1: 42nd Annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade - This popular Christmas parade in downtown Gatlinburg is recognized as one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast. Parade features lighted floats, marching bands, equestrian units and balloons. Parade begins at 7:30 p.m. (800) 568-4748
1-3: Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Holiday Show - Unique handcrafted gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered as they host their annual holiday show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Visit www.gatlinburgcrafts.com or call (800) 568-4748.
1-30: Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights - Enjoy a 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. Book your seats on-line by visiting www.gatlinburg.com/events ($)
1-January 1, 2018: Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas - A Christmas Festival like no other! Christmas lights, the sounds of the season and park parade create a winter wonderland not to be missed!
1-February 29, 2018: Gatlinburg Winter Magic - The City of Gatlinburg magically lights up the winter nights with dozens of spectacular light displays, featuring all LED bulbs. (800) 568-4748
1-2, 8-9, 15-16: Winter Magic Tunes & Tales - Through the holiday season, visitors can meet characters and storytellers and enjoy caroling along the Parkway Friday and Saturday evenings during this annual event! (800) 568-4748
31: New Year's Eve Fireworks Show & Ball Drop on Historic Nature Trail at the Parkway - For the 29th straight year, the Space Needle area at traffic light #8 comes alive at the stroke of midnight with a fabulous fireworks show. Features live entertainment. "Best New Year's Eve Show in the South." (800) 568-4748
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