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Gatlinburg December 2013 Events


CHEROKEE CHRISTMAS PARADE
Downtown Cherokee, Cherokee, North Carolina
Early December, 2013
Start the holiday season off right with the extraordinary Cherokee Christmas Parade that winds its way through downtown Cherokee in early December.

CHRISTMAS ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW
Gatlinburg Convention Center, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Early December, 2013
1-800-565-7330
Founded in 1937, the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community has evolved into the largest organization of independent artisans in the United States. The Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community presents 3 annual craft shows: Christmas Arts & Crafts Show, Easter Arts & Crafts Show and Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show. All shows are held at the Gatlinburg Convention Center in downtown Gatlinburg. Admission is free.

DOLLYWOOD'S SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS
Dollywood, 1020 Dollywood Lane, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
November 9, 2013 - January 4, 2014
865-428-9488, 1-800-365-5996
Dollywood theme park shines brightly with 3.5-million lights and a variety of special holiday events throughout the theme park during Smoky Mountain Christmas. For more information about Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas, visit www.dollywood.com.

GATLINBURG'S ANNUAL FANTASY OF LIGHTS CHRISTMAS PARADE
Downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee

TBA, December 2013
865-436-0500
Lighted floats, marching bands and giant helium balloons make up Gatlinburg’s fun-filled Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade.

GATLINBURG'S NEW YEAR'S EVE BALL DROP & PYROTECHNIC SHOW
Gatlinburg Space Needle, 115 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
New Year’s Eve, 2013
865-436-0500
Highlights of the annual downtown Gatlinburg New Year’s Eve street party include a ball drop from the 340-foot-tall Gatlinburg Space Needle and a spectacular fireworks display.

NEW YEAR'S EVE FIREWORKS DISPLAY
Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds, Cherokee, North Carolina
December 31, 2013
Celebrate the arrival of the New Year with a spectacular fireworks display at the Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds.

OLD-FASHIONED HAYRIDES

Downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee
September 1 through December 31, 2013
865-436-3897
Take the whole family on a fun-filled hayride adventure and enjoy spectacular views of the Smokies’ beautiful fall foliage. Hayrides depart approximately every 45 minutes from the Mountain Mall (Traffic Light #6) in downtown Gatlinburg.

SEVIERVILLE CHRISTMAS PARADE
Downtown Sevierville, Tennessee
Early December, 2013
865-453-6411, 1-888-738-4378
Locals and visitors alike flock to downtown Sevierville for the annual Christmas Parade, which features colorful floats, marching bands and Santa Claus himself!

SMOKY MOUNTAIN WINTERFEST
Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Tennessee
Early November 2013 - Late February, 2014
Gatlinburg: 1-800-343-1475
Pigeon Forge: 1-800-251-9199
Sevierville: 1-888-738-4378
The Smoky Mountain region’s premier annual event, WinterFest started in 1990 and has evolved into a 4-month celebration of the winter holidays that encompasses the entire county and draws thousands of visitors. During WinterFest, dozens of special events and activities take place in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville. Festivities include live concerts, storytelling, wine tastings, chili cookoff, illumination and decoration contests, trolley light tours, guided hikes and much more.