Gatlinburg, TN (November 21, 2019) Gatlinburg’s Festival of Trees ushers in the holiday season with signature activities, visits from Santa and new and beautifully decorated Christmas trees up for bid beginning Wednesday, November 27 through Sunday, December 1. General admission to the festival is free from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on December 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets to this year's Candy Canes & Cocktails Party and Silent Auction on Tuesday, November 26 are on sale now for $35.

Guests can preview this year’s ornately decorated trees while taking part in the Christmas Tree and Silent Auction and enjoying hors d'oeuvres and signature cocktails. Doors open at 6 p.m. Photo ops with Santa, delicious pancakes, treats and more await ticket holders at this year’s Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, November 30 at 9 a.m. Breakfast is $15 for adults and children. All proceeds from Gatlinburg’s Festival of Trees 2019 benefits Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains and the Gatlinburg Chamber Foundation. Gatlinburg's Festival of Trees is located at W. L. Mills Conference Center in the Gatlinburg Convention Center at stoplight #8, Historic Nature Trail. For more information on Gatlinburg’s Festival of Trees and other winter events, visit