Everything You Need to Know About Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood

Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Get into the holiday spirit with a visit to Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas festival. Year after year, families travel to the theme park to experience the magic of this holiday event. Millions of twinkling lights, heart-warming holiday shows, Santa Claus — what’s not to love? You don’t want to miss out on this special festival! To help you plan your visit, we’ve put together a guide of everything you need to know about Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood:

What to Expect at Smoky Mountain Christmas

Smoky Mountain Christmas will get anyone into the holiday spirit! From award-winning shows to incredible Christmas decorations, you can see it all during this Dollywood festival. Here are more details on what to expect:

New for 2020: Merry & Bright Fireworks

Brand new for the 2020 holiday season, Dollywood have fireworks every Friday and Saturday during Smoky Mountain Christmas. The Merry & Bright fireworks show features fireworks lighting up the sky in rhythm to new holiday Christmas tunes.


Showstreet Theater during Christmas at DollywoodThe Christmas season is the perfect time to watch a heart-warming performance, and there is no better place to do so than Dollywood! Watch a dazzling musical performance or a classic Christmas story. These are just some of the many great shows you can see during Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood:

Heart of the Holidays – This new show features members of Dolly Parton’s family sharing sweet holiday stories about Dolly and showcasing songs from her new Christmas album!

Christmas in the Smokies – This show is Dollywood’s musical tradition, featuring a 14-member cast performing all your holiday favorites.

Christmas with the Kingdom Heirs – During this production, Dollywood’s award-winning Southern gospel quartet performs their greatest hits!

Seasonal Food

Santa's Workshop at Dollywood's Smoky Mountain ChristmasOf course it wouldn’t be a Dollywood festival without delicious food! Enjoy the flavors of the season at some of the restaurants and eateries throughout the park. Grab some hot chocolate and a cookie from Spotlight Bakery, or enjoy a Christmas dinner at Aunt Granny’s!

Glacier Ridge

Glacier Ridge premiered in Dollywood’s 2018 Christmas season. This winter wonderland is covered in twinkling holiday lights and has a stunning, 50-foot video motion Christmas tree. In Craftsman’s Valley, you’ll find the Northern Lights! Take a walk through this area that brings the aurora borealis to the Smoky Mountains. Wherever you turn in Glacier Ridge, you’ll be met with incredible lighting and decor, holiday experiences and surprises!

The festival also features fun family activities, your favorite Dollywood rides, holiday shopping and more.

When is Smoky Mountain Christmas?

Smoky Mountain Christmas lasts from November 7, 2020 to January 3, 2021. Dollywood will be open until 9 p.m. on operating days to allow everyone enough time to explore the park and enjoy the lights.

How much does it cost?

decorations for christmas at dollywoodYou can experience Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood for free with admission to the theme park. All you need is a Dollywood ticket to enjoy everything this holiday festival has to offer. Be sure to make reservations online For more information about Dollywood tickets, read our blog, “5 Things You Really Need to Know About Dollywood Ticket Prices.”

Where should I stay when I visit?

When you visit the area to attend Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood, the best place to stay is in a Pigeon Forge cabin! You’ll be able to find cabins that are just minutes away from Dollywood, yet still provide you with enough privacy so you can enjoy peace and quiet on your vacation. Cabins come with incredible amenities like hot tubs, fireplaces, full kitchens, pool tables and gorgeous views. Some are even decorated for Christmas!

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