Hard to believe it's that time of year again, Winter Magic in Gatlinburg! The Winterfest season is really popular with visitors and locals alike. Last night Gatlinburg celebrated the beginning of the season with its Annual Chili Cook-Off and lighting of all of the seasonal displays. Millions of LED lights mark the season in Gatlinburg! Enjoy the Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights that will enchant kids and adults alike. You’ll see dozens of winter characters and scenes sparkle in the crisp air. Did you know that only in the last few years Gatlinburg switched over to all LED lights for the displays, and they can power these very inexpensively compared to the old light setup. What a wondrous sight and it’s good to know that very little electricity is used to make it happen!
If you want a fun way to enjoy the spirit of the season, there’s nothing better than catching the Winter Magic trolley tour at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 pm. You can buy your tickets online and come with your friends. This ride makes a great group outing; it’s also lots of fun for a corporate outing, too. Make a day of it shopping in Gatlinburg then have fun after the sun goes down as you ride the festive holiday trolley and see how the city is transformed by the enchanting lights!
Don't Forget the Festival of Trees
Are you looking for the best place to get your Christmas shopping done early this year? We've got a great tip for you! If you are in Gatlinburg over Thanksgiving week we recommend that you take in the Festival of Trees. This is held November 25, 2014 - November 29, 2014 (Wed. & Thurs. 10-5) (Fri. & Sat: 10-7) at the WL Mills Conference Center. You can get ready for the holidays by shopping for handmade craft items and you’re sure to find some amazing Smoky Mountains crafts at this popular event. Donations are accepted for entrance into the event. All Proceeds Benefit the Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries.