If you're from Tennessee or live in neighboring states, you probably grew up going to Dollywood a few times. Your family might have even made it a tradition to go every year during Christmas time because it has amazing lights and decor all season long. This year, Dollywood has turned into a winter wonderland that's bigger and better than ever before.
The Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood is a sight to see, even if you're not a fan of rides and rollercoasters. There is so much to see and do so no one in your group will be bored.
There has even been a new land to open up, Wildwood Grove, and it will be a totally new night experience for the park.
The one spot that you have to see and explore is Glacier Ridge. This spot is THEE place to go in Dollywood; you'll never know what's coming around the corner.
As you walk through this magical place, you can't help but notice the hundreds of hanging lights that you'll walk through. Craftsman's Valley mimics the Northern Lights and you'll be transported to another world as you walk through.
Aside from the new land and the crazy Christmas lights, there will be shows and musicals happening all throughout the festval that will really get you in the Christmas spirit.
This event has been honored for years for being one of the best Christmas events at a theme park worldwide, so you know you're getting the real deal when you visit.
If you're looking for more ways to celebrate the holiday season, you need to check out this Krampus-themed haunted house in Nashville that mixes Halloween and Christmas for an amazing experience and have dinner and drinks on this rooftop in a massive igloo.
Smoky Mountain Christmas
When: November 9-January 4
Address: 2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Why You Need To Go: Not only will the whole park be covered in lights and decor, there is a new land that you can explore that will bring even more Christmas cheer.