10 Spots To See Santa This Season in Pigeon Forge

Meet Santa in the Smoky Mountains at the Island in Pigeon Forge

The Islandgirls trip to pigeon forge

Travel to The Island to see Santa in Pigeon Forge! Enjoy a photo anytime from December 16th- 23rd from 3pm to 9 pm. You can find him in the breezeway behind the beautiful fountains! 

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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Thanks to a special arrangement with the North Pole, Santa Claus will be visiting the Aquarium every day (except for Wednesdays and Thursdays) from November 24 to December 23 during the hours of 10:00am to 4:00pm! Stop by to let him know what you want for Christmas!Photos with Santa are available. *General Admission Required.

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Breakfast With Santa at The Old MillOld Mill Winterfest Lights

The Old Mill celebrates the festive Christmas season with pictures and breakfast or brunch with Santa! Come for breakfast from 8:15 to 9:30 or brunch from 10:00 to 11:15. After enjoying a meal with Santa, you take the family to the Kid’s Craft tent from 10 am to 2 pm for crafts and activities the kids will love! Reservations are required. Call 865-406-6558 for reservations today!

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Dollywood Christmas at Dollywood

Experience a day full of your favorite songs, delicious treat, thrilling rides, and stunning light displays! The Christmas season kicks off November 10th and runs through January 5th, 2019 with festive shows and the fan favorite Parade of Many Colors. Floats covered in dazzling lights, characters, and more will spread the Christmas cheer. The newest addition to this year’s Smoky Mountain Christmas is Glacier Ridge! You’ll experience a winter wonderland full of lights and even a 50 foot video motion Christmas tree! Those Northern Lights might just make an appearance in the smokies too!

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Hard Rock Cafe

Enjoy a delicious breakfast with Santa on December 8th & 15th from 8:30 to 10:30 am. Kids can enjoy an activity and treat from Santa as well as a free admission to WonderWorks! Pre- paid reservations are required for the events. Please call: 865-430-7625.

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Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland

Beginning November 9th through January 6th you can experience a drive through light show with custom made displays that dance to music played over the radio in your car! All of the giant LED displays will feature Santa and pals in the North Pole gearing up for Christmas.

Santa’s workshop opens November 16th and is free with admission to the light show. During this time you can visit and take your photo with Santa, feed animals at the petting zoo, and even pony rides.  


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Christmas Shows in Pigeon Forge

The Christmas Season is in full swing at all area dinner and theater shows! See Ole St. Nick himself make an appearance in your favorite Pigeon Forge shows! Dolly Parton’s Stampede as well as Christmas Celebration Dinner Show are full of music, dancing, and stellar performances to get you in the Christmas spirit. Enjoy the amazing theatrics and hearty feasts all season long!

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Santa’s Claus- et

We are proud to offer professional quality photos of your visit with Santa.  Images will be available immediately after your visit and should you chose to purchase them, they will be ready in a variety of sizes in just a few minutes. To make this as special a visit as possible, personal photography is prohibited during the Santa Visit.

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The Track

See Santa December 15th & 22nd from 11 am to 3 pm. Join Santa on the Kids Country Train and tell him your wishes and what’s on your list! Don’t forget the cookies, Santa will be sharing his favorite!All children visiting Santa during the event will receive a one hour unlimited ride wristband for $10.

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Polar Express Great Smoky Mountain RailroadMeet Santa in the Smokies with the Polar Express

All aboard! This childhood classic comes to life as you ride The Polar Express through the wilderness to visit the North Pole. Your excursion is set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack where you can enjoy warm cocoa and a treat while listening and reading along with the magical story. The 1 ¼ hour round trip to the North Pole includes a festive greeting from Santa himself! He will join everyone on The Polar Express and give each child a special gift as in the story. All trips begin November 9th and operate through December 31st.

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