Holiday Happenings 2022

Christmas is one of our favorite times of year. The resort is festively decorated inside and out, and we have all sort of fun holiday events. Plan now to be part of our celebration!

Ice Skating
Experience the fun of skating on a real ice rink from November 11-January 15 as a 3,200 square foot portion of our outdoor wave pool will once again be converted into a festive rink surrounded by holidays lights and decorations. Be sure to stop in our Winter Wilderland, get a cup of hot cocoa or make a s’more while you are there!

For complete details, visit:  https://www.wildernessatthesmokies.com/blog/ice-skating-is-returning-november-11-2022-january-15-2023/

Skate for a Cause
On Saturday, November 19, from 10 am to 10 pm, we will be hosting a special fundraiser for Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee, where 100 percent of the public ice skating admissions will directly benefit the agency.

Santa’s Workshop
This fun tradition is returning! In Santa’s workshop kids can bring out their creative side, where there will be cookie decorating, holiday crafts, and even the opportunity to write a letter and mail to Santa. Santa’s workshop, which will be located in the River Lodge Conference Room as well as outside in the Winter Wonderland by our ice skating rink will be open:

  • November 25, 11 am to 3 pm
  • November 26, December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, and 23, from 11 am to 8 pm
  • November 27, December 4, 11, 18, and 24, from 10-2 pm

Santa Appearances
We’re happy to report that the jolly ol’ man will be at our resort this season. You can find Santa in our outdoor Winter Wonderland (the first hour of each scheduled appearance) as well as in our Santa’s Workshop in our River Lodge lobby (the last two hours of each scheduled appearance).

  • November 25, from 12-3 pm
  • November 26, December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 21, 22, and 23 3 to 6 pm

Story Time with Mrs. Claus
Join Mrs. Claus on Friday, November 25, December 2, 9, 16, and 23 from 7 to 7:30 pm as she hosts 30-minute Christmas themed story times in our River Lodge lobby.