Dollywood Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival: 5 Things to Do

The Dollywood Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival, which runs from early November until New Year’s, offers fun for all ages. Bring the family and enjoy a winter wonderland full of 4 million lights and more than 20 attractions and rides. Sounds of the Christmas season fill the air as lights illuminate the sky and everyone enjoys the spirit of the season. Those who need a little holiday boost can’t miss this holiday events. Read on to find things to do.

5 Things to Do at Dollywood Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival

Visit Santa Land: Kids have a great time watching elves busy at work in Santa’s Workshop. It’s a giant toy store filled with larger-than-life toys, tons of activities and an opportunity for kids to visit Santa.

Stage shows: Dollywood offers entertaining hometown holiday favorites, Christmas story musicals, Christmas gospel hymns and songs, and more. See performers in festive attire sing and dance their heart out while audiences learn the meaning of the season. Enjoy feature-length musicals and favorite shows, such as It’s a Wonderful Life. All shows are family-friendly, so plan to bring the whole group!

Parade of Many Colors: This festive parade happens twice every night, and features famous holiday characters as well as twinkling Christmas floats decorated with brightly colored lights. For Dolly fans, the parade reflects faith, fun and harmony only found in Dollywood.

Dolly’s Christmas Chapel: Take time to attend a Sunday night service at 5:30 during the festival. On the outside, the chapel glows with welcoming lights, and inside provides a warm place of worship.

Meet Rudolph: Who doesn’t love everyone’s favorite reindeer? Kids can hug and take pictures with Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and his friends. These seasonal favorites will delight visitors and help create cheer that lasts all year.

Enjoy the fantastic Dollywood Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival on your Pigeon Forge vacation!