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With twinkling lights and holiday delights, winter is a special time to visit Sevierville, Tennessee.

November 10, 2023 – February 19, 2024

The 34th Annual Smoky Mountain Winterfest Celebration is glowing bright – with more than 15,000,000 lights decorating the Parkway in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Combine that twinkling beauty with holiday shows, shopping, and great places to enjoy warm winter meals and you've got Smoky Mountain Winterfest.


The outdoor ice rink at Wilderness at the Smokies is an exciting addition to Smoky Mountain Winterfest. Tickets are available to both resort guests and members of the public who want to enjoy ice skating. Skate rental is included with the price of admission. The ice rink is open November 10 - January 15.

Just across the street check out a new drive-thru Christmas light adventure the whole family will enjoy. Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland - the most immersive Christmas drive-through light show in the world is back to delight. Drive through the magic in the comfort and safety of your own car, surrounded by lights dancing in perfect rhythm to Christmas music played over your radio. Shadrack’s new custom built, giant, all-LED displays are guaranteed to be a highlight of your Winterfest vacation.This seasonal light attraction will run from November 17 – January 7.

SkyLand Ranch is also creating Winterfest memories for guests this year with their all-new SkyLand’s Festival of Lights at the Ranch event (November 3 - February 18). Over 500,000 twinkling lights woven into displays, archways, and tunnels will decorate the mountain and create a magical holiday experience for all to share. Enjoy realistic nativity scenes, a 25 foot tall LED Christmas tree, cowboy-themed displays and more, plus enjoy some sweet treats in the North Pole themed bakery. Purchase tickets specifically for the nightly light event or add on to your day admission ticket when visiting SkyLand Ranch.

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Planning to visit for Winterfest? Choose your place to stay. Settle in to a cozy cabin all decked out for the holidays or choose a fun indoor water park resort indoor water park resort so the kids can splash and play on vacation. Great hotels, campgrounds, and RV resorts also welcome visitors during Smoky Mountain Winterfest.


After-Thanksgiving shopping is nothing short of an event in Sevierville. Popular retail centers like Tanger Outlets Sevierville begin their major sales just after Thanksgiving night and run them throughout the weekend. Check out huge sales at other popular stores including Bass Pro Sevierville, Smoky Mountain Knife Works, and many more for amazing Black Friday and after Thanksgiving weekend sales.


On Friday, December 1, enjoy Christmas at the Courthouse, a downtown Christmas tree lighting event, from 5:30pm until 8:30pm. Enjoy Christmas music, kids’ activities, photos with Santa, and more.

The next day, make plans to attend the 61st Annual Sevierville Christmas Parade (December 2) beginning at 11am. This hometown Christmas Parade is a holiday delight and winds its way through historic downtown Sevierville. Pro parade tip: enjoy optimal parade viewing along Court Avenue.

Beginning in early November, great shows like Array, Pirate’s Voyage, Dolly Parton's Stampede, and Country Tonite begin their nightly spectacular Christmas shows. You can also catch special holiday shows at Niswonger Performing Arts Center.

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Visiting Smoky Mountain Winterfest each year is a wonderful tradition for family and friends. From snow skiing and ice skating to shopping, shows, and enjoying all the lights – Smoky Mountain Winterfest is a holiday tradition worth making your own. Discover more things to see and do , places to shop, and memories to make together. Request your free Sevierville Vacation Guide or download a digital copy now.

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