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Winterfest in the Smokies

32nd Annual Smoky Mountain Winterfest Celebration

In addition to the holiday festivities at Camp Margaritaville, be
sure to experience the true winter wonderland of Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville.

Camp Margaritaville Special Offer

Celebrate the Season

Holiday Lights

Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville are decked out with more than 15 million lights in a 25-mile stretch during the annual Smoky Mountain Winterfest Celebration from November 11, 2021, to February 20, 2022.  Take a drive down the Pigeon Forge parkway for a spectacular view of the 12 Days of Christmas in lights, or head to Gatlinburg and Sevierville to see each town's intricate light displays.

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Parades and Events

Gatlinburg’s Festival Of Trees
November 24 - 28
The 2021 Gatlinburg Festival of Trees will kick off on November 24 at the WL Mills Conference Center. The festival will feature beautifully decorated Christmas trees and wreaths, entertainment, and photos with Santa.
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Great Smoky Holiday Arts & Crafts Festival
November 29 - December 4
Unique handcrafted gifts made by Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community members at the annual holiday show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.
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Gatlinburg Christmas Parade
December 3
Gatlinburg's Annual Fantasy of Lights Parade, including Santa Claus's arrival starts at 7:30 pm in Downtown Gatlinburg. Parade-goers should arrive early to find a spot on the Parkway and are encouraged to spread the holiday cheer by wearing Santa hats.
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Sevierville Christmas Parade
December 4
The town's 59th Annual Christmas Parade starts at 10:00 am in Historic Downtown Sevierville.
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Winterfest at The Island in Pigeon Forge
November 12 - January 5
Celebrate the season at The Island with a 40-foot-high LED Christmas Tree and The Island Winterfest Fountain Show. Nightly Shows are every evening at 6 pm, 7 pm, 8 pm, and 9 pm. No admission fee required for the fountain show.
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Dollywood Smoky Mountain Christmas
November 6 - January 2
Dollywood is magical this time of year; make sure to include a visit to "Smoky Mountain Christmas," an award-winning festival.  For more info >>

Winter at Ober Gatlinburg
Ober Gatlinburg offers snow activities – skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, playing in the snow, plus plenty of things to do inside for those who prefer to stay warm!  For more info >>

Shows and Theaters

Smoky Mountain Winterfest turns the best Pigeon Forge shows and theaters into a memorable,
seasonal experience.

Some of our favorites include:


Want to get some items checked off
your holiday gift list?

Shopping in the area ranges from boutique shops featuring the finest handcrafted candies and world-renowned artisans creating everything from quilts, pottery, and hand-hewn furnishings to outlet malls with over 150 brand names where shoppers can find everything from fine china, tools, footwear,
clothing, and more.

Winterfest Special Offers

Winterfest Specials

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