anakeesta at christmas

Top 5 Reasons to Experience the Enchanted Christmas at Anakeesta

While Anakeesta is already a magical destination, the popular mountaintop theme park is extra special during the holidays with the Enchanted Christmas event! This festive celebration of Christmas features sparkling light displays, live entertainment, holiday treats and even Santa Claus himself! You won’t want to miss this fabulous event that is fun for all ages, so head up to Anakeesta to create some amazing holiday memories with your family and friends! Here are the top 5 reasons why you need to experience the Enchanted Christmas at Anakeesta:

1. Beautiful Holiday Light Displays

One of the top reasons why you need to experience the Enchanted Christmas at Anakeesta is to enjoy the beautiful holiday light displays! The theme park comes alive with millions of twinkling lights in the evening hours, including through the forest along the iconic Treetop Skywalk! You also won’t want to miss a stroll through the Arctic Alley, where thousands of winter lights are programmed to festive seasonal soundtracks! If you just can’t get enough of the lights, consider upgrading your ticket to include the Astra Lumina celestial pathway!

2. Tasty Seasonal Food Items

Cliff Top Restaurant at AnakeestaAnother top reason why you’ll want to experience the Enchanted Christmas at Anakeesta is to sample the tasty seasonal food items! Enjoy a delicious feast at the Clifftop Restaurant or the Smokehouse Restaurant, which features options such as smoked herb-rubbed prime rib and hickory smoked ham! If you want to satisfy your sweet tooth, there is nothing like the Christmas tree waffles from the Watering Can that come with a sauce and two mouthwatering toppings!

3. Lots of Entertainment

You’ll quickly get into the holiday spirit with the special seasonal entertainment at Anakeesta! The Enchanted Christmas features a diverse lineup of entertainment offerings, including the talented Anakeesta Carolers who serenade guests with timeless holiday tunes! You’ll also love the whimsical and sweet performances of Lolly Swirlycanes, a hoop artist in a candy cane themed costume who will take you on an aerial journey like no other!

4. Breakfast With Santa

santaIf you have young children in your family, one of the highlights of the Enchanted Christmas at Anakeesta is certainly Breakfast With Santa! This special event takes place on several mornings throughout December and offers the opportunity to have breakfast with Santa Claus himself! The ticket for this event also includes a professional photo with Santa, arts and crafts activities, general admission to Anakeesta and a surprise souvenir gift to remember the day!

5. Unique Holiday Shopping

While visiting Anakeesta for the Enchanted Christmas event, take advantage of this time to purchase some unique gifts for those on your holiday list! The Mercantile offers a modern take on a general store and features kitchenware, locally made jams, vintage gadgets, games and much more! Meanwhile, Bear Essentials offers a haven of goods for nature enthusiasts while Catching Fireflies features jewelry, candles, windchimes and other whimsical goodies!

Check out all of the rooms at our hotel in downtown Gatlinburg today to stay just minutes away from Anakeesta! We look forward to welcoming you to the Smoky Mountains this holiday season!