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…)
Window to Heaven is a 5-bedroom Pigeon Forge luxury rental cabin adjacent to Dollywood in Starr Crest Resort. It offers magnificent views of the Smoky Mountains and Mt. LeConte, and excellent accommodation and entertainment for families of all ages, or groups of friends and couples.
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
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.
Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede in Pigeon Forge has always been a super production. This year, the 2015 season is showing us how to make the event even more spectacular.
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
In 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.
Did 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…)
It’s Winterfest 2015 in the Smoky Mountains as Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville and Dollywood all turn on their millions of Christmas lights for the festive holiday season.
That’s literally millions of lights. Dollywood alone lights its theme park wonderland with 4 million lights, many of them synchronized to music in stunning displays. Dollywood began its winter season on November 7, turning on its lights to inaugurate (more…)
Image courtesy of Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament
The 16th Annual Smoky Mountain Fall Trout Tournament happens this weekend on September 26 and 27, 2015. Over 20 miles of premium fishing streams and waters are stocked with thousands of trout again for this ever popular event.
It’s the largest fishing tournament in the Smoky Mountains, and meanders throughout the Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Great Smoky Mountains National Park area. Several hundred entrants will compete – or maybe just calmly fish – in the event.
Images courtesy of Ober Gatlinburg
Oktoberfest could claim to be the first big party of the holiday season – there’s nothing like getting a start on things. You don’t have to tell them this at Ober Gatlinburg, where Oktoberfest 2015 gets underway on September 25 and will run through November 1.
Celebrating the German tradition, Ober Gatlinburg puts on a show with Bavarian food, beer, music, crazy dancing and fun.