8 Spots To See Santa This Season in Pigeon Forge

Meet Santa 2020

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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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Christmas at Rocky Top Mountain Coaster

Rocky Top Mountain Coaster ChristmasExperience stunning lights and displays in a sleigh of your own at Rocky Top Mountain Coaster! As the property turns into a festive coaster of Christmas lights and cheer you can enjoy the longest mountain coaster in the area! Zip through the trees of Pigeon Forge as they glow red and green to get you in the holiday spirit! Come out on Friday and Saturday nights during December for FREE photos with Santa from 4:00 pm- 8:00 pm. Santa will be at Rocky Top Mountain Coaster in his sleigh for photos and to meet you! 

* Santa will be not be available for photos on December 12th

Crave Golf Club’s Candy Christmas

Crave Golf Club ChristmasNow through January 20th, 2021 you can experience Candy christmas at Crave Golf Club! The candy themed attraction will have almost 100 Christmas trees, 20,000 ornaments, 30,000 Christmas lights, 600 feet of garland, and carolers. The Christmas spirit will be spread throughout the attraction making this the perfect activity for any winter day. From the rooftop course, guests can see scenic views of the Great Smoky Mountains. You can also be sure to see the Winterfest lights on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge! Crave has elevated the Candy Christmas event this year by adding free photo opportunities with Santa! Santa will be at Crave five evenings including: December 5th, 12th, 19th, 22nd, and 23rd!


Hard Rock Cafe

Hard Rock Cafe is hitting the road! Enjoy a meal with Santa on a double decker party bus. The bus will be decked out for the Holidays and swinging with Christmas tunes for the 31st Annual Smoky Mountain Winterfest Celebration. You can enjoy this event every Saturday leading up to Christmas!

The adult ticket includes a 2 Course Holiday Meal before or after your tour, and the Kids Ticket includes a Kids Holiday Meal and a Holiday Goodie Bag. Pre- paid reservations are required for the events. Please call: 865-430-7625.

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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  is full of music, dancing, and stellar performances to get you in the Christmas spirit. Enjoy the amazing theatrics and hearty feasts all season long!

Visit Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Show 


The Incredible Christmas Place 

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The Incredible Christmas Place is back with Santa’s Haus! Families can decorate cookies, make ornaments and write letters to him. Santa’s Haus also offers a great photo opportunity with Santa and his elves! Extra safety measures are in place for 2020 due to COVID-19. Check out their website for details. You can see Santa Sunday- Friday from 11:00 am- 7:00 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am- 9:00 pm.


The Islandgirls trip to pigeon forge

Travel to The Island to see Santa in Pigeon Forge! You can find him in the breezeway behind the beautiful fountains! 

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Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland

Now through December 23rd you can see Santa at Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland! Shadrack’s is 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 is now open through December 23rd 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.  

Visit Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland website

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 operate through December 31st.

Visit Polar Express website 

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