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Top 5 Ways to Celebrate Christmas in the Smoky Mountains

If you are lucky enough to be visiting the Smokies this holiday season, there are plenty of wonderful ways to celebrate Christmas! Whether you want to see some of the most spectacular holiday light displays in the world or enjoy some fabulous Christmas shows, you can do it all just minutes away from our cabins! Here are the top 5 ways to celebrate Christmas in the Smoky Mountains:

1. Experience Shadrack’s Winter Wonderland

Christmas lights in the Smokies One of the most popular destinations during the holiday season is Shadrack’s Winter Wonderland in Sevierville, where you can immerse yourself in some amazing custom built light displays! This is a drive through experience you can enjoy from the comfort of your car, and the lights dance in perfect synchronization with the festive music on your radio! The highlights include a 300-foot tunnel of lights and a huge Christmas tree that will delight family members of all ages!

2. Visit a Smoky Mountain Christmas in Dollywood

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas is sure to put you into the holiday spirit with over 5 million sparkling lights, award winning shows, culinary delights, seasonal shopping, and more. If you are visiting on a Friday or Saturday, you will also be treated to a dazzling fireworks show that unfolds in rhythm to Christmas tunes! All of the festive events taking place at the Smoky Mountain Christmas event are included with your regular paid admission to Dollywood, which also includes the park’s regular lineup of thrill rides and attractions.

3. See a Christmas Show in Pigeon Forge

Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show in Pigeon ForgeAnother one of the top ways to celebrate Christmas in the Smoky Mountains is to see a Christmas show in Pigeon Forge. This is the perfect opportunity to sing along to your favorite Christmas carols with a night filled with singing, dancing, and comedy, and maybe even a visit from Santa himself! Some of the area’s best Christmas shows include Christmas at Country Tonite Theatre, Hatfield & McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner Show, and the Comedy Barn Christmas Show.

4. Drive Through the Winterfest Displays

A highlight of Christmas in the Smoky Mountains is Winterfest, where millions of twinkling lights shine along the Parkway through Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg. As you cruise through these charming mountain towns, enjoy the elaborate displays that will leave you in awe! A drive down the Pigeon Forge parkway will treat you to a view of the 12 Days of Christmas in lights, while Gatlinburg features intricate displays of animals native to the Smoky Mountains!

5. Stay in a Cabin

Big Bear cabin in the snowEnjoy Christmas in the Smokies by staying in one of our beautiful cabin rentals. Our cabins have everything you need to celebrate Christmas with your family and friends, including fully equipped kitchens where you can prepare everything from a holiday feast to all of your favorite seasonal baked goods. Open your gifts around the warmth of the fireplace or spend Christmas Eve on your private deck while kicking back in a bubbling hot tub.

Check out all of our cabins in the Smokies today to enjoy the magic of Christmas in the Smoky Mountains! We look forward to seeing you this holiday season!