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February 2018

1-28
Gatlinburg Winter Magic Festival
:  Gatlinburg lights up the winter nights through February with Christmas lights throughout the city.

1-December 31
Titanic Teacher Appreciation
: Titanic Museum Pigeon Forge pays it forward to all teachers all month long. Present your school ID and any principal or teachers from Tennessee Schools (public and private) are invited to purchase tickets at a special rate. (800) 381-7670.  titanicpigeonforge.com

17
February Freeze 5k
: Located on Butler Street, across from Patriot Park, registration beginning at 4:45 and racing starts at 4 p.m. Everyone is invited, start the year off with this fun race! (865) 453-3882.  feburaryfreeze5k@gmail.com

March 2018

1-31
Irish Month at Titanic Museum
: Built in Ireland 1912, all 882 feet of the Titanic formed the world's biggest boat. Pigeon Forge pays tribute to Ireland and its connection to the Titanic.  (800) 381-7670.  titanicpigeonforge.com

8-10
Winter Carnival of Magic
: Beginning at 8 PM each night witness local magicians at their finest. Country Tonite Theatre, Pigeon Forge.  www.ibmring58.com

16-June 1
Smoky Mountain Springfest & Gatlinburg It's a Spring Thing!
:  A countywide celebration of the season featuring special events, local craft shows and much more. As part of Smoky Mountain Springfest, Gatlinburg has jam packed April with special events and activities for the whole family! For more information on Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Spring: It's a Spring Thing, visit our website www.gatlinburg.com

17-April 9
Dollywood's Festival of Nations
: Dollywood brings cultural experiences to Pigeon Forge. With all the food, music and festivities there is surely something for everyone.  Call (800) DOLLYWOOD for additional event details.

20-24
24th Annual A Mountain Quiltfest
:  Celebrate the timeless tradition of quilting at this award-winning event.  Visit the quilt show and vendor mall, or attend classes conducted by top quilting instructors.  Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  Registration begins Nov 4, 2014. For a complete schedule and registration please visit mountainquiltfest.com or call (800) 251-9100. Event is held at the Pigeon Forge Events Center.

29-31
Great Smoky Easter Arts & Crafts Show
:  Unique handcrafted gifts and products produced by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are placed on display and offered for sale as they host their annual show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. www.gatlinburgcrafts.com

April 2018

1
Easter Sunrise Service at Ober Gatlinburg
: Early morning Easter Service at Ober Gatlinburg includes complimentary tram service to the top of the resort begins at 5:45 a.m. Service begins at 6:30 a.m. Breakfast buffet available. (800) 251-9202 or www.obergatlinburg.com

1-9
Dollywood's Festival of Nations
: Dollywood brings cultural experiences to Pigeon Forge. With all the food, music and festivities there is surely something for everyone.  Call (800) DOLLYWOOD for additional event details.

1-June 1
Smoky Mountain Springfest & Gatlinburg It's a Spring Thing!
:  A countywide celebration of the season featuring special events, local craft shows and much more. As part of Smoky Mountain Springfest, Gatlinburg has jam packed April with special events and activities for the whole family! For more information on Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Spring: It's a Spring Thing, visit our website www.gatlinburg.com

7
Tanya Tucker in Concert
:  Presented by First Class Concerts and held at Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge.  8 p.m. Show  Advance ticket purchases at firstclassconcerts.com .  Call (865) 453-2003 for information regarding seating and accessibility.

7-8
Smoky Mountain Trout Fishing Tournament
:  The 20th Annual Spring Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament is open to adults or children – and equally challenging for both visitors and locals. All Gatlinburg and state fishing regulations will be observed. For information, call 865-661-3474, visit www.rockytopoutfitter.com

11-29
Dollywood's Spring Mix Music Series
:  All new event at Dollywood theme park featuring top names in your favorite music genres.  Click for more details.

13
Gatlinburg Wine Tour:
  Start Winefest Weekend by taking a private, guided tour of three Gatlinburg wineries.  The tour begins with a reception and wine tasting at the new Courtyard by Marriott.  Participants will have the opportunity to win a gift basket during the Winefest Weekend inaugural event. Reservations required by calling (800) 568-4748

13-14
Mountain Man Memorial March
:  This 11th annual 26.2-mile march starts in downtown Gatlinburg at 9 a.m. as a challenging tribute to our men and women in uniform, with Military Heavy, Military Light and Civilian entry categories. The course includes highway and rural road stretches in addition to rugged terrain and mountain slopes. The event honors 1LT Frank Walkup, a University of Tennessee-Knoxville alumnus who in 2007 was killed in the line of duty in Iraq. For more information, call 865-974-5371 or visit www.mountainmanmemorialmarch.com

13-15
"Hands-On Gatlinburg"
: Experience Gatlinburg like never before creating, learning and enjoying!  Learn how to make a piece of art or craft from an artist in the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community and take it home with you.  For more information, visit https://www.gatlinburg.com/event/hands-on-gatlinburg/

14
Smoky Mountain Winefest
:  Wineries from across the state will provide samples of their labels along with local chefs preparing food for pairings.  Informational demonstrations and seminars will be held.  The event will be at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.   Tickets are available on line at www.gatlinburg.com

19-21
Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run
:  Rod run car show will be held at the Pigeon Forge Conference Center (LeConte Center) with trolley shuttles from Patriot Park.  Contact MCS Promotions at (865) 687-3976 for complete show details.

24-28
68th Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage
:  Celebrate and enjoy all there is to love about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park by participating in any of the over 150 different programs, including hiking tours, motorcades, demonstrations and classroom lectures centered on the flowers, plants and wildlife in the great outdoors. Call (865) 436-7318 ext. 222 or visit the official web site for full details.  www.springwildflowerpilgrimage.org.

23-27
Earth Week
: A week of activities surround the Earth Day Celebration in Gatlinburg, featuring fun and entertaining community activities designed to educate people about adopting easy green practices.

23
Earth Day Festival
:  Families are encouraged to come out to Mynatt Park from 3-6 p.m. to enjoy free crafts, games and activities designed to encourage environmental awareness and developing a green lifestyle. Live entertainment provided by Tuatha Dea and Boogertown Gap.  Food available for purchase.  Everyone welcome!  https://www.gatlinburg.com/event/earth-day-festival-2/

27
Earth Day 5K
:  5th annual nighttime road race in downtown Gatlinburg. Race for runners and walkers begins and ends at the Nantahala Outdoor Center parking lot at traffic light #10. On sight registration begins at 8 p.m. and the race starts at 10 p.m.  https://runsignup.com/Race/TN/Gatlinburg/earthday5kgatlinburg

May 2018

1-June 1
Smoky Mountain Springfest & Gatlinburg It's a Spring Thing!
:  A countywide celebration of the season featuring special events, local craft shows and much more. As part of Smoky Mountain Springfest, Gatlinburg has jam packed April with special events and activities for the whole family! For more information on Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Spring: It's a Spring Thing, visit our website www.gatlinburg.com

4
Music in the Mountains Spring Parade
(Previously Dolly's Homecoming Parade):  Most anticipated Pigeon Forge parade of the year takes place at 6 p.m. on the Pigeon Forge Parkway with the 2018 Grand Master Cal Ripken.  http://www.mypigeonforge.com/parade/

8-12
28th Annual Wilderness Wildlife Week
: A celebration of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with exhibits, demonstrations, hiking, authentic Appalachian music and more. Indoor and outdoor activities open to all ages. Programs take place between 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. daily | LeConte Center | 2986 Teaster Lane Pigeon Forge TN 37863 | (800) 251-9100 | mypigeonforge.com/wildlife

11
Sawyer Brown in Concert
:  Presented by First Class Concerts and held at Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge.  8 p.m. Show  Advance ticket purchases at firstclassconcerts.com .  Call (865) 453-2003 for information regarding seating and accessibility.

13
Happy Mother's Day

18-19
Bloomin' BBQ & Bluegrass
:  The largest event in Sevierville! Tennessee State Championship Barbeque Cook-Off, FREE bluegrass concerts from rising stars and bluegrass legends, kids games, great food and authentic mountain crafts. Admission is FREE. For more information, contact the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce 1-888-8897415 or visit www.BloominBBQ.com

19, 26
Gatlinburg Farmers Market
:  Shop for healthy choices during the local farmers market just up the road from Carr's in the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community at the Covered Bridge on Glades Road.  Open every Saturday 8:30-11:30 a.m. now through September 15.  A lot of organic produce, homemade treats and gifts all in a friendly, sociable atmosphere with occasional music provided by local performers.  Visit online at www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com for vendor and product information.

25-June 10
Dollywood BBQ & Bluegrass Festival
:  This unofficial start of summer festival at Dollywood brings Grillmasters and top names in Bluegrass to Pigeon Forge.  Click to read more.

28
Memorial Day

June 2018

1
Arrowmont's 8th Annual Shine, Wine & Dine
:  This event is a significant fundraiser for the arts and crafts school and is designed to be an evening of fun and fine art with artwork generously donated by regional and national artists, great wines and unique event packages. For more information, call (865) 436-5860.

1-7
Smoky Mountain Springfest & Gatlinburg It's a Spring Thing!
:  As part of the Great Smoky Mountains Springfest, we encourage you to get outdoors and enjoy Mother Nature as the mountains come to life with beautiful blooms and active wildlife.  There's nothing like spring in the Smokies!

1-10
Dollywood BBQ & Bluegrass Festival
:  This unofficial start of summer festival at Dollywood brings Grillmasters and top names in Bluegrass to Pigeon Forge.  Click to read more.

2
National Trails Day
:  Pack a picnic and hit the trails!  It's National Trails Day and an opportunity to discover hiking, biking, paddling, horseback riding, trail running and bird watching in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Find an official event.  https://americanhiking.org/national-trails-day/find-an-event/

2, 9, 16, 30
Gatlinburg Farmers Market
:  Shop for healthy choices during the local farmers market just up the road from Carr's in the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community at the Covered Bridge on Glades Road.  Open every Saturday 8:30-11:30 a.m. now through September 15.  A lot of organic produce, homemade treats and gifts all in a friendly, sociable atmosphere with occasional music provided by local performers.  Visit online at www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com for vendor and product information.

16-August 5
Dollywood's Great American Summer Celebration
:  It's another year for an exciting summer festival at Dollywood that celebrates American families, food and love of fun!  The park will be open everyday from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. so that you and your family can make the most of summertime in the Smokies!  Enjoy Dolly's Nights of Many Colors fireworks show every night at 9:30 p.m.

16-August 15
Free Parkway Trolley
:  Now through August 16, hop on specially marked trolleys for a free ride in Gatlinburg!  From 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily, you can get on and off the special trolley between traffic lights #1-#10 as often as you'd like.

17
Happy Father's Day!

22-August 11
9th Annual Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales
:  All summer long meet characters, hear mountain music and learn about life long ago in the Smokies on the streets of Gatlinburg beginning each evening at 6 p.m.

23
Jimmy Fortune & T. Graham Brown in Concert
:  Presented by First Class Concerts and held at Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge.  8 p.m. Show  Advance ticket purchases at firstclassconcerts.com .  Call (865) 453-2003 for information regarding seating and accessibility.

July 2018

1-August 5
Dollywood's Great American Summer Celebration
:  It's another year for an exciting summer festival at Dollywood that celebrates American families, food and love of fun!  The park will be open everyday from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. so that you and your family can make the most of summertime in the Smokies!  Enjoy Dolly's Nights of Many Colors fireworks show every night at 9:30 p.m.

1-August 11
9th Annual Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales
:  All summer long meet characters, hear mountain music and learn about life long ago in the Smokies on the streets of Gatlinburg beginning each evening at 6 p.m.

1-August 15
Free Parkway Trolley
:  Now through August 16, hop on specially marked trolleys for a free ride in Gatlinburg!  From 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily, you can get on and off the special trolley between traffic lights #1-#10 as often as you'd like.

3
4th of July Midnight Parade
:  This 43rd annual showcase salutes the valiant men and women of our military services in the "First July Fourth Parade in the Nation!" Parade starts at the stroke of midnight to begin Independence Day.  Floats, balloons, and marching bands pay tribute to our country during this Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event.

4
River Raft Regatta
:  Enjoy a fun, unmanned, floatable object race for the whole family. Free registration begins at 10 a.m. at bridge beneath chair lift on River Road. Race begins at noon at Christ of the Smokies bridge and ends at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies bridge where prizes will be awarded in several different categories.  (800) 568-4748

Gatlinburg 4th of July Fireworks Show:  Join the celebration in downtown Gatlinburg to mark our nation's "Independence Day" with a magnificent fireworks show. The City of Gatlinburg lights up the mountain skyline downtown at 10 p.m. with this grand display. Designated a Top 20 event by Southeast Tourism Society.

Pigeon Forge Patriot Festival:  28th Annual festival held at Patriot Park beginning in the early afternoon with food, fun and live entertainment.  Fireworks at dark.

7, 14, 21, 28
Gatlinburg Farmers Market
:  Shop for healthy choices during the local farmers market just up the road from Carr's in the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community at the Covered Bridge on Glades Road.  Open every Saturday 8:30-11:30 a.m. now through September 15.  A lot of organic produce, homemade treats and gifts all in a friendly, sociable atmosphere with occasional music provided by local performers.  Visit online at www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com for vendor and product information.

13-22
Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair
:  Art, crafts and music lovers will discover over 180 booths featuring some of the nation's finest work. Artisans and craftspeople are on hand to demonstrate their skills, answer questions and offer their unique art for sale. Live Country & Bluegrass entertainment. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Adults $7, Children under 12 Free.  www.craftsmenfair.com

21
Neal McCoy in Concert
:  Presented by First Class Concerts and held at Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge.  8 p.m. show.  Advance ticket purchases at firstclassconcerts.com .  Call (865) 453-2003 for information regarding seating and accessibility.

August 2018

1-5
Dollywood's Great American Summer Celebration
:  It's another year for an exciting summer festival at Dollywood that celebrates American families, food and love of fun!  The park will be open everyday from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. so that you and your family can make the most of summertime in the Smokies!  Enjoy Dolly's Nights of Many Colors fireworks show every night at 9:30 p.m.

1-11
9th Annual Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales
:  Through the 11th, meet characters, hear mountain music and learn about life long ago in the Smokies on the streets of Gatlinburg beginning each evening at 6 p.m.

1-15
Free Parkway Trolley
:  Hop on specially marked trolleys for a free ride in Gatlinburg!  From 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily, you can get on and off the special trolley between traffic lights #1-#10 as often as you'd like.

1-31
Celebrate Freedom!
:  Pigeon Forge area businesses offer additional savings and special discounts to America's military and first responders.  Visit online for complete details.

4, 11, 18, 25
Gatlinburg Farmers Market
:  Shop for healthy choices during the local farmers market just up the road from Carr's in the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community at the Covered Bridge on Glades Road.  Open every Saturday 8:30-11:30 a.m. now through September 15.  A lot of organic produce, homemade treats and gifts all in a friendly, sociable atmosphere with occasional music provided by local performers.  Visit online at www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com for vendor and product information.

16-26
Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival
:  Celebrating the area's Appalachian musical roots, Gatlinburg hosts its second Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival. For more information, visit www.smswf.com.

18
Veteran's Homecoming Parade
:  Military veterans are honored with a parade along the Pigeon Forge Parkway beginning at 9 a.m. http://www.mypigeonforge.com/events/veterans-homecoming-parade/

25
Dollywood's Rock the Smokies Christian Music Festival
:  It will be a rocking celebration of worship at Dollywood's Celebrity Theater beginning at 4 p.m. and featuring a full lineup of artists that includes "Third Day," "For King & Country," and "Love & The Outcome."  Visit rockthesmokies.com for additional artists, information and festival tickets.  **Admission to Rock the Smokies requires a separate festival ticket purchase online at rockthesmokies.com**

September 2018

TBD September or October
Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament:  The 20th Annual Fall Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament is open to adults or children – and equally challenging for both visitors and locals. All Gatlinburg and state fishing regulations will be observed. For information, call 865-661-3474, visit www.rockytopoutfitter.com

1, 8, 15
Gatlinburg Farmers Market
:  Shop for healthy choices during the local farmers market just up the road from Carr's in the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community at the Covered Bridge on Glades Road.  Open every Saturday 8:30-11:30 a.m. now through September 15.  A lot of organic produce, homemade treats and gifts all in a friendly, sociable atmosphere with occasional music provided by local performers.  Visit online at www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com for vendor and product information.

8-October 31
Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival
:  A countywide celebration of harvest season features festivals, special events and autumn-themed displays.

13
20th Annual Taste of Autumn
:  Sample signature dishes from the area's finest restaurants and other vendors. Enjoy live entertainment with a cash bar. Doors of the Gatlinburg Convention Center open at 5 p.m.  Tickets are $30. Call (865) 436-0048 to make reservations.

13-15
Pigeon Forge Fall Grand Rod Run
:  Rod run car show will be held at the Pigeon Forge Conference Center (LeConte Center) with trolley shuttles from Patriot Park.  Contact MCS Promotions at (865) 687-3976 for complete show details.

21
Oak Ridge Boys in Concert
:  Presented by First Class Concerts and held at Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge.  3 & 8 p.m. shows.  Advance ticket purchases at firstclassconcerts.com .  Call (865) 453-2003 for information regarding seating and accessibility.

28-October 30
Oktoberfest
:  This Ober Gatlinburg festival features Bavarian-style food, bier garten, music and live entertainment through early November, with daily shows and multiple shows each Friday, Saturday and Sunday. (865) 436-5423

28-November 3
Dollywood Southern Gospel & Fall Harvest Festival with Great Pumpkin LumiNights
:  Six full weeks of gospel entertainment to lift your spirits.  Concerts are free with your Dollywood admission.  Fill your tummy with the tastes of fall and get a head start on your Christmas shopping with authentic mountain crafts.  Great Pumpkin LumiNights keep the lights on for late night play!

29-October 27
Pigeon Forge Rotary Club Craft Fair
:  Annual craft fair at Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge supports the charitable efforts of the Pigeon Forge Rotary.  10 a.m.-6 p.m.

October 2018

1-27
Pigeon Forge Rotary Club Craft Fair
:  Annual craft fair at Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge supports the charitable efforts of the Pigeon Forge Rotary.  10 a.m.-6 p.m.

1-30
Oktoberfest
:  This Ober Gatlinburg festival features Bavarian-style food, bier garten, music and live entertainment through early November, with daily shows and multiple shows each Friday, Saturday and Sunday. (865) 436-5423

1-31
Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival
:  A countywide celebration of harvest season features festivals, special events and autumn-themed displays.

1-November 3
Dollywood Southern Gospel & Fall Harvest Festival with Great Pumpkin LumiNights
:  Six full weeks of gospel entertainment to lift your spirits.  Concerts are free with your Dollywood admission.  Fill your tummy with the tastes of fall and get a head start on your Christmas shopping with authentic mountain crafts.  Great Pumpkin LumiNights keep the lights on for late night play!

4-21
Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair
:  Art, crafts and music lovers will find over 180 booths featuring some of the nation's finest work. Artisans and craftspeople are on hand to demonstrate their skill, answer questions and offer their unique art for sale. Enjoy live country & bluegrass entertainment at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. www.craftsmenfair.com

5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28, 31
Ripley's Fright Nights
:  Ripley's Haunted Adventure celebrates its 19th annual Fright Nights with a special super scary show each weekend in October, with no extra charge every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening plus Halloween night. (865) 430-9991.

19
Restless Heart & Shenandoah in Concert
:  Presented by First Class Concerts and held at Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge.  Shows at 3 & 8 p.m.  Advance ticket purchases at firstclassconcerts.com .  Call (865) 453-2003 for information regarding seating and accessibility.

25
Halloween Spooktacular Party
:  Free, family Halloween event at the Pigeon Forge Community Center.  Begins at 6 p.m.  Call (865) 429-7373 for details.

31
Trick Or Treat Kickoff Carnival
:  Local businesses offer contests, costumed characters, inflatables and candy on Halloween at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza. Proceeds benefit the United Way of Sevier County.

November 2018

1-3
Dollywood Southern Gospel & Fall Harvest Festival with Great Pumpkin LumiNights
:  Six full weeks of gospel entertainment to lift your spirits.  Concerts are free with your Dollywood admission.  Fill your tummy with the tastes of fall and get a head start on your Christmas shopping with authentic mountain crafts.  Great Pumpkin LumiNights keep the lights on for late night play!

16
Gene Watson in Concert
:  Presented by First Class Concerts and held at Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge.  8 p.m. show.  Advance ticket purchases at firstclassconcerts.com .  Call (865) 453-2003 for information regarding seating and accessibility.

10-January 5
Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas
:  Christmas lights, music and themed entertainment transform Dollywood to a Christmas wonderland through January 5, 2019.  Highlights include Dolly's Parade of Many Colors on Showstreet at 8 p.m. each evening and the spectacular "It's a Wonderful Life" production.

7
Gatlinburg Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff
:  The City of Gatlinburg kicks off Gatlinburg Winter Magic from 5 to 8 p.m. on the Downtown Parkway by turning on over three million lights. Enjoy live entertainment, sample chili recipes from local restaurants and businesses and vote for your favorite.  (800) 568-4748

7- January 26, 2019
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.  Group reservations are available. Book your seats on-line.

7-February 28, 2019
Gatlinburg Winter Magic
:  The City of Gatlinburg magically lights up the winter nights with dozens of spectacular light displays, featuring all LED bulbs.

11
Veterans Day Celebration
:  Join the City of Gatlinburg in saluting the men and women of America who have served in our Armed Forces in this special ceremony on Ripley's Aquarium Plaza. This 11th annual program begins at 11 a.m. and includes stirring musical tributes, ceremonial words and recognition of Veterans in attendance. This event is designated an official Regional Site for the Observance of Veterans Day by the Veterans Day National Committee, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  (800) 568-4748

20-December 2
Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Thanksgiving and Christmas Craft Shows
:  Unique handcrafted gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered as they host their annual show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. www.gatlinburgcrafts.com

21-25
Gatlinburg's Festival of Trees
:  Dozens upon dozens of ornately decorated Christmas trees await visitors in this winter wonderland at Gatlinburg Convention Center's W.L. Mills Conference Center. Event benefits Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries.  (800) 568-4748

23-24, 30
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!  December dates:  1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22. (800) 568-4748

December 2018

1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22
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!

1-2
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 Christmas show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. www.gatlinburgcrafts.com

1-January 5
Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas
:  Christmas lights, music and themed entertainment transform Dollywood to a Christmas wonderland through January 5, 2019.  Highlights include Dolly's Parade of Many Colors on Showstreet at 8 p.m. each evening and the spectacular "It's a Wonderful Life" production.

1- January 26, 2019
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.  Group reservations are available. Book your seats on-line.

1-February 28, 2019
Gatlinburg Winter Magic
:  The City of Gatlinburg magically lights up the winter nights with dozens of spectacular light displays, featuring all LED bulbs.

7
Gatlinburg's 43rd 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

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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Our events calendar dates are current as of 2-1-2018 as provided by the City of Gatlinburg and other event presenters.  Please note that event dates, times and locations may change without notice.  If you're planning your vacation dates to coincide with any Smoky Mountains events, please confirm event details with the appropriate entity.

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