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Winterfest Decoration Contest

Below is the official Gatlinburg Winterfest Decoration Contest Entry Form. Help Gatlinburg be the PREMIER Vacation destination for Winter Magic in the Southeast! Join by decorating your business for Smoky Mountain Winterfest Join in the fun of Gatlinburg’s Winter Magic. It’s FREE to participate! 

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Contest Rules & Judging Criteria

It is important to decorate with a look for the entire winter season with lights, greenery, ribbons, bows, snowflakes and snowmen. Colored lights are acceptable, but WHITE LIGHTS are encouraged. 

Displays Will Be Judged By Visitors On The Following Categories: 

  • Theme
  • Use of Lights
  • Creativity
  • Overall Appearance
  • Curb Appeal 

Visitors and locals will have the opportunity to vote for their top 4 favorite lights display using the above-mentioned categories and businesses will receive either a Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Bronze award.  

The deadline to submit this application is:

Friday, December 13, 2024

Each business may enter one (1) display. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please call (865) 436-0523 or email the CVB Events Team

Winterfest Participation Form

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