Dollywood Smoky Mountain Christmas 2023

dollywood christmas festival

If you plan to visit Pigeon Forge or the Smoky Mountains in November or December then be sure to check out the Smoky Mountain Christmas festival at Dollywood to experience an incredible “Smoky Mountain Christmas” filled with mountain music, more than 6 million dazzling lights, gorgeous decorated trees, yummy goodies, and more! The mixture of shows, costumes, music, parade, etc provide a Christmas experience that you won’t find anywhere else in the Smokies. Don’t just take our word for it, Dollywood was named one of the top theme parks in the world for the holidays by The Travel Channel! Check out some of the highlights below.

Dates and Hours for Dollywood Christmas Schedule 2023

The 2023 Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood lasts through January 6th. They plan to be open every day from 11am-9pm except for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. These dates and hours almost never change, but we suggest double checking the calendar on their website to make sure they will be open on the day you plan to visit.

Dollywood Christmas Shows

dollywood christmas shows
The Christmas shows at Dollywood are among the best in the area with incredible singers, dancers, musicians, costumes, lighting, set designs, stories, and more! Most of the shows are located in the indoor theaters throughout the park, which provides an excellent way to warm up on cold days and nights. The most popular Christmas shows at Dollywood are listed below. To get details on any of them, just click on their links to learn more.

Heart of the Holidays —which features several members of Dolly’s family and includes a mix of some of her holiday favorites alongside songs from her new Christmas album, A Holly Dolly Christmas — takes place in the DreamSong Theater.

New Christmas Drone Show!

Dollywood Christmas Drone ShowDollywood has replaced the former Merry & Bright fireworks show with a spectacular new drone show called “Joyful! Season of Light“. Watch as hundreds of colorful drones dance to festive tunes, lighting up the night with Christmas cheer in a new holiday spectacular your whole family will love.

Get Dollywood Discount Tickets!

Dollywood rarely offers coupons or discount tickets, so the absolute best way to save money is to purchase tickets through a website that charges lower fees or by bundling it with another show or attraction for an incredible deal! To buy tickets with less fees or see lots of discounted packages for Dollywood, click the button below!

Directions to Dollywood


2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd
Pigeon Forge, TN37863

Phone: 800-365-5996