Smoky Mountain Christmas Packages - Christmas and Holiday Vacation Packages in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville, Smoky Mountains TN
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Smoky Mountain Winterfest Annual Holiday Celebrations in Pigeon Forge TN, Gatlinburg TN, Sevierville TN, Smoky Mountains


Christmas comes alive with the Smoky Mountain Winterfest! Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, Tennessee, all participate in Smoky Mountain Winterfest with special events and seasonal attractions all throughout the holidays - some that last the night, some that last the week, some that last for longer than a month! Dollywood, Titanic Museum, downtown Gatlinburg, shops and malls and hotels and cabin companies in the area all join in the Winterfest fun and terrific Vacation Packages are available for you and your family and friends as you stay with us in the Smokies for Christmas!

Throughout this site, you'll find information on participating businesses for everything you need to build your Winterfest itinerary - attractions, hotels, cabin and chalet companies, and the package deals they offer. Bookmark this page and use it as a guide to what's going on in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville during the wonderful winterland months between November and February. We want to invite all of you to come share the magic with us here in the Smokies!




With four million lights and a spectacular lineup of live-Christmas shows, Dollywood Theme Park sets the stage for a winter wonderland like no other.  Holiday favorites, including Dollywood's Babes in Toyland and Christmas in the Smokies, will fill your heart with the sounds of the season. Santa's Workshop is the home of larger-than-life-sized and an 18-foot-tall Christmas tree. Old Saint Nick himself is the star of the nightly Parade of Lights that winds its way through the park with brightly lit floats and colorful characters.  Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas begins November 3, 2012 and continues through January 5, 2013.  Operating dates and hours vary during the festival, so visit for current scheduling.


Winterfest in the Smokies 2013

It should come as no surprise that the holidays are a big deal here in the Great Smoky Mountains - we have a lot of winter magic to share with our visitors and all three cities will be celebrating with various activities throughout November and December.

The city of Sevierville is the bedrock town of Sevier County and is usually quieter on special events than Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, but the holidays are a different story with the Winterfest Kickoff (11/9/13) at the Sevierville Municipal Complex on Dolly Parton parkway. It's a party that everyone's invited to with incredible Christmas lights, performances from some of the best local dancers and artists in Sevier County, music, fun for the kids and much more.

Then, starting November 2013 and throughout the Winterfest season is the Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland at the Smokies Stadium on Highway 66 with huge displays, a Santa's Village with free petting zoo, festive snacks, Kids' Santa's Train, Ferris Wheel and more! And finally, on 12/1/13 is the Sevierville Christmas Parade at Forks of the River Parkway, starting at 11am. This is a traditional hometown Christmas Parade (think Norman Rockwell) and those who come out are our local businesses, artists, twirlers, personalities and, of course, more.

Pigeon Forge is next up with a treasure trove of activities worthy of anyone's vacationing itinerary. Pigeon Forge's Winterfest Kickoff begins on a big day the first week of November where 11/12/13 will actually be kicking off the start of Winterfest, the Trolley Tour of Lights and the 2nd Annual Salute to Veterans Parade on the main parkway. Three special events within a quarter mile of each other is an awesome way to start the season and you can find them near the Patriot Park in downtown Pigeon Forge starting at 4:30PM and immediately going into the Kickoff at the park; followed by the first tours of the Trolley Tour of Lights.

Then we have Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas to enjoy for much of the holiday season - from 11/9/13 to 1/4/14, East Tennessee gets a real life winter wonderland complete with carollers, nativity scene, performances of Christmas cheer like "Twas The Night Before Christmas" and "Christmas on Ice", millions and millions of awesome, twinkling lights, and all the rides you know and love on park (except for the wet ones, it's Winter you know!). You can see more on Smoky Mountain Christmas at

Finally, we have Gatlinburg, which promises every year to put the real "magic" into Winterfest Magic, and they haven't disappointed yet! Their Winterfest Kickoff is the "Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff" on 11/13/13. Downtown Gatlinburg transforms it's busiest street into it's busiest walking section with dozens of chili vendors, fun stations for the kids, live entertainment and, of course, the big switch for the Winterfest lights.

The special events continue along the Thanksgiving holiday with The Gatlinburg Festival of Trees, The Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Show and the Nutcracker "Sweet" all going on in the same building at W.L. Mills Auditorium on the weekend of Thanksgiving. These are perfect family events with something to offer everyone and we highly recommend it to all!

Next is the Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade on 12/6/13, which also transforms the main roads of Gatlinburg into something the whole family can enjoy - a free hour-long extravaganza of everything you come to love about the Smokies and Winterfest. All your favorite characters will be attending, waving and dancing and you won't want to miss it.

Then, as the year comes to a close, Gatlinburg celebrates a wonderful year with a full blown city party on the downtown strip. Music and entertainment will come from the Gatlinburg Convention Center and as we count down to midnight, the Space Needle of Gatlinburg will descend the New Year's ball and then EXPLODE with more than 15 minutes of fireworks at the stroke of midnight.

Only in the Smokes can you end and begin a wonderful year with a bang! Come visit us for the holidays and you won't leave disappointed!

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