Local Happenings

 December 1: Fantasy of Light Christmas Parade

Come watch the award-winning, 42nd Annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade featuring lighted floats, marching bands, equestrian units, giant balloons, and Santa Claus! 

November 7- February 28: Smoky Mountain Winterfest

The towns of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville are decked out in lights from November 7th until February 28th for the Smoky Mountain Winterfest Celebration. There are over 15 million lights in a 25-mile radius!  There are various activities held throughout the month, including Santa safari, photos with Santa, arts & crafts and night shows.

December 31: New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show

Welcome 2018 Gatlinburg-style with the Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show! This family friendly celebration is one of the largest organized New Year’s Eve events in the nation with nearly 50,000 people gathering to ring in the New Year.

November 27- December 3: Great Smoky Christmas Arts & Crafts Show

The Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community is back again with the area’s largest selection of unique handcrafted gifts at their annual Christmas show. 

December 6-9 : Bluegrass Christmas in the Smokies

Each year this music festival attracts hundreds of fans. With shopping, food, fun, and all kinds of bluegrass, this festival is fun for everyone!

 

January 28-30: Tennessee Winter Special Olympics

Come celebrate the 33rd anniversary of the Tennessee Special Olympics Winter Games at Ober Gatlinburg! Over 150 athletes with disabilities will compete in Alpine Skiing, Snowboards and Speed Skating.

November 7- February 28: Smoky Mountain Winterfest

The towns of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville are decked out in lights from November 7th until February 28th for the Smoky Mountain Winterfest Celebration. There are over 15 million lights in a 25-mile radius!  There are various activities held throughout the month, including Santa safari, photos with Santa, arts & crafts and night shows.