Pictures With Santa: Find Saint Nick in the Smokies

Pigeon Forge has many of the best places to take pictures with Santa Claus. Santa can be spotted all over the Smoky Mountains this season at different locations. Bring your children to visit and have a photo with Santa or bring your whole family for pictures with Santa. The choice is yours!

Pictures With Santa At Crave

Crave Golf Club's Christmas Celebration begins on December 4; the top mini golf course will be celebrating the season with nearly 100 trees, 30,000 holiday lights, and 20,000 ornaments. From 6:00 - 9:00 pm on select dates in December you can get pictures with Santa Claus amongst all the Christmas cheer. Click below for details.

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Santa's Village at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

Santa will arrive at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies on November 26 at 10 am. There is a Santa Village area inside the Aquarium where kids and adults can greet Santa and have their photo’s made for family Christmas cards. Each child that visits Santa will receive a free Christmas coloring book and a candy cane. Santa will appear from 10 AM – 4 PM Wednesday – Sunday. His last day will be December 24th to deliver toys.

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Pictures With Santa At Toy Box Mini Golf

Toy Box Mini Golf's Christmas Celebration begins on December 4; this kid-oriented mini golf course will be celebrating the season by inviting Santa and the Christmas Grouch to take pictures with all who join them. From 6:00 - 9:00 pm on select dates in December you can join all the Christmas cheer at Toy Box Mini Golf. Click below for details.

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Polar Express Train Ride

If you're up for a Smoky Mountain trip slightly outside of East Tennessee, go for a ride on The Polar Express with the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad from Bryson City, NC. Trains set out on the excursion on select dates between November 12 & December 31. Kids will be delighted upon arrival to the North Pole, where Santa boards the train to greet them.

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Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, guests on board will enjoy warm cocoa and a treat while listening and reading along with the magical story. Children’s faces show the magic of the season when the train arrives at the North Pole to find Santa Claus waiting.GSMR

Annual Holiday Homecoming

The Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center in Townsend has hosted this family friendly festivity for the past 11 years. The event on November 20 includes self guided tours, historic demonstrations, musical performances, and holiday crafts. You're guaranteed to get a special appearance from Santa Claus.

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Titanic Winter Celebration

Winter decorations at the incredible Titanic Museum Attraction are a can't-miss sight to see. The ship will be aglow starting November 25 through January 31. This year the museum will be visited by the Christmas Lady of JOY every weekend starting on Thanksgiving Day. She will listen to children’s Christmas wishes. Reservations are required.

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Smokies Stadium

If you're planning on driving through Smokies Stadium to see the incredible winter light displays at Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland, then you can stop by Santa's village from November 19 through December 23. Admission is free with tickets to the light show. This year, photos and visits with Santa will be taken from a safe distance. Other attractions include a petting zoo, pony rides, inflatables and more.

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Incredible Christmas Place

The Incredible Christmas Place is bringing back a Pigeon Forge favorite: Santa's Haus. Kids and families can decorate cookies and make ornaments with Santa, have him read them a story, and write letters to him. Santa's Haus also features Elf Academy, where children can learn elf skills, play reindeer games and more. Last but not least: some great photo opportunities with Santa and his elves.

The kids actually get to interact with Santa, so instead of just telling Santa what you want and getting your picture made, you actually get to spend time with him.Jennifer Williams, Christmas Place

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