Monthly Archives: December 2015

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 Рand 2015 Female Traditional Vocalist of the Year РLorraine 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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