Gatlinburg Tennessee Winter Festival Celebrates Winter Magic in the Mountains

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Greater Gatlinburg Area celebrates Winter with a four month Winterfest Celebration from November through February. Gatlinburg's Winterfest Celebration Festival transforms the Smoky Mountains mountain resort town of Gatlinburg Tennessee into a spectacular winter wonderland.

Gatlinburg Tennessee celebrates Winter with a four month Winterfest Celebration

If you're coming to the mountains, it just makes sense to stay in the Great Smoky Mountains, and this winter Gatlinburg TN has lots of fun to keep you busy.

Gatlinburg's Winterfest Celebration transforms the Smoky Mountains mountain resort town of Gatlinburg Tennessee into a spectacular winter wonderland.

From November through February more than three million lights, illuminated chandeliers and animated displays light up the city.

Gatlinburg's Winterfest Kick-Off and Chili Cook-Off will be held on Wednesday, November 8 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.

To plan your Winter trip to Gatlinburg Tennessee and make reservations for your Gatlinburg Vacation or for additional information visit:

Auntie Belham's Realty & Nightly Rentals, Inc. or call: 1-800-436-6618

Live entertainment by the 1960's soul group The Marvellettes and the soulful blues of the Beat Daddys. For $7 you get a voting ballot and a spoon that enables chili sampling to your heart's desire and a chance to cast your vote for the People's Choice award.

Gatlinburg salutes our American Armed Services at the 4th Annual Veteran's Day Celebration November 11 at 11 a.m. on the Ripley's Aquarium Plaza. A rousing musical tribute in honor of American Veterans will feature the Gatlinburg-Pittman High School Band and the Knoxville Pipe and Drum Band.

Gatlinburg's Festival of Trees at the Gatlinburg Convention Center November 24 and 25, featuring dozens of ornately decorated Christmas trees. Live entertainment is featured daily as you gaze upon ornate trees decorated by local businesses and organizations. The Smoky Mountain Dance Theater Company will perform the Nutcracker "Sweet" at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

Browse for unique gifts crafted by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community at the annual Arts & Crafts Community Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show November 21 through 26 and again at the Christmas Arts & Crafts Community Arts & Crafts Show November 27 through December 3 as they gather at the Gatlinburg Convention Center for artistic demonstrations and holiday sales.

The Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade will be held in Downtown Gatlinburg on Friday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy more than 100 parade entries, marching bands, millions of lights and giant helium balloons with special guests Santa Claus and his elves.

Ring in the New Year at the New Year's Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show beginning at 11 p.m. and celebrating until 12:30 a.m. on New Year's Day. An estimated crowd of 40,000 gather for a street party including free party favors, hats, tiaras, a fireworks show and live entertainment.

To learn more about these and other events in Gatlinburg, call 800-56-VISIT (568-4748)

Winterfest 2006 Events:

Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006

Ripley's Aquarium Plaza

Veteran's Day Celebration

Patriotic Ceremony salutes America's Heroes with fly-by, patriotic choral and orchestral tributes, and appearance by an American Bald Eagle from the American Eagle Foundation.

Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006

through Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006

Gatlinburg Convention Center

Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Show

Members of the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community Gather for demonstrations and sales at the convention center.

Monday, Nov. 27, 2006

through Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006

Gatlinburg Convention Center

Christmas Arts and Crafts Show

Members of Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community assemble to make Christmas Shopping easy at the convention center.

Friday, Dec. 1, 2006

Downtown Parkway and East Parkway

Gatlinburg Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade

Gatlinburg's 31st Annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade takes center stage in Downtown. With the theme, "Magical Lights, Magical Nights," millions of twinkling lights and more than 100 parade entries are expected, including floats, giant helium balloons, marching bands, twirling groups and horse clubs. Schwan's is the official sponsor.

Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006

through Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005

Ober Gatlinburg

Christmas on Ice

Enjoy the spirit of the holiday season as local skaters display their talents on ice.

Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006

Downtown Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg's New Year's Fireworks Show

Gatlinburg ushers in the New Year in style on Dec. 31, with the biggest and best street party around, complete with music, party favors and an unforgettable midnight pyrotechnics show.

For accommodations, contact Auntie Belham's Gatlinburg Log Cabins at 1-800-436-6618 or online at Gatlinburg Cabins.

Located just minutes from Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, these rustic log cabins are a great place to stay for your visit to the Gatlinburg Winterfest, or any trip to the Gatlinburg, TN area.

All cabins are conveniently located and most are right between Pigeon Forge TN and Gatlinburg TN. Just minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Dollywood, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, horseback riding, golfing, fishing, white water rafting, hiking, shopping (outlet & craft), Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort, Harrah's Casino in Cherokee, North Carolina, Ripley's Aquarium, NASCAR Cafe, and more.

To plan your trip to Gatlinburg Tennessee and make Gatlinburg Cabin Rental Reservations for your Gatlinburg Vacation visit:

Auntie Belham's Realty & Nightly Rentals, Inc.

or call: 1-800-436-6618

P.O. Box 22

Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Kathee Austin

AZhttp, Inc.

(480) 998-0246

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