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Santa’s Haus at The Incredible Christmas Place

Experience Cookie decorating, storytime, milk & cookies, and ornament making with Santa. Write letters to Santa and have your photo made with him.

Enjoy Elf Academy, a place where kids can learn elf skills and play reindeer games. Kids who complete the Elf Academy will receive an elf hat, certificate, and graduation photo.

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Crave Golf Club

Crave Golf Club, a one-of-a-kind candy-themed, interactive mini-golf course, has decked the halls and everything else with garland, wreaths, and more lights than Willy Wonka with almost 100 trees, 30,000 Christmas Lights, and 20,000’s a sight to behold. Have your picture made with Santa for FREE. For more information on dates and times for Santa photos, visit



Step amid the hustle and bustle of Santa Land in Celebration Hall as Santa and the elves get ready for Christmas. Create fun and unique craft items, enjoy the excitement of the larger-than-life-sized toys, and, of course, visit with Santa! Visit for more information.


Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland

Admission into Santa’s Village is FREE with admission to the light show at Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland in Sevierville! Attractions Include: photos and visits with Santa (photo packages starting at $24.99), a petting zoo ($2 to feed and visit the animals), Pony rides ($5), inflatables, caricature drawings, souvenirs. Food vendors include concessions, hot chocolate, coffee, fresh kettle corn, tasty treats, glazed nuts, and more.

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Santa Claus will be landing his sleigh at Anakeesta’s Firefly Village on December 20 and 21 from 11 am – 3 pm. Photos with Santa will be available for purchase. While you’re there, immerse yourself in an enchanting 1000’ canopy of twinkling lights, whimsically decorated Christmas trees, take a selfie at the giant Anakeesta Snow Globe, enjoy winter food specials and hot specialty drinks and more.

Visit for more information.


Santa’s Claus-et

Santa’s Claus-et, the largest Christmas Store in Gatlinburg, is located at 1350 E. Parkway across from McDonald’s. Santa’s Claus-et offers professional-quality photos of your visit with Santa.  Images will be available immediately after your visit and should you chose to purchase them, they will be ready in a variety of sizes in just a few minutes!  To make this as special a visit as possible, personal photography is prohibited during the Santa Visit.

For more information on Santa’s Claus-et, visit



Three Bears General Store

Santa Claus is coming to town and he’s landing at Three Bears General Store!

Three Bears is a 40,000 square feet store is a shopper’s paradise. There you will find Make-UR-Bear Factory complete with outfits and accessories, a family-sized arcade packed full of fun, and so much more!

Visit for more information on dates and times to see Santa!




Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops

To see Santa, you will need to visit the Bass Pass Ticket Depot inside the store to get your ticket with a time reserved time slot. Bass Passes are limited and go fast each day. Write a letter to Santa and enjoy free crafts and activities as well.

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The Island in Pigeon Forge

Take advantage of an opportunity to meet Santa Claus himself at The Island in Pigeon Forge! Located at the breezeway behind the Island Show Fountains. Guests can have their photos made with Santa and the set, and browse a variety of purchasing options from prints to a full USB drive full of memories.

Saturday, November 23rd 3-8 PM
Saturday, November 30th 3-8 PM
Saturday, December 7th 3-8 PM
Saturday, December 14th 3-8 PM
Friday, December 20th 3-8 PM
Saturday, December 21st 3-8 PM

The owner and founder of The Smoky Mountain Life, Kim Hunt, is a lifelong resident of southeast Tennessee and lover of all things Smoky Mountains. 

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