The Best Christmas Shows in the Smoky Mountains

October 1, 2019

As the holidays draw near, friends and family start planning time to spend together. Most families have traditions they've held onto for years.

While those are part of what makes the holidays special, some families are interested in adding a new spark to their Christmas or New Year celebrations. This year, make attending one of the Christmas shows in the Smoky Mountains part of your holiday plan.

With numerous Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg Christmas shows to choose from, you’ll have no problem finding good, clean entertainment the whole family will love. But reserve your seats soon! The Christmas shows in the Smoky Mountains are a popular holiday entertainment choice and seats fill up fast.

Book your tickets for the top Christmas shows including:

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Country Tonite's Christmas Show

There’s no place like the Smoky Mountains for the holidays and there’s no Christmas show in the Smokies like Country Tonite! Country Tonite’s Smoky Mountain Christmas creates an inspirational holiday experience for folks of all ages! This spectacular show premieres on November 1, 2019, and continues through January 2, 2020.

The holiday magic abounds when the stage opens to a winter wonderland. The show features the season’s most cherished carols along with everyone’s favorite Christmas selections like “Jingle Bells”, “Silver Bells” and “Winter Wonderland.”

The elaborate sets and costumes combined with a host of holiday songs also inspire the magic of the season. With the Smokie’s largest award-winning cast, there is a Christmas bonus for everyone!


Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede

Hosted at Stampede Arena, Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede features larger than life toys, cheerful holiday music, and a friendly competition between the North and South Pole. It’s hard not to be in the holiday spirit after this gigantic Christmas extravaganza. The show begins Oct. 30, 2019, and lasts until January 4, 2020.

Plus, there are heartwarming tales woven into the show complete with falling snow, romance, and a live nativity scene. The true meaning of Christmas comes to life as you watch the three Kings riding camels on their way to Bethlehem.

And come hungry! Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede isn’t just another one of the Christmas shows in the Smoky Mountains. It’s also one of the best dinner shows in Gatlinburg. You’ll be served a four-course meal featuring country home cookin’ favorites like fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and biscuits.

Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry

When choosing between Christmas shows in the Smoky Mountains, you have to go with the show that has both in the name! Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry is a family tradition featuring sugar plum fairies, angels, and of course, Jolly Ol’ St. Nicholas, himself. Kids and adults alike will watch in awe as toys come to life, Santa Claus and his sleigh appear out of nowhere, and live animals steal the show!

You’ll want to get your tickets ASAP. Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry is one of the most popular Christmas shows in the Smoky Mountains. The show begins on November 1, 2019, through January 5, 2020.


Hatfield & McCoy Christmas Dinner Disaster

Looking for a Christmas show that’ll make you laugh until you cry? The Hatfield & McCoy Christmas Dinner Disaster is sure to do the trick! This hilarious holiday show is full of hijinx, entertainment, and delicious country cooking. The show begins premiering November 1, 2019, through January 5, 2020.

Even the longest family feud can’t beat the spirit of Christmas. This show transforms for a holiday theme featuring classic carols, dances, comedy acts, and outstanding stunts. Arrive early to watch the holiday pre-show too.

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Comedy Barn Christmas

Another comedic Christmas show is the Comedy Barn Christmas. Presented each year around the holidays, this show boasts festive costumes, Christmas decor, barn animals, magicians, and so much more. With so much family-friendly entertainment in one show, it’s the perfect holiday present for everyone.

The variety show is approximately two hours long and features everything from Christmas carols to gospel tunes. Shows begin premiering November 1, 2019, and run until January 5, 2020.

Pirate's Voyage Christmas Show

Experience thrills this holiday season with stunt-performing pirates like Captain Scrooge at the Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show! Definitely one of the best Christmas shows in the Smoky Mountains, this over-the-top dinner show brings premium action and adventure. Set to the tunes of Dolly's classics, audiences can expect aerial acrobatics, two full-scale pirate ships, and a delicious four-course meal. In addition, guests can enjoy a live nativity sure to entertain!

The dinner show premieres November 1, 2019, and runs through January 4, 2020.

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THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Aboard the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

Embark on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Holiday Tour to experience true wonder this holiday season. Guests will relish the holiday-themed rain ride that recreates the magic of this classic Christmas movie. Throughout the ride, passengers can listen to the movie's soundtrack and enjoy hot cocoa while greeting Santa. Further, Santa will pass out silver bells to each child, just like in the movie.

The trip lasts about 1 hour and 15 minutes and runs from November 8, 2019, through December 31, 2019.

Book Your Tickets for Christmas Shows in the Smoky Mountains

Ring in the holiday season with the best Christmas shows in the Smoky Mountains. Remember to reserve your seats ASAP!

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