Where to See Santa in Pigeon Forge
Ready or not, here comes Santa! Make this special time of year even more memorable with a visit to see Santa this holiday season in Pigeon Forge. Here are some of the best places around Pigeon Forge to see, meet and get photos taken with Santa.
Santa Land at Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas
See whether your name is on Santa’s naughty or nice list with a visit to Santa Land during Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas. During the year, when Santa isn’t busy working at the North Pole, he enjoys making special visits to East Tennessee and his favorite Smoky Mountain songstress, Dolly! The kids can have their photo taken while peering through the window as they catch Santa at work. Dollywood will be filled with millions of glowing lights and the sounds of Christmas tunes all around. Make plans to visit with your family today!
Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas runs from November 5 through January 1.
Incredible Christmas Place
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The Incredible Christmas Place is a must-see any time of year! With a wide assortment of Christmas ornaments, nativity scenes, dollhouses, fudge and more, it’s the one place you can celebrate Christmas year-round. Plan to stop in at Santa’s Haus for fun Christmas-themed activities including cookie decorating, letters to Santa and even photo ops with Santa.
Santa’s visiting hours at The Incredible Christmas Place are:
- Sunday, Monday, Thursday, & Friday: 10am – 6pm
- Tuesday – Wednesday: Closed (Santa is at the North Pole)
- Saturday: 10am – 9pm
- December 23: 10am – 7pm
- December 24: 10am – 3pm
- December 25: away at North pole
Christmas at Crave Golf Club
Enjoy one of the sweetest celebrations taking place this winter in the Smoky Mountains. A Candy Christmas at Crave Golf Club features Christmas-themed mini-golf with candy canes and Christmas trees galore, in addition to mini-bowling and escape rooms. Christmas at Crave Golf Club is a fun holiday activity the whole family will enjoy.
Santa and the Grouch will be visiting Crave Golf Club on the following dates:
- December 3; 3pm – 6pm
- December 17; 3pm – 6pm
- December 10; 6pm – 9pm
- December 20; 6pm – 9pm
Toy Box Mini Golf
Immerse yourself in the magic of the holiday season this Christmas at Toy Box Mini Golf with FREE photo opportunities with Santa and the Grouch, illuminated lights, festive Christmas trees, and numerous photo opportunities. This incredible toy-themed mini golf course will be covered in holiday lights, giant ornaments and snowfall.
Santa and the Grouch will be visiting Toy Box Mini Golf on the following dates:
- December 10; 3pm – 6pm
- December 20; 3pm – 6pm
- December 3; 3pm – 6pm
- December 17; 3pm – 6pm
Beyond the Lens
Board The Polar Express™ Journey to the North Pole at Beyond the Lens for a new magical adventure this holiday season. Go beyond your imagination as you experience wind, mist, dips, turns and other amazing effects during the train’s thrilling runaway episode. Guests can grab a cup of hot chocolate, write a Christmas list at the activity station and then visit with Santa himself and take home a souvenir photo.
Santa will be visiting Beyond the Lens on the following dates:
The Polar Express™ Journey to the North Pole
- December 8: 6-8pm
Meet Santa at Beyond the Lens
- November 26: 1-4pm
- December 3: 1-4pm
- December 10: 1-4pm
- December 17: 1-4pm
Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede
Celebrate Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede with a truly delightful holiday show. While filling up on a fabulous four-course yuletide feast, guests are taken on a nostalgic holiday trip featuring a full-scale living Nativity, holiday decorations and a new aerial performance. Santa himself will also be making an appearance in his horse drawn sleigh amidst a snowy winter wonderland.
Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede runs from Nov 2 through Dec 31.
Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Christmas Show
Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Christmas Show features holiday twists on over a dozen sporting competitions including speed climbing, sawing, log rolling and more. Sip on a cup of hot chocolate while cheering on the Dawsons and McGraws as they see which family will spend Christmas at Santa’s favorite logging camp in the Smokies! Get free photos with Santa on select days throughout December.
Santa will be visiting Lumberjack Square on the following dates:
- December 4; 2-5pm
- December 11; 2-5pm
- December 23; 2-5pm
The Inn at Christmas Place
The Inn at Christmas Place features hotel rooms and suites with year-round holiday decor, free Wi-Fi, outstanding amenities and landscaped gardens and ponds. From visits with Santa to kids activities, their calendar of events is filled with Christmas spirit to celebrate with guests in many special ways!
For those staying at The Inn at Christmas Place, Santa will be visiting throughout the month of December. Guests can get details on when Santa will be appearing when the check in to the hotel.
If you haven’t already planned your holiday trip to Pigeon Forge, now’s the time. The annual Winterfest celebration is in full swing! The town is draped in millions of holiday lights, making it a winter wonderland like no other. From captivating holiday shows to the new Winterfest Wonders of Light Walking Trail, make Pigeon Forge part of your family holiday tradition!
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