This holiday season, just skip that annual pilgrimage to Grandmotherâ€™s house. Instead, pack up Granny along with the rest of the family and head to Pigeon Forge and the Great Smoky Mountains for a magical Christmas vacation (Griswold family and Cousin Eddie not included).
For starters, youâ€™ll find more competitive seasonal rates on hotels, motels and cabins in the Smokies. You may also notice that the traffic moves a little more briskly, and the lines for attractions are much shorter. While youâ€™re in town, here are four family-fun ways to conjure up lots of Christmas spirit.
â€¢ Winterfest Trolley Tour Of Lights â€“
Gaze and gawk at Pigeon Forgeâ€™s five million Winterfest lights and dozens of brilliantly colorful displays on these guided tours, which depart from the Patriot Park trolley station three times each weeknight through December. Itâ€™s $5 well spent to be able to relax and focus on the sights, not the car in front of you.
â€¢ Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood â€“ This annual festival will stir memories of Christmases past while helping you and your family forge new holiday memories. Ten seasonally themed shows and attractions join forces with a park full of dazzling light displays and Christmas decorations to create one of the areaâ€™s most visually impressive
â€¢ Shopping â€“ Thereâ€™s no easier way to get into the gift-giving spirit of a Pigeon Forge Christmas than by doing your shopping while youâ€™re in town. From unique specialty shops to money-saving outlet malls, youâ€™ll be able to work your way through your shopping list lickety-split. Donâ€™t forget to make The Incredible Christmas Place one of your must-see shops. This themed shopping destination is home to all things Christmasâ€”a no-brainer for this time of year.
â€¢ See A Christmas Show â€“ Many of our Pigeon Forge music theaters switch over to special holiday-themed shows during November and December. You can almost always count on hearing your favorite Christmas music and getting a visit from St. Nick himself.