Christmas is celebrated all month long in Gatlinburg. You won’t want to miss the incredible opportunity to celebrate the holidays in the Smoky Mountains. From Christmas lights, to meeting Santa Claus, to Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas, there are so many ways to share the holiday spirit with your family. Check out 3 of the many ways to celebrate Christmas in Gatlinburg.
1. Admire the Christmas Lights
Everyone loves Christmas lights. From colorful strings around a tree, to twinkling white lights along the roof of a house, we all enjoy staring at the gorgeous light displays that appear during the Christmas season. When it’s Christmas in Gatlinburg, the whole town is decorated in millions of dazzling lights for everyone to see. To admire the Christmas lights, you can drive a short distance from your cabin to the Parkway, which is lined with thousands of lights. If you don’t feel like driving, hop on the Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights and ride in a heated trolley to see all the beautiful lights around town. Arguably the best view of the lights, however, is from the top of the Gatlinburg Space Needle, where you’ll get panoramic views of the town’s decorations from 400 feet above the ground.
2. Visit Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick
What’s Christmas without a visit to see Santa Claus? Gatlinburg has a few options for children to meet the jolly man in red, but the best places to find him are at Santa Land in Dollywood and a few minutes out of town at Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland in Sevierville. When you stop by Santa Land in Dollywood, you’ll get to see Santa and the elves working away to prepare for Christmas. Children will have the opportunity to create unique crafts and play with toys before meeting Santa Claus! At Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland in Sevierville, children can enter Santa’s Workshop. Not only will they get to meet Santa Claus and get a picture to document the moment forever, but they’ll get to visit and feed animals in the petting zoo and go on a pony ride!
3. Experience Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas
Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas is a must-see when your family celebrates Christmas in Gatlinburg. There’s so many different things to do, so everyone in the family will have a good time. Look at more than 4 million lights decorating the park, watch an incredible performance of Christmas in the Smokies, in which you can hear your favorite holiday songs, then gather the family for the Parade of Many Colors, which includes vibrant floats and interactive characters celebrating the true meaning of Christmas. Kids will love the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer attraction, where they’ll get to meet Rudolph and his friends and watch them come to life for a Christmas experience your family won’t forget.
When you stay at one of our beautiful cabins, celebrating Christmas in Gatlinburg is easy. You’ll be close by to all the best holiday traditions in the Smoky Mountains and will be able to make Christmas memories with your family that you’ll cherish forever. Find the perfect cabin for your family and book your Christmas vacation today!