If you have ever been to the Smoky Mountains during the holiday season, you know that the season is celebrated like no other place in the world! If you are traveling to the Smokies for the first time during the holidays, you are in for a real treat as Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg come alive with thousands of beautiful light displays. Kick off the start of the season with a stay at Amazing Views Cabin Rentals and a visit to a Winterfest event! Here is everything you need to know about celebrating the start of the holiday season at these Smoky Mountains Winterfest events:
Sevierville’s Winterfest Kickoff
Come on out to downtown Sevierville on Monday, November 6th, 2017, to celebrate Sevierville’s Winterfest Kickoff! This delightful family friendly event features live entertainment, decorated holiday booths and a dazzling fireworks display! Enjoy balloon artists, face painting, airbrush tattoos, caricatures, children’s giveaways and lots of other fun activities. The event will even feature Sevierville’s own lumberjack champion and a visit from Santa Claus himself! The highlight of the evening is the grand finale when the Mayor flips the switch on the Winterfest of Lights while fireworks soar into the sky!
Pigeon Forge Winterfest
After celebrating in Sevierville, come out to Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge on November 7th, 2017, for the Pigeon Forge Winterfest Kickoff! With over 5 million lights, Pigeon Forge transforms into a winter wonderland during the city’s annual Winterfest celebration. The event starts in the afternoon with old time games and vendors, followed by live stage entertainment from performers such as the Pigeon Forge Community Chorus, Al Curtis Orchestra and the Pistol Creek Catch of the Day. The Pigeon Forge Winterfest Kickoff concludes with a free Trolley Tour of Lights where you can relax on a trolley ride to enjoy the beauty of the light displays throughout Pigeon Forge.
Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff Winter and Magic Kickoff
Gatlinburg adds a special touch to their winter kickoff event with a chili cookoff! Enjoy sampling delicious recipes of homemade chili as participants compete for a variety of prizes. The Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff and Winter Magic Kickoff takes place on Wednesday, November 8th so that you can conveniently attend all three Winterfest events! This year’s event features several musical acts performing on multiple stages, including the Grassabillies, Greenbrier Band and rising country star Tara Thompson. Join Gatlinburg dignitaries as they signify the start of Gatlinburg Winter Magic with a ceremonial lighting of over 3 million lights throughout the city!
Where to Stay
Stay close to all of the Winterfest action with Amazing Views Cabin Rentals! Our beautiful cabins offer stunning views of the Smoky Mountains while being situated just minutes from all of the local sights, shows and attractions. While staying with us, enjoy fantastic amenities such as bubbling hot tubs, fireplaces, full kitchens, game rooms and more!
Check out all of our cabins in the Smokies today to stay near the festive Smoky Mountains Winterfest events! We look forward to seeing you soon at Amazing Views Cabin Rentals!