The Gatlinburg Christmas Parade is an event that you won’t want to miss! Drawing a crowd of over 60,000 people, the Gatlinburg Christmas Parade features marching bands, floats, balloons, performers, and entries from area shows and attractions.
The Gatlinburg Christmas Parade begins at the Baskins Creek By-pass and continues all the way through downtown, ending at traffic light #10 which is Ski Mountain Road.
The entire parade lasts about an hour and is best viewed along the entire stretch of the main Gatlinburg Parkway. We highly recommend bringing along a lawn chair along with you.
The Gatlinburg Parkway will close for the parade just shortly before it begins and will reopen after the parades conclusion. Due to this, we recommend that you arrive into Gatlinburg early, find a parking spot and make yourself comfortable.
While you’re waiting on the Gatlinburg Christmas Parade to begin, walk the streets of downtown and visit a few of the downtown Gatlinburg shops, grab a bite to eat, sip on a cup of coffee and soak up the ambiance of the Christmas spirit of Gatlinburg, Tennessee.