Nov. 8 – Jan. 5 Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland at Smokies Stadium A drive-through light spectacular, plus Santa’s Wonderland Activities.


Nov. 10 – Dec. 24Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Outdoor World – Santa’s wonderland will be open daily during regular store hours and feature free photos with Santa, free crafts and free games and activities. See (Sevierville store) for complete hours and information. (Santa preview night is Nov. 9 at 5pm)


Nov. 12 – Feb. 28 Smoky Mountain Winterfest ─ Enjoy millions of twinkling lights throughout the Great Smoky Mountains area. 1-888-738-4378


Nov. 12 Sevierville’s Winterfest Kick Off Music, Lights & Magic – Free food, local entertainment, kids’ games and fireworks make this event fun for everyone! The evening wraps up with “flipping the switch” on the area’s first Winterfest lights. Call 1-888-738-4378.


Nov. 16  – A Toast to Five Years @ Hillside Winery– 1pm-4pm Free admission.


Nov. 21 Sugarfest – Sample desserts from area restaurants and civic groups, then bid for your favorites in an exciting live auction! 5:30pm-8pm at River Plantation Conference Center. Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 at the door. Proceeds go to Dual Enrollment Scholarships and an emergency fund for students attending Sevier County’s public high schools. Get tickets by calling (865) 453-6411.


Nov. 28  The Smoky Bear Turkey Chase & Gobble Wobble 5K Run, Walk & Kids Walk – Benefits Sevier County High School Foundation and Science labs. Register online at or call (865) 453-4666.


Nov. 28 After Thanksgiving Moonlight Sale– Tanger Five Oaks Factory Outlet Center begins at 10pm


Dec. 7 Sevierville’s 51st Annual Christmas Parade – A traditional hometown parade with baton twirlers, pageant winners, marching bands and floats leading up to the appearance of the Grand Marshal – Santa Claus! Parade begins at 11am and can best be viewed on Forks of the River Parkway and Court Avenue in historic downtown Sevierville, TN. 1-888-SEVIERVILLE (738-4378)


Dec. 7 Downtown Sevierville Photos with Santa– Bring your little ones and loved ones for a professional photo session with Santa. Choose from a professional photographer package or bring your own camera to the new gazebo on Bruce Street in historic downtown Sevierville. 12:30pm – 2pm.


Dec. 7Winter’s Blessings Kick Off – Sugarland Cellars will release their latest Robert Tino wine, Winter’s Blessings. $5.00 of every bottle sold will be donated to Friends of the Smokies. 10am-5pm at The Robert Tino Gallery


Dec. 7-8  Universal Cheerleading Association Smoky Mountain Christmas Championship─ Cheerleading competition at the Sevierville Convention Center.  Open to public.  For more information visit


Dec. 12-14 Parker’s Greatest Knife Show ─ Large-scale collectable knife show at the Sevierville Convention Center.  Event open to public.  (423) 892-0448


Dec. 15  Santa Hustle Smokies 5K & Half Marathon


Feb. 22Sevierville’s 5th Annual Rose Glen Literary Festival – Local authors, speakers and book signings at the Sevierville Convention Center.

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