Travel Guide to Bryson City and the Great Smoky Mountains
Bryson City may be a small town, but we celebrate holidays in a big way! The streets are lit with holiday lights and garlands. Kids can write letters to Santa at the Visitor Center. Our shops feature plenty of gifts and one-of-a-kind arts and crafts, as well as tasty foods and wines, and the holiday spirit is in the air!
All Aboard the Polar Express™! Enjoy warm cocoa and a treat, while listening to this magical story, and sing some Christmas carols. Santa is waiting at the North Pole, where he’ll board the train, greeting each child and presenting them with a silver sleigh bell. (1-1/4 hour round trip, days and times vary. learn more
On the first Saturday in December “The Biggest Little Christmas Parade in the Smokies” takes to the streets. Our annual parade features floats, fire trucks, bands, classic cars, beauty queens, and lots of candy for the kids. Enjoy breakfast with Santa overlooking the Nantahala River and take the Cookie Walk to find some sweet treats. Christmas events
Come enjoy our crisp, mountain air and breathe in some holiday spirit!
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