Sevierville and her sister cities of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are all decked out in lights from the Friday before Thanksgiving through President’s Day during the annual Smoky Mountain Winterfest Celebration. Viewing Smoky Mountain Winterfest lights with friends and family is a great way to get in the holiday spirit – and with more than 15 million lights in a 25-mile stretch, there’s certainly plenty of looking to do!
Winterfest lights are a huge draw, but once visitors arrive in Sevierville, they also find incredible shopping, attractions, and area holiday shows.
Special Winterfest attractions, like Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland at Smokies Stadium (November 8, 2019 – January 5, 2020), add to the excitement. This 1.5-mile drive through LED light and music experience features fun extra activities for the kids, including crafts andphotos with Santa (beginning after Thanksgiving).
Wilderness at the Smokies Waterpark Resort offers year-round water park fun inside the Wild WaterDome. But winter visitors to this tropical oasis can also enjoy some cool activities – including taking a spin at the seasonal outdoor ice-skating rink.
Christmas events highlight the joys of the season. From Sevierville’s traditional Christmas Parade and events like Santa Hustle Smokies 5K & Half Marathon to tree-lighting ceremonies and more, there are plenty of ways to put some extra jingle in your step.
Shopping in Sevierville is the perfect way to check off your list – twice. With nearly 150 name brand outlet stores where shoppers can find everything from fine China and clothing to tools and furniture, Sevierville is a retail haven. Specialty retail shops featuring items like fine art, antiques and collectibles, and outdoor items are also popular. Visitors can even take a piece of Winterfest home by visiting stores like Country Christmas & Collectibles where Winterfest style lighting displays are for sale and custom displays are built to order. See our Sevierville Coupon Book for great discounts.
Looking for the ultimate Smoky Mountain Winterfest souvenir? Purchase an official long-sleeved Winterfest t-shirt to commemorate your visit when you stop at the Sevierville Visitor Center on Hwy 66 (1.5 miles from I-40 Exit 407).