Festival of Trees


November 21, 2018 - November 25, 2018




WL Mills Conference Center


234 Historic Nature Trail

Gatlinburg, TN 37738

The holiday season is rounding the corner and so is one of Gatlinburg’s most spirited events, the annual Festival of Trees. Presented by Gatlinburg Hospitality Solutions, the event benefits the Boys and Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains.

For over 30 years, this free event has brought the joys of the season to visitors of all ages and will continue the tradition this year with even more exciting activities such as a children’s craft and play area, entertainment throughout the week, photos with Santa Claus and, of course, the exquisitely decorated Christmas trees and wreaths that will be available for purchase.

The festivities will officially kickoff with Candy Canes & Cocktails Preview Party and Silent Auction Tuesday, November 20 at 6 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase silent auction items, beautifully decorated wreaths, and swags, and bid on their favorite Christmas trees. This spectacular event is sure to be a night of fun and festivities with plenty of hors-d’oeuvres and signature cocktails.

Breakfast with Santa will be returning this year on Saturday, November 24 at 8:30 a.m. and another session at 9:15 a.m. With a friendly visit from Santa, delicious pancakes, and fun activities, this event is sure to be a wonderful family-friendly occasion. Breakfast is $15 for adults and children.

Gatlinburg’s Festival of Trees will be located at W. L. Mills Conference Center in the Gatlinburg Convention Center at stoplight #8, Historic Nature Trail. The Festival will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 21 and continue through 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 25.


Looking for a special event or festival? Gatlinburg is the place to be. Whether you’re looking for arts and crafts shows, special concerts, food festivals, or holiday parades, Gatlinburg hosts a wide range of events in every season. Come join us for exciting celebrations throughout the year!