Things To Do At Christmas In The Smoky Mountains

Looking for things to do at Christmas in the Smoky Mountains? December is going to be an action packed month in Pigeon Forge, as there are many great events, performances and shows to look forward to. Start planning now by browsing cabins and hotels for the holiday season. Let’s take a look at all of the fun activities and events that Pigeon Forge has to offer in the holiday season.

Catch A Christmas Show

Christmas shows in Pigeon Forge are some visitors top reason to visit the Smokies during the holiday season. Just after the start of Winterfest in early November, Pigeon Forge dinner shows and theaters start to switch over to their special holiday performances. Make plans to attend at least one of the many must-see Pigeon Forge Christmas shows with your family.

Christmas Shows

Titanic's Christmas Celebration

Pigeon Forge's Titanic Museum Attraction pulls out all the stops come Christmastime. The season kicks off with the attraction's annual Thanksgiving fireworks display, and the following months are all about holiday cheer. “Everything about our Christmas in a Winter Wonderland Celebration is aimed at giving our visitors and their families a unique, memorable holiday experience.”

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Christmas Parades

Get in the holiday spirit with Christmas parades in Gatlinburg & Sevierville. Gatlinburg's award winning Fantasy Of Lights Christmas Parade kicks off the season on December 1st, and you can catch Sevierville's Christmas Parade the following day in the downtown area.

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Gatlinburg's Trolley Tour Of Lights

A Winterfest tradition you don’t want to miss, Gatlinburg’s Trolley Ride Of Lights will be happening this year from November 8 through January 21, 2018. For just $5 visitors can soak up the spirit of the season on a relaxing ride through downtown Gatlinburg while taking in some of the most fantastic light displays around.

Trolley Tours

The Polar Express Train

Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, guests on board The Polar Express 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. Book your tickets here.

Polar Express

Christmas Craft Show

The holiday season wouldn't be complete without the Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Community's annual Christmas show, one of our favorite things to do at Christmas in the Smoky Mountains. The community boasts over 200 years of creative experience and is one of the largest groups of independent artists & craftsmen in the nation. Stop by and do some Christmas shopping.

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Breakfast With Santa

Grab breakfast or brunch with Santa Claus himself at the Pottery House Cafe & Grille in Old Mill Square. Make a lasting memory for your children and the whole family with this Pigeon Forge Christmas tradition. Starting November 2 you can make a reservation by calling (865) 406-6558.

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Bluegrass Festival

The Christmas In The Smokies Bluegrass Festival brings hundreds of fans to town every year. The festival is held in the heart of Pigeon Forge on the parkway at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center. Take in all the beautiful sights and sounds of Winterfest in the Smokies while you enjoy some good ol' fashioned picking and grinning mixed with holiday cheer.

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Festival Of Christmas Past

Celebrate the holiday season with the charm of a bygone era at the Sugarlands Visitor Center in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with the Festival of Christmas Past. Complete with music, harp singing, story-telling, craft demonstrations, and reminiscing about how Christmas used to be for residents of the mountains, this is a holiday festival true to the Smoky Mountains.

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