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Smoky Mountain Winterfest Activities

by Millie

Smoky Mountain Winterfest is a magical celebration that begins in late fall and extends all the way out to nearly the starting of March! Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville team together with local business like Dollywood, Ripley’s Aquarium and many other businesses to bring you the most festive Christmas and Winter season lighting displays in East Tennessee. Millions of twinkling light are arranged in festive theme displays, offering you lots to enjoy town after town. Viewing Smoky Mountain Winterfest lights with friends and family is a great way to get in the Christmas spirit.

The beginning of Winterfest, naturally, is devoted to Christmas and New Years Eve across all three cities. After that, the focus of Winterfest settles on the quiet dignity of the mountains and it makes for a good time to both reflect on the nature and history of the Smokies and continue to celebrate it with unique events like Wilderness Wildlife Week, Saddle Up!, and the Winter Sports season at Ober Gatlinburg. February is also the height of the romantic atmosphere in the Tennessee Smokies.

Take a look at some favorite Gatlinburg winter events and make plans to enjoy a Christmas in the Smokies or a simple vacation later in the season:

Winter Magic Kickoff & Chili Cookoff

November 9, 2016 – November 9, 2016

Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride Of Lights

November 9, 2016 – January 31, 2017

Gatlinburg Winter Magic

November 9, 2016 – February 28, 2017

Winter Smoky Mountain Tunes And Tales

November 27, 2016 – December 17, 2016

New Year’s Eve Ball Drop And Fireworks Show

December 31, 2016 – December 31, 2016

Great Smoky Christmas Arts & Crafts Show

November 28, 2016 – December 4, 2016

Fantasy Of Lights Christmas Parade

December 2, 2016 – December 2, 2016

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