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Come join us for these festive, family-friendly winter activities in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.

Holiday Happenings

1. Christmas at the Titanic  Nov.6 – Jan. 1

Holidays and history meet at Pigeon Forge’s Titanic Museum Attraction. Experience how Christmas might have felt 108 years ago aboard this stately ship, where trees, lights, and greenery sparkle. Mingle with costumed merrymakers eager to celebrate with you.

2. Christmas at Crave Nov. 9 – Jan. 20

Play mini-golf among lollipops and candy canes as Crave Golf Club transforms into a candy-themed delight. Try mini-bowling and escape rooms at this Pigeon Forge destination. Stop for selfies among the Christmas trees—or should that be, Christmas “tees”?

3. Enchanted Winter at Anakeesta Nov. 23 – Jan. 3

At this mountaintop park, outdoor beauty is the theme. Walk under the dazzling canopy of lights and see Christmas trees draped in woodland ornaments. Sit by the fire pit with a hot drink, then stroll along the Treetop Skywalk, surrounded by dazzling firefly lights. Check out unique shopping and seasonal foods.

4. Lights Over Gatlinburg at SkyLift Park Nov. 13 – Jan. 31

SkyLift Park decks its glowing SkyBridge in holiday lights for your nighttime walk high above the valley. Visit the 30-foot Christmas tree with animated lights and music. Ride the lifts to this destination in the sky by day or night—your daytime ticket lets you return at night for the lights.

Old-Fashioned Family Parades

5. Fantasy of Lights Parade Dec 4

Join in at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, for this local Gatlinburg tradition. Floats, marching bands, decorated cars, familiar holiday characters and much more will spread holiday cheer.

6. Sevierville Christmas Parade Dec. 5

Dolly Parton’s hometown kicks off its down-home, daytime parade on Dec. 5 at 11:00 a.m. Guess who the special guest will be? He’s jolly and goes by “Nick”!

7. Townsend Christmas Parade Dec. 6

This town at the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park hosts its parade on Sunday, Dec. 6, at 2:30 p.m. This year’s theme will be the nostalgic “Christmas Past.”

Charming Christmas Shows

8. Christmas at Country Tonite Nov. 1 – Jan. 2

Hear your favorite holiday songs performed by the talented cast. Original dances, seasonal sets, gorgeous costumes, and cheering visits from Frosty, the Sugar Plum Fairy and Santa will warm your heart.

9. Hatfield and McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner Show Nov. 1 – Jan. 2

Laugh as the famous, feuding Hatfield and McCoy families try to bury the hatchet for the holidays. Songs, comedy, dances and stunts will tickle you. Munch on delicious fried chicken, barbecue, and Southern side dishes as you enjoy family fun.

10. Christmas at Dolly Parton's Stampede Nov. 3 – Jan. 2

Enjoy a four-course feast as you watch the thrilling show in the Stampede arena. Horses and their riders execute tricky maneuvers, and there’s plenty of holiday cheer. Elves from the North and South Poles compete in a friendly rivalry, so root for your favorite elfin team.

11. Christmas at the Comedy Barn Nov. 21 – Jan. 2

Brand new acts for 2020 bring side-splitting laughs to the Comedy Barn. The holiday-themed gags are sure to get you into a festive mood.