Posts Tagged: winterfest

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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Winter in the Smoky Mountains: Jan-Feb 2017 in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge

gf-lovin-it-snow-extAs Christmas gives way to the New Year, here in January 2017 the winter fun just keeps ramping up. The millions of lights in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge continue to shine brightly, the trolley tours of the best lights continue, the snow comes down, the skiing heats up, and cabin deals abound with Half-Price offers on remaining cabins for those who can make a trip at short notice for a winter getaway.

Winterfest in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville means millions of decorative lights, some in animated displays, strung everywhere and sparkling through the end of February. In Gatlinburg the story of Winter Magic is the same, featuring crystal-clear LED displays, and lasting through the end of January.

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November 2016 Events in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge

November in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge marks the changing of the seasons with multiple events celebrating winter. Moving from the colors of fall into the glitter of Christmas, this time presents a host of things to do in Gatlinburg and the whole area. Early in the month, the two towns turn on their millions of Christmas lights, joined by Sevierville in a coordinated series of lightings and celebrations, beginning the Winterfest and Winter Magic festival seasons that last into February.

Snow tubing at Ober Gatlinburg

Snow tubing at Ober Gatlinburg

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Winterfest 2016 in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg

The lights are coming on for winter in the Smoky Mountains as Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg take a day each on November 7, 8 and 9 to kick off the 2016 Winterfest and Winter Magic celebrations with millions – and millions – of Christmas lights strung across the towns. Festivities abound as each town turns on its lights in the midst of celebration, food and live music.

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The Lights Go On in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge

Gatlinburg-lights-300x223It’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…)