Millions of Christmas lights will illuminate Gatlinburg along the Downtown Parkway and River Road nightly for four months.
November 7: Winter Magic Kickoff & Chili Cookoff
The City of Gatlinburg hosts the 23rd annual Winter Magic Kickoff & Chili Cookoff in downtown Gatlinburg from 5-8pm. Sample chili from over 20 restaurants, groups, attractions, and agencies as they compete for awards. An $8 wristband is required for chili samplings, available at the event.
November 11: Veterans Day Celebration
A free event honoring veterans will be held on Ripley’s Aquarium Plaza at 2pm.
November 20-24: Festival of Trees
The W.L. Mills Conference Center will be the site of this annual holiday event. See dozens of decorated Christmas trees. Proceeds go to Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries.
November 21-25: Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show
Do your Christmas shopping during the annual Thanksgiving craft show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Doors open at 10am and admission is free.
November 23 – December 22: Winter Magic Tunes & Tales
Every Friday and Saturday night you can enjoy free entertainment on the Parkway. Carolers will stroll the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg from 5-9pm.
November 26 – December 2: Great Smoky Christmas Arts & Crafts Show
The annual Christmas crafts show will be held at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Shop unique, handcrafted gifts by members of the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community.