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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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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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