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!

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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.

Shadrack’s Super Sized Christmas Adventure at Soaky Mountain
Across the street from our resort, Soaky Mountain Waterpark will also be celebrating Christmas with Shadrack’s Super Sized Christmas Adventure , November 25-January 1 for details visit:

Santa Hustle Smokies 5k & 10K
See Sevierville like never before as thousands of Santas race along the city streets during the annual Santa Hustle Smokies 5k and 10K on Sunday, Dec. 11. For more information or to register, visit

Christmas Day Buffet
Enjoy an amazing Christmas Buffet at our new Camp Social on Sunday, December 25th, 2022 from 1-7 pm

Salad Table to include: Fresh Seasonal and Tropical Fruits-Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Strawberries; Seasonal Greens with your choice of Dressing; Peel and Eat Shrimp display accompanied with cocktail sauce and lemons; Aged Broccoli and Cheddar Soup; Loaded Potato Soup

Carving Station with Smoked Ham with brown sugar glaze; Slow Roasted Herb Crusted Prime Rib with Fresh Rosemary Jus Cranberry Sauce, Orange Mustard, Creamed Horseradish

Entrée Table to include: Festive Mango Pico Blackened Salmon; BBQ Pork Ribs; Smoked Turkey Breast with Giblet Gravy; Broccoli/Cauliflower Au Gratin; Cornbread Dressing; Roasted Sweet Potato with Cinnamon Brown Sugar Marshmallow Topping; Sweet Yellow Buttered Corn; Traditional Cracked Black Peppered Mashed Potatoes; Candied Carrots; Chicken and Dumplings; Dinner Rolls

Children’s Buffet with Chicken Nuggets, Tater Tots, Mini Corn Dogs

Dessert Table including a fine selection of desserts to include- Cakes; Pumpkin Pie; Pecan Pie; Cream Pies; and Cheesecake

Cost is Ages 12 and up $34.99 – Ages 7 to 11 years old $12.99 and Kids 4 to 6 years old – $8.99,. Enhance your experience with a glass of Champagne for an upcharge of $4.95 per guest.

Reservations will be required. Please call 865.868.4483 to make your reservation.

New Year’s Eve
To see how we plan on ringing in the New Year, visit