Gatlinburg Area Events November 2016
With Thanksgiving and winter festivals upon us, you don’t want to delay making your cabin rental reservations. Dates will book up fast because no one does the harvest season and Christmas lights better than Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Book now for you best opportunity to take advantage of a free night stay!
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1-4, 8-11, 15-18, 22-25, 29-30
Three Jimmy’s Entertains – There’s some fun happening every Monday-Friday at Three Jimmy’s Restaurant in the Arts & Crafts Community. Piano performances, Jam Night, Open Mic or Karaoke. Call ahead to verify entertainment and times at 865.325.1210
Live Entertainment at Crystelle Creek – Hear some of the best live entertainment in Gatlinburg as singers and songwriters perform in the main dining and bar areas at Crystelle Creek Restaurant & Grill. (Separate dining area set aside just for those that prefer to dine without entertainment.) View the weekly entertainment schedule.
John Calvin Abney & M. Lockwood Porter – Beginning at 7 p.m. on the Sugarlands Spirit Stage, hear story-telling songs and impressive instrumentals. The show is free and runs 7-10 p.m.
Stolen Rhodes – Beginning at 7 p.m. on the Sugarlands Spirit Stage, you’ll hear Americana Rock during this free outdoor concert running 7-10 p.m.
Belle Hollows – Beginning at 7 p.m. on the Sugarlands Spirit Stage, you’ll a trio performance New Grass during this free outdoor concert running 7-10 p.m.
5-January 1, 2017
Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas – Christmas season celebration of music, holiday lights, and family. Winner of “Best Christmas Event in the World” and debuting the new ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ show and Dolly’s Parade of Many Colors. Dollywood is closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve. For additional festival details, visit Smoky Mountain Christmas online.
Sevierville’s Winterfest Kick Off Music, Lights & Magic – Free food, local entertainment, kids’ games and fireworks at the Sevierville Civic Center on Dolly Parton Parkway. Event takes place from 3-10 p.m. Sevierville is the first city to kickoff the Smoky Mountain Winterfest Celebration that lasts through February 28, 2017.
Pigeon Forge Winterfest Kick-off – Pigeon Forge kicks off their winter festival of lights with live entertainment, food and fun at Patriot Park / traffic light #7. The lights go on after dusk! For a self-guided auto tour of the Winterfest Lights, pick up a light display locations map from the Pigeon Forge Welcome Center or at the Patriot Park trolley depot.
Gatlinburg Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff – From 5 to 8 p.m., the downtown Parkway becomes a winter treat with a hot bowl of chili! Live entertainment, chili to sample and Christmas lights!
9-January 31, 2017
Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights – Gatlinburg’s guided trolley tour of spectacular Gatlinburg Winter Magic holiday light displays that departs Ripley’s Aquarium Trolley Station at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Trolleys are enclosed and heated and the cost is $5 per person. Children ages 3 and younger are free if sitting in an adult lap.
Gatlinburg’ Annual Veterans Day Celebation – Designated an official Regional Site for the Observance of Veterans Day, the city of Gatlinburg invites you to join at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza at 11 a.m. to recognize those who’ve in the Armed Forces. This is a popular, free event so plan to arrive early. Below is a song performed by the 82nd Airborne Chorus in 2014:
Christian Lopez – Beginning at 7 p.m. on the Sugarlands Spirit Stage, enjoy the sounds of traditional Appalachian Folk music during a free outdoor concert running from 7-10 p.m.
Old Mill Holiday Open House – Head to Old Mill Square to see Thanksgiving and Christmas gifts, decorations and food offerings from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sugarlands Spirit Stage Presents – From 7-10 p.m. at Sugarlands Distillery, enjoy a free concert performance by Joshua Powell & the Great Train Robbery, offering electric Folk with maybe a bit of Appalachia.
Nick Dittmeier and the Sawdusters – Beginning at 7 p.m. on the Sugarlands Spirit Stage, enjoy the sounds of Midwest Americana during a free outdoor concert running from 7-10 p.m.
Sugarlands Spirit Stage Presents – From 7-10 p.m. at Sugarlands Distillery, enjoy a free concert performance by The Rough and Tumble from The Road, a duo offering Americana-Folk music.
Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Thanksgiving Craft Fair – Unique handcrafted gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered as they host their annual Thanksgiving Holiday show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. This is a great place to pick up a Smoky Mountain vacation souvenir and start your Christmas shopping! http://www.gatlinburgcrafts.com
Gatlinburg Festival of Trees – Festival features beautiful Christmas trees decorated by local businesses and individuals in support of Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains. This is a free event at Mills Conference Center that will also include an opportunity to purchase handmade centerpieces, craft items and baked goods. Call (865) 436-4178 for time schedule.
Happy Thanksgiving from the Reagan Family to yours!
Winter Magic Tunes & Tales – Live entertainment on the streets of downtown features holiday carolers and strolling entertainment including Santa’s Elves and Frosty the Snowman from 5-9:30 p.m. on select Friday and Saturday evenings. Verify performance dates online.
Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Christmas Craft Fair – This Christmas Craft Fair continues at the Gatlinburg Convention Center, bringing additional crafted creations celebrating the Christmas season.