Are you going to spend Christmas in the Smokies? If you are, you might be wondering what kind of fun festivities you should do! From seeing the Winterfest lights to watching a show, you have so many options! Here are the top 5 fun things to do for Christmas in the Smokies:
1. See a Christmas Show
One of the most popular activities during this time of year is to see a Christmas show. You’ll be entertained and get in the Christmas spirit at the same time! For something funny, see Hatfield and McCoy Christmas Disaster and enjoy a great dinner at the same time. If you want to see a unique show, head over to Pirates Voyage for a tropical take on A Christmas Carol. Do you love Christmas songs? Then you should go watch the Christmas show at Country Tonite. You’ll be amazed by the incredible costumes and music. You have plenty of shows to choose from!
2. Look at the Lights
Every year, you can enjoy Winterfest throughout the Smokies! In Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg, you’ll see all kinds of holiday lights. The night is lit up by all of these incredible Winterfest displays. There are snowflakes on every telephone pole, and you can’t miss Santa and his reindeer. You’ll also see the characters from the 12 Days of Christmas, as well as some familiar faces of native animals to the Smoky Mountains!
3. Visit Dollywood
Many people’s favorite thing to do for Christmas in the Smokies is to go to Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas! The entire park is decked out in colorful lights and huge trees. Get a picture with Santa and Rudolph. Find some of your favorite treats, from gingerbread cookies to peppermint hot chocolate. All of the shows will entertain you and put you in the Christmas spirit with familiar stories and songs. Every night, you can enjoy the Parade of Many Colors as floats drive by full of lights. Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood is an experience you don’t want to miss!
4. Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland
Another popular event for Christmas in the Smokies is Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland. Watch a custom light show go on from the comfort of your car! You’ll drive around in the Smokies Baseball Stadium parking lot, enjoying the fantastic sets with dancing lights. Just set your radio to the right station and watch the lights move in coordination with the music. You also get free admission to Santa’s Village with purchase of tickets. Check out the petting zoo, snacks, and inflatables every kid will love!
5. Watch a Parade
You can’t be here for Christmas in the Smokies without seeing one of the many parades in the area! The Gatlinburg Christmas Parade is very popular. You’ll enjoy all the handmade floats, seeing familiar faces, and listening to the bands that play as they march through the streets. The Sevierville Christmas Parade makes its way through historic downtown for a fun experience. The Townsend Christmas Parade puts you in the heart of the mountains. You’ll love any of these parades!
Christmas in the Smokies brings a ton of fun things to do with it! Wondering what else you’re going to do when you stay in one of our cabins? Look through the Luxury Pass you’ll receive when you book with us for discounts and free tickets!