Smoky Mountains to kick off Winterfest

November 2015 – February 2016

As fall beckons its bevy of visitors to the Smokies, preparations for the 26th Annual Winterfest Kick-off in November are well underway.

Sevierville Winterfest, Pigeon Forge Winterfest and Gatlinburg Winterfest Kick-off with cider sippings, mountain music, candy sampling, world-renowned artwork and more.

Sevierville Winterfest

Sevierville gets the party started Monday, November 9, 2015 in Downtown Sevierville. More details are to come on the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce’s Web site at

Pigeon Forge Winterfest

Pigeon Forge will host its kick-off at 5 p.m. Tuesday, November 10, 2015 with live musical entertainment in Patriot Park. At 6 p.m., guests can enjoy free rides aboard the Trolley Tour of Lights, featuring more than 5 million twinkling lights on Winterfest displays. They can also view the lights on the Winterfest Driving Tour; a map of the tour is available at the Pigeon Forge Welcome Center and at the Fun Time Trolley Office in Patriot Park.

Gatlinburg Winterfest

Gatlinburg’s celebration is Wednesday, November 11, 2015. More information is to come on the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce’s Web site at

The November celebration is a prelude to the festive holiday season in the Smokies; the area’s theaters and other attractions are gearing up for Christmas shows and activities.

Winterfest Dates

The lights will be on display November 2015 through the end of February 2016, a month that offers up more fun events, including Wilderness Wildlife Week, Saddle Up! and Quiltfest.

Where to Stay

Heartland Cabin Rentals offers the perfect place for you and your family to stay during your visit. Call 1-888-711-0087 to reserve your comfy and cozy cabin today. We look forward to celebrating the festive holiday season with you!