Upcoming Events

October 2022

Astra Lumina

Astra Lumina

Oct 21 - Jan 1 | Anakeesta

We're always told to reach for the stars, but what if the stars could reach for us? The stars are descending from the night sky, right here at Anakeesta! Set of…

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November 2022

Polar Express Train Ride

Polar Express Train Ride

Nov 2 - Dec 31 | Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, guests on board will enjoy warm cocoa and a treat while listening and reading along with the magical story. …

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Townsend Grains & Grits Festival

Townsend Grains & Grits Festival

November 5 | Townsend Visitor’s Center

The Townsend Grains & Grits Festival is a festival of southern spirits and gourmet grub. Come experience our thriving craft spirits and gourmet food community, …

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Dollywood Smoky Mountain Christmas

Dollywood Smoky Mountain Christmas

Nov 5 - Jan 1 | Dollywood

Christmas is a magical time at Dollywood. Enjoy Smoky Mountain Christmas, an award-winning festival known for being the best across America. This year, there wi…

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Titanic Christmas & Winter Celebration

Titanic Christmas & Winter Celebration

Nov 8 - Jan 1 | TITANIC Museum Attraction

Inside and out, Titanic is magical during the winter holidays. The sights, sounds and joy of the season are sure to hail the arrival of Christmas 2018. You’re…

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Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff

Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff

November 10 | Anakeesta

For more than 30 years, the city of Gatlinburg has celebrated the beginning of Winterfest with its annual Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff. The tradition continues with…

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Winterfest Driving Tour Of Lights

Winterfest Driving Tour Of Lights

Nov 10 - Feb 19 | Pigeon Forge Parkway

Winterfest lights in Pigeon Forge shine from early November through mid-February. See more than 5 million shining Pigeon Forge holiday lights when you take the …

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Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland

Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland

Nov 11 - Jan 1 | Smokies Stadium

Enjoy a drive-through Christmas light show this winter at Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland. The lights will take place from dusk to 10 pm nightly at Smokies Sta…

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Bluegrass Christmas In The Smokies Music Festival

Bluegrass Christmas In The Smokies Music Festival

Nov 17 - 19 | Gatlinburg Convention Center

Every year hundreds of fans pour into the Gatlinburg Convention Center to come to the Christmas In The Smokies Bluegrass Festival. While the bluegrass festival …

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Gatlinburg’s Festival Of Trees

Gatlinburg’s Festival Of Trees

Nov 22 - 27 | W.L. Mills Conference Center

The Gatlinburg Festival of Trees will kick off on November 22 at the WL Mills Conference Center. A full list of events will be added as information becomes avai…

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Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show

Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show

Nov 22 - 27 | Gatlinburg Convention Center

Get a head start on your holiday shopping and enjoy dozens of booths featuring unique handcrafted gifts made by members of the Great Smoky Mountains Arts & Craf…

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December 2022

Gatlinburg Christmas Parade

Gatlinburg Christmas Parade

December 2 | Downtown Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg’s Annual Fantasy of Lights Parade will roll through Downtown Gatlinburg in celebration of the holiday season and the arrival of the man in the red …

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Sevierville Christmas Parade

Sevierville Christmas Parade

December 3 | Forks Of The River Parkway

Be part of Sevierville's 60th annual Christmas Parade. The parade steps off at 11am on Saturday, December 3, from the parking lot of First Baptist Church Sevier…

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Santa Hustle Smokies 5k & Half Marathon

Santa Hustle Smokies 5k & Half Marathon

December 11 | Wilderness at the Smokies Resort

It’s not just a race. It’s a magical experience. Come join the Santa Hustle magic at The Wilderness Resort. Thousands of Santas will hit the streets of S…

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Gatlinburg New Year’s Eve Ball Drop & Fireworks

Gatlinburg New Year’s Eve Ball Drop & Fireworks

December 31 | Downtown Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg will welcome the arrival of 2023 in unique style with its Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show around the intersection of Parkway and…

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January 2023

Wilderness Wildlife Week

Wilderness Wildlife Week

Jan 24 - 28 | The Ramsey Hotel & Convention Center

Enjoy a week long celebration of the Smoky Mountains featuring classes, history, art and music. From educational programs designed specifically for the youngst…

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