Christmas decorations
For the first time ever, the world’s most famous reindeer will be at the Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival at Dollywood! Come have your picture taken with Rudolph and all of his friends from the beloved Christmas special, and be sure to stay for the spectacular holiday performances and events that are scheduled to continue through Jan. 3, 2015. We’ve put together a handy guide for all of the fun you can expect at Dollywood this holiday season.

(See Also: 4 Reasons to Spend Christmas at Our Hotel in Pigeon Forge)

A Christmas Carol

Dolly Parton has written seven original songs for the theme park’s musical twist on this classic Victorian tale. She will also make a very special guest appearance as the Ghost of Christmas Past through the magic of holographic technology! Expect elaborate costumes and staging and a cast of 15 exceptional actors.

Christmas in the SmokiesTheme park ride

Feel the magic of Christmas enfold you as you enjoy live performances of all your favorite Christmas songs. Twelve talented vocalists with wonderful seasonal costumes will provide an amazing program that the entire family will adore.

Lights and Music

Guests of all ages will enjoy Dollywood’s Christmas parade, which brings holiday characters to life as they ride on spectacularly decorated floats surrounded by bright and beautiful Christmas lights. Thousands of holiday lights will also be turned on each night, and these will be accompanied by perfectly-synchronized Christmas music.

For more information about the Parade of Lights, visit the official Dollywood website.

Santa reading mail in his workshopMore Holiday Fun

Many other wonderful holiday happenings are going on at Dollywood. Enjoy meeting Santa Claus at his workshop with his wonderful life-size toys, a lovely rendition of the nativity story, and a huge variety of musical performances that include gospel, bluegrass, and country favorites.

Come stay with us at Vacation Lodge while you enjoy the Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival at Dollywood and the many other nearby seasonal activities and events. You are sure to enjoy our affordable and super comfortable rooms and the many features designed to provide you with an excellent stay at our hotel. Visit our Pigeon Forge Hotel Amenities page to learn about everything we have to offer!