Twelve Days of Winterfest!

Winterfest lights

There’s nothing like Winterfest in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville. Here are our Twelve Days of Winterfest, a sampling of all the amazing holiday treats waiting for you in the Smokies.

Christmas Lights Display

On the first day of Winterfest my true love said to me….Let’s go see some lights!  How about 15 million of them scattered throughout Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville and Dollywood.  Maps and Trolley tours are available.

Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Show

On the second day of Winterfest my truelove said to me…”let’s go to the Great Smoky Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival” November 30 – December 6. There will be dozens of booths featuring unique handcrafted gifts made by members of the Great Smoky Mountain Arts & Crafts Community.

Pigeon forge Christmas Shows

On the third day of Winterfest…Let is Show, Let it Show, Let it Show! During Winterfest, your favorite Pigeon Forge Christmas Shows celebrate the season with holiday themed performances! Hear your favorite carols performed with a twangy Smoky Mountain twist!

Christmas parades

On the 4th day of Winterfest my true love said to me….”Take me to the Parade!”  Back to back parades on Friday and Saturday in Sevierville and Gatlinburg help bring the holiday spirit to town!

Dollywood at christmas

On the 5th day of Winterfest my true love said to me….”Five Golden Dolly’s!”  Gaze in awe at over 5 million glistening lights, and for the first time ever, fireworks that light up the winter night sky. Wrap your family in the light of the season this Christmas at Dollywood.

Polar Express Train

On the 6th day of Winterfest…The Polar Express departs the Bryson City depot for a journey through the quiet wilderness for a special visit at the North Pole. guests on board will enjoy warm cocoa and a treat while listening and reading along with the magical story.

Gatlinburg Skybridge

On the 7th day of Winterfest… the SkyLift Park will be lit up at night with over 40,000 lights including a 300-foot tunnel of lights on the SkyBridge, a 30-foot Christmas tree structure with lights animated to music, and much more.

Anakeesta Decorations at Christmas

On the 8th day of Winterfest….Anakeesta celebrates their first Christmas with sparkling lights and decorations, hot chocolate, apple cider, carolers, Tunes & Tales and more!

Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland of Lights

On the 9th day of Winterfest…Immerse yourself in a multitude of custom-built light displays at Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland, all dancing in perfect synchronization with the festive music on your radio.

Titanic Decorated for Christmas

On the 10th day of Winterfest….Inside and out, Titanic is magical during the winter holidays. The ship will be aglow. Come exchange greetings with our Titanic crew or enjoy the glittering lights and the festive decorations.

The Island decorated for Christmas

On the 11th day of Winterfest…..Need to do some last minute shopping, with nearly 150 name brand outlet stores where shoppers can find everything from fine China and clothing to tools and furniture.

Gatlinburg Ball Drop with Fireworks

On the 12th day of Winterfest….At the stroke of midnight on January 1, 2021, fireworks will blast off the rooftop of the 400-foot tall Space Needle with special music choreographed for the fireworks.

Are you planning a visit to the Smokies and are wondering how to fit it all in?  Check out our sample itineraries:  https://dancingbearfoot.blog/2018/08/30/smoky-mountains-vacation-itinerary-day-1/

If this is your fist time coming to the Smokies and renting a cabin check out out blog post in what to look for when renting a log cabin.

Thank you for reading.  If you’d like to learn more about our cabin or other great things to see while visiting the Smoky Mountains please visit us at Dancing Bearfoot.com.

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