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November 10- December 31, 2022
Good news! Not only is Bryson City the hometown of Polar Express, but it will also host its first drive-thru Christmas light show in 2022! The show will feature giant custom-built light displays with holiday scenes and festive music to listen along to while driving through. 

Bryson City Lights

2022 Dates and Times

  • November 10-30, 2022: Wed-Sun, 6-10 PM (Closed Thanksgiving Day)
  • December 1-31, 2022: Daily, 6-10 PM (Closed Christmas Day)

2022 Tickets and Pricing
Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate. Cash or credit cards are accepted at the gate.

  • $20 for cars and family vans
  • $40 for activity vans
  • $40 for limos
  • $80 for tour and school buses

Bryson City Christmas LIghts Drive Thru

Other Bryson City Holiday Activites
Not only can you enjoy the light show, but there are other many festive activites happening in Bryson City to enjoy! 

  • Polar Express: November 10-December 31: This favorite area holiday tradition for kids of all ages (including adults!) where more than 90,000 passengers ride each year! Read more about the Polar Express. (45 Mitchell St)
  • Ice Skating at The Yard: November 10-December 31: Enjoy iceskating, food truck, bar with snacks, and festive music at this recreational and music venue in Bryson City! (43 Depot Street) 
  • Christmas Wonderland at Darnell Farms: November 16-December 23: Take a hayride through holiday lights, sip hot cocoa, and pick out a freshly cut Christmas tree at this family farm! Open Wed-Sat evenings. (2300 Governors Island Road)

Go to Explore Bryson City's website to learn more. 

Smoky Mountain Christmas Spectacular Light Show Location:
Great Smoky Mountain Event Park (formerly Inspiration Park)
1130 Hyatt Creek Road
Bryson City, NC 28713

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