December 2015 Events and Christmas Celebrations

Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Holiday Craft 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.  Visit to see some of the local arts you just might find at the show!

Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights:
  Enjoy a guided trolley tour of Gatlinburg Winter Magic lighting displays. Departure is from the Ripley’s Aquarium Trolley Station. Trolley leaves at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.  Group reservations are available. Visit  to book your seats in advance.

1-January 3, 2016
Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas:
A Christmas Festival like no other!  Christmas lights, the sounds of the season and park parade create a winter wonderland not to be missed.  Head to Pigeon Forge for traditional Christmas shows, a nightly Parade of Lights, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, a Carol of Trees and more to fill you with holiday spirit and celebrate the reason for the season.

1-February 28, 2016
Gatlinburg Winter Magic:
  The City of Gatlinburg magically lights up the winter nights with dozens of spectacular light displays, featuring all LED bulbs.

Gatlinburg’s 40th Annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade:
You haven’t seen a parade until you’ve been in downtown Gatlinburg for the Fantasy of Lights parade!  This Christmas parade features local businesses on lighted floats, marching bands, horses, balloons and Santa. Parade begins at 7:30 p.m. at light #3 and travels to light #10.

Ronnie Milsap “The Farewell Tour”:
Presented by First Class Concerts and held at Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge.  8 p.m. show.  For advance ticket purchase and seating and accessibility information, call (865) 453-2003.  Visit for a full schedule of 2015 celebrity concerts in Pigeon Forge.

Merry Christmas!

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show & Ball Drop on Historic:
  Traffic light #8 near the Gatlinburg Space Needle is where you’ll want to be celebrating New Year’s Eve.  Free party favors and entertainment fill the night until the stroke of midnight when the ball drops and the fireworks start.