Thanksgiving 2017 Fireworks at the Titanic

Pigeon Forge is the place to be Thanksgiving evening, November 23, 2017 for the annual fireworks show at the Titanic Museum attraction on Parkway between Lights #1 and #0. The show starts at 7 pm.

The Titanic offers one of the greatest pyrotechnic displays of the year, and you can easily view it from the large parking lot, or go on board and join the special festivities – if you can get a ticket that is. The Titanic is very popular at any time and this special event draws thousands of people.

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Festival of Trees 2017

The holidays are right around the corner and this is the season of giving. Why not combine the two with a family-friendly charity event? The Festival of Trees is a five day festival held in Gatlinburg from November 22nd to the 26th. It is a great way to both celebrate the holidays and make a difference in the local community.

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Thanksgiving & Christmas Arts & Crafts 2017

The 2017 Thanksgiving Craft Show in Gatlinburg starts on Tuesday, November 21 and runs through Sunday, November 26. The 2017 Christmas Craft Show follows the next day, Monday, November 27 and runs through Sunday, December 3.

Start the holiday season off with fun, food, excitement, and an assortment of quality handcrafted items with back-to-back craft shows at the Gatlinburg Convention Center located just three miles from downtown Gatlinburg.

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Ober Gatlinburg 2017 Begins with the Rail Jam and Snow Tubing

Ober Gatlinburg is starting its winter season on Friday, November 17, 2017 with the advanced skier freestyle evening event known as Back in Blue Rail Jam. This year participants will be entered in a drawing for a prize. The ski-moves showoff and practice event is from 6pm to 8pm.

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This is a great event simply to spectate, with vendors, food and on-snow entertainment. It’s too early yet to open the ski resort’s Terrain Park, this kickoff party celebrates the Tubing Park, where they’ve been making a huge amount of snow and setting the rails and grooming for this event.

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Touring the Winter Lights of the Smokies in 2017

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Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge sparkle in winter with literally millions and millions of festive holiday lights, many in animated displays. Here’s how to see the best of them – by trolley and by car.

Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights

If you want to view the festive lights on display throughout the town of Gatlinburg, all you have to do is embark on the specially designated trolley that leaves from downtown and let your driver take care of the rest. (more…)

Winterfest Lights Turn On for 2017

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Winter fun kicks off in the Smoky Mountains November 6, 7 and 8, 2017, as Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg celebrate turning on their winter lights for the season. The towns offer street parties, live music, food galore and kids activities in very special celebration events.

The Smoky Mountain region has put up a dazzling display of literally millions of lights. This light show kicks off over November 6-8, with the three towns each taking one day for its own particular party.

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Easy Outdoor Adventures

During your cabin stay in the Smoky Mountains, your time is precious, so here’s a guide to some of the best quick and super-easy ways to venture outdoors into nature and the mountains. Even though the cabin life is great to hang out in, if you want to get out, here’s how to take an hour or two for short excursions that create family memories forever.

If you want to enjoy the abundant nature experiences and scenic views of the Smoky Mountains, but you’re not an experienced hiker, or you have young children or physical challenges, the very best news is that the park rangers have done amazing things to help share their national park with you.

There are walking trails that even a wheelchair or baby stroller can go on. There are scenic trails that you can drive along and stay in your vehicle. There are waterfalls you can drive up to see. We’ve gathered some of the best easy nature experiences for you.

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Mountain Experience at Anakeesta

Anakeesta is one of the newest attractions in Gatlinburg, and is gaining attention thanks to its diverse collection of family-oriented activities and beautiful mountain views.

Opened in summer of 2017, Anakeesta is a mountain top destination with a shopping and dining village, a children’s tree house playground, a tree canopy walk, and several other activities, including ziplines, a coaster down the mountain, and a chair lift and gondola that goes both up and down. And since the Anakeesta Mountain location has not been open previously, for many people the views from Anakeesta are unique.

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Halloween 2017 in the Smoky Mountains

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It’s getting scary in the Smoky Mountains with Halloween events lurking around every corner and ghosts and goblins working overtime to ensure everyone has a fearsome good time! Here are the events happening this year in the Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville area.

Fun and Halloween Horrors in Gatlinburg

On October 31, bring the kids to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza at Traffic Light #5, from 1-5 pm, for an afternoon of fun and games at the Trick or Treat Kick Off Karnival. Dress the kids in their favorite costume and enjoy the festivities, which include contests, candy, pumpkins, and trick or treat safety tips from the police and fire department.

There’s also lots of horror on show for those who like a scare.

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