During the Christmas season in Sevierville, millions of twinkling lights glow bright! This Christmas spectacle is better known as Smoky Mountain Winterfest and features elaborate lighting displays throughout Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. This holiday tradition is now in its 26th year and will continue until February 29, 2016. While Winterfest is enough reason to visit Sevierville this winter, these mountain towns don’t just stop with a few million lights… but be sure to check out all the other must-see events and Winterfest fun taking place now.
Stop by the Sevierville Visitor Center to purchase a pair of Winterfest in 3D glasses for only $1. While the name is simply a nod to how the glasses look (like the 3D specs you might get at the movies) they actually enhance the Winterfest light displays by shifting every point of light into a snowflake. Make the most of the specs with a trip to Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland. This mega drive through light show is 1.5 miles long and all synchronized to rockin’ Christmas tunes and classical favorites. Catch the show now through January 4 for only $25 per car. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be dazzled by this exceptional display. And remember, don’t drive while wearing Winterfest in 3D Glasses.
Sevierville’s 53rd Annual Christmas Parade will take place on December 5 in the heart of historic, downtown Sevierville. This parade exudes tradition with floats, marching bands, baton twirlers, and a grand finale appearance from Santa Claus himself!
Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry is truly magical! This multi-million dollar, award-winning production showcases some of the best entertainers in the area. The stage will be filled with amazing talents of singers, dancers, ice skaters and acrobats and your hearts will be filled with joy! The lavish set designs and intricate costumes paired with the remarkable special effects and talent will leave you in awe. With showtimes conveniently offered seven days a week, there’s no excuse to miss out on this unmatched Christmas production.
Show off your artistic side and sip on some locally crafted wines during the Painting with a Twist event at Eagle Springs Winery on December 8. Enjoy a free wine tasting before the event and choose the perfect bottle to share with a friend while enjoying an instructional painting class.
Experience Thomas Kinkade’s Christmas of Light for the first time this year! As the newest Sevierville show, this is one you don’t want to miss out on! Watch beautiful masterpieces come to life in front of your eyes inside the newly re-opened Smoky Mountain Palace. This one-of-a-kind show runs from now until January 2.
What an exciting time to be in the Smokies! Come join us this winter and find out first hand why Christmas time in Sevierville is unlike any other place on Earth.