Winter

Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains in Winter

If you’ve never seen the Smoky Mountains in winter, you need to--whether you decide to spend Christmas in the Smokies with the family or just head off on a cozy cabin retreat. The Gatlinburg winter calendar of events is jam-packed with seasonal special events, such as Gatlinburg TN New Year‘s Eve and Winterfest, that make it easy to find things to do in the Smoky Mountains in winter months.

Take a look at some favorite Gatlinburg winter events and make plans to enjoy a Christmas in the Smokies or a simple vacation later in the season.

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

Gatlinburg Winter Magic

November 12, 2014 - February 28, 2015

The City of Gatlinburg magically lights up the winter nights with millions of spectacular lights and lighted displays from November through February. 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

New Year's Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show

December 31, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Gatlinburg will welcome the arrival of 2015 in unique style with its 27th Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show around the intersection of Parkway and Historic Nature Trail at the base of the Space Needle late Wednesday night, December 31. Read more