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Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas

Nov 11
Jan 6, 2024

Enjoy an all-new Dollywood Christmas tradition

It has earned one of the industry’s highest awards—the Golden Ticket—for twelve years, and once guests enter the gates, they understand why Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana is the perfect place to get in the Christmas spirit. Guests also can enjoy Dollywood’s signature rides and attractions that operate in this merry environment. From the award-winning shows and elaborate holiday decorations to the twinkling lights and Christmas-themed menus, Dollywood captures the essence of Christmas.

Holiday lights at Dollywood

Wander through more than six million holiday lights shining bright throughout the Dollywood park, delight in the spectacular holiday performances, soak up the warm Christmas atmosphere, and it’s easy to see why Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas is such a beloved holiday tradition.


Enjoy award-winning holiday shows and entertainment

Celebrate the holiday season with award-winning entertainment throughout the holiday season.

Enjoy award-winning holiday shows and entertainment at Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas

  • Christmas in the Smokies, a heartwarming tradition enjoyed by families for years, returns indoors to centerstage at the Celebrity Theater.
  • Heart of the Holidays is a new show featuring several members of Dolly’s family and a mix of some of her holiday favorites alongside songs from her new Christmas album, A Holly Dolly Christmas. 
  • Heart of the Holidays takes place in the DreamSong Theater.
  • Christmas with the Kingdom Heirs, another returning guest favorite, can be found at the Pines Theater.
  • Heartfelt entertainment abounds during the festival. Watch performances including O’ Holy Night, Appalachian Christmas with the Smoky Mountain String Band, Holiday Wild Roots and The Mistletones.
  • A choral group, the Candlelight Carolers, will be performing on the steps of the Robert F. Thomas Chapel.

Bring your family to Dollywood and experience these cherished holiday traditions this Christmas.

Stroll through Glacier Ridge for a winter wonderland experience

Glacier Ridge turns Dollywood’s Timber Canyon and Wilderness Pass into a winter wonderland experience that is sure to inspire and delight guests.

Stroll through Glacier Ridge for a winter wonderland experience

One of the highlights of Glacier Ridge is the Wonderful Christmas! tree show at Wilderness Pass Plaza, which features a 50-foot tall, animated tree that sparkles to life to present a fully-synchronized, dazzling light show throughout the evening.

See whether your name is on Santa’s naughty or nice list

For those wondering what Santa is up to this year, you are in for a treat! When Santa isn’t hard at work at the North Pole, he enjoys visiting East Tennessee and his favorite Smoky Mountain songstress, Dolly! And this year, Dollywood will shine a little light on Old Saint Nick’s home away from home.

See Santa at Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas

Guests will be able to get a peek inside Santa’s cabin in the Smokies as he reviews…the list! Kids of all ages will be able to discover whether their name is on the naughty or nice list, and have their photo taken as they peer through the window. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance to catch Santa at work.

Sample a Christmas menu filled with culinary surprises

Looking for the perfect family meal to celebrate the holidays? Dollywood has that too! Dollywood’s team of chefs have a menu full of culinary surprises sure to delight.

Smoky Mountain Christmas Tasting Pass

Delight in familiar tastes of the season with an all-new menu of holiday treats during Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana. Try up to five festival foods for one low price, like a Pork Belly Skillet or Chicken Pot Pie Bread Cone, and wash it all down with a Holiday Limeade. For dessert, try a Gingerbread Funnel Cake.

Hungry yet? Purchase your Christmas Tasting Pass today and dig into the tastes of the season!

Race through the night sky on world-class rides

As always, guests can experience Dollywood’s world-class rides amidst the hustle and bustle of the park during the holidays, as most rides are operational during the Christmas season. Nothing compares to racing quickly through the night sky with millions of lights twinkling below.

From the award-winning shows and elaborate holiday decorations to the twinkling lights and Christmas-themed menus, Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas offers the perfect setting to create family memories that will last a lifetime.

Delight in a merry and bright, holiday fireworks show

The Merry & Bright, Holiday Light! Fireworks Show returns on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the Christmas season.

Merry & Bright, Holiday Light! Fireworks Show

After a fun-filled day or rides, food and fun, gather the family for a celebratory crescendo of Christmas cheer! Sing along to the cheerful holiday classics as they dance in tandem with festive fireworks that light up the night sky.

Dollywood season passes make the perfect gifts

Dollywood season passes make the perfect giftsFor anyone searching for the perfect gift of unlimited family fun and memories, a Dollywood Gold Season Pass is the solution! A season pass purchased during Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas provides unlimited admission to this year’s Christmas festival along with unlimited admission for Dollywood’s entire 2023 season.

Dollywood Train during Christmas

Guests should purchase their 2023 season pass online now or upgrade their paid one-day admission ticket on the day of their visit. Ticket purchasers receive credit for the value of a regular one-day ticket toward the purchase of a 2023 season pass.

Nov 11
Jan 6, 2024

Event Details

Nov 11
Jan 6, 2024


2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
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(800) 365-5996
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