Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas



Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana has been honored for ten consecutive years as the Best Christmas Event at any theme park worldwide. Wander through the park’s more than four million holiday lights, spectacular holiday performances and warm Christmas atmosphere, and it is easy to understand why.

From the cheer and joy of Dollywood’s Parade of Many Colors, to traditional holiday favorite performances like It’s a Wonderful Life and Christmas in the Smokies, Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas helps your family create memories to share for a lifetime. Guests can experience the fun enchantment of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer and friends straight from the children’s holiday classic.

More than 20 of Dollywood’s signature rides and attractions operate in a festive environment sure to get everyone into the spirit of the season. From the award-winning shows and elaborate holiday decorations to the twinkling lights and Christmas-themed menus, Dollywood captures the essence of Christmas.

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Show Schedule

Appalachian Christmas
Location: Back Porch Theater at Dollywood
Celebrate an acoustic Christmas at the Back Porch Theater with Appalachian Christmas.

Christmas in the Smokies
Location: Celebrity Theater at Dollywood
Dollywood’s musical Christmas tradition features a 14-member cast performing hometown holiday favorites that celebrate the joy of the season.

It’s a Wonderful Life
Location: Showstreet Palace Theater at Dollywood
Dollywood brings a Christmas classic to life. Based on the timeless holiday story of love and generosity, audiences will love the newest addition to our Christmas season.

Meet Rudolph and His Friends
Location: Craftsman’s Valley at Dollywood
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, the beloved Christmas tale, comes to life like never before during Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas. Rudolph and his friends will be at Dollywood for some new and exciting games and experiences.

Location: Showstreet Gazebo
These talented vocalists use a fresh a cappella approach to take Christmas standards to new heights.

O’Holy Night
Location: Valley Theater at Dollywood
A little girl looks for an angel, while three shepherds follow a star. In the end, they all find their way to the heart of the Christmas story.

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
Location: Pines Theater at Dollywood
A family finds its own Christmas miracle with the help of a mysterious, white-bearded stranger. Dancing mice, singing sailors and a young girl’s belief in Santa highlight this endearing tale.


Dollywood’s Christmas Parade

Parade of Many Colors
Time: 8 p.m. nightly on operating days
Location: Showstreet at Dollywood
Gather the family for the Parade of Many Colors at Dollywood. This exciting Dollywood parade features vibrant floats, interactive characters and even more surprises.

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