5 BEST Smoky Mountain Winter Events and Festivals

Astra Lumina at Anakeesta

Visitors here can stroll along the grounds of the observatory and discover many cosmic wonders. Through lighting and projections, visitors are treated to an unforgettable experience.

Titanic Christmas and Winter Celebration

The holiday season is one of the best times of the year to visit this special Pigeon Forge museum. The museum staff really goes all out, decorating the building with twinkling lights, Christmas trees, wreaths, and more.

Dollywood Smoky Mountain Christmas

For more than a decade, Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas has been voted one of the best Christmas events in America. You’ll definitely feel the holiday spirit when you see millions of twinkling lights all around you, Christmas cheer in the area, and family time to enjoy.

New Year’s Eve Ball Drop/Fireworks

Visitors will be treated to the ball drop and a fireworks show. There are also free concerts, some of which have included local recording artists in years past.

Winter Carnival of Magic

The three-day carnival is held in March and is a showcase of all things magic, including close-up card tricks and elaborate stage illusions. The carnival features a close-up magic competition, a stage magic competition, a dealer room, evening shows, lectures, and more.

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