5 BEST Reasons to Visit the Smoky Mountains in December

Chase Some Frozen Waterfalls

When December hits and temperatures cool, these majestic waters turn into majestic spectacles of ice and frost. The icicles you’ll find may even be bigger than your head!

Visit an Incredible Christmas Store

Whether you’re visiting on the way back home or you’re spending Christmas in the Smokies, this wonderland has anything and everything that you need for the perfect holiday celebration.

See the Majesty of Christmas Lights

What’s a Smoky Mountain December without looking at some colorful Christmas lights? No matter how old you are, everyone has a soft spot for bright lights.

Take a Scenic Winter Hike

There’s just something about hearing the snow crunch under your feet, feeling a nip in the air, and catching a glimpse of the wildlife that makes a winter hike special.

Attend a Smoky Mountain Christmas Event

Dollywood Smoky Mountain Christmas is an award-winning festival that runs from November to early January and features lights, shows, stage productions, and more.

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