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Pigeon Forge and Smoky Mountain Winterfest Events Calendar

There’s always something to do in Pigeon Forge! Winterfest events start in November and end when spring blossoms in March! From special holiday celebrations to other memorable Smoky Mountain events, the Pigeon Forge Winterfest events calendar is jam-packed with fun for the entire family. Pigeon Forge has a great season lined up, with everything from festivals, parades, concerts, tours and more!

November Events

1 - Dec. 31
Titanic Edwardian Christmas Celebration - Step back in time and see how the Titanic Grand Staircase and ship would have been decorated in the 1912 Edwardian period. The entire ship will be lit up for Christmas with lights and Christmas trees galore. For more information, call 1-800-381-7670.

1 - 4
Smoky Mountain Gift Show -For nearly 50 years, the Smoky Mountain Gift Show has been the most beloved show for the souvenir, resort and gift industry. Held at the Gtalinburg Convention Center.

3 - 6
Creekside Gospel Music Convention + Scoops Diamond Awards - SGNScoops Magazine holds the Scoops Diamond Awards event at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN. Join us for this gathering of some of the top names in gospel music. The Scoops Diamond Awards are given as a result of fan voting. This will be an incredible evening of good Southern Gospel Music, as well as an exciting night when you see and hear your favorite artist receive a coveted SGN Scoops’ Diamond Award. Mark this date in your calendar and be sure to join us!

5 - 6
A Christmas Carol - The Inn at Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge will host three performances of A Christmas Carol.  Performed by Gerald Charles Dickens, great-great-grandson of literary master Charles Dickens. Gerald, an actor and producer hailing from Oxford, England, enacts his captivating, one-man rendition of the timeless holiday classic. The Christmas Place, 119 Christmas Tree Lane, Pigeon Forge, TN. To purchase show tickets, call the hotel at 865-868-0525.

7
Con Hunley and Jimmy Fortune - 8:00 pm at Country Tonite Theatre. Con Hunley has had over 20 hits on the country charts. With hits like “Oh Girl”, “What’s New With You”, “You Lay a Whole Lot of Love on Me”, and “Week-End Friend”, Con Hunley is sure to be an amazing show. We are thrilled to welcome back to our stage one of East Tennessee’s favorite sons.Jimmy Fortune toured, sang and performed with the legendary Statler Brothers for 21 years. Jimmy and The Statler Brothers were inducted into the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame in 2007, and were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008. Jimmy is now enjoying a very successful solo career. Call 1-800-792-4308 for more information. Tickets go on sale February 24, 2014.

7 - 8
MCL Ladies Conference & Retreat- Held at Music Road Hotel & Convention Center in Pigeon Forge. Call for more info 1-800-429-7700

7
THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride - begins at Great Smoky Mountain Railroad in Bryson City, NC on November 7th and operates through December 29th. All Aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS! This memorable journey will take you on an incredible journey! Believe the magic this Holiday season! Call 1-800-872-4681 for more information.

7 - Jan 4
Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland - Located at Smokies Stadium in Kodak, TN. Shadrack's Watersports and RV presents their award winning largest drive-through synchronized lights and music display. Enjoy this display from the warmth and comfort of your own car. In addition, enjoy Santa's Village, which includes a petting zoo with pony and camel rides, photos with Santas and lots of goodies to eat. The fun continues with Santa's train, an inflatable slide, a trampoline bungee jump and a ferris wheel. For information, including pricing, call (423) 652-0120.


9 - 13
Titanic Wilderness Home School Days - Titanic Pigeon Forge welcomew you and your family to a fantastic fall get-a-way in the Smokies, where you will experience Education and Excitement! Titanic Museum Attraction and Wilderness at the Smokies team up with the most discounted opportunities of the season! Enjoy:
    - Special Event at Titanic Museum with John Joslyn (special-priced tickets available)
    - Titanic Tours (special-priced tickets available)
    - Room Rates as low as $79 at Wilderness at the Smokies Resort
    - Water Safety Classes by Wilderness Trained Professionals
    - Winterfest - Holiday D├ęcor at Titanic Museum Attraction and Wilderness Resort

9 - 16
Titanic Museum Attraction Honors All Veterans- Call for more info 1-800-381-7670

10
Sevierville Winterfest Kickoff - Free food, local entertainment, kids' games and fireworks make this event fun for everyone! The evening wraps up by turning on the area's first Winterfest lights. 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm. Sevierville Convention & Visitors Bureau, 110 Gary Wade Blvd. in Sevierville TN

11 - 14
Titanic Pigeon Forge Author Book Signing - Tammy Knox, author of Trapped on Titanic, November 11 - 14, 2014, 10:00am - 5:00pm at Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, TN. For more information, please contact us at 1-800-381-7670.

11
Winterfest Kick-off - Join us at Patriot Park for Annual Winterfest kick-off after the conclusion of the 4th Annual Salute to Veterans Parade! Festivities for Winterfest begin after the parade and include: Kids' Play Area, Food Vendors, pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, & Musical Entertainment.

11 - 1/9/2015
Winterfest Trolley Tour of Lights - See five million shining lights while you're on a Winterfest Trolley Tour of Lights. The heated, enclosed trolley comes complete with a personal tour guide who will share stories about Pigeon Forge's history and famous Winterfest displays.Winterfest Trolley Tour of Lights begins and ends at Patriot Park. Tickets can be purchased the day of the tour and reservations are required for groups of 10 or more. With many dates to choose from be sure to make your plans now to experience a Smoky Mountain winter in the heart of Pigeon Forge. Please note that the Winterfest Trolley Tour of Lights will be running Monday-Friday only, three times a night in November and December at 6:30 PM, 7:45 PM and 9:00 PM. In January the tours are only on Mondays and Fridays and there must be a minimum of 15 passengers for a tour to depart. Pricing- $5.00 per person. Groups of 10 or more must prepay money order or cashiers check only before their pre-reserved tour. Call for more info (865) 453-6444

11
Veterans Day Celebration- Join Gatlinburg in saluting America's veterans of the Armed Forces, featuring stirring musical numbers and words of tribute on Ripley's Aquarium Plaza.

11
Salute to Veterans Parade - Come to the Annual Salute to Veterans which begins with a parade down the main parkway in Pigeon Forge and concludes at Patriot Park, leading into the Winterfest kick-off ceremony. 4:30 pm.

12
Winter Magic Kickoff & Chili Cookoff- Offering mouth-watering recipes of homemade chili ranging from mild and delightful to wild and adventurous, the City of Gatlinburg hosts its annual Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm in downtown.

23
Pigeon Forge Community Chorus Winterfest Concert - Pigeon Forge location to be announced. Talent from Pigeon Forge and surrounding areas blend their voices for this very special holiday offering. Plan to make this a part of your yearly traditions. For more information, including how to become a part of the chorus, call 1-800-251-9100. For the specific location call closer to the event date.


25 - 12/1
Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show- Unique handcrafted Thanksgiving gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered for sale at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.

26 - 30
Gatlinburg's Festival of Trees - Located at the W.L. Mills Conference Center in Gatlinburg, TN. A beautiful wonderland of Christmas trees awaits visitors and locals alike at the Gatlinburg Festival of Trees. See dozens of spectacularly decorated Christmas trees, many of which are available for sale. See a selection of holiday decor for purchase + add to your find a perfect gift! Proceeds from the event benefit Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Mission.

27
Fireworks on Thanksgiving at the Titanic - The Titanic Museum Attraction will be hosting the LARGEST fireworks event of the year on the Parkway, Thanksgiving night! This annual event is to honor the lives and legacies of the ship’s passengers, crew and rescuers.

27
Fireworks on Thanksgiving Evening at Titanic Museum Attraction - 7:00 pm Come visit the Titanic in Pigeon Forge! Thanksgiving evening, the night sky will be ablaze in colorful bursts of light and fantasy during the Titanic Museum Attraction's 3rd annual fireworks extravaganza honoring the lives and legacies of the ship's passengers, crew and rescuers. It will be the largest fireworks event of the year on the Smoky Mountain Parkway. For more information, please call  1-800-381-7670.

27 - Dec. 28
Titanic Pigeon Forge Honors Christmas -Visit us on Thanksgiving evening and watch it snow off of the bow of the ship. It's a night for your entire family to remember. Dedicated to the lives of the 2,208 passengers and crew of the Titanic, there will be snow. Starting on Thanksgiving evening and every Saturday in December, you'll be able to experience falling snow from right off the bow of the ship. Plus the interior of the ship will be lit with Christmas lights and decorations.

28 - Dec. 20
Winter Magic Tunes & Tales - Through the holiday season, visitors can meet characters and storytellers and enjoy caroling along the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg Friday and Saturday evenings.  Enjoy Winter Magic Tunes & Tales throughout Gatlinburg November 28 - December 20, 2014.

28 - 29
The Nutcracker "Sweet" - Enjoy this great annual performance held at W.L. Mills Auditorium in Gatlinburg, TN. This popular classic is presented by the Smoky Mountain Dance Theater. For more information and tickets call, (865) 680-7369.


December Events

1 - 31
Titanic Edwardian Christmas Celebration - Step back in time and see how the Titanic Grand Staircase and ship would have been decorated in the 1912 Edwardian period. The entire ship will be lit up for Christmas with lights and Christmas trees galore. For more information, call 1-800-381-7670.

1 - 20
Winter Magic Tunes & Tales - Through the holiday season, visitors can meet characters and storytellers and enjoy caroling along the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg Friday and Saturday evenings.  Enjoy Winter Magic Tunes & Tales throughout Gatlinburg November 28 - December 20, 2014.

1 - 7
Great Smoky Christmas Arts & Crafts Show - Unique handcrafted gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered as they host their annual Christmas show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center in downtown Gatlinburg at traffic light #8. December 1 -  7, 2014.

Dec 1 - Jan 31
Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland - Located at Smokies Stadium in Kodak, TN. Shadrack's Watersports and RV presents their award winning largest drive-through synchronized lights and music display. Enjoy this display from the warmth and comfort of your own car. In addition, enjoy Santa's Village, which includes a petting zoo with pony and camel rides, photos with Santas and lots of goodies to eat. The fun continues with Santa's train, an inflatable slide, a trampoline bungee jump and a ferris wheel. For information, including pricing, call (423) 652-0120.


1 - 29
THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride - begins at Great Smoky Mountain Railroad in Bryson City, NC on November 7th and operates through December 29th. All Aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS! This memorable journey will take you on an incredible journey! Believe the magic this Holiday season! Call 1-800-872-4681 for more information.

1 - 5
Dr. James Merritt’s Mountain Top Conference - Held at Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge. Call for more info 865-908-3015.  Join James and Teresa Merritt in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Tennessee for a very special Touching Lives event.  Our 5th Annual Mountain Top Conference getaway will feature The Story: From Genesis To Revelation, in depth teaching sessions by James Merritt, as he helps you fully understand the complete story of the Bible in four easy lessons. 



5 - 7
Yama-Con - This convention focuses on Anime and the Japanese culture, but also features other events that are related to video games, cards, board games, comics and more.  Registration fees range from $25-$75 and can be completed online at www.yamacon.org.  Celebrate everything nerdy, geeky and otaku at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN. For more information, call (865)908-3015


5
Ronnie Milsap - 8:00 pm at Country Tonite Theatre. 40 Number 1 hits, seven Grammy Awards and eight Country Music Association Awards. Together, they underscore Milsap’s position as one of the best-loved and most enduring artists in country music history. Some of Ronnie’s classics include “I Wouldn’t Have Missed It For the World”, “It Was Almost Like A Song”, “Lost In The Fifties Tonight”, and “Smoky Mountain Rain”. Call 1-800-792-4308 for more information.


5
Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade - The City of Gatlinburg invites you to bundle up and generate a spirited dose of holiday cheer and soak up Gatlinburg’s annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade at 7:30 pm.

6 - 27
Titanic Pigeon Forge Honors Christmas -Visit us on Thanksgiving evening and watch it snow off of the bow of the ship. It's a night for your entire family to remember. Dedicated to the lives of the 2,208 passengers and crew of the Titanic, there will be snow. Starting on Thanksgiving evening and every Saturday in December, you'll be able to experience falling snow from right off the bow of the ship. Plus the interior of the ship will be lit with Christmas lights and decorations.

6
52nd Annual City of Sevierville Christmas Parade - Bring your lawn chairs and come early to downtown Sevierville, TN for the best possible parade views. This traditional parade has everything from festive floats and marching bands to unique vehicles and Santa Claus.

6
Breakfast or Brunch with Santa - Make a lasting memory for your children and the whole family by enjoying a delicious brunch with Santa Claus himself at the Old Mill Square.

10 - 13
Christmas in the Smokies Bluegrass Festival – Jordan Entertainment presents the annual bluegrass festival at the Ramada Inn and Smoky Mountain Convention Center, 4010 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863. For more information, call (865) 453-1823.

11
Sugarfest 2014 - This event celebrates everything sweet at the Sevierville Convention Center.  Tickets= $10.00 and proceeds benefit local students.


11 - 13
Parker's Greatest Knife Show - Enjoy this entertaining knife show for the whold family at Sevierville Events Center. Thursday 12:00 NOON - 6:00 pm on Thursday,  9:00 am-5:00 pm on Friday, and Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.


13
Arrowmont Holiday Festival and Sale - 9:00 am to 3:30 pm at the Arrowmont Art Supply Store in Gatlinburg. Have some last minute shopping you need to do? We've added an art and craft sale to compliment the family holiday workshop schedule. Savor a warm cup of wassail as you peruse the large selection of handmade objects that have been generously donated by Arrowmont instructors and supporters. This is the gift that keeps on giving—the proceeds support the Arrowmont annual fund.

13
Arrowmont Holiday Workshops Day - Enjoy creative time with family and friends making beautiful and useful art for yourself or as holiday gifts. Each holiday-themed workshop focuses on a specific medium and will result in finished artwork. These workshops are intended for adults and children working independently or together — no experience necessary! There is a $35 class fee per person (includes all materials and lunch).


13
Festival of Christmas Past - Join us to celebrate Christmas in the mountains with old-time music, harp singing, storytelling and reminiscing, craft demonstrations such as weaving, spinning, quilting, basket making, historic toys and games, and children's activities.

13
Holiday Concert with Bill Mize and Ed Gerhard - Join us at Arrowmont located at 556 Parkway in Gatlinburg at 8:00 pm for this exquisite evening of guitar music. Ed & Bill perform stirring renditions of holiday classics and concert favorites as well. Tickets are $22.00 and available at the door. Call (865) 436-5860 for more information.

14
Santa Hustle - Join us and many of your Santa friends at the Santa Hustle Smokies 5k and Half Marathon, 7:30 am at Wilderness at the Smokies in PigeonForge.  Call 865-868-2170 for more information.

16
Painting with a Twist® - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Eagle Springs Winery in Kodak, TN. Enjoy wine and step-by-step painting instruction with an experienced and enthusiastic local artist. You’ll leave with a one-of-a-kind creation and a new found talent you’ll want to explore. For more information, call 1-888-745-8119.

20
Holiday Homecoming - Enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas celebration in the Smokies with traditional music at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center.

27 - 30
Southeastern Student Conference- Held at the LeConte Center At Pigeon Forge.

31
New Year’s Eve in Pigeon Forge - There are many things to see, do and experience throughout Pigeon Forge, TN. Music theaters are open with amazing shows + you are sure to see fireworks throughout the town along with a millions or twinkling lights. Attractions are open, Winterfest is taking place, and memories will be made in Pigeon Forge this New Year’s Eve.


31
New Year's Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show - Gatlinburg will welcome the arrival of 2015 in unique style with its 27th Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show around the intersection of Parkway and Historic Nature Trail at the base of the Space Needle late Wednesday night, December 31.


January 2014 Events

9 - 10
National Fishing Lure Collectors Club - Smoky Mountain Convention Center, 4010 Parkway in Pigeon Forge. Peruse over 200 tables of fishing-tackle collectibles, including lures, photos, advertisements, reels, rods, and more. Dubbed the "Mountain Reunion" among NFLCC members, this two-day event is a great way to meet other collectors and have a bit of family fun. For more information, call 1-888-482-7829

29
Arrowmont/SmartBank Reception and Auction - at Arrowmont in Gatlinburg. Located at 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Call (865) 436-5860 for more information.

24 - 31
25th Annual Wilderness Wildlife Week™  - Based at the new LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, this week-long event features a series of free, family-friendly activities designed to educate budding and experienced outdoorspeople and instill a love of nature in all those who attend.

February Events

7
February Freeze 5K - Registration begins at 4:45 pm and race starts at 6:00 pm across from Patriot Park on Butler Street. This is a great course for everyone… from the first timer all the way to an experienced runner! Call 865-453-3882 or e-mail februaryfreeze5k@gmail.com

18 - 22
15th Annual Saddle Up - Cowboy enthusiasts from across the nation gather in Pigeon Forge each February for this fun Western-themed weekend.

28
Rose Glen Literary Festival - Lectures and book signings from Sevier County authors and those who have written books about Sevier County. Sevierville Convention Center.

 
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