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Winter Fun in Gatlinburg

Winter Fun in Gatlinburg Special Events and Festivals

Cool Weather Fun in the Smokies! Do You Hope to See Snow in Gatlinburg this December?

Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Christmas Craft Show: Members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community head downtown to the Gatlinburg Convention Center to showcase their talents and creations so that you can give handmade, heirloom quality gifts for Christmas.

Book Your Winter Getaway Cabin!

Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights: Take the 45-minute guided trolley tour of Gatlinburg Winter Magic lighting displays. Departure is from the Ripley’s Aquarium Trolley Station. Trolley leaves at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30. Excludes December 5, 24, 25, 31. Group reservations are available. Visit to book your seats before they’re gone!

Gatlinburg Winter Magic Celebration: Gatlinburg magically lights up winter nights with dozens of Christmas light displays throughout the entire town.

1-January 3, 2016
Dollywood Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival: A seven-time award winner of America’s Best Christmas Event, Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival presented by Humana, Nov. 5 through Jan. 3, 2016, features four million holiday lights and spectacular holiday performances, including Dollywood’s A Christmas Carol, an all-new adaptation of the Dickens classic.

Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade:  This popular Christmas parade in downtown Gatlinburg features lighted floats, marching bands, equestrian units and balloons. Parade begins at 7:30 p.m near light #3. New in 2015! Bleacher seating available at

4-5, 11-12, 18-19
Winter Magic Weekend Tunes & Tales: Through the holiday season, visitors can meet characters and storytellers and enjoy caroling and entertainment along the Parkway Friday and Saturday evenings during this free event!

Merry Christmas from Gatlinburg

Best Wishes for a Wonderful Christmas!

Obergatlinburg Christmas on Ice: Local skaters share their talents on ice to the sounds of holiday music in a two-day performance at Ober Gatlinburg’s ice arena. Visit for show times.

Book Your Christmas Cabin!

Merry Christmas!

New Year’s Eve Ball Drop & Fireworks Show & Ball Drop: Be near the Gatlinburg Space Needle to celebrate New Year’s Eve with a street party and live entertainment while you wait to see the ball drop at the stroke of midnight with a fabulous fireworks.

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