Santa riding upon a Christmas parade float of his sleigh

The Best Gatlinburg Christmas Activities and Events

HomeThe Best Gatlinburg Christmas Activities and EventsThe Best Gatlinburg Christmas Activities and Events

We sure do love the holidays here in Gatlinburg and cannot wait for the Christmas holiday to get here. This year, plan for an exciting vacation getaway with you and your family to Gatlinburg. Our area has plenty of fun activities and events centered around Christmas and the other holidays that are a blast to join in on. Take a look at the best Gatlinburg Christmas activities and events:

Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade

The holiday events officially kick off with the Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade taking place right here in Gatlinburg. This holiday event kicks off with the tree lighting ceremony in downtown Gatlinburg where the beautiful tree is lit up for the first time for the holiday season. This grand illumination ceremony starts at 7:25 PM at Parkway Plaza. The parade will take off from Baskins Creek By Pass and continue along pasta the parkway. This lovely parade shows off floats decorated for Christmas by local businesses, high school marching bands, and incredible parade balloons. The parade starts at 7:30 PM right after the tree lighting ceremony is complete. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early to grab a great viewing spot along the street. You can even purchase grandstand seats along the parade route that will be in the TV zone so you can show up on the local news! The Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade takes place on December 2nd from 7:25 PM to 9:00 PM.

Winterfest Lights in Pigeon Forge

Each year a winter wonderland is created in Pigeon Forge where more than 5 million Christmas lights are strung up. You will find holiday displays some being over 25 feet in height along the trail for your viewing pleasure. Each of the lights display is programming to Christmas music allowing them to lit up with the beat to the songs. Winterfest is a local favorite year after year and lasts all holiday season. You can enjoy the light show this year from November 10th through February 19th so early and late visitors to the area can still enjoy the show!

Book Today for Gatlinburg

While these are our favorite Gatlinburg Christmas activities and events happening in the area for Christmas you can expect to find many more too. Book your vacation rental with us today to experience a white Christmas filled with snow and holiday activities. You will find the finest rentals in town in our selection of homes.

Share