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It's Beginning To Look (And Sound) A Lot Like Christmas

By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on November 9, 2021

Don't worry; we firmly believe in giving Thanksgiving its full due before we turn our attention toward the Christmas holiday. Once all the turkey leftovers are polished off and the Black Friday deals have been made, then all things Christmas will be fair game. But if you happen to be visiting the Smokies some time in the next few weeks, you may notice that one category of Smoky Mountain attractions has chosen to ignore that protocol.

In fact, the many music and entertainment theaters in Pigeon Forge and the rest of the Smokies area have already kicked off the holiday season with special seasonal versions of their productions. From music to magic to entertainment that defies definition, our local stages have taken on a decidedly festive holiday theme. Read on for a quick overview of what's in store for visitors this winter.

The Comedy Barn

This Pigeon Forge showplace, long known for its hayseed brand of clean, family-friendly comedy, helps its guests get into the spirit of Christmas with an experience that includes plenty of holiday music and costumes but keeps the trademark laughter going. Jugglers, animal acts and comedians round out the entertainment.

Country Tonite Theatre

Country music hits old and new are always on the bill at this Pigeon Forge music theater, but this time of year, renditions of seasonal songs combined with beautiful choreography, brightly decorated holiday sets and colorful costumes bring the enchantment of Christmas to the Country Tonite Stage. Special guests like Frosty the Snowman, Santa Claus and the Sugar Plum Fairy ballerina join the cast to help make Christmas come alive.

Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show

This popular dinner show-based on the classic Hatfield & McCoy family feud-presents its Christmas Disaster Dinner Feud through the end of the year. Join Pa Hatfield and Ma McCoy as they try to set aside their differences in the spirit of the season. They bring their two families together for a night of fun, food and entertainment that includes holiday singing and dancing, feats of strength, stunts and comedy.

Grand Majestic Theater

You'll continue to find Grand Majestic's usual rotation of four different shows-Soul of Motown, magician Terry Evanswood, Hit Parade and Hazzard Hoedown-going throughout the holidays. But through the end of 2021, you can also catch their Tis The Season show, which starts at 10 a.m. on select days. It combines contemporary holiday favorites with traditional gospel hymns, holiday hits from Elvis and a sing-along section that gets everyone in the audience feeling the Christmas spirit.

Dolly Parton's Stampede

The horses are still the stars of this arena-style family show, which has been a mainstay of Pigeon Forge entertainment for some 25 years. For the holidays, you'll notice a few Christmas touches, including falling snow, twinkling lights, evergreens and poinsettias, old-fashioned holiday costumes and familiar seasonal music. Of course, the Stampede's trademark horseback competitions are still in play, but for Christmas, you'll see elves from the North and South Poles competing in a friendly rivalry while you enjoy their famous four-course feast.

If you do find yourself in the neighborhood this season, please note that at Smoky Mountain Ziplines, we're only operating on weekends as well as select weekdays during the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve/Day. After January 1, we'll go into hibernation until March 1, 2022. Please make your winter reservation with us ahead of time, since our shorter operating schedule means time slots will be limited. We ho-ho-hope to see you soon at the best ziplines Pigeon Forge has to offer.


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