Winter Events in Gatlinburg
There are many fine Gatlinburg events that you can see during the winter months. In the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, winter time is celebrated with Gatlinburg Winter Magic. When the snow comes down, the lights go up. This is one of the best Gatlinburg attractions you will find during the winter months. This event offers a great deal of entertainment for both the old and young. They also have award-winning lights and festive decorations. Each year during the winter months, people flock to the Christmas on Ice event. This is one Gatlinburg attraction where you will get the opportunity to watch amateur skaters perform. This takes place inside a 62,000 square feet ice skating arena. You will have access to the ice arena, alpine slide, crafts market, and aerial tramway. The Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade gives you the opportunity to experience the magic of a Smoky Mountains Christmas! During this event, you will get to enjoy lighted floats, marching bands, holiday music and big helium balloons. This is one of the top nighttime holiday parades in the region. There are millions of beautiful lights that you will see lighting up in the dark.
Gatlinburg Winter Event Listings
Gatlinburg Winter Magic
Gatlinburg Winter Magic features an array of beautiful lights displayed throughout Gatlinburg’s Downtown Parkway with a unique and one of a kind LED lighting display. Featuring displays from Gatlinburg’s most prominent areas, this is truly an experience you will never forget.
Date:November 9, 2012 – February 29, 2013
Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade
Gatlinburg will hold its annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade on Friday, December 7 starting at 7:30 p.m. with cheers to an anticipated crowd of more than 80,000 spectators. The parade brings excitement to all ages and includes more than 100 parade entries, balloons, and over a dozen marching bands from Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia.
Date: December 7, 2012
Phone: (800) 568-4748
Christmas on Ice
Come out and enjoy the spirit of the holiday season as local skaters display their talents and skills on ice to the sounds of holiday music in a two-day performance at Ober Gatlinburg’s ice arena.
Date: December 8 – December 9, 2012
Phone: (800) 251-9202
New Year’s Eve Ball Drop & Fireworks
Gatlinburg will ring in the New Year in inimitable style with its 25th annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show. The event will take place around the intersection of the Parkway/Historic Nature Trail, at the base of the Space Needle on Saturday night, December 31. Before the stroke of midnight, come out and celebrate with music and friends on the balcony of the Gatlinburg Convention Center at the Historic Nature Trail/Airport Road entrance.
Date: December 31, 2012
Ober Gatlinburg Winter Sports
Ober Gatlinburg features a wide variety of skiing trails for the intermediate to the experienced with breathtaking views and entertainment for the whole family. If you’re not up for skiing, try out many of the other exciting activities they have to offer including an ice skating rink, snow tubing, alpine slide, aerial tramway, or plenty of shops and restaurants to visit.
Date: January 3 – March 15, 2012
Phone: (800) 251-9202
This charming and romantic comedy, directed by Sabrina Gray, is a riveting love story set in Gatlinburg during the 1890s and will open at 5pm on Friday and Saturday (Feb 17/18) at the American Legion Hall in Gatlinburg. Proceeds from each performance will go towards the Gatlinburg Garden Club with the restoration of the Lucinda Oakley Ogle Cabin.
Date: February 17 – February 18, 2012
Phone: (937) 475-7572
Gatlinburg Improv Fest
The Gatlinburg Improv Fest is a special occasion for both performers and spectators at the Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre in Gatlinburg. The event takes place February 23-26 and will feature a variety of improvisation groups and instructors taking part in a series of shows and classes over the four days of the event.
Date: February 23 – February 26, 2012
Phone: (865) 325-9712