Special Events in Gatlinburg

There are some really fun things to do in Gatlinburg this November.  You can still enjoy the beautiful colors of autumn leaves while whetting your holiday spirit!

November 8
Winter Magic Kickoff & Chili Cookoff
From 5-8 p.m., downtown Gatlinburg will kick off winterfest activites with their annual Winter Magic Chili Cookoff.  Purchase your chili tasting spoon for $10 and enjoy live entertainment by Grassabillies, Greenbrier, and headliner, Departure, a Journey tribute band.

Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights
After the lights come on, the trolley rides begin!  Take a trolley tour of the city’s newly lit Christmas light displays for $5.  Choose your date and purchase your tickets online.

November 11
Veterans Day Celebration
A city-wide salute to American veterans begins at 11 a.m. at Ripley’s Aquarium Plaza with dedications, special guest speakers, and live entertainment.  Free event.

November 21-December 3
Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Holiday Arts & Crafts Show
The artists from the Gatlinburg crafts loop gather at the Gatlinburg Convention Center for their annual Thanksgiving and Christmas shows.

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