Gatlinburg Winter Events

The annual Gatlinburg Winter Magic adds a special touch to an already beautiful part of the Smoky Mountains to experience the winter season. What started as a handful of Christmas light displays and events in 1989 has grown into well over one million dollars worth of environmentally-friendly LED light displayed throughout Gatlinburg, TN. Hundreds of thousands of visitors will flock to Gatlinburg during the 2023 Smoky Mountain Winterfest to see the lights and experience all that Winter Magic has to offer. Below, you can find details on when the 2023 Gatlinburg Winter Magic begins and some of the most popular events that take place throughout the season.

Popular Gatlinburg Winter Events 2023

There are numerous winter events in Gatlinburg through Winterfest with some of the most popular being the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Show, Gatlinburg Christmas Parade, New Year’s Eve Ball Drop And Fireworks Show, and more! We’ve got details on these Gatlinburg winter events at:

Gatlinburg Christmas Lights

The Gatlinburg Christmas lights will be turned on November 10th, 2023. To get an idea of what the 2023 Gatlinburg Winter Magic is like, the city of Gatlinburg posted the video below featuring some of the Christmas light displays that can be seen.

Final Thoughts

If you have never experienced Gatlinburg Winter Magic or the Smoky Mountain Winterfest then be sure to visit the biggest and best one yet during the 2023 winter season! There’s so much to see and do that makes Gatlinburg a fantastic place to be during winter! Also, be sure to check out our guide for the Pigeon Forge Winterfest as well.