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

November 11, 2015 - February 28, 2016

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

Ober Gatlinburg Slope Report

January 1, 2016 - March 15, 2016

View the latest Slope report from Ober Gatlinburg. Read more

The Back Porch Concert Series Featuring David & Valerie Mayfield

February 15, 2016 - February 15, 2016

If you are into the Americana/roots music scene, you probably know David and Valerie Mayfield’s kids. Son David Ray Mayfield leads The David Mayfield Parade. 12 p.m. Read more

Winter Magic Kickoff & Chili Cookoff

November 9, 2016 - November 9, 2016

Offering mouth-watering recipes of homemade chili ranging from mild and delightful to wild and adventurous, the City of Gatlinburg hosts its 27th annual Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown. Read more

Veterans Day Celebration

November 11, 2016 - November 11, 2016

Join Gatlinburg in saluting America's veterans of the Armed Forces, featuring stirring musical numbers and words of tribute on Ripley's Aquarium Plaza. Read more

Great Smoky Christmas Arts & Crafts Show

November 28, 2016 - December 4, 2016

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 2, 2016 - December 2, 2016

The award winning 41st Annual Christmas Fantasy of Lights Parade will step off at 7:30pm on Friday, December 2. Read more