Christmas & Winterfest Parades

Bring the whole family along to these Smoky Mountain parade celebrations

Make your Smoky Mountain Christmas special by celebrating the season with Winterfest Parades in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg & Sevierville! Everyone loves a parade, especially during Winterfest in the Smoky Mountains.


Gatlinburg Christmas Parade

December 1, 2023

The annual award-winning Gatlinburg Christmas Parade will begin at 7:30 pm on December 1, 2023. The event will take place through Downtown Gatlinburg in celebration of the winter season and the arrival of the man in the red suit himself: Santa Claus.

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Sevierville Christmas Parade

December 2, 2023

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Sevierville’s 61st annual Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce, will take place at 11:00 am on December 2.

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Townsend Christmas Parade

December 3, 2023

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Enjoy the fun and festivities of the Christmas season at the Townsend Christmas Parade. The Parade will start at the Townsend Visitor Center and end at the former location of Nawger Nob Village.

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These annual parades bring the Christmas spirit right down the Parkway and are sure to become a new tradition for you and your family. You will see amazing floats, baton twirlers, classic cars, hear bands from around our region playing all your favorite holiday music and most importantly, the big man in red, Santa Claus!

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