. Come make millions of memories wrapped in light.



First-Time Ever Christmas Fireworks

Merry & Bright, Holiday Light!



Enjoy an all-new Dollywood Christmas tradition. Every Friday and Saturday* during Smoky Mountain Christmas, the “Merry & Bright” fireworks fill the sky with light and unfolds in rhythm to new holiday Christmas tunes. There are a variety of areas throughout the park where you can view this uplifting display.




*Merry & Bright fireworks will be shown Fridays, Saturdays and busier operating days throughout Smoky Mountain Christmas. Weather permitting.



Heartwarming Holiday Shows


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

All-new this year at the DreamSong Theatre, "Heart of the Holidays" features 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 will tug at your heart and lift your spirit.


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For your safety, we have taken a number of steps to allow the return of indoor shows. Please click here for more information on indoor play safe guidelines.



Lock In Over A Years Worth Of Fun

Visit This Christmas And Next With A 2021 Season Pass

Smoky Mountain Christmas is here, and we can't wait to see you! Purchase a 2021 Season Pass now and visit this Christmas plus the entire 2021 season for one low 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

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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Comforting Food To Warm Your Heart

Seasonal Culinary Delights

Indulge in the flavors of the season with limited-time culinary creations. Festive drinks, snacks and full meals are available from dining locations across the park. Need a quick snack while looking at over 5 million lights? Grab a hot chocolate and warm cookie from Spotlight Bakery! Looking for heartier fare? Sit down and warm up at Aunt Granny's for a complete Christmas dinner with all the trimmings! Your taste buds will thank you.

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Take Home A Piece Of Dollywood

Holiday Shopping Favorites

Take home a piece of the Smoky Mountains this Christmas by shopping your way through a variety of merchandise locations. Find heritage products, including our apple and pumpkin butters from the Sweet Shoppe, seasonal home decor from Mountain Laurel Home and everything in between from the Dollywood Emporium. Check everyone off your shopping list, all in one place.

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