What’s open on Christmas in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg 2020

Guests line up outside of Paula Deen's Family Kitchen at The Island in Pigeon Forge on Christmas Eve (photo by Morgan Overholt/TheSmokies.com)
Guests line up outside of Paula Deen's Family Kitchen at The Island in Pigeon Forge on Christmas Eve (photo by Morgan Overholt/TheSmokies.com)

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If you’re spending Christmas in the Smokies, you’re in luck! In our very biased opinion, it’s one of the best places to be during the holidays. There are millions of lights to see during Winterfest, and many of the local attractions and restaurants stay open!

If you’re looking for things to do on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, look no further. We’ve compiled this handy-dandy list of open attractions and restaurants in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville, just for you.

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Editor’s Note: Even though these locations are open, holiday hours may be in effect. Many of the following restaurants and attractions will be closing early on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. While we do our best to keep this article up to date, ultimately restaurants and attractions may change their plans at the last minute. Always call ahead to be safe when making your holiday plans.

Attractions open on Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day

  • Alkatraz East – Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Anakeesta – Open until 6pm on Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day
  • Beyond the Lens – Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Cades Cove – Campgrounds, picnic areas open; visitor centers closed Christmas Day
  • Comedy Barn Shows available for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Dolly Parton’s Stampede Shows available for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Flyaway Indoor Skydiving – Currently closed due to technical issues, call ahead.
  • Gatlinburg Space Needle Open, regular hours
  • Gatlins Escape Rooms – Rooms available Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (Christmas Day sold out)
  • Hatfield and McCoy Shows available for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Hollywood Wax Museum – Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 
  • Legacy Mountain Ziplines – Open Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day
  • Lumberjack Feud: Shows and park are open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Mysterious Mansion – Open Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day
  • NASCAR Speedpark – Open Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day
  • Ober Gatlinburg – Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Pirates Voyage – Shows available on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Rainforest Adventures Discovery Zoo – Open Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day
  • Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 
  • Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Odditorium – Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Ripley’s Guinness World Records Adventure Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 
  • Ripley’s Haunted Adventure Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 
  • Ripley’s mini golf (2) Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Ripley’s Mirror Maze Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Ripley’s Moving Theatre  Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Rocky Top Mountain Coaster – Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Rowdy Bear Mountain Coaster – Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Scenic Helicopter Tours – Tours available on Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day
  • Sevier Air Trampoline and Ninja Warrior Park – Open Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day
  • Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster – Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 
  • Smoky Mountain Deer Farm and Exotic Petting Zoo – Open Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day
  • Smoky Mountain National Park – Campgrounds, picnic areas open; visitor centers closed Christmas Day
  • Smoky Mountain Pink Jeep Tours – Tours available until 1 pm Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day
  • Skylift Park (SkyBridge) – Open Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day
  • Sugarlands Distilling Company – Open Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day
  • Tanger Outlets – Open Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day
  • The Coaster at Goats on the Roof – Open Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day
  • The Island in Pigeon Forge – Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • The Old Mill Square – Open Christmas Eve (shop hours may vary)
  • The Track – Open Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day
  • Titanic Museum – Open Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day (Christmas Eve sold out)   
  • WonderWorks – Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 

 

Restaurants open on Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day

  • Applebee’s – Open Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day
  • Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant & Farmhouse Grill Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Atrium Pancakes – Open Christmas Eve (but closes after lunch), closed Christmas Day
  • Aubreys – Open Christmas Eve, Closed Christmas Day
  • Calhouns  Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Chesapeake’s  Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Cracker Barrel – Open Christmas Eve until 2 pm, closed Christmas Day
  • Feaster’s on Teaster’s – Closed on Christmas Eve, open on Christmas Day
  • Five Oaks Farmhouse  Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Gaucho Urbano  Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Golden Corral – Open Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day
  • Hard Rock Cafe  Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Huck Finns – Open Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day
  • JT Hannahs  Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Loco Burro  Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Monster Mash Burgers – Open Christmas Eve until 6 pm, closed Christmas Day
  • No Way Jose’s  Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • The Old Mill Pottery House Cafe – Open Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day
  • Old Mill Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day
  • Paula Deens Family Kitchen  Open Christmas Eve and opening 2 pm Christmas Day
  • Pucketts – Open Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day
  • Reagan’s House of Pancakes  Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Ruby Sunshine – Open until 2 pm Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day
  • Smith & Son Corner Kitchen  Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Smoky Mountain Brewery  Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Shoney’s – Open Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day
  • Southern Comfort  Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • The Melting Pot – Open Christmas Eve (currently fully booked) and closed Christmas Day
  • Three Jimmy’s  Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Timberwood Grill – Open Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day

Happy holidays, everyone! 

Disclaimer: While we do our best to bring you the most up-to-date information, attractions or prices mentioned in this article may vary by season and are subject to change. Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any mentioned business, and have not been reviewed or endorsed these entities. Contact us at [email protected] for questions or comments.