Tennessee shines no matter the time of year, but December offers a little something extra. The Christmas lights and festivals are a sight you have to see. In Tennessee, you can go ice skating, watch performances, attend festivals, and drive through neighborhood after neighborhood of houses with Christmas lights and decorations. There are plenty of things to do in Tennessee in December.
Christmas in the Smoky Mountains is a beautiful place to visit. The town of Gatlinburg has Christmas fun around every corner during the holiday season. Whether you are a festival fanatic or you’re just looking for some lovely Christmas spirit, Gatlinburg has you covered!
Christmas at Dollywood is a little extra special, making it one of the best things to do in Tennessee in December. Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas has been named the "Best Christmas Event" at any theme park worldwide for the last ten years. It makes perfect sense with four million lights, special holiday performances, and the best Christmas atmosphere.
Market Square in downtown Knoxville transforms into a winter wonderland during the holidays, with massive Christmas trees, an outdoor ice skating rink, and festive art installations. Knoxville's Downtown Market Square is a great place to visit if you are in the Knoxville area during the winter months. The square is in the city's heart and offers many events, restaurants, shops, and even some amazing murals and street art.