Picture of Winterfest in GatlinburgNo one celebrates the winter holidays quite Gatlinburg, TN. During your stay at The Park Vista, immerse yourself in the local events, and rekindle your love for the holiday season. Winterfest in Gatlinburg is always spectacular to behold with its magnificent light displays, featuring nearly every color under the sun (or moon)!

Everything You Need to Know about Winterfest in Gatlinburg

Starting after Veteran’s Day every year, Gatlinburg glows with the spirit of the season. Meander through a winter wonderland near our Hilton hotel in Gatlinburg. Some might say, “If you’ve seen one Christmas light display, you’ve seen them all.” But we guarantee you’ve never experienced anything quite like this. 

Over five million lights adorn the trees and area around Gatlinburg and Pigeon Ford. Intricate animal light displays that replicate the local wildlife inhabit Gatlinburg. Meanwhile, in Pigeon Ford, you can hop in the car and slowly drive down Pigeon Forge Parkway for an astounding display of the 12 Days of Christmas in light form. Winterfest is the perfect outing if you’re looking for things to do in Gatlinburg with kids during the holidays. This event is free and extends through mid-February. 

Other Holiday Events near Our Gatlinburg Hotel

Christmas in Gatlinburg is nothing short of magical. During your next winter Tennessee vacation, check out the event schedule to see what’s going on during your stay.

  • There’s plenty of holiday cheer to be had at the Festival of Trees—Christmas carols, fantastic tree decoration displays, and a visit from the big man himself, Santa Claus!
  • Secure a spot for the breathtakingly beautiful Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade
  • We take New Year’s Eve seriously in Gatlinburg. Stop in for the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and stay for the spectacular firework show!

There’s no place better to be than The Park Vista for Gatlinburg’s New Year’s Eve festivities. You can watch the iconic ball drop from the Gatlinburg Space Needle or our hotel’s lawn area. We even offer exclusive packages for this special day that include tickets to our New Year’s Eve Gala. Raise your champagne flutes and help us ring in the New Year! 

Celebrate the Holidays at Our Hotel in Gatlinburg, TN

The Smoky Mountains are beautiful to behold, regardless of the season. Treat yourself to an assortment of magnificent light displays at Gatlinburg’s Winterfest, framed by grandiose mountains. Our room and suite accommodations provide a relaxing environment for your Smoky Mountain vacation. We even have some spectacular offers and a few on-site dining options. For more details on upcoming holiday events, please give us a call at 1-800-421-PARK.