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If you’ve never been to Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood, you need to go. The incredible decorations, shows, and overall atmosphere at the theme park is something you’ll never forget. Your whole family will talk about the trip for months afterwards. Here are the top 5 things you’ll love about Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood:

1. Look at the Lights

dollywood chapel at christmasOne of the best parts of visiting Dollywood during the holidays is being able to see the lights. The entire theme park is covered in beautiful Christmas lights. Some areas have themes with lighted signs and trees with specific colors, and every inch of the buildings and trees have lights. When the sun goes down and the lights turn on, you’ll never forget how the beautiful sights make you feel. Your whole family will love looking at the lights at Dollywood.

2. Watch Fireworks

A new thing you’ll love about Smoky Mountain Christmas is the fireworks. This is a new activity added to the event your whole family will love. The fireworks are scheduled for every Friday and Saturday, weather permitting, during the holiday season. All throughout the park, there will be themed music playing to the firework show. And, it doesn’t matter where you are in the park; you’ll have a great view of the fireworks!

3. See Holiday Shows

rudolph at dollywoodAnother reason why people love visiting Dollywood during this time of year are the holiday shows. You can visit the church and see Christmas carolers sing classic songs. The Mistletones at the Village Depot bring an acapella twist to your favorite Christmas songs. If you love country and bluegrass, you should go see Appalachian Christmas. Heart of the Holidays is a newer show with Dolly’s extended family and songs from her new Christmas album. Everyone will enjoy seeing these incredible shows.

4. Eat Delicious Food

Dollywood has delicious food any time of the year, but during Smoky Mountain Christmas, you can get season treats you won’t want to miss out on. At Spotlight Bakery, you can get gingerbread cookies, holiday cupcakes, and gingerbread cinnamon rolls with eggnog icing. There’s an apple pie funnel cake at the funnel cake stand and a full family-style meal at Aunt Granny’s. Plus, you can get hot chocolate at several places!

5. Shop Great Gifts

ornamentsSmoky Mountain Christmas is a great event for people who love decorations. At every gift shop in Dollywood, you’ll find snowmen, reindeer, and Santa decor. You can get ornaments to decorate your trees at home. Other things you might want to bring home include wall decor, outdoor decor, and maybe even something that’s not holiday related as a gift!

Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood is an event you don’t want to miss. Want to plan your trip so you can enjoy your time at Dollywood? Look through our Pigeon Forge hotel rooms and book yours today!