Monthly Archives: December 2017

Christmas Lights in the Smokies

The Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area of the Smoky Mountains puts on a fabulous light show each Christmas, with many millions of lights to see, marking the time of Winterfest and Winter Magic. From driving tours through the towns to stage shows to spectacular fireworks, there are plenty of opportunities for you to get in the holiday spirit and see millions of lights in the Smokies this season.

As well as the towns themselves decked out with millions of lights, these other noteworthy light displays and shows are some of the most popular Christmas celebrations in the area.

Image courtesy of Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland

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Christmas 2017 at Dollywood

Dollywood in Pigeon Forge will celebrate Christmas 2017 with numerous concerts, performances, activities, and spectacles, in its Smoky Mountain Christmas season from November 4, 2017 through January 3, 2018.

Dollywood puts on a great show in every season, and Christmas 2017 is no exception. Expect some of the area’s best food, costumes, lights, decorations, music and merriment. Here are highlights of the Dollywood Christmas festivities.

Images courtesy of Dollywood

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Christmas In The Smokies Bluegrass Festival 2017

It’s Christmas in the Smokies Bluegrass Festival again in Pigeon Forge as Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road gather with a couple of dozen hot bluegrass bands and performers for this year’s amazing music festival, Wednesday though Saturday, December 6-9, 2017.

This is a really good 4-day festival, held at Smoky Mountain Convention Center on Parkway, with top-notch talent. Lorraine Jordan is a legend in the genre – she and her band’s musicians are all highly awarded. She is noted for her fusion of country music and bluegrass in her Country Grass offerings and collaborations with country performers – as you can find out for yourself on Saturday night when she and the band play with country star Eddie Raven.

Images courtesy of Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

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