The Smoky Mountains and live shows go together like Santa Claus and Christmas cookies, and what better way to celebrate the winter holidays than by taking in a decked-out performance by your favorite casts?
Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge come alive during the Christmas season with tons of special productions to choose from. Here’s a sampling of some of the best special holiday productions being offered this Christmas season.
Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry
Camels, comedians, and acrobats – oh my! The multimillion-dollar Christmas production at the Smoky Mountain Opry is one to beat the band. You’ll have the chance to take in a living nativity scene, Saint Nick himself, and a sleighful of merrily costumed singers and dancers as well as acrobats twirling away in the sky. The kids will talk about this one for years to come.
Christmas Show at Dixie Stampede
The spirit of the season is in full force at the Christmas Show at Dixie Stampede where bright lights and cozy holiday songs make the evergreen-lined stage come alive. You’ll see the three kings ride into Bethlehem, angels descend from on high, and elves from the two poles compete in a contest of good cheer. Like the Opry, the Dixie Stampede also boasts a live nativity. While you’re there, you’ll indulge in the four-course family feast with all the trimmings: rotisserie chicken, herbed potatoes, corn on the cob, homemade biscuits, and more.
The Hatfield & McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner Show™
Eat some feudin’ fried chick’n and pulled-to-pieces barbecued pork as you take in this whirlwind of a comedy show as the Hatfields and McCoys recall a more raucous version of what you probably experience at your in-laws’ every year: comedy, feats of strength, and more! They like to brag that they put the “fun” in dysfunctional, and we’re not arguing.
Lumberjack Feud Christmas
The contest between ESPN-caliber athletes gets seasonal in time for Christmas when the Lumberjack Feud runs their Great Annual Christmas Competition. There’s plenty of festive family fun to be had at this impressive show of athletic prowess which you’ll watch while eating lumberjack-sized portions of seasoned chicken and potatoes. Don’t miss the timberdogs who mimic their humans with their rippling muscles and acrobatic feats.
Smith Family Christmas Dinner Show
The Smith Family Dinner Show makes the most of oldies, goldies, country, gospel, and many more classic musical traditions in their musical dinner show; their Christmas show is a combination of old Christmas favorites and old favorites for any time of the year. In addition to seasonal singing, there’s hearty fare like chicken and dumplings and meatloaf. Get your fill of Southern dinner and Christmas carols at the same time!
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