New Year’s Eve 2015 in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge

It’s New Year’s Eve as 2015 turns into 2016, and Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are getting ready to light up the Smoky Mountains with huge fireworks shows – and both events are FREE.

For the 28th year, the Ball Drop & Fireworks at the Space Needle in Gatlinburg attracts a super-friendly gathering, estimated at close to 50,000 people this year, in one of the largest organized New Year’s events in America. (more…)

Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival 2015 at Dollywood

One of the seasonal events not to be missed during Christmas time in the Smoky Mountains is the Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival at Dollywood. Like every production Dollywood puts on, the Christmas entertainment is a rich experience.

Images courtesy of Dollywood

Images courtesy of Dollywood

 

The Christmas fun started on November 7, 2015, and will run through Sunday, January 3, 2016, when the park will shut down until March. There’s a lot going on at Dollywood, not the least of which are the 4 million Christmas lights on display all over the theme park.

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2015 Christmas Bluegrass Festival in Pigeon Forge

If you agree that bluegrass is the sweetest music ever invented, then you need to be in Pigeon Forge over the next few days.The 2015 Christmas in the Smokies Bluegrass Festival is happening at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, December 9-12. Tickets available at the door.

Headlined again by the driving force behind the festival, acclaimed musician – and 2015 Female Traditional Vocalist of the Year – Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road, her hugely talented band, the festival presents a hard driving, high-energy experience with a host of notable  performers.

Image courtesy of Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

Image courtesy of Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

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Christmas Season 2015 in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge

2015-11-29_161708In the days following Thanksgiving, you cannot miss the fact that Christmas season has begun, here in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area of the Smoky Mountains.

We are deep in the Winterfest time of year, with millions of Christmas lights twinkling everywhere – strung throughout Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville and the theme park village of Dollywood.

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Smoky Mountain Grocery Shopping Delivered To Your Cabin

39a5cfb4d8031c473e9c6256d5191d35_crDid you know there’s a local company serving the cabins of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge with a grocery shopping service? Now you can have someone pick up the supplies you want for your stay in your Smoky Mountains cabin, without having to go to the store yourself!

The best part? With the pre-arrival service, you can even have the friendly and super-efficient folks at Smoky Mountain Grocery pick up all the items on your shopping list and put them in your cabin before you get there, with cold items in the fridge, all ready for you from the moment you arrive! (more…)