The magic of the Christmas season truly comes alive when your children have the opportunity to see and meet Santa Claus up close and personal. Watch your children’s faces light up with joy and excitement when you bring them to see Santa Claus in the Smoky Mountains at any of these holiday attractions.
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1. Incredible Christmas Place, Pigeon Forge
This is the perfect spot to find beautiful and unique Christmas ornaments, special gifts, and anything else you could possibly want or need for the holiday season. You are sure to enjoy the incredibly-talented singing Santa that is on hand to entertain shoppers, and parents and children are welcome to meet Santa and have a picture taken with him as well.
2. Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade, Gatlinburg
Enjoy this amazing Christmas parade in its 39th year on Friday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in downtown Gatlinburg. Over 100 parade entries are expected, and these include excellent marching bands representing several states, wonderfully-decorated floats, gorgeous horses, and many excellent performers. Brilliant light displays will brighten the parade’s entire path, and both Mr. and Mrs. Claus will make an appearance on a very special float. Check out our blog about the Gatlinburg Christmas Parade for more information about this Smoky Mountain tradition.
3. Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival, Pigeon Forge
Enjoy this popular family-friendly festival through Jan. 3, 2015 at the Dollywood theme park. A huge variety of activities are available that include an extraordinary light display, live theater, and some truly wonderful singing and dancing performances. A highlight is a visit to Santa’s workshop to meet Santa himself and many of his delightful life-size toys! Follow the link to learn more about everything going on at Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival.
4. Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland, Sevierville
Take an auto tour through this winter wonderland of lights and music through Jan. 4, 2015, from dusk to 10 p.m. each night. Participants are also invited to stop in and visit with Santa, have some delicious holiday snacks, and participate in some family-friendly activities. Santa is happy to have pictures taken with guests. Our blog about Shadrack’s Christmas Lights Show has the details on all of the holiday fun at Smokies Stadium.
Come stay with us at nearby Timber Tops when you come to see Santa Claus in the Smoky Mountains. Our luxury cabins are sure to fit all of your needs with some truly beautiful mountain views and all the best amenities. Browse through our cabin rentals in Pigeon Forge to start planning your holiday vacation in the Smokies!