There’s only a few weeks left of Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas, and if you’re planning a trip there here’s everything you need to know!

1. The Shows

The Christmas season at Dollywood brings out some of the most heartwarming and fun shows of the year! There are several places throughout the park that have grand show performances and other smaller, intimate ones.

Some fan favorites:

  • It’s a Wonderful Life, this show is based off the timeless classic story about love and generosity with beautiful music and dancing bringing the plot together.
  • Twas the Night Before Christmas, a common Christmas story with a spin. In this show an unlikely stranger with a white beard helps a family discover a Christmas miracle.
  • The MistleTones, are an acapella group. They will put a bright and merry twist on your favorite holiday songs. You’ll enjoy their singing so much, you’ll probably feel the need to sing along!

2. The RidesBlazing Fury ride at Dollywood

Dollywood has been presented with several awards over the last year for their rides. They have roller coasters that will give you butterflies for the adrenaline seekers, and gentle rides for those that like to take it easy.

Some favorites:

  • The Wild Eagle roller coaster
  • Blazing Fury coaster
  • The Dollywood Express
  • And many more!

3. The Parade of Many Colors

The Parade of Many Colors will dazzle you with the floats, the bright Christmas lights, and the dancers. This parade is soaked in holiday cheer and sure to make you smile while watching it. Along with the parade, Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas puts on a grand display all over the park with over 4 million christmas lights!

What to Know and Bring with You:Dollywood train

  • Weekends are extremely popular! So expect longer wait times for rides and traffic inside and outside the park.
  • It costs money to park. Budget around $10.
  • Wear weather appropriate clothing and make sure to bundle up! Just because it doesn’t rain or snow the night you go, doesn’t mean it won’t be cold. Many nights in December reach the lower thirties.
  • You can bring water or snacks into the park if you have small children.
  • Tacky holiday sweaters are acceptable to wear here.

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