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A Complete Guide to Christmas Shows in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge


The area is full of exciting entertainment, made even more special by the festive season. If you need ideas for things to do, then keep reading! We’ve made a complete guide to Christmas in the Smoky Mountains, where we list the best shows in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge!

Christmas Shows at Dollywood

Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood is a highly anticipated annual festival with so many festive activities to enjoy, including Christmas shows! From musical performances to a heartwarming live nativity, adults and children alike will love experiencing the magic at this popular Pigeon Forge attraction. 

Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Christmas Show

lumberjack feud sign in pigeon forgeThe Lumberjack Feud Christmas Show is a supper show, competition, and family feud all rolled into one amazing experience, with the added delight of the holiday season. Enjoy a delicious holiday-themed meal while you cheer on the lumberjacks and lumberjills as they compete in high-stakes stunts and challenges! 

Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede

Dolly Parton’s Stampede is a  well-known show in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, and its annual Christmas show is one to add to your bucket list. Dig into a holiday feast and enjoy the cast of performers, horses, a live nativity, and even a visit from Santa!

Christmas at Array Variety Show 

In addition to their record-holding variety acts, Christmas at Array features beautiful costumes, timeless songs, world-class dancers, and stunning musicians for an unforgettable time spent celebrating the most wonderful time of the year. 

Country Tonite Christmas Show 

The-Country-Tonite-TheatreCountry Tonite puts on an incredible Christmas show each year, and this year’s is better than ever! The country music, gospel and patriotic songs, and talented performers make the show a crowd-pleaser for all ages, and the Christmas portion of the show will put everyone in the holiday spirit. 

Comedy Barn Christmas

Don’t miss the side-splitting fun at the Comedy Barn this Christmas! Complete with live animals, jugglers, singers, dancers, and more, this family extravaganza is guaranteed to be a night full of making spirits bright. You might even get picked to join the cast on stage to participate in one of the skits!

Illusionation: Believe in the Magic

Illusionation at the Mountain of Entertainment Theater combines magical illusion and holiday cheer into a family-friendly experience you will be talking about long after. Jason Hudy is the talent behind the mind-boggling tricks and illusions, and be prepared– he includes the audience in his show!

Hatfield & McCoy Christmas Dinner Feud 

The Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show in Pigeon Forge.Another one of the best shows in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge is this classic family feud dinner show. The Christmas season may bring families together, but will the Hatfield & McCoy families be able to lay aside their feud? Take your group to this hilarious dinner show and find out! 

Christmas Arts & Crafts Show

Although this event isn’t a dinner show or musical performance, the Great Smoky Christmas Arts & Crafts Show is something you won’t want to miss! Located at the Gatlinburg Convention Center, it’s a great place for holiday shopping. You will find locally made and one-of-a-kind items, from leather goods and candles to jewelry, woodworking, signs, quilts, and more.  

Now you know all about Christmas shows in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge! Browse our affordable Smoky Mountain cabin rentals today and get ready for a fantastic holiday vacation!