Where To Find Santa in The Smokies: Annual Santa Pictures

Are you looking for the perfect place to find Santa in the Smokies for your annual Christmas picture? We’ve got you covered! There are many opportunities to catch the big man himself throughout the Smokies this December, ranging from Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and even Knoxville, Tennessee! 

At Smoky Mountain Navigator, we’ve rounded up all the elves we know to find out where Santa plans to park his sleigh for a few hours each day leading up to Christmas.

Pictures With Santa at Sky Pirates

Santa Pictures

Avast, ye hearties! Santa and that mischievous Grouch be sailin’ in for a grand celebration! Discover the world’s first epic golf adventure and Pigeon Forge’s newest mini golf attraction at Sky Pirates of Mermaid Bay. While you’re there, get your picture made with Santa and the Grinch!

When: December 19th at 3PM – 9PM

An Evening With Santa at The Village

An evening with Santa at Ancient Lore Village in Knoxville may just be your family’s new Christmas tradition! Gather for a night of photos with Santa, make your own ornaments, and enjoy a showing of the holiday classic, Charlie Brown Christmas. 

Food will be available for purchase, along with festive drinks and a hot cocoa bar. Gather around the bonfire and soak up the Christmas spirit at Ancient Lore Village this Christmas.

When: December 23rd at 4PM – 7PM

Pictures With Santa & Christmas Grouch at Toy Box Mini Golf 

Santa Pictures

If you’re looking for a fun photo-op with Santa AND the Christmas Grouch, look no further than Toy Box Mini Golf. This toy-themed course has the perfect backdrop for photos of you and your family in your Christmas best or favorite ugly sweaters. Even better? Treat the family to a game of mini-golf right after! 

Santa Dates:

  • December 2, 2023 from 3:00 – 6:00 pm
  • December 16, 2023 from 3:00 – 6:00 pm

Grouch Dates:

  • December 2, 2023 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm
  • December 16, 2023 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm

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