Celebrate a Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood

Every winter over 4 million glittering lights turn Dollywood into a colorful wonderland full of holiday delight. Nestled in charming Pigeon Forge, the amusement park draws families from across the country year-round. However, Christmas offers a special time at Dollywood. Ranked among the Best Christmas events in the U.S., Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas has turned a Pigeon Forge vacation into a holiday tradition for many families. Read on to learn about Christmas at Dollywood.

Christmas at Dollywood: Make the Smokies a Holiday Tradition

About Dollywood Amusement Park

Created by country music legend and Tennessee native Dolly Parton, Dollywood ranks as one of the top family-friendliest theme parks in the country. Dollywood has earned several notable accolades and golden ticket awards since opening in 1961. Sponsored by Amusement Today, Golden Ticket Awards spotlight the “best of the best” in the U.S. amusement industry. In addition to hosting the best Christmas event, Dollywood has been honored as friendliest park, best food, best shows and among the best parks in the world.

Christmas at Dollywood: What to Expect

Christmas at Dollywood features thousands of colored lights blinking in synch with holiday tunes. Decorated floats delight visitors during the daily Parade of Many Colors. In addition, live shows, gospel singers, musical performances, caroling and more await families. Make sure to get tickets to the Christmas in the Smokies show, and see a cast of 14 perform holiday favorites.

Shopping for Gifts and Souvenirs

Need gifts? Don’t worry. Shopping at Dollywood is part of the Christmas fun. Several stores sit throughout the park and offer handmade treasures, local food, Southern fashion and home decor. Take a piece of the Smokies home, as the family browses items only found in Pigeon Forge. A few favorites include Cozy Bear Cove, Dolly’s Closet, Hillside General Store and Smoky Mountain Christmas Cottage.

Pigeon Forge Vacation Rentals

Unlike hotels, Pigeon Forge vacation rentals offer families the chance to celebrate in a home-like atmosphere. Many cabins and homes come equipped with fireplaces for stockings, full kitchens for Christmas dinner and hot tubs for relaxing after a busy day. In addition, they offer more space, so families can spread out while enjoying their favorite Christmas movies. With so much room, kids will also have a blast with Christmas crafts and waiting for Santa.

Plan your Christmas vacation and check out these Pigeon Forge cabins and condos.