Things To Do For 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.

See The Winterfest Lights

Returning for 2023, the Riverwalk Greenway is decked out for the holidays as the Wonders Of Light Walking Trail. But that's not the only place to see the amazing light displays in the area. Check out our guide on where to see Winterfest lights including free options, paid tours, and our brand new map of the area.

Winterfest Lights

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

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 4th, and you can catch Sevierville's Christmas Parade the following day in the downtown area.

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Pictures With Santa

Santa really makes his way around the Smoky Mountains! Throughout the months of November and December each year, there are loads of places to get photos with Santa Claus. You can make a whole event out of it and eat breakfast with the Claus family at Anakeesta, or just pop by places like The Mountain Mile on specific dates to catch him.

Pictures With Santa

Winter & Christmas Events in Pigeon Forge

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas: Click for event info.

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas

Nov 1, 2024 - Jan 5, 2025

Christmas is a magical time at Dollywood. Enjoy Smoky Mountain Christmas, an award-winning festival known for being the best across Ame...

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For more events in the area, be sure to check our our full Smoky Mountain events calendar.

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