Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville

Great vacations in the Smokies don’t happen just in the summer time. The winter season rocks in Sevier County TN starting with the early November Winterfest celebrations that take place in all three cities.

2016 Winterfest in the Smokies

Winterfest Kick Off Dates
November 7-9

Sevierville Kick Off
If you’re coming to the Smokies from Exit 407 at I-40, you’ll be greeted with Christmas lights guiding you all the way to Sevierville! Make a quick stop at the Sevierville Welcome Center on Hwy. 66 for your 3-D glasses that add a little something extra when viewing non-LED lights in town and back home.

Sevierville’s Kick Off is held November 7 at the Sevierville Civic Center, located on Dolly Parton Parkway. Festivities take place from 3-10 p.m. and include food vendors, live entertainment and turning on of the amazing Christmas lights throughout the city.

Pigeon Forge Kick Off
November 8 brings the Winterfest fun to Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge starting at 5 p.m. Parking won’t be a problem if you park your car at the municipal parking lot at The Island and ride the trolley to the Old Mill. There will be great entertainment and lots of food to purchase followed by a flip of the switch turning on the displays at the park and throughout the city.

Gatlinburg Winterfest 2016

November 9 – Downtown

Gatlinburg Kick Off
Gatlinburg beings their Winter Magic holiday on November 9 from 5-8 p.m. in the streets of downtown. With their all LED Christmas lights, live entertainment and Chili Cookoff, you’re holiday spirit will be in high gear!

Whether you’re attending one or all three of these Winterfest celebrations, plan to arrive early as these events bring thousands of people to the Smokies. Don’t wait too long to reserve your Autumn Ridge cabin either! We sure wouldn’t want you to miss out.