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 2021 Smoky Mountain Winterfest to see the lights and experience all that Winter Magic has to offer. Below, you can find details on when the 2021 Gatlinburg Winter Magic begins and some of the most popular events that take place throughout the season.
The Gatlinburg Christmas lights turn ON November 11, 2021 and remain lit into February. We shot a video of some of the downtown light displays from a previous year…check it out below:
The Gatlinburg Christmas lights will be turned on November 11th, 2021. To get an idea of what the 2021 Gatlinburg Winter Magic is like, the city of Gatlinburg posted the video below featuring some of the Christmas light displays that can be seen.
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 2021 winter season! There’s so much to see and do that make Gatlinburg a fantastic place to be during winter! Also, be sure to check out our guide for the Pigeon Forge Winterfest as well.