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Dec 01
Through
Dec 31
Titanic Museum Lifejacket Display

Pigeon Forge

See the world’s largest collection of Titanic life jackets ever assembled at the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The Titanic will be displaying 6 of the 12 known life jackets in the world starting on July 1st.Facts about the life preservers:There were enough lifejackets to protect the 2,208 passenger/crew on board Titanic…but not enough lifeboats to save them all.Lifejackets were made of hard cork and canvas, proving dangerous for many forced to jump into the waterA life boat drill was never held.

Dec 01
Through
Apr 30
Alcatraz Art Escape

Pigeon Forge

One of the popular tourist spots in San Francisco is Alcatraz Island, a former federal penitentiary that was closed in 1963. The notorious nature of the island continues to intrigue visitors of all ages, and likewise, the growing fascination with the artwork of prison artists, spurred the development of a new exhibit at the Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.This new exhibit, Alcatraz Art Escape, features artwork that was inspired by Alcatraz Island, as well as the beautiful artwork created by incarcerated artists throughout the country. The Alcatraz Crime Museum teamed up with P.A.T.H. (Prison Arts Touching Hearts), a program designed to support art rehabilitation programs, to feature prison art pieces focused on the theme surrounding Alcatraz Island’s history and past as a federal penitentiary.Visitors to the new Alcatraz Art Escape exhibit will also include never before seen Alcatraz artifacts from the museums collection such as handcuffs, a guard’s ID and prisoner roster pamphlet with handwritten notes, Al Capone’s rosary and rare artwork made by an Alcatraz inmate while he was incarcerated.The Alcatraz East Crime Museum will be featuring this exhibit along with several other new displays throughout the year. Come and enjoy this unique journey into the history of American crime, crime solving and our justice system.

Dec 01
Through
Dec 31
Titanic Exclusive Display – The Worlds Largest Titanic Lego

Pigeon Forge

SEE THE WORLD’S LARGEST TITANIC SHIP BUILT WITH LEGO® BRICKS!11 Months to build. 56,000 LEGO® Bricks. 26ft x 5ft.A 10-year-old boy from Iceland had a dream to build the World’s Largest Titanic Model out of LEGO® BRICKS. It was a daunting, 11-month undertaking because of his Autism. His inspiring story has generated wide media where he shared his story in his own words.Now, following international acclaim, the Titanic Museum Attraction has this Titanic masterpiece built with LEGO® BRICKS on display for its USA debut, as an exclusive, featured attraction!

Dec 01
Through
Jan 04
Christmas at Dolly Parton's Stampede

Pigeon Forge

Dolly Parton's Stampede arena is magically transformed into a true fantasy land complete with twinkling lights, evergreens, poinsettias, old-fashioned holiday costumes and familiar holiday music while enjoying a four course feast. Watch the live nativity, as the three kings ride on camels on their way to Bethlehem, or cheer for your favorite Elf and you could be part of the show!

Dec 01
Through
Jan 05
Comedy Barn Christmas Show

Pigeon Forge

If you like your Christmas holiday to be filled with fun and laughter, then the Comedy Barn in Pigeon Forge has just what you need! The Comedy Barn Christmas Show features the classic songs and characters everyone knows and loves, along with unique skits that will make you as jolly as Old Saint Nick!This delightful Christmas performance combines popular acts from the past as well as new, never before seen performances that are sure to put you in the holiday spirit. There will also be a little bit of magic, live animals and crazy costumes, you’ll only see at the Comedy Barn. The Comedy Barn Christmas Show is a Smoky Mountain holiday tradition that your entire family will enjoy.

Dec 01
Through
Dec 31
Hatfield And Mccoy Christmas Disaster Dinner Show

Pigeon Forge

Sometimes the holidays stir up family squabbles that even Santa Claus can’t prevent. And few Christmas shows deliver comedy, fun, and excitement that can compare to the Hatfield& McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner Show. Watch as these two famously feuding families come together for an evening of holiday food, fun, and entertainment.In this heartwarming and side-splitting performance, Ma McCoy and Pa Hatfield organize a truce in the spirit of the holiday season. Instead of shooting, there’s singing, dancing, joking and amazing stunts that will make your own family disputes seem a little less serious this Christmas season.The whole family will get a kick out of the action-packed Christmas Disaster Show at the Hatfield & McCoy’s Dinner Theater, all while enjoying a full Southern-style Christmas feast.

Dec 01
Through
Jan 05
Christmas at The Smoky Mountain Opry

Pigeon Forge

Few holiday shows are as spectacular as Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry Theater. Not only does this multi-million dollar production boast the largest living nativity scene in the area, there’s also beautiful choreography and aerial effects. Watch as angels and sugar plum fairies fly across the stage while elves dance around the reindeer and Santa Claus.

The whole family will delight in this first class Christmas show featuring an amazing cast of dancers, singers and comedians. It’s easy to see why this is one of the must-see holiday events in Pigeon Forge. After just one performance, it will become a Christmas family tradition you’ll enjoy year after year.

Dec 01
Through
Jan 02
Christmas Show at Country Tonite

Pigeon Forge

The wonder of the magical Christmas Show at Country Tonite Theatre will put the entire family in the holiday spirit! The stage is transformed into a winter wonderland with sets that are only rivaled by the vibrant costumes and choreography. The cast includes popular local performers as well as special guests we all know – Santa Claus, Frosty the Snowman and the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Classic holiday songs will bring back fond memories of Christmas past as everyone sings along. At one point the toys on stage even come to life to join the fun. This is one Pigeon Forge holiday event the family won’t want to miss.

Dec 01
Through
Dec 31
Christmas at Dolly Parton's Pirates Voyage

Pigeon Forge

Celebrate all of the things that make the holidays special with Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Pirates Voyage. Let Captain Scrooge take your family on a journey through time and space to find the true meaning of Christmas.

Dec 01
Through
Jan 04
Magic Beyond Belief: A Magical Christmas

Pigeon Forge

Magic Beyond Belief – A Magical Christmas! Darren Romeo brings magic along with the sounds of the season together for an incredible Christmas inspired matinee show performed daily at The Smoky Mountain Opry Theater! Come see State-of-the-art special effects, lights, sound and lasers enhance this one-of-a-kind holiday production! Your family must see it to believe it!

Dec 01
Through
Jan 04
Hatfield & Mccoy Christmas Disaster Dinner Show

Pigeon Forge

There’s nothin’ like the holidays to bring family together…FOR A FEUD!See why we put the HOLLER in the HOLLERdays!Come join Pa Hatfield and Ma McCoy as they try to set aside their differences in the spirit of the Season. Watch as these two famous feudin’ families come together for a night of fun, food and entertainment. The Hatfield & McCoy Christmas Disaster is guaranteed to make you feel better about spending the holidays with your in-laws!Whether you’re city-folk or country cuzins, you’ll love the holiday singing and dancing, mighty feats of strength, jaw dropping stunts and side-splitting comedy. There’s something for everybody at the Hatfield & McCoy Christmas Disaster dinner show!And Granny’s pulling out all the stops for the holiday dinner! She’s cookin’ up a heap of fried chicken and country pulled pork shoulder barbecue. Add smashed taters, creamy coleslaw, fluffy biscuits, corn on the cob, creamy vegetable soup and Granny’s special dessert. Afterwards, you’ll need to loosen up your belt! It’s the best dinner in town–Granny guarantees it!Hatfield & McCoy Christmas Disaster Show InfoWhen: November 1st – January 4thWhere: Hatfield & McCoy Dinner FeudTickets: Buy tickets online at the Hatfield & McCoy website or call the box office at (865) 908-7469.

Dec 01
Through
Jan 05
Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland

The most immersive drive-through Christmas experience on earth! Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland takes place at Smokie's Stadium.

Dec 01
Through
Dec 31
Christmas At The Titanic

Pigeon Forge

During the winter months, the Titanic lights up the night with an amazing assortment of holiday light displays, towering Christmas trees and festive decor. Travel back in time and experience what it would have been like on the Titanic years and years ago during Christmas with holiday decorations from the Edwardian period.Get souvenir photos taken of the kids with Santa’s real-live reindeer that are tethered near the entrance. And you may get another photo op if the timing is right as the kids share their wishes with Father Christmas.Kick off the holiday season this year by bringing the family for a visit to the Christmas and Winter Celebration at the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge!

Dec 01
Through
Dec 31
Titanic Museum Attraction Christmas and Winter Celebration

Pigeon Forge

Inside and out, Titanic is magical during the winter holidays. The sights, sounds and joy of the season are sure to hail the arrival of Christmas 2019. You’re invited to stop by November thru December for Titanic’s holiday spirit. The ship will be aglow. Come exchange greetings with our Titanic crew or enjoy the glittering lights and the festive decorations.

The Titanic Gift Shop will be open every day, including free public access to hundreds of unique Titanic Christmas gift ideas and collectibles to symbolize your love for Titanic.

For more information, please contact us at 800-381-7670.

Once Upon a Christmas time at the Titanic Museum Attraction

Oh joy, the holiday season is almost here again! It’s my favorite time of year at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, because when guests come aboard, their smiles are bigger, their eyes are brighter and their spirits higher. Christmastime at Titanic fills every heart with fellowship and good cheer. The beauty and charm of our once-upon-a-time Edwardian Christmas will dazzle and truly amaze you, from your arrival at the White Star Line boarding station to the moment you depart through our magical Holiday Gift Shoppe.

Children are awestruck by the glamour and glitter of it all. Their precious little faces light up like Christmas itself when first they spot Santa’s real-live reindeer tethered near the entrance, where they’re sure to want a souvenir photo taken. And if their timing is right, they might just score another keepsake photo while meeting Father Christmas and sharing with him their Christmas wishes.

More than $100,000 has been invested in all the trimmings: twinkling lights, lush garlands, wreaths and towering Christmas trees. Our cheery crew will join costumed merry-makers in stirring your memories of holiday gatherings gone by, while setting the scene for many more.

Every day, we remember and honor the men, women and especially the 133 children who sailed RMS Titanic’s maiden voyage in 1912. But it’s during this special time of year that you’ll truly experience what it was like aboard ship and how it might have looked on a Christmas voyage 104 years ago.

Dec 01
Through
Jan 04
Dollywood Smoky Mountain Christmas

A seven-time award winner of America's Best Christmas Event, Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival presented by Humana, features four million holiday lights and spectacular holiday performances.

Dec 01
Through
Jan 04
Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas

A seven-time award winner of America's Best Christmas Event, Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival presented by Humana, features four million holiday lights and spectacular holiday performances.

Dec 01
Through
Dec 23
Christmas At Crave Golf Club

Pigeon Forge

The most magical time of year is coming…Candy Christmas at Crave Golf Club!Enjoy one of the sweetest celebrations taking place this winter in the Smoky Mountains. Crave Golf Club has transformed their mini-golf course into a winter wonderland! This one-of-a-kind candy-themed celebration features nearly 100 trees, 30,000 Christmas lights and 20,000 ornaments.From mini-golf and mini-bowling to escape rooms, candy canes and Christmas trees galore, Christmas at Crave Golf Club is a fun holiday activitiy the whole family will enjoy.To top things off, Santa will be coming to Crave Golf Club, so grab the kids and come get their pictures taken with Santa. Choose from the days and times listed below.Get Pictures with SantaSaturday, Dec 7th:  6-9pmSaturday, Dec 14th:  6-9pmSaturday, Dec 21st:  7-9pmSunday, Dec 22nd:  6-9pmMonday, Dec 23rd:  6-9pm

Dec 01
Through
Dec 31
Candy Christmas at Crave Golf Club

Pigeon Forge

The most magical time of year is coming to Crave this winter! A Christmas celebration to reflect the joy of winter in Pigeon Forge— Crave Golf Club has transformed the country’s top mini-golf course into a winter wonderland! Our one-of-a-kind candy-themed, interactive mini-golf course has decked the halls and everything else we could in garland, wreaths, and more lights than Willy Wonka would have ever approved! Come join us for Christmas mini-golf, mini-bowling, escape rooms, candy canes, pictures with Santa (December 7 - 23) and Christmas trees galore.

Dec 01
Through
Feb 17
Smoky Mountain Winterfest

Pigeon Forge

30th Annual Smoky Mountain Winterfest CelebrationDraped in more than 5 million holiday lights, Pigeon Forge creates a winter wonderland for locals and guests alike to enjoy during the city’s annual Winterfest celebration. The lights of Winterfest shine from early November until February.From winter light displays to captivating holiday shows and so much more, here are just a few of the fun ways you can experience the delightful Smoky Mountain Winterfest Celebration.

Visit Dollywood to see more than 4 million lights shine during Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas, when the park is filled with holiday music, plenty of rides, a nightly Parade of Lights and much more to celebrate the season. Dollywood recently announced the addition of Dolly’s Parade of Many Colors, featuring new floats, specialty characters and songs. The park also adds a new show to its entertainment lineup with the stage production It’s a Wonderful Life.Old Mill Square’s Holiday Open House features a holiday light display of a covered bridge that is made out of thousands of twinkling lights that lead to one of the most historic areas of Pigeon Forge. Or see if you can catch Old Saint Nick making a rooftop delivery at Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry. The theatre is decked out for the holiday season with giant trees, wreaths and more, all covered with sparkling lights.There will be magic in the air Thanksgiving evening when the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge ignites the night in a glorious, live, special outdoor Thanksgiving Fireworks Display to kick-off the holiday season.  And, bring your cameras to capture photos of the breathtaking Titanic “Fantasy” Princess, distinguished crew, holiday lights and largest fireworks display of the year on the Smoky Mountain Parkway. To make the evening even more memorable, young ladies are encouraged to wear their princess costumes for a personal photo with our Fantasy Princess.Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede pulls out all the stops when it comes to decorating for the holidays. One of the highlights is their 60-foot-tall tree, adorned with colorful lights, ribbons and sparkling ornaments from the very bottom to the twinkling star on top. Another must-see is The Island in Pigeon Forge with all new decorations including approximately 40,000 ornaments, half a million lights and more than 5,000 feet of garland. Guests are treated to three new Christmas trees, including one that stands 40 feet tall and allows guests to walk through. Santa and Mrs. Claus greet guests at their new workshop while roving carolers fill the air with Christmas music.And the best way to take in the beauty and splendor of all the light displays throughout Pigeon Forge is on the Winterfest Driving Tour of Lights, which begins at the north end of the Parkway. You can also download the Winterfest Driving Tour here.Whether this is your first time to visit Pigeon Forge, or you’re making a return trip, Winterfest is the perfect occasion to share special memories with family and friends.

Dec 01
Through
Feb 17
Pigeon Forge Winterfest Driving Tour of Lights

Pigeon Forge

Winterfest lights in Pigeon Forge shine from November 1st through February 18th. See more than 5 million shining Pigeon Forge holiday lights when you take the Winterfest Driving Tour of Lights!

Dec 01
Through
Jan 31
Gatlinburg Winterfest Trolley Tour of Lights

Gatlinburg

Trolly Tours will showcase beautiful Winterfest displays and Gatlinburg History from the comfort of an enclosed and heated trolly. Trolley times are at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30. Admission is $5.00 per person.

Dec 01
Through
Dec 21
Photos with Santa at The Island

Pigeon Forge

Take advantage of an opportunity to meet Santa Claus himself at The Island in Pigeon Forge. While you’re visiting with us during Winterfest, make your way over to the breezeway behind the Island Show Fountains to see our take on a modern Santa’s Workshop set where you’ll be greeted by Mr. Claus himself. Photos are from 3-8PM.

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Dec 01
Through
Jan 31
SkyLift Park “Lights Over Gatlinburg”

Gatlinburg

The holidays are a special time in Gatlinburg, and this year there’s no better place to experience the magic than the SkyLift Park.

Join us as the SkyLift and SkyDeck become a celebration of the holidays with Christmas decorations and thousands of twinkling lights, and take in the best views in Gatlinburg as you gaze out over town and deep into the Smoky Mountains while warming up around the fire pit with a hot chocolate or cider.

Next, make your way up to the SkyBridge which will become even more incredible as it is transformed into a tunnel of vibrant lights stretching out across the mountain to create a holiday experience you’ll always remember.

Through Sunday, December 15, guests can save $4 on tickets purchased at the SkyLift Park by bringing a new toy to donate to the Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains.

Dec 01
Through
Feb 17
Enchanted Winter Celebration at Anakeesta

Gatlinburg

Anakeesta transforms into a woodland winter wonderland! Make your winter vacation plans special this Season with twinkling lights, holiday sights, and warm cocoa around the fire – discover it all during Anakeesta’s Enchanted Winter celebration!

 

– Immerse yourself in an enchanting 1000′ tunnel of twinkling arctic lights as you stroll from Firefly Village to Vista Garden

– Enjoy whimsically decorated live Christmas trees at Vista Gardens and on the Parkway

– Relax around the cozy fire pit at Firefly Village and enjoy the beautiful display of holiday lights throughout Anakeesta

– Santa will be handing out treats and available for family holiday photos at Firefly Village November 29-30 and December 20-21 from 11 AM – 3 PM creating special memories with families and children

– Discover the perfect selfie spot at our giant Anakeesta Snow Globe where the beautiful Great Smoky Mountain National Park acts as a natural scenic backdrop

– Stroll along the Treetop Skywalk at night and immerse yourself in a – Forest of Firefly lights that every adult and child will want to experience

– Enjoy Winter food specials and hot drinks like our famous Wassail at Cliff Top Grill and Bar and Pearl’s Pie in the Sky

– Shop our quaint retail shops to find the perfect Holiday gifts you will want to share with friends and family

– Relax around the cozy fire pit at Firefly Village and enjoy the holiday lights

– And….when it snows in the mountains, Anakeesta is the very best spot to enjoy the views of fresh snowfall on the Mt. LeConte range. It is truly

Dec 01
Through
Dec 22
Winter Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales

Gatlinburg

Through the holiday season, visitors can meet characters and storytellers and enjoy caroling along the Parkway Friday and Saturday evenings during this annual event!

Winter Magic Tunes & Tales will once again present strolling Christmas entertainment on the streets of Gatlinburg, beginning the Friday/Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 30 & Dec 1 from 5:00-9:30 pm, followed by performances again on Dec 7-8, 14-15, 21-22. Holiday music will fill the air with a sacred-secular mixture of Appalachia, Bluegrass, and Country. Visitors will also enjoy visiting with Santa’s Elves-Frosty-Rudolph, a little bit of history, humor and more! This interactive program is a Holiday favorite, staged against a backdrop of millions of lights….making it truly a Winter Magical experience in Gatlinburg!

Dec 11
Through
Dec 14
Christmas In The Smokies Bluegrass Festival

Pigeon Forge

Bluegrass fun for everyone. Come join artists old and new for this one of a kind celebration of bluegrass during the holiday season.Bluegrass Festival ScheduleWednesday, December 11, 2019Larry Sparks & The Lonesome Ramblers

Tim White

Jerry Butler

Jimbo Whaley

Daughters of BluegrassThursday, December 12, 2019

Doyle Lawson & Quick Silver

Amanda Cook Band

Remington Ryde

Ralph ll & Clinch Mountain BoysFriday, December 13, 2019

Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers

David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition

Garrett Newton Band

Carolina Blue

Larry Efaw & Bluegrass Moutaineers

Danny Stanley

Steve WilsonSaturday, December 14, 2019Paul Williams & Victory Trio

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time

Junior Sisk & Danny Paisley

The King James Boys

Williamson Branch

Dewey & Leslie Brown

Gary Waldrep Band

Frances Mooney & Fontanna SunsetScheduled show times are subject to change at any time. Check the official festival schedule for updates before traveling to the festival. Bluegrass Festival Ticket InformationTickets starting at just $30.00! 

Dec 15
Santa Hustle Half Marathon & 5K

Sevierville

The Santa Hustle 5K and half marathon is coming soon! You don’t want to miss this magical race on December 15, 2019. The Santa Hustle creates an exciting environment for participants and spectators of all ages, while embracing the reason for the season! Santa Hustle also makes a difference in the lives of others. The 5K will donate a portion of the profits to House of Hope. The race starts at Wilderness at the Smokies at 7:30AM!

Dec 18
Sensory Friendly Nights at the Aquarium

Gatlinburg

Join us for a quieter experience at Ripley’s Aquarium! Several nights a year at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg, they turn down the extra music and lighting to create a quieter experience for the guests. During these events, all programs, dive shows and exhibits are open. The event is included with general admission tickets, and no advance reservations required. 2019 Dates: August 7, September 18, October 16, November 20, & December 18.

Dec 29
Through
Dec 30
Strength To Stand Student Bible Conference

Pigeon Forge

The Strength to Stand Student Bible Conferences are designed to offer a well-balanced, intense conference that will challenge your students to go beyond the surface of casual Christianity.

Dec 31
New Years Eve Show At The Smoky Mountain Opry

Pigeon Forge

Ring in the New Year at one of the most anticipated annual events in Pigeon Forge. The New Year’s Eve Show at the Smoky Mountain Opry Theater is a spectacular showcase of talent and entertainment. The Smoky Mountain Opry goes all out with stunning set designs, pyrotechnics, laser lighting and other special effects to wow the audience. Not to mention, an incredibly talented cast that includes singers, comedians, dancers, aerialists, magicians and ice skaters!The holiday show begins with a performance of “Christmas at The Smoky Mountain Opry”™. At midnight, watch the ball drop in New York City’s Times Square on the big screen. And the night doesn’t end there. See the biggest midnight balloon drop in the area, party the night away with the Smoky Mountain Opry cast and dance to a live show band.Show Schedule:

9 pm: performance of “Christmas at The Smoky Mountain Opry”™

Midnight: NYC Times Square ball drop, Midnight balloon drop and party

Dec 31
New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show

Gatlinburg

On Tuesday, December 31, Gatlinburg will ring in the new year under the cover of the iconic Gatlinburg Space Needle for its 32nd Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show. Since 1987, this family-friendly celebration has been one of the largest organized New Year’s Eve events in the nation, and this year’s end-of-the-year celebration is set to be a spectacular end to the year.

With live DJ entertainment, fabulous downtown celebrations and activities, the streets of Gatlinburg come alive to offer plenty of exciting ways to celebrate the last night of the year, all while leading up to a midnight firework show and ball drop at the base of the 400-foot Space Needle.

Visitors are encouraged to arrive early to take advantage of the celebration specials offered by many Gatlinburg restaurants and businesses. Live DJ entertainment begins at 10 p.m.

Dec 31
New Year's Eve Show at the Smoky Mountain Opry

Pigeon Forge

Ring in the New Year at one of the most anticipated annual events in Pigeon Forge. The New Year’s Eve Show at the Smoky Mountain Opry Theater is a spectacular showcase of talent and entertainment.

Dec 31
Through
Jan 01
Gatlinburg - New Year's Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show

Gatlinburg

32nd Annual New Year's Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show from the Space Needle on the Gatlinburg Parkway. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early to take advantage of the celebration specials offered by many Gatlinburg restaurants and businesses. Live DJ entertainment begins at 10 p.m.

Dec 31
New Years Eve at The Island

Pigeon Forge

Ring in the New Year with us on The Island! After our widely successful event last year we are back BIGGER and BETTER with a night packed full of fun, live music, plus attractions.

And what’s a New Year’s Celebration without a midnight countdown and fireworks? It's all brought to you FREE by The Island.

The event kicks off at 10 pm so get there early to enjoy a full night of fun.

Dec 31
New Year’s Eve Celebration At The Island

Pigeon Forge

Ring in the New Year with us on The Island! After our widely successful event last year we are back BIGGER and BETTER with a night packed full of fun, live music, plus attractions.And what’s a New Year’s Celebration without a midnight countdown and fireworks? Its all brought to you FREE by The Island.The event kicks off at 10 pm so get there early to enjoy a full night of fun. 

Jan 18
Through
Jan 20
January Strength To Stand Student Bible Conference

Pigeon Forge

The Strength to Stand Student Bible Conferences are designed to offer a well-balanced, intense conference that will challenge your students to go beyond the surface of casual Christianity.

Jan 24
Through
Jan 26
Resurrection Youth Conference

Pigeon Forge

Resurrection Youth Conference is an awesome annual event of worship and spiritual growth for youth and youth mentors. Each year over 12,000 come together in Pigeon Forge, TN to celebrate the God of The Resurrection. Through inspirational words and music led by nationally-known speakers and musicians, young people encounter the Lord in new and deeper ways. Venue:LeConte Center

Pigeon Forge, TNPrice:

$40 per person until Jan 3, then $55 per personRegular registration for the 2020 Resurrection Youth Conference is now open! The regular registration price is $40 per person. Register online today at etouches.com/rez2020 or download the registration form and register by mail. The regular registration price is good until January 3, 2020. After that date, you must register at the door for $55 per person.

Feb 06
Through
Feb 07
Great Smoky Mountain Marriage Retreat

Pigeon Forge

This year the Great Smoky Mountain Marriage Retreat will center around Practical Matrimony. You and your spouse will have access to speakers, free marriage counselors, three days of no repeat lessons and more.Where: at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge When: February 6-7, 2020How much: $100 per couple  

Feb 14
Valentine’s Dinner At Titanic Museum

Pigeon Forge

This February, bring that special someone to a very special event at the Titanic Museum to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Enjoy an elegant dinner that is sure to make your night one to remember.There will be 3 different romantic dining options this year:First Class in the private “Secret” Dining RoomCaptain’s Dining on the Grand StaircaseMillionaire Dining in the First Class SuiteYour ticket price will include a gourmet plated dinner, private table for two, white-gloved service, bottle of wine, two engraved wine glasses, a photo on the Grand Staircase, a sweetheart rose, Titanic chocolates, romantic violin accompaniment and a grand tour of the Titanic Museum.Reservations are required to attend and seats are filling fast, so reserve your spot today!Visit the Titanic Museum at Pigeon Forge website for more information.

Feb 15
Through
Feb 17
Make It Count Gymnastics Spectacular

Pigeon Forge

Join us for the MAKE IT COUNT GYMNASTICS SPECTACULAR! A spectacular event open to all JO Levels 1 – 10, JO and AAU Xcel Divisions Bronze – Diamond, AAU levels 1-5 and HUGS.Nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains, the Counts Spectacular will be an event you won’t soon forget partnered with the Dixie Stampede show. There will be live shows, great gymnastics and a family event like no other! The competition will be held at the LeConte Convention Center.  This is a meet, venue and event that will provide families, coaches and teams a great kick off to your Spring Competition season, but also an opportunity for some team bonding, relationship & friendship building and creating memories to last a lifetime.The MAKE IT COUNT SPECTACULAR will be a great event to bring your entire team and families to! Make a “weekend” out of this meet… you are sure to LOVE it! Admission Prices Adults: $15 Children 7-12yrs: $10 Children 6 & under: FREEWeekend pass: ​Adults: $25 Children 7-12yrs: $15 Children 6 & under: FREE

Feb 21
Through
Feb 23
Shabbach Youth Conference

Pigeon Forge

Shabbach Youth Conference is where young people come together from all over the country for a high impact, spiritual weekend of worship, ministry, and fun.Shabbach is much more than games, worship, and speakers…It is a call to a generation to press forward to the amazing plan God has for their lives. It is a call to change the Nations. It is a call to Awakening. It is a call for Reformation and Revival. It is a Generation crying out for God’s presence, power, and purpose as we come together to say here we are Lord, use me.

Feb 28
Through
Mar 01
Challenge Youth Conference

Pigeon Forge

The mission of CYC is to present a program utilizing solid and sound scriptural emphasis. In doing so we will neither go to the left nor to the right, but we will seek the middle path, striving to do as God has commanded. If this speaks to your needs and interests, we hope you will come and be a part of it and help us to accomplish this mission.

Feb 29
Ronnie Milsap in Concert

Gatlinburg

Grammy Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter Ronnie Milsap to Perform in Gatlinburg “Smoky Mountain Rain” singer/songwriter to showcase musical talent in conjunction with Tennessee Songwriter Week; Tickets go on sale November 22.

Ronnie Milsap, one of country music’s best-loved and most successful artists, will perform at the Gatlinburg Convention Center on Saturday, February 29 at 8 pm as part of the state-wide celebration of the craft that put Tennessee on the map. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, November 22nd at 10 am.

The concert will be a highlight of the second annual Tennessee Songwriter Week, a state statute organized by the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development that designates the last full week of February to the celebration of past and present songwriters with nearly 100 celebratory events across the state.

Mar 01
Through
Mar 31
Titanic’s Tribute To The Irish

Pigeon Forge

The Titanic was built in the heart of Ireland and this month the Titanic Museum Attraction salutes everything Irish from Gaelic folklore, music, singing and dancing. Discover and learn about Titanic’s Irish roots galore all this month at the Titanic Museum.For more information, please call or visit the website listed above.

Mar 01
Through
Mar 31
Titanic’s Annual Irish Celebration

Pigeon Forge

Titanic was built in the heart of Ireland. So during the month of March Titanic Museum Attraction will be celebrating all month long with Irish singing and music.

Mar 04
Through
Mar 07
A Mountain Quiltfest™

Pigeon Forge

26TH ANNUAL A MOUNTAIN QUILTFEST™Celebrate the art and heritage of quilting at the 26th Annual A Mountain Quiltfest™. Quilters from all around come together at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge for this five-day long quilting event. Quilters have the opportunity to attend classes that are based on skill level and technique. There will also be a quilt show that displays a variety of quilts for your viewing pleasure.Quilters can choose between different categories to enter their quilts. The winners will go home with some great prizes!Be sure to check out the vendors’ booths for a variety of quilting necessities and unique accessories.2020 A Mountain Quiltfest Guidelines For Quilt Show Entries

Mar 04
Through
Mar 07
A Mountain Quiltfest

Pigeon Forge

The Smoky Mountains have a rich history of folk arts and quilting, dating all the way back to the first settlers who called the area home. Today, A Mountain Quiltfest in Pigeon Forge, TN serves as a way to protect and preserve the timeless folk art.

Celebrate the art and heritage of quilting at the 26th Annual A Mountain Quiltfest™. Quilters from all around come together at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge for this five-day long quilting event. Quilters have the opportunity to attend classes that are based on skill level and technique. There will also be a quilt show that displays a variety of quilts for your viewing pleasure.

Quilters can choose between different categories to enter their quilts. The winners will go home with some great prizes!

Be sure to check out the vendors’ booths for a variety of quilting necessities and unique accessories.

Mar 13
Through
Mar 15
Groove Dance Nationals

Pigeon Forge

The GROOVE Experience gives your dancers a unique opportunity to compete in a weekend solo, duet, trio and team competition as well as take master classes from some of the best talent in the industry. More information to come!

Mar 20
Through
Mar 21
Corvette Expo

Pigeon Forge

Come see some incredible Corvettes when you are in the Smoky Mountains! Corvettes will cruise from the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge to the Tail of the Dragon. For more information on this car show, please click the link.

Apr 02
Through
Apr 03
Pentecostal Fire Youth Conference

Pigeon Forge

The Pentecostal Fire Youth Conference is a two day annual gathering of young people meant to provide fellowship & promote holy, victorious Christian living and Holy Ghost empowerment to today’s youth. There is no registration so everyone is welcome to just show up and join in.

Apr 04
Through
Apr 05
Chuck Wagon Cookoff Competition

Pigeon Forge

RING THE DINNER BELL – PIGEON FORGE’S CHUCK WAGON COOKOFF ROLLS INTO TOWNA weekend of family-friendly competition, entertainment, and delicious frontier food awaits during the annual Pigeon Forge Chuck Wagon Cookoff Competition.“The Chuck Wagon Cookoff celebrates an important piece of American history and highlights a couple of things the people of Pigeon Forge know very well, delicious food and entertainment” said Pigeon Forge Executive Director of Tourism Leon Downey. “While the chuck wagon cooking never disappoints, the interactive elements of the weekend make it an event that our visitors and residents look forward to each year.”Seven teams will circle their wagons at Clabough’s Campground in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee for a day of frontier-inspired fun. Visitors can see the cowboys cook just as the early American chuck wagons did in the 1800s, relying on simple ingredients and cooking without modern conveniences like running water and electricity.Chuck Wagon Cookoff ScheduleWestern Buckaroo Roundup Activities 

Date: April 4th – Saturday

Time: 9 am to 3 pm

Location: Clabough’s CampgroundFree Tent Entertainment 

Date: April 4th – Saturday

Time: 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

Location: Clabough’s CampgroundChuck Wagon Luncheon 

Date: April 4th – Saturday

Time: 12 pm

Location: Clabough’s Campground

Tickets: $12.50 (tax included); Tickets are limited and can be purchased onsite or online

Parking: Clabough’s Campground, located at 405 Wears Valley Road and Wear Farm Park, located at 623 Wears Valley RoadChuck Wagon BreakfastDate: April 5th – Sunday

Time: 8:30 am to 10 am

Location: Stages West (2765 Parkway)

Tickets: $5.00 per person (tax included)Cowboy ChurchDate: April 5th – Sunday

Time: 10:30 amThe cowboy cooks are judged and awarded based on food categories, including meat, potatoes, bread, beans and dessert, as well as the historical accuracy of their chuck wagons. The Chuck Wagon Cookoff helps in the preservation of cattle drive trail days and offers a great opportunity for visitors and locals alike to learn about America’s history. 

Apr 04
Through
Apr 05
Chuck Wagon Kickoff

Pigeon Forge

Located at the Clabough's Campground as cooks travel with their chuck wagons from near and far. They trade in modern day conveniences like running water and electricity for giant cast iron skillets and dutch ovens heated with hot coals from the fire just like chuck wagon cooks of the 1800’s. The veritable feast is served to all guests and the cooks are judged on the cowboy cuisine as well as the authenticity of their chuck wagons.

Apr 08
Through
Apr 11
Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Easter Show

Gatlinburg

Unique handcrafted gifts and products produced by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are placed on display and offered for sale as they host their annual Easter show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Demonstrations are part of the show.

Apr 08
Through
Apr 11
Great Smoky Easter Arts and Crafts Show

Gatlinburg

View unique handcrafted gifts and products from the Great Smoky Mountains craft community. Take part in demonstrations and visit various displays!

Apr 12
Easter Sunrise at Ober

Gatlinburg

Soak up Easter Sunday sunrise from the top of Mt. Harrison at Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area during this service sponsored by the Gatlinburg Ministerial Association.

Gatlinburg’s Annual Easter Sunrise Service will be enhanced by the beauty of the Smokies when the community and its visitors gather at Ober Gatlinburg for this memorable worship service.  The 30-40 minute mountain service will begin at 6:30 A.M. and be led by local pastors of the Gatlinburg Ministerial Association. The offering collected during the service will be used by the Association in assisting those in need.

As host for the Sunrise Service, the staff of Ober Gatlinburg will provide guests with free tram rides to the mountain top beginning at 5:30 A.M. and continuing at 15 minute intervals until the service begins at 6:30 A.M. Complimentary parking at Ober Gatlinburg will be provided for those who prefer to drive up the mountain.  In the event of inclement weather, the Service will be held in the Ober Gatlinburg Upper Tramway Mall around the Ice Rink. A breakfast buffet will be available at Ober Gatlinburg’s Seasons of Ober Restaurant from 7:15 A.M. until 10:30 A.M.

For additional information, please contact Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area and Amusement Park at fun@obergatlinburg.com, www.obergatlinburg.com or (865) 436-5423.

Apr 16
Through
Apr 18
Pigeon Forge Rod Run-Spring

Pigeon Forge

This event will be located at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge. Please call 865-687-3976 for more information.

Apr 16
Through
Apr 18
Spring Rod Run

Pigeon Forge

Spring Rod Run, a spectacular 3 day event for any car enthusiast! $10,00.00 cash giveaway, Top 25 Awards, Ultimate 5 Awards and King of the Hill.  Huge swap meet with hundreds of showcars and car corral.Join the many automotive enthusiasts and come on out to the Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run, the area’s largest automotive event. The Rod Show will be returning to its original location at The LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge.The newly renovated location will allow for even more show cars, vendors and entertainment. Don’t miss this incredible event! Where can I find registration information? For registration and show information contact MCS Promotions at (865) 687-3976.

Apr 21
Through
Apr 25
Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage

Gatlinburg

As winter fades and the colors of spring begin to sparkle throughout the Smokies, Gatlinburg blossoms into the center of all things botanical during Great Smoky Mountain Association’s 70th Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage.

From April 22-25, everyone from the serious botanist to the weekend gardener can experience unprecedented access to some of the nation’s leading botanical experts as well as Appalachian wildlife authorities.

“It is a rare opportunity for those with a personal love of flowers to have the same access to leaders in the field as researchers,” said Ken McFarland, a botanist, and professor at the University of Tennessee.  “Through seminars and intimate guided tours, each participant will expand his or her skills and knowledge of the unmatched flora and fauna of the Smokies.”

The Wildflower Pilgrimage, which dates to 1951, offers over 150 programs including an array of instructional walks and guided hiking tours tailored to meet individual walking skill and ability, along with demonstrations and guest lecturers.  These tours showcase the abundant varieties of wildflowers, plants, ferns, mosses, trees and shrubs, as well as birds, reptiles and amphibians, all native to the Great Smoky Mountains.

“For more information, please visit the official Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage website, which is updated frequently.”

Apr 21
Through
Apr 25
Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage

Gatlinburg

From April 21 - 25, everyone from the serious botanist to the weekend gardener can experience unprecedented access to some of the nation’s leading botanical experts as well as Appalachian wildlife authorities.

Apr 24
Through
Apr 25
Mountain Man Memorial March

Gatlinburg

The Mountain Man Memorial March is an annual 26.2-mile trek through the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee that will be held on Saturday, April 25, in Gatlinburg as a tribute to our men and women in uniform.

Originally organized in 2008, the march was a personal tribute to the University of Tennessee Army ROTC Cadet – 1LT Frank Walkup, a 2005 UT graduate who was killed in action in Iraq.  To honor his memory, a group of Cadets from the Rocky Top Battalion marched 26.2 miles with each Cadet carrying a 35-pound rucksack to represent his sacrifice.

The following year the cadets challenged ROTC units from across the Southeast to honor several other local fallen service members and their Gold Star Families (GSF). ROTC units not only from Tennessee but from Ohio to North Carolina responded.

Now, in its 11th year, this event has become one of the largest events in the United States to celebrate the service and honor the ultimate sacrifice of these fallen heroes. Along with more than 20 ROTC units, participants now include active duty military, reserve and guard units, veterans of all services, family & friends of the fallen, JROTC units, and even Cub Scouts Packs! Due to the overwhelming success of this unique event, The American Legion has partnered with the University of Tennessee’s Army and Air Force ROTC cadets to help with this enormous undertaking.

The weekend begins with an emotional ceremony in which the GSF meets the team and provides a photo and a signed GSF flag. Demonstrating “Honor through Action“– each of the five team members must complete the grueling 26.2-mile course through the Smoky Mountains wearing service uniform – including boots – and each carrying a 35-pound rucksack. And, to exemplify the military’s creed of “no man left behind”, all team members are required to cross the finish line together or the team is disqualified.

The MMMM consists of events for both runners and marchers, military and civilian participants, teams and individuals.  Runners- come to the beautiful Smoky Mountains and compete in a challenging marathon, half-marathon or 10 KM race; marchers can compete as individuals or as a team, in military or civilian categories, heavy or light divisions and in distances of 26.2 miles or 13.1 miles.

The course takes you through downtown Gatlinburg and then winds its way along Highway 321 and then into the beautiful Smoky Mountains. Come enjoy the scenic views, the camaraderie, and challenge yourself all while honoring the families of our fallen heroes.

Apr 24
Through
Apr 26
Women Of Joy

Pigeon Forge

Join us in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee at Women of Joy, a conference ministry thoughtfully designed to enhance and energize the spiritual lives of Christian women.Share a few days with Women of Joy – a ministry that has been changing the lives of women since 1994. These incredible weekends are designed, created and intended to bring women of all ages and cultures together to help you pursue a passionate relationship with Jesus Christ.

Apr 25
Bruce Street Brewfest

Sevierville

4th Annual Bruce Street Brewfest in Historic Downtown Sevierville offers over 30 brewers, competitions, music and food. A portion of the proceeds go to local charities!

May 01
Through
May 02
Smoky Mountain Wine Weekend Presented by Courtyard by Marriott Gatlinburg Downtown

Gatlinburg

Sample wines from Tennessee wineries along with small dish fare from some of the best restaurants in the Smoky Mountains.

Presented by Courtyard by Marriott Gatlinburg Downtown, Gatlinburg Wine Weekend celebrates its seventh annual year of offering the area’s best in wine and food with two unique experiences, the Gatlinburg Wine Tour and the Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Wine Fest.

The festival begins on Friday, May 1 with the Gatlinburg Wine Tour, an exclusive journey through Gatlinburg’s finest wineries. In this limited-access event, guests enjoy complimentary transportation to and from winery locations, premium food and beverage offerings and more. Registration/check-in runs from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm and the tour begins promptly at 6:00 pm.

Continuing into Saturday, May 2 from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., festival-goers can sip and savor from this year’s amazing lineup of wine and food vendors at the Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Wine Fest, all while strolling the picturesque grounds of Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Ticket purchases include a commemorative wine-tasting glass, wine tastings throughout the event, food sampling tickets and access to the festival.

Smoky Mountain Wine Fest Weekend is an event sanctioned by the Tennessee Farm Wine Growers Alliance, a coalition of the farm wineries and vineyards throughout the great state of Tennessee that supports the production of commercial wines and grapes within the state as viable agricultural industries within Tennessee.

Past Wine Vendors:

Amber Falls Winery

Apple Barn Winery

Beans Creek Winery

Cades Cove Winery

DelMonaco Winery & Vineyard

Goodwater Vineyard

Grinder’s Switch Winery

Highland Manor Winery

Hillside Winery

Keg Springs Winery

Mill Bridge Winery

Mountain Valley Winery

Natchez Hills Winery

Paris Winery

Spout Springs Winery

Stonehaus Winery

Sugarland Cellars

Sumner Crest Winery

Tennessee Homemade Wines

Trazo Meadery

Past Food Vendors:

Alvin’s Kitchen

Anakeesta

Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort

Ober Gatlinburg

Proof of the Pudding

The Park Vista

Savannah Bee Company

Willa’s Shortbread

Zi Olive

May 01
Through
May 03
Hands on Gatlinburg Spring

Gatlinburg

The 2020 Hands-On Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Weekend provides arts and crafts lovers the opportunity to own a beautifully crafted piece of artwork made with their very own hands.

Take a look around your house and you’re likely to find a multitude of carefully orchestrated decorative pieces all telling the story of the personal character of your home. That beautiful, handmade vase you’ve been complimented on over 100 times. The intricately carved broom hanging on your mantlepiece constantly admired by visiting houseguests. What if those unique pieces weren’t just a compliment to your style, but a point of personal pride?

Studios throughout the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community will host over 40 different classes, providing guests the chance to learn how to make their favorite crafts from the professionals themselves. An abundance of do-it-yourself style classwork will be offered, from knitting to pastels, painting, jewelry-making, watercolor, scarf-making, weaving, pottery, crochet, woodworking, soap-making and much more. Festivalgoers can keep the items they make and place them alongside their other coveted works of art. Hands-On Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Weekend is May 1-3 and would make a great Christmas gift for the art lover in your life.

Classes will be posted at a later date.

May 01
Through
May 02
Smoky Mountain Wine Weekend

Gatlinburg

Sample wine from Tennessee wineries along with small dish fare from some the best restaurants in the Smoky Mountains.

May 01
Through
May 03
Gatlinburg Hands-On Arts & Crafts

Gatlinburg

A weekend provides arts and crafts lovers the opportunity to own a beautifully crafted piece of artwork made with their very own hands.

Studios throughout the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community will host over 40 different classes, providing guests the chance to learn how to make their favorite crafts from the professionals themselves. An abundance of do-it-yourself style classwork will be offered, from knitting to pastels, painting, jewelry-making, watercolor, scarf-making, weaving, pottery, crochet, woodworking, soap-making and much more.

Festival goers can keep the items they make and place them alongside their other coveted works of art.

May 01
Through
May 03
Hands-On Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts

Gatlinburg

A weekend provides arts and crafts lovers the opportunity to own a beautifully crafted piece of artwork made with their very own hands.

Studios throughout the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community will host over 40 different classes, providing guests the chance to learn how to make their favorite crafts from the professionals themselves. An abundance of do-it-yourself style classwork will be offered, from knitting to pastels, painting, jewelry-making, watercolor, scarf-making, weaving, pottery, crochet, woodworking, soap-making and much more.

Festival goers can keep the items they make and place them alongside their other coveted works of art.

May 03
Great Smoky Mountain Open National Championship

Pigeon Forge

Eastern Cheer & Dance brings you the hottest competition of the winter with the Great Smoky Mountain Nationals. Teams from all over will bring their best to compete and showcase their talent. We hope to see you here!

May 08
Through
Jun 14
Dollywood's Flower & Food Festival

Spring comes to life at Dollywood's all-new festival featuring brilliant splashes of color with vibrant displays of flowers, plants, larger-than-life mosaicultures and food reminiscent of the season. In celebration of their 35th anniversary season, the all-new Flower & Food Festival is blooming with fun and discovery around every corner.