Winter Magic

Are you ready to go walking in a winter wonderland? Or tubing? There’s no place like Gatlinburg to celebrate the holiday season. Whether you’re sledding down the white Smoky Mountain snow, taking in the bright lights of our beautiful city, or just relaxing in a cozy cabin getaway, Gatlinburg’s winter magic is sure to cast an unforgettable spell over you, your friends and the whole family.

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All of the Lights

Experience the splendor of the holiday season in the prettiest little town on earth.

The Holidays Are Here

Let your spirit soar at one of Gatlinburg’s signature winter events.

In addition to Gatlinburg Winter Magic which kicks off on Dec. 1, 2013 and runs all the way through February 2014—there’s a slew of other holiday events that will keep you full of good cheer this winter.

Winter Magic Tunes & Tales will bring together many of Gatlinburg’s most talented singers and storytellers for festive fun for the whole family. Tunes & Tales kicks off Nov. 29, 2013 and runs every Friday and Saturday evenings through Dec. 21, 2013.

Art fans won’t want to miss the Great Smoky Christmas Arts & Crafts Show starting Dec. 2, 2013 and lasting through Dec. 8, 2013 at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. The unique handcrafted creations from the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts community make for great stocking stuffers and holiday gifts.

Local skaters bring their blades of glory to Ober Gatlinburg’s ice arena for a two-day performance set to holiday tunes at Christmas on Ice on Dec. 7-8, 2013. Kids and adults alike will love seeing the ice escapades up close and personal as these talented skaters show off their brilliant blend of speed, style, and athleticism.

The season really kicks into high gear at the Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade on Dec. 6, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. More than 80,000 folks are expected to attend this toast to Santa and the holiday spirit featuring dozens of floats, marching bands, balloons and exciting entries, all accented by the three million brilliant, twinkling LED lights of Gatlinburg Winter Magic. Not only are these LED lights beautiful, they’re also cost-efficient! The conversion to LEDs from incandescent bulbs saves the city some 95 percent in energy costs. Green is good.

Have A Ball

Celebrate New Years Eve in Gatlinburg

Ring in 2014 in unforgettable fashion at Gatlinburg’s 26th Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show on Dec. 31, 2013. The intersection of Parkway and Historic Nature Trail will be filled with revelry and celebration as the clock ticks toward a new year. The ball drop from the 342-foot Space Needle is accompanied by music and a dazzling fireworks show. Many local eateries and attractions offer special celebrations and deals in conjunction with this great event, so make plans today for a New Year’s Eve experience unlike any other.