Fall Gatlinburg Activities

Every autumn, Gatlinburg undergoes a stunning transformation as the trees erupt into vibrant colors that make up the most breathtaking Tennessee fall foliage scenes. The Gatlinburg fall calendar of events is jam-packed with the most fun events and fall festivals in Tennessee. It’s the perfect time for a family getaway or a romantic escape to the Smoky Mountains and a chance to see the most beautiful time of year in Tennessee. Fall foliage in full color, cool, crisp air and entertaining activities for everyone.

Check out the autumn Gatlinburg events below for some of the most popular fall festivals in Tennessee.

Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights

November 12, 2014 - January 25, 2015

Visitors can soak up the spirit of the season from the comfort of a Gatlinburg Trolley by taking the relaxing Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights. Read more

Festival of Trees

November 25, 2014 - November 29, 2014

Surrounded by the twinkling lights and sounds and smells of the holidays, shop the many handmade centerpieces and craft items, and return to the joys of celebrating Christmas in the Smokies. Read more

Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show

November 25, 2014 - November 30, 2014

Unique handcrafted Thanksgiving gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered for sale at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Read more

Gatlinburg Thanksgiving Bowl

November 26, 2014 - November 27, 2014

Dozens of youth football teams will celebrate the holiday by converging on Mills Park for the 43rd Annual Gatlinburg Thanksgiving Bowl. Teams compete in nine age divisions (U6 through U12 and two U13 classes) during the three-day tournament. Read more

Nutcracker "Sweet"

November 28, 2014 - November 29, 2014

Presented by the Great Smoky Mountain Dance Theatre, enjoy this holiday classic presented in Gatlinburg, with performances at 7 p.m. in the W.L. Mills Auditorium. (GSE) Call (865) 680-7369 for information and reservations. Read more

Winter Magic Tunes & Tales

November 28, 2014 - December 20, 2014

Through the holiday season, visitors can meet characters and storytellers and enjoy caroling along the Parkway Friday and Saturday evenings during this fourth annual event! Read more

Great Smoky Christmas Arts & Crafts Show

December 1, 2014 - December 7, 2014

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. Read more

Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade

December 5, 2014 - December 5, 2014

Join us at the Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade, sponsored by Ripley's Entertainment and Guinness World Records, and help Gatlinburg break the world record for the most people wearing Rudolph red noses at a single event. Read more

Christmas On Ice

December 6, 2014 - December 7, 2014

Enjoy the spirit of the season as local skaters display their talents on ice to the sounds of holiday music in a two-day performance at Ober Gatlinburg’s ice arena. Read more