During the winter months, Sevierville and the Great Smoky
Mountains area sparkle with millions of twinkling lights during
Smoky Mountain Winterfest (Nov. 5 – Feb. 28). Celebrating its
23rd year, Smoky Mountain Winterfest has become a holiday
tradition for many visitors who return year after year to enjoy
the lights, shopping, shows and attractions.
One hundred percent of Sevierville’s Winterfest lights, displays and attractions are LED, which equates
to a 90% energy savings for the city and is gentler on the environment. Want to see them all?
Check out our map of Sevierville’s Winterfest Light Displays.
Viewing Smoky Mountain Winterfest lights with friends and family
is a great way to get in the holiday spirit. For added fun while
viewing the lights, visitors are encouraged to make a quick stop
on their way into town at the Sevierville Visitor Center on Hwy
66 (1.5 miles from I-40 Exit 407). There they can purchase a
pair of Winterfest in 3D glasses while supplies last for only
$1. The glasses shift each point of light into a snowflake,
adding even more interest to the intricate light displays.
Special Winterfest attractions, like Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland at Smokies Stadium, add to the
excitement. This one-mile drive through LED light experience features extras for the kids, including a
petting zoo, pony and camel rides, photos with Santa and a Christmas tree lot (after Thanksgiving) and
delicious holiday foods.
Winterfest lights are a huge draw, but once visitors arrive in Sevierville they also find incredible
shows and attractions. Sevierville features nearly 150 name brand outlet stores where shoppers
can find everything from fine China and clothing to tools and furniture. Specialty retail shops featuring
items like fine art, antiques and collectibles and outdoor items are also popular. Visitors can even take
a piece of Winterfest home by visiting stores like Country Christmas and Christmas Done Bright where
Winterfest style lighting displays are for sale and custom displays are built to order. The fun continues
through February with holiday shows and year-round attractions.
For more information about visiting Sevierville and the Great
Smoky Mountains during Winterfest, contact the Sevierville
Chamber of Commerce at 1-888-SEVIERVILLE (738-4378).
SEVIERVILLE'S SMOKY MOUNTAIN
Nov. 9-Jan. 3, 2012
Christmas Wonderland at Smokies Stadium –The 2nd year for this
Winterfest attraction features hundreds of thousands of
synchronized LED lights dancing to music in a drive-through
attraction nearly one mile long. Special highlight – 70’ tall
light tree! This Sevierville Winterfest attraction will last
through January 3.
Sevierville’s 50th Annual Christmas Parade –A traditional
hometown parade with baton twirlers, pageant winners, marching
bands and floats leading up to the appearance of the Grand
Marshal – Santa Claus! Parade begins at 11am and can best be
viewed on Forks of the River Parkway and Court Avenue in
historic downtown Sevierville, TN. 1-888-738-4378.
Santa Hustle Half-Marathon - Adrenaline Sports Management
presents the Second Annual Santa Hustle Half-Marathon and 5K run
and walk at Wilderness at the Smokies Hotel & Waterpark Resort,
Sevierville, TN. The race will take place on December 9, 2012 at
9:00 am. This great, winter-themed Half-Marathon and 5K, will
provide every participant with a FREE SANTA HAT, BEARD, &
CUSTOMIZED SHIRT to wear while running either 13.1 or 3.1 miles.
Everyone will love the Holiday decorations, the Christmas music
and After Party offering a buffet of food and plenty to drink!
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration- Choirs, speakers and
more at the First Baptist Church, Sevierville. (865) 428-2212.
Rose Glen Literary Festival – Lectures and book signings from
Sevier County authors and those who have written books about
Sevier County during this day-long event held at Walters State
Community College. (865) 453-6411
For all of Sevierville's upcoming Special Events,