There’s no better place for new holiday memories than the Smoky Mountains! To help you get the most out of your holiday getaway, we’ve put together some of our favorite ways to celebrate the season and enjoy the perfect Tennessee Christmas.
Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas
Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas is an annual event that takes place at Dollywood, a theme park located just outside of Pigeon Forge. The park is decorated for Christmas, and there are many activities for the whole family to enjoy. If you love holiday music, you will be delighted with this show! There are also some great photo opportunities with Santa Claus and his elves!
Trolley Rides, Dinner Shows, and Light Tours!
If you’re looking for a way to see the lights and get dinner, one of Pigeon Forge’s best options is the Trolley Rides. The trolley offers three different dinner shows: Santa’s Village, The Polar Express, and Holiday Express. Each show runs from 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM featuring live music and drinks available at each stop (including hot chocolate!). Pink Adventure Tours also offer several options to crank up the holiday spirit! From Winterfest Holiday Light Tours in their iconic pink Jeeps to learning the history and folklore of the Smokies, they are a great way to experience the area.
Shop Until You Drop
One thing that the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge areas are well known for is their abundance of shopping options. From downtown shops of local artists to unique souvenirs and area-related gifts, clothing, and more. There are also outlet malls with tons of well-known brands as well! In Pigeon Forge, don’t forget to check out places like The Old Mill, Stages West, and The Island, which is home to a wonderful array of shops! And Gatlinburg offers some great options like The Village Shops, Tanger Outlets, and Santa’s Claus-et (Gatlinburg’s largest Christmas store).
The Smokies are a winter wonderland and a holiday destination unlike any other. With everything from skiing to shopping, there is something for everyone. We’re ready to help you plan a holiday they’ll always remember! And Kabino offers some great options for your accommodations on your Tennessee holiday vacation!