CHEROKEE ROD RUN
Barclay's Outlet Lot, Cherokee, North Carolina
Early November, 2013
A slew of vintage (pre-1972) vehicles take the road during the ever-popular Cherokee Rod Run, which draws car enthusiasts from throughout the Southeast.
DOLLYWOOD'S SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS
Dollywood, 1020 Dollywood Lane, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
November 9, 2013 - January 4, 2014
Dollywood 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 WINTERFEST TROLLEY RIDES OF LIGHT
Gatlinburg Courtesy Center, Downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Take a guided trolley tour and view incredible light displays throughout Gatlinburg as part of the Smoky Mountain Winterfest celebration. Trolley rides begin at 6:30 PM and 8 PM every Saturday throughout January.
HANDMADE HOLLY DAYS CELEBRATION & PARADE
Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds, Cherokee, North Carolina
Late November, 2013
The perfect spot to find a unique holiday gift, Handmade Holly Days is a popular craft fair that takes palce in the Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds Exhibit Hall.
SMOKY MOUNTAIN WINTERFEST
Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Tennessee
Through Late February, 2014
Pigeon Forge: 1-800-251-9199
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.
THANKSGIVING ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW
Gatlinburg Convention Center, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Late November, 2013, through Late December, 2013
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 three annual craft shows: Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show, Christmas Arts & Crafts Show and Easter Arts & Crafts Show. All shows are held at the Gatlinburg Convention Center in downtown Gatlinburg. Admission is free.