Christmas at Dollywood: 2022 Guide to Shows, Discounts, and Packages

With its heartwarming holiday shows, millions of glittering lights, and iconic rides, Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas is undoubtedly America’s Best Christmas Event titleholder for 14 consecutive years!

Forget all the hustle and bustle of the holidays and head to Dollywood at Christmas for a relaxing Yuletide season. Embrace all the festive colors at Santa’s Village, gasp in awe at a dozen 12-foot-tall Christmas trees, and catch a ride on the Dollywood Express.

Follow along as we share all the discounts, vacation packages, and insider tips about Christmas at Dollywood.

Tickets to Smoky Mountain Christmas Celebration at Dollywood

All Dollywood Christmas 2022 events are included with your general Dollywood admission and season passes

Dollywood Vacation Packages

Want to check off your Pigeon Forge Area itinerary without going above your budget? Then bundle your Dollywood Christmas Light tickets or Dollywood Christmas package with these other attractions to make your trip extra memorable:

Pigeon Forge Hotels

The Christmas season turns the city into a magical holiday destination, so it would be a shame if you miss the Smoky Mountain Christmas 2022 festivities. Make the most of your vacation and extend your Christmas in the Smoky trip by booking a room at any of Pigeon Forge Hotels.

Whatever your lodging expectations, Tripster provides you with lodging options that fit every budget. Make your reservation easy, knowing that you get the best deals.

exterior of Christmas Inn with pond with sprouting fountain in foreground surrounded by plants during day with blue sky in Pigeon Forge, Tennesee, USA

photo credit: The Inn at Christmas Place via Facebook

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Attractions

Glacier Ridge

Glacier Ridge is returning for this year’s Dollywood holiday celebration, a family favorite attraction that reminds us of the true meaning of the Christmas miracle. Join the heartwarming reunion of Polar Bear and Black Bear this festive season. Marvel at the cool blue and white lights, creating an icy atmosphere without the biting cold!

This is free with your Dollywood Christmas tickets 2022.

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Award-Winning Holiday Shows

Gather the entire family together for memorable shows! Reserve seats for Dollywood Christmas shows 2022, including the classic tales "Twas the Night Before Christmas" or "Christmas in the Smokies" to get into the Christmas spirit.

Want to witness outdoor performances? Catch "Appalachian Christmas" or "Candlelight Carolers." Then, discover if Santa keeps you on the list by paying a visit to the North Pole through Santa’s List Naughty or Nice" immersive experience.

All performances are included in your Dollywood Christmas 2022 packages.

Christmas Culinary Delights

A day of having fun can work up an appetite. So refuel with local bites and warm your belly with hot beverages. Whether you’re hungry for sweet treats such as the Country Apple Cinnamon Funnel Cake and hot chocolate or craving big meals like Braised Beef Short Ribs and BBQ, The Smoky Mountains Christmas dining options are sure to satisfy your tastebuds.

The festival comes back with an all-new-themed culinary menu, treating you to all the tasty dishes this holiday season.

Note: Bring extra cash as your Dollywood Christmas packages 2022 do not cover dining options.

Thrilling Rides

Take advantage of Dollywood Christmas hours! Try the park's exhilarating rides, from roller coasters to water slides. There are endless adrenaline-inducing activities for all ages! Have you experienced these rides during the festive season? Then, it’s time to grab your tickets to Dollywood Christmas to enjoy the attractions and excitement.

barn decorated with Christmas lights at night at Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA

photo credit: Dollywood via Facebook

Dollywood Express Train Depot

No matter where you look, you’ll find glittering light displays and ornaments at Dollywood Christmas Lights 2022.  Take in the vibrant hues, towering animated Christmas trees, and natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains without tiring yourself out.

Hop aboard the Dollywood Express Train Depot to absorb all the twinkling lights the park has to offer on a five-mile adventure.

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Shopping Experience

Raise your hand if you haven’t purchased all the gifts for your loved ones! When at Christmas in Dollywood 2022, there’s no need to worry about holiday shopping because there are plenty of stores to visit, from the Tanger Outlets to Hi-Octane Ride Souvenirs.

Dollywood Smoky Mountain Christmas Date

"When does Dollywood decorate for Christmas?" you might ask. Halls are decked before November 2022.

Dollywood Christmas dates 2022 run from November 5, 2022, through January 1, 2023.

Dollywood Smoky Mountain Christmas Details

The Dollywood 2022 calendar activities are still subject to change due to weather and other safety factors. We will update this page for more information involving Dollywood Schedule for November. As of now, no changes have been made to the set Dollywood Christmas 2022 dates.

Close up of performers on stage singing at Christmas in the Smokies at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USACelebrate Christmas at Dollywood

Skip out on your usual celebration and fulfill your Dollywood Christmas in the Smokies fantasy.  Experience the boatloads of holiday entertainment and seasonal cheer at Christmas at Dollywood 2022, this happiest time of the year. This theme park makes Pigeon Forge a Christmas haven, from world-class live musical productions to over 5 million lights.

Taste that fresh mountain air while wandering throughout the Dollywood parks, soar to new heights when you take a thrilling ride on Wild Eagle, sate your hunger with themed cuisines and beverages, or catch heartening holiday shows. Then, complete your holiday shopping by visiting the vendors and booths around the area.

Smoky Mountain Christmas isn’t hailed as the country’s best Christmas Event by Amusement Today for nothing. So, bring the entire family and grab your Dollywood Christmas packages to create lasting memories this Christmas.


November 5, 2022 @ 12:00 am CDT
January 1, 2023 @ 11:59 pm CST
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Dollywood Events 2023
2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 United States
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2 comments about Christmas at Dollywood: 2022 Guide to Shows, Discounts, and Packages

  1. My husband and I want to see lights and down here in Mississippi no one decorates and Christmas is my favorite time of the year so please help us to have a good time

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