Winter Fun in Gatlinburg
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. http://www.gatlinburgcrafts.com
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 http://www.eventbrite.com/o/gatlinburg-tennessee-4539494573 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 https://www.gatlinburg.com/event/fantasy-of-lights-christmas-parade/
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!
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 www.obergatlinburg.com for show times.
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.