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Dollywood Christmas Festival Introduces Largest Christmas Expansion — Glacier Ridge

Kelly McNeil. # State
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At this year’s Smoky Mountain Christmas, you can experience Dollywood’s largest Christmas expansion ever! During the holiday season, the park will come alive with millions of twinkling lights. With the addition of Glacier Ridge, your Christmas experience will be bigger and better than ever! We’ve got all the details on Glacier Ridge and what’s new at the Dollywood Christmas festival.

About Glacier Ridge

Glacier Ridge is a magical winter wonderland lit up by more than 1 million sparkling lights. You’ll have the opportunity to see a 50-foot Christmas tree, a recreation of the northern lights, and more! Glacier Ridge is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before and is located in Timber Canyon, Wilderness Pass, and the upper portion of Craftsman’s Valley. Every 30 minutes, the Plaza comes to life to present a light show complete with holiday hits you can’t help but sing along to. If you enter from Timber Canyon, you’ll walk through the Arctic Passage, a 130-foot-long tunnel that transports you into Glacier Ridge in a stunning array of light and color. You can also enter from Craftsman’s Valley, where you’ll experience a canopy of lights in a one-of-a-kind display. This unique walk-through brings the aurora borealis to Dollywood.

More at the Dollywood Christmas Festival

Smoky Mountain Christmas from Dollywood Parks & Resorts on Vimeo.


Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas won the Golden Ticket award for Best Theme Park Christmas Event for the 11th year in a row! The festival runs from Nov. 10 through Jan. 5. Not only will you get to experience the largest Christmas expansion ever, there are all the classics that families love year after year. Take a look at some of the many activities you can enjoy at the Dollywood Christmas festival:


Award-Winning Shows

Celebrate the sounds of the season with award-winning holiday musical productions that the whole family will love! Watch “Christmas in the Smokies” including all your hometown holiday favorites, “It’s a Wonderful Life” that’s based on the timeless holiday story of love and generosity, or “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,” during which a family finds its own Christmas miracle. For a full list of Dollywood Christmas shows, take a look at their daily show schedule.


Family-Friendly Activities

Everything at Dollywood is family friendly, but Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas has special activities for families to enjoy together. Visit Santa Land and get your picture taken with Santa Claus himself, or gather the family to watch the Parade of Many Colors, which includes vibrant floats, interactive characters, and other fun surprises! You can also see Rudolph and all of his friends and enjoy a family holiday feast at one of the many delicious dining options.

Dollywood’s Christmas festival gets the whole family into the holiday spirit. Don’t miss your chance to experience Glacier Ridge and everything else Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas has to offer! Buy your Dollywood tickets through Visit My Smokies today and receive free cancellation up to a certain date. To purchase your tickets, click the green box below:

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