Christmas in Gatlinburg – Dollywood Christmas Events

Spending the holidays in Gatlinburg has become a tradition for many families. There are many things to do and see in Gatlinburg anytime of the year but there is something special about Gatlinburg during the holidays. From the Gatlinburg Trolley of Lights to the Festival of Trees, there are many events during the holidays to celebrate the season with your family. One of the top Gatlinburg attractions is Dollywood in neighboring Pigeon Forge. During the holiday season, Dollywood transforms into a magical holiday wonderland with many holiday themed events.

Carol of the Trees

Every night from November 10th through December 30th, thousands of lights “dance” to holiday music at Dollywood’s Rivertown Lake. This is a stunning site to see and something the whole family will enjoy.

Appalachian Christmas

Visit the Dollywood Back Porch Theatre in Rivertown Junction for some traditional Appalachian style Christmas music. Performances run from November 10th through December 30th.

Christmas in the Smokies

For Christmas performances done Dollywood style, visit Showstreet for the popular Christmas in the Smokies musical. This musical features a 12-member cast that performs holiday favorites done only the way Dollywood can. Performances run from November 10th through December 30th.

Dollywood’s Christmas on Ice

For superb holiday entertainment, attend Dollywood’s Christmas on Ice. This spectacular show is held inside and is an ice skating production that features incredibly talented skaters and singers performing to traditional holiday favorites.  Dollywood’s Christmas on Ice is performed by the Ice Theater of New York at runs from November 10th to December 30th at Showstreet,

The Polar Express 4-D Experience

From November 10th through December 30th, visit Adventures in Imagination for The Polar Express 4-D Experience. This is a great thing to do with your kids while visiting Dollywood.

Parade of Lights

One of the most popular things to do in Dollywood during the holiday season is visit the Parade of Lights. The Parade of Lights features many Christmas floats that are adorned with Christmas lights and other holiday décor.

No matter when you visit Dollywood this holiday season, you and your family will also be able to enjoy the regular attractions that Dollywood has to offer including plenty of amusement park rides and one-of-a-kind attractions. After a fun-filled day at Dollywood, head back to our Gatlinburg hotel for some rest and relaxation in one of our comfortable and spacious guestrooms. Reserve your room today or take a look at our Gatlinburg getaway packages to find the package right for you and your family.

Posted in Blog by dpressly on November 8, 2012

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