Top 5 Things to Do In The Smoky Mountains in December

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Planning the perfect Smoky Mountain vacation for you and your family this season? Visit My Smokies introduces the top 5 things to do in the Smoky Mountains this Christmas for families. Featuring exciting shows, attractions and shopping, every family member will find something they love on this list.

Pigeon Forge Trolley Tour of Lights

There are millions of twinkling lights lighting up the night sky in the Smokies this holiday season! Stretching from Sevierville all the way to Gatlinburg, guests to the area will be in awe of the breathtaking illuminated displays guiding them to their favorite Smoky Mountains destination. Now guests can explore these scenes up close and personal during a fun and exciting Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge Trolley Tour of Lights. Each tour will take guests through the dozens of magical displays in each respectful city. For more information on the Trolley Tour of Lights, be sure to visit our Smoky Mountains events calendar.

Christmas Shows in Pigeon Forge

There is no lack of musical talent in the Smoky Mountains, especially around the holidays! All our popular theaters in Pigeon Forge really turn up the volume to bring guests exciting and theatrical holiday-themed shows all season long. Whether you want to watch the North Pole vs. the South Pole at Dixie Stampede, a tribute to the true meaning of Christmas at Ole Smoky Mountain Opry, or a collection of classical country hits at Country Tonite Theater, there is a Christmas themed Pigeon Forge show just for you and your family to enjoy. For more information on holiday themed Smoky Mountain shows, be sure to visit our Smoky Mountains Attractions page on our website.

Smokies Stadium Light Show

Although baseball season has come and gone this year, that doesn’t mean that there is no more fun to be had at Smokies Stadium this season. Give your family a special treat this season, and take them on an excited tour of the magical lights at Shadrack’s Christmas show at Smokies Stadium. One of the most memorable things to do in the Smoky Mountains, Shadrack’s features dazzling lit trees, Santa Claus displays, reindeer, elves and more that will leave you and your family with a smile on your faces. Don’t forget about the thrilling bounce house and kid-friendly activities for the little ones to enjoy once the driving tour is over.

Christmas Shopping

There is no shortage of quaint and large-scale shops in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville. Whether you are wanting to spend the afternoon winding through the Village in Gatlinburg or you want to learn more about the history of the area at the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community, guests to the Smokies will be able to find the perfect gift for everyone on their Christmas list. To see a full list of all the shops in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville, visit our Shopping page under the ‘What to Do’ tab on our website.

Stay in a Smoky Mountain Cabin Rental

One of the most relaxing things any family can do this holiday season is spend some time unwinding inside one of the many spacious Smoky Mountain cabin rentals. Filled with exciting amenities like arcade games, pool tables, fireplaces, big screen movie theater rooms, hot tubs, whirlpool tubs, full kitchens, and more, there is no doubt that any family fill fall in love with one of the secluded mountain getaways. To see a full list of all the cozy Smoky Mountain cabin rentals available this holiday season, be sure to check out our cabin search page on our website.

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