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Enchanted Christmas at Anakeesta
November 20, 2022, 2:42 p.m.

anakeesta christmas

Anakeesta hosts its annual Enchanted Christmas event from Nov 14 through Jan 1. Guests will delight in the flavors of the season, from traditional to whimsical, while exploring the sights and the sounds of this smoky mountain winter wonderland. Visitors will collect festive holiday memories throughout Anakeesta’s charming mountain villages.

New this year, Anakeesta’s Parkway Christmas tree will dazzle with over 3 million lights and custom animations, and guests will be captivated by daily entertainment including Kringle’s Karols Christmas Carolers and Jolly the Juggling Elf. Journey through a warm traditional Christmas village featuring Santa’s magical sleigh – with guest appearances and photo ops by the big man himself. Explore an elegant and timeless European holiday hamlet, brave the cool, blue Arctic Alley, dance through the whimsical Christmas Garden and finally ascend to the festive AnaVista Tower for more holiday cheer with a stunning view.

Steaming Hot Cocos and cool Peppermint Lattes warm the family, while the Winter is Here specialty cocktail, made with Chattanooga whiskey and Tennessee pumpkin butter, tantalize grown-up tastebuds. Families and children will be thrilled to have one-on-one time with Santa and Mrs. Claus at an exclusive and delectable breakfast celebration. Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus will take place at Anakeesta on Nov 26, Dec 3, 4, 10, 17 and 23, and is $104.99 Adults, $87.99 Children (4-11) and $97.99 Seniors (60+). Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus includes general Anakeesta admission. Annual Pass Holders receive 20% off. Guests are invited to extend their evening beyond magical holiday light displays with the dazzling new Enchanted Night Walk, Astra Lumina, open every evening.

With extended hours throughout most of the season, guests will enjoy more twinkling lights and colorful light displays throughout Anakeesta. Enchanted Christmas is included with admission and annual pass membership. Combination tickets to Anakeesta and Astra Lumina are available online at a discounted price.

For more information guests can visit

Now – Jan 1
Holiday Light displays, entertainment, music, food and drink specials are available daily.

Nov 25, Dec 2, 9, 16, 22 (11am - 3pm)
Santa photo ops.

Nov 26, Dec 3, 4, 10, 17, 23 (7am - 9:30am)
Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus. $104.99 Adults / $87.99 Children (4-11) / $97.99 Seniors (60+) and includes general Anakeesta admission. Annual Pass Holders call 865-325-2400 to receive 20% off.

Anakeesta is located at 576 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738.

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