Top 5 Things to Know About Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood

Oct 28, 2020

The holiday season is right around the corner, which means the return of Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas event! This award winning festival has been named the best holiday celebration in America for over a decade and features everything from sparkling Christmas lights to amazing shows, culinary delights, and seasonal shopping. Here are the top things you need to know about attending Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood:

1. What to Expect

dollywood chapel christmas.JPGSmoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood is an exciting traditional holiday event that is fun for all ages! As you walk around the park, view more than 5 million glistening lights that adorn every building, illuminate each walkway, and glow in the sky above! There will be fireworks each evening that light up the sky. Smoky Mountain Christmas also offers the opportunity to enjoy several heartwarming holiday shows and sample some tasty seasonal treats! This is also the perfect chance to visit some of Dollywood’s unique shops to pick up some gifts for your loved ones back home!

2. Times, Dates and Location

Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood kicks off in early November and runs through the first few days in January. The park is not open daily throughout this period and operating hours may vary, so be sure to check the official Dollywood operating calendar when planning your visit to the event! Dollywood is located at 2700 Dollywood Parks Boulevard in Pigeon Forge TN.

3. Ticket Information

rudolph dollywood.JPGThere are a variety of ticket options to Dollywood, including single day tickets, 2 day tickets, 3 day tickets, and season passes. You will also find discounted admission prices for children ages 4 to 9 and seniors 62 and over. Smoky Mountain Christmas is included for free as part of your paid admission into Dollywood, making it one of the best bargains in the Smokies during the holiday season! Of course, your admission ticket also includes all of the roller coasters, thrill rides, children’s rides, and other attractions throughout the theme park. 

4. Fireworks Displays

The fireworks display at Smoky Mountain Christmas is a new Dollywood Christmas tradition that takes place every Friday and Saturday night during the event. The “Merry & Bright” fireworks will fill the sky and unfold to the rhythm of Christmas tunes, so you won’t want to miss this incredible display! There are plenty of areas throughout the park where you can view the fireworks so you don’t have to worry about missing anything! 

5. Where to Stay

sugar bear.jpgStay close to Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood by booking one of our cabins! We have a wide variety of comfortable cabins to meet your needs, ranging from 1 bedroom cabins for a romantic getaway to 7 and 8 bedroom cabins for groups and family reunions. While staying with us, enjoy scenic views of the Smoky Mountains as well as lots of fantastic amenities including hot tubs, fireplaces, private decks, fully equipped kitchens, and more.

Check out all of our cabins in the Smokies today to plan your vacation near Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood! We look forward to seeing you this holiday season at Acorn Cabin Rentals!