Nov. 5, 2022 - Jan. 1, 2023

Smoky Mountain Christmas Presented By Humana

The spirit of the season shines brightest during Smoky Mountain Christmas, America's best Christmas tradition. Here, the skies dance with the glimmer of more than 5 million twinkling lights and the sounds of our award-winning rides fill the air with Christmas cheer. Family memories are made when you take in a heartwarming holiday show, catch a festive ride on the Dollywood Express, or enjoy seasonal treats packed with classic flavor. The night ends with a celebratory crescendo of returning guest favorite Merry & Bright—a seasonal fireworks spectacular sure to inspire family memories to treasure for a lifetime.
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America's Best Christmas Tradition

Millions of Twinkling Lights Illuminate Holiday Nights

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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 Goo Goo 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!

Glacier Ridge
A Winter Wonderland Of Light

Glacier Ridge Presented By Goo Goo Cluster

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 Nights

Fan favorite Merry & Bright Holiday Fireworks show returns for an enchanting encore this Christmas season! Watch as festive fireworks light up the night sky, dancing in tandem with cheerful holiday classics the whole family can sing along to.

Heartwarming Award-Winning Holiday Shows

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A hallmark of Smoky Mountain Christmas, seasonal shows return to the stage to share holiday cheer with the whole family! Grab a seat for fan favorites like "Christmas in the Smokies" and "Twas the Night Before Christmas," or enjoy an outdoor performance of "Appalachian Christmas" or "Candlelight Carolers" filling the air with Christmas spirit. Finally, find out if your name is on...the list with a visit to the North Pole at "Santa's List.... Naughty or Nice" interactive experience.

Holiday Feasts & Sweets

Christmas Culinary Delights

Tuck into the traditional tastes of the holidays with an all-new menu of Christmas culinary delights! Enjoy everything from hearty dishes like our Braised Beef Short Ribs to sweet treats like the Bear Country Apple Cinnamon Funnel Cake.

Braised Beef Short Ribs

Bear Country Apple Cinnamon Funnel Cake

Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

Chorizo Flatbread Pizza

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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Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa

New Year’s Eve

Ring in 2022 at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa this New Year’s Eve. On Dec. 31, 2021, Guests can enjoy a delicious New Year’s Eve dinner in Song & Hearth: A Southern Eatery* as well as a variety of live entertainment, including jazz, acoustic folk/rock and a family-friendly DJ, throughout the resort. Families can make memories together with movies, crafts and games. As midnight draws near, Dolly will appear on screen to countdown to 2022 as an incredible fireworks display lights up the midnight sky.

*Dinner reservations are required.

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