Winter Events in Gatlinburg
Why not consider a wintertime visit to Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains, the perfect spot for a family Christmas in the Smokies or a cozy cabin retreat?
Gatlinburg’s winter calendar of events is packed with fun seasonal activities like Winterfest, Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show, Festival of Trees, Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales, the Great Smoky Christmas Arts & Crafts Show, the Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade, and the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks show, just to name a few.
715 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Offering mouth-watering recipes of homemade chili ranging from mild and delightful to wild and adventurous, the City of Gatlinburg hosts its annual Chili Cookoff presented by Bush’s Chili Beans on Wednesday, November 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown. Festival-goers will enjoy free, live entertainment offered throughout the event.Learn More
- November 6, 2019
- Downtown Gatlinburg
- Admission: $
Unique handcrafted gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered as they host their annual Thanksgiving show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.Learn More
234 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
This season, enjoy the holiday splendor that only a room full of ornately decorated Christmas trees can provide. Presented by Gatlinburg Hospitality Solutions, Gatlinburg’s annual Festival of Trees returns with all new family-friendly activities, live entertainment, visits with Santa Claus and, of course, exquisitely decorated Christmas trees and wreaths that will be available for purchase.
All proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg Chamber Foundation.Learn More
- November 27, 2019 - November 30, 2019
- WL Mills Conference Center
- Admission: Free
- December 2, 2019 - December 8, 2019
- Admission: Free
On Tuesday, December 31, Gatlinburg will ring in the new year under the cover of the iconic Gatlinburg Space Needle for its 32nd Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show. Since 1987, this family-friendly celebration has been one of the largest organized New Year’s Eve events in the nation, and this year’s end-of-the-year celebration is set to be a spectacular end to the year.Learn More
- December 31, 2019
- Historic Nature Trail