Gatlinburg Christmas events

Gatlinburg’s Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales 2021

The secret to experiencing the magic and the spirit of Christmas is the age-old, traditionally tested and proven songs that we all know by heart. When we think of “Winter Wonderland”, “12 Days of Christmas” and “O’Tannenbaum”, the magic comes in like an ocean tide at the beach. The tourism region of the Smokies delights in making our visitors feel this magic during the Christmas season and one of the many ways visitors to the Smokies can experience this rebirth…

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Winterfest Kickoff 2021 Information For Gatlinburg

The cities of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg have posted their official information on Winterfest kickoff 2021 events and we would like to repost them here. Pigeon Forge’s official tourism website writes: “32nd Annual Smoky Mountain Winterfest Celebration Draped in more than 5 million holiday lights, Pigeon Forge creates a winter wonderland for locals and guests alike to enjoy during the city’s annual Winterfest celebration. The lights of Winterfest shine from early November until February. From winter light displays to captivating…

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Winterfest Events 2020 Starting Today

It is officially and effectively winterfest in the Smokies! During this time, people come to the mountains for a variety of reasons, not the least because of the holidays, the romance opportunities and just a badly needed break from the routine, but one slightly less obvious reason is that we have capabilities for Winter sports enthusiasts to break out their skis, snowboards and more; and those seeking to get a hot burst of adrenaline out in the cold will want…

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Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff and Winterfest Kickoff Returns!

In less than a week, the city of Gatlinburg will be some of the most active it’s ever been concentrated in one spot with the highly anticipated return of the Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff! The city of Gatlinburg writes this for this year’s Winterfest kickoff festival: “For over 30 years, Gatlinburg has celebrated the kickoff of Smoky Mountain Winterfest with the annual foodie festival, Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff Presented by Bush’s Chili Beans. On November 12, 2020, the tradition continues with live…

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Pigeon Forge Winterfest 2020

For those wondering if the city of Pigeon Forge is going to be doing their traditional Pigeon Forge Winterfest for 2020, the answer is an emphatic YES! Here is what the city of Pigeon Forge is releasing for information on this year’s Winterfest season scheduled to begin on November 13th, 2020 and continue to February 21st, 2021: “From winter light displays to captivating holiday shows and so much more, here are just a few of the fun ways you can…

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Gatlinburg Winterfest Kickoff 2018

Today is the kickoff for the next big season in the Smoky Mountains – our longest tourism season in the year – Winterfest 2018! As is tradition in Gatlinburg, we celebrate Winterfest with a Chili Cookoff in downtown Gatlinburg between Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies and Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum. This event is so big that the city of Gatlinburg shuts down a whole section of the downtown parkway just to hold it. The first part of the…

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