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.