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

November 12, 2021 – February 21, 2022

The 32nd 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 13 - January 9.
Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland (November 12-January 2) - 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.

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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 at 6pm on 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.


Make plans to attend the 59th Annual Sevierville Christmas Parade on December 4 beginning at 11am. This hometown Christmas Parade is a holiday delight and winds its way through historic downtown Sevierville.

The Santa Hustle (December 12, 2021) is a 5K and half-marathon. Sign up to run and put some extra jingle in your step this season.

Beginning in early November, great shows like 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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