With Twinkling Lights And Holiday Delights, Winter Is A Special Time To Visit Sevierville, Tennessee
The 29th 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.
A new outdoor ice rink at Wilderness at the Smokies is an exciting addition to Smoky Mountain Winterfest – giving guests at the indoor water park resort the opportunity to enjoy ice skating with family and friends.
Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland (Nov. 9 – Jan. 6) is back to delight with an all-new North Pole display. See Santa and pals having all kinds of fun – perfectly synchronized to the Christmas music played over your car radio. Their new custom built, giant, all-LED displays are guaranteed to delight. From November 16 through December 23 guests who visit Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland can also enjoy Santa's Workshop (free with admission to the light show). Visit the jolly old elf himself and spend time in the petting zoo.
WHERE TO STAY
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 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 56th Annual Sevierville Christmas Parade on December 1 beginning at 11am. This hometown Christmas Parade is a holiday delight and winds its way through historic downtown Sevierville.
The Santa Hustle (December 9) is a fun 5K & Half Marathon that's perfect for those who love Christmas, overplayed holiday music, and devouring candy and cookies!
Beginning in early November, great shows like Smoky Mountain Opry, Celebration!, Dolly Parton's Stampede, and Country Tonite begin their nightly spectacular Christmas shows. You can also catch special holiday shows like David Phelps: It Must Be Christmas (Dec. 2) and Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer The Musical (Dec. 11) at Niswonger Performing Arts Center.
Did you know that each year a new, official Smoky Mountain Winterfest shirt is designed to commemorate the event? The 29th Annual Smoky Mountain Winterfest long sleeve t-shirt will go on sale at the beginning of November and be available exclusively at city operated welcome centers in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg.
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.
Click HERE for a copy of our Winterfest Tour of Lights Map.