Places to See Santa in The Smokies!

The Islandgirls trip to pigeon forge

Travel to The Island to see Santa in Pigeon Forge! You can find him in his workshop in the breezeway behind the beautiful fountains! Photo opportunities will also be November 30th, December 7th, 14th, 20th, and 21st. Be sure to visit any of these days between 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Don’t forget to check out The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel! The 200-foot-high observation wheel along with a multi-million-dollar show fountain programed to perform to light and sound will make your visit perfect! In addition to the wheel and fountains, you’ll love the all of the holiday decorations perfect for photo opportunities! 

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Santa is coming to Anakeesta Mountain! His sleigh is due to land in Firefly Village November 29- 30 and December 20-21. Enjoy meeting Santa on the selected dates from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. You can also get your photos with Santa. All photos will be available for purchase. Make sure you tell him what’s your list!

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Breakfast With Santa at The Old MillOld Mill Winterfest Lights

Get a head start on your child’s christmas list by taking them to see Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus! Enjoy Breakfast or Brunch with Santa at Pottery House Cafe on December 7th! Breakfast starts at 8:15 and brunch at 10:00, by reservation only. Also, enjoy a fun filled Kid’s Craft Tent from 10 am to 2 pm. Call 865-406-6558 for reservations beginning November 7. (Reservations required.)

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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 9th and runs through January 4th, 2020 with festive shows and the fan favorite Parade of Many Colors. Floats covered in dazzling lights, characters, and more will spread the Christmas cheer. Also, your favorite family tradition is back at Dollywood. Enjoy holiday themed food, 5 million lights, and the Christmas atmosphere as you walk through the beloved Glacier Ridge! This whimsical winter wonderland is packed with lights and displays including the 50 ft. video motion christmas tree that will make your spirits extra bright. In addition, every 30 minutes The Plaza at Wilderness Pass will come to life with a fully synchronized light show that also showcase holiday songs! Lastly, Glacier Ridge will expand its fantastic sights into Wildwood Grove! Those Northern Lights might just make an appearance in the Smokies too!

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Hard Rock Cafe

HO HO HO! Its that time of year again filled with festive cheer, jingle bells, candy canes and a Rockin’ Breakfast with Santa! So join Hard Rock cafe on December 14th at 9am to Jingle Bell Rock and for an unlimited breakfast fit for Old Saint Nick himself! Enjoy  holly jolly entertainment & crafts as well as a special visit from Santa! Book your reservation today. Call 865-430-7625

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Candy Christmas at Crave Golf Club

Santa Claus and child at home. Christmas gift. Family holiday concept

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 7th, 14th, 21st, 22nd, and 23rd.

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Dave and Buster’s

Share a magical morning with the Jolly Old Elf himself! Enjoy breakfast with Santa on December 14th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, and stick around for some FUN! Choice of 2 ticket packages. Pictures with Santa may be purchased on the day of the event. There are two options for tickets Option 1 is general admission with the opportunity to meet Santa. Option 2 includes meeting Santa, breakfast buffet, and also unlimited video games power card.

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Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland

Beginning November 15th through January 5th 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. Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland is the most decorated and honored Christmas light show in the world 


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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 Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show are full of music, dancing, and stellar performances to get you in the Christmas spirit. Enjoy the amazing theatrics in addition to the hearty feasts all season long!

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Santa’s Claus- et

Step inside a world of Christmas!You an find food samples, toys, decor and so much more. In addition, get those 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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