2019 Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Holiday Events

The holidays are here, and there’s plenty to do in the Great Smoky Mountains! If you haven’t already, book the perfect cabin for the holidays, and then check out our blog to find out what’s happening in the coming months. The community calendar is packed with Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg events in November and December!

Upcoming Holiday Events

Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede | October 30 – December 31
Beautiful horses, impressive stunts, dazzling costumes and lights, dueling North and South Pole elves, a live nativity, and a hearty holiday feast

Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights | November 6, 2019 – January 31, 2020
Climate-controlled Gatlinburg trolleys on a tour of the $1 million worth of whimsical holiday lights throughout the Smokies, from snowmen and Santa Claus to reindeer and more

Pigeon Forge Winterfest | November 22, 2019 – February 17, 2020
Trolley Tour of Lights, shop windows decked in holiday cheer, seasonal foods, holiday festivals and events, handmade gifts at area crafts shows, and so much more

Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Show | November 26 – December 1
Handmade gifts from talented artists of the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community, including pottery, leather goods, paintings, baskets, holiday décor, quilts, etc.

Winter Magic Tunes and Tales | weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas
Costumed carolers along the streets, telling stories, singing carols, and bringing holiday joy

Gatlinburg’s Festival of Trees | November 27 – 30
Candy Canes & Cocktails Preview Party and Silent Auction, Christmas trees decorated for browsing (FREE), Breakfast with Santa, kids’ crafts

Fireworks at the Titanic | November 28
At 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving, fireworks light up the sky over the Titanic Museum Attraction

Titanic Christmas and Winter Celebration | December 1 – 31
Christmas decorations all throughout the Titanic Museum Attraction, including glittering lights wrapped on the Grand Stairacse, garland, bows, and holiday gifts in the gift shop

Great Smoky Christmas Arts and Crafts Show | December 2 – 8
Stroll through the aisles of art by the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community to find the perfect holiday gifts, hand-carved Santas, candles, and more.

Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade | December 6
44th Annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade with marching bands, floats, balloons, holiday tunes, horses, and holiday characters

Yama-Con | December 6 – 8
Gaming, comics, anime, and Japanese culture come together at Yama-Con at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge; guest speakers, video game tournaments, Iron Cosplay, an AMV contest, and more

Breakfast with Santa | December 7
A hearty breakfast at The Old Mill – and a chance to meet and take pictures with Santa Claus

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show & Ball Drop | December 31
Fireworks, favors, and fun at the base of the Gatlinburg Space Needle Gatlinburg Space Needle in downtown Gatlinburg


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