Christmas Comes to Life on Stage

The theaters in Smokies always offer a great time for their audiences, but it’s during the Christmas season that they really outdo themselves to bring the magic of Christmas to life for festive, family fun. When you’re visiting the area during November and December, you’ll have ample opportunities to catch a few great shows.

Christmas in Pigeon Forge

Country Tonite Theatre

Country Tonite Christmas Show
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Holiday performances at Country Tonite begin on November 1st and run through the end of the year. This lively seasonal show will cast you back to joys of long ago Christmas memories with rousing renditions of your favorite seasonal tunes. You’ll see lots of familiar faces, like Frosty, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and, of course, Santa. And every kid’s dream come true, the toys will come alive during “Where Are You Christmas?”  * Free pass to this show when booking your cabin with Heartland Rentals.

Hatfield and McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner Show
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The Hatfields and McCoy are at it again, but this time the feudin’ and feastin’ will center on a Christmas theme. In the spirit of the season, the quarrelsome hillbillies will try to put aside their differences, but not before the audience is treated to plenty of singing, dancing, stunts, feats of strength, and the part everyone wants the most, a bellyful of laughs.  * Free pass to this show when booking your cabin with Heartland Rentals.

Shows will run twice daily from November 1st through December 31st, and will include a hearty dinner of chicken, pulled pork BBQ, soup, potatoes, corn, bread, coleslaw, and dessert. After this show, you’ll feel a whole lot better about spending the holidays with your own family!

Pigeon Forge Christmas Show

Christmas at The Opry

Smoky Mountain Opry Christmas Celebration
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The Pigeon Forge Christmas Show Experience will run at 3 and 8 (most days) throughout November and December. In addition to the Christmas lights, the audience will enjoy ice skaters, dancing elves, live animals, flying fairies, a huge band, and Santa Claus.  * Free pass to this show when booking your cabin with Heartland Rentals.

A Comedy Barn Christmas
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The Comedy Barn Christmas Show promises laughs galore. From November 12th through the end of December, this show will begin at 8:15 p.m. nightly with a 5 p.m. matinee on Saturdays. You’ll enjoy holiday music, special costumes, acts for the Christmas season, a bit of seasonal magic, some fancy animals, light-footed dancing, and laughs, laughs, laughs. Is there a better way to drum up some Christmas cheer?  * Free pass to this show when booking your cabin with Heartland Rentals.

Dixie Stampede Family Christmas Dinner Show
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The North and South will battle it out again, but this time it’s the North Pole Elves pitted against the South Pole. The entire arena will be transformed, with falling snow, lights, evergreens, and poinsettias. The cast will be decked out in holiday costumes. You’ll enjoy familiar holiday music and an inspiring live Nativity featuring three wise men arriving on camels and an angel descending from above. While the festivities play out in front of you, you’ll also dig in to a hearty four-course feast.  See show schedule.

Gatlinburg Christmas Show

Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre

Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre
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“Mistletoe and Malarky” will run from late November through the end of the year. This Vaudeville-style variety show will put on a special holiday flair, with song-and-dance numbers, seasonal comedy routines, a good old-fashioned sing-along, the world’s shortest version of A Christmas Carol, a very special “Twelve Days of Christmas”, and the world famous Christmas Paper Dance. With a little something for everyone, this show will sell out fast. Get your tickets soon!  See show schedule.

Biblical Times
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The Biblical Times Christmas will run from November 2nd through December 31st at 6:00 each evening. This dinner show features a seven item feast to enjoy as you watch and listen to the traditional Christmas music, Southern Gospel, old hymns, and a variety of tunes both contemporary and patriotic. During the second half of the show, you’ll see the Christmas story told through the eyes of Simeon. The holographic technology used during this show makes it like no other spectacle in the Smokies.  See show schedule.