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Smoky Mountain Winterfest is a magical celebration that begins in late fall and extends all the way out to nearly the starting of March! Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville team together with local business like Dollywood, Ripley’s Aquarium and many other businesses to bring you the most festive Christmas and Winter season lighting displays in East Tennessee. Millions of twinkling light are arranged in festive theme displays, offering you lots to enjoy town after town!

nativity-bulb-recoveredAttend the Scenes of the Nativity event held by Our Savior Lutheran Church of Gatlinburg. This event is a unique and wonderful way to celebrate the Advent Season. Unique nativity scenes will be on display throughout the church with free apple cider and cookies for all who attend. Bring the children and learn about the Christmon Tree. What makes it special? You get to make a Christmon! Saturday, November 26th from 10:00AM to 2:00PM and Sunday, November 27th from noon to 2:00PM. This even is FREE to the public. You are encouraged to attend!





The beginning of Winterfest, naturally, is devoted to Christmas and New Years Eve across all three cities. After that, the focus of Winterfest settles on the quiet dignity of the mountains and it makes for a good time to both reflect on the nature and history of the Smokies and continue to celebrate it with unique events like Wilderness Wildlife Week, Saddle Up!, and the Winter Sports season at Ober Gatlinburg. February is also the height of the romantic atmosphere in the Tennessee Smokies, not only as it has Valentine’s Day resting on that part of the calendar, but because the crisp air of the mountains coupled with the white-tinted caps in the background inspire an ambiance of love and togetherness like no other time in East Tennessee.

Things to do in Wears Valley:

Known for being friendly, where everyone is welcome, Friendly Falls has become the new center of the Wears Valley community with its private waterfalls, wedding and event opportunities and more. The location is close to Pigeon Forge and Wears Valley and makes for a perfect place to just hang out. Live entertainment, a private waterfall, snacks and drinks, ice cream and cold beer are all featured. Gem mining is a highlight of this wonderful stop in Wears Valley, Tennessee.


This website is all about military reunions, military discounts and military-owned businesses. The Celebrate Freedom festival held by the city of Pigeon Forge is also described on this website, which offers discounts the full month of August throughout Pigeon Forge. Learn more about it at the link above.


10488113_10203076727705891_1177813058549110547_nSmoky Mountain Welcome Guide:

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