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Pigeon Forge Winterfest Kickoff 2018
Pigeon Forge Winterfest Kickoff 2018 @ Patriot Park
Nov 6 – Jan 3 all-day
Join us on November 6, 2018 in Patriot Park as we flip the switch and turn the Winterfest lights! The Pigeon Forge Winterfest Kickoff is a fun, family-friendly event hosted at Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge. Live music, food, games and, of course, the traditional lighting ceremony. For full a Winterfest schedule of parades, events and more, visit www.PigeonForgeWinterfest.com.
Gatlinburg Winter Magic Kickoff & Chili Cookoff 5:00 pm
Gatlinburg Winter Magic Kickoff & Chili Cookoff @ Downtown Gatlinburg
Nov 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Offering mouth-watering recipes of homemade chili ranging from mild and delightful to wild and adventurous, the City of Gatlinburg hosts its annual Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff on Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown Gatlinburg. City dignitaries will signify the start of Gatlinburg Winter Magic with a ceremonial lighting of more than 3 million lights throughout the city. Participants in the Chili Cookoff will be competing for the coveted People’s Choice Award, Best Booth Presentation. While the street event is free, tickets for chili sampling are $10.
Winter Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales 5:00 pm
Winter Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales @ Downtown Gatlinburg
Nov 23 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 22 @ 10:00 pm
Through the holiday season, visitors can meet characters and storytellers and enjoy caroling along the Parkway Friday and Saturday evenings during this annual event! Winter Magic Tunes & Tales will once again present strolling Christmas entertainment on the streets of Gatlinburg, beginning the Friday/Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 23-24 from 5:00-9:30 pm, followed by performances again on November 30 and December 1, 7-8, 14-15 and 21-22. Holiday music will fill the air with a sacred-secular mixture of Appalachia, Bluegrass, and Country. Visitors will also enjoy visiting with Santa’s Elves-Frosty-Rudolph, a little bit of history, humor and more! This interactive program is a Holiday favorite, staged against a backdrop of millions of lights….making it truly a Winter Magical experience in Gatlinburg!