Smoky Mountain Winterfest runs Nov. 6, 2006 – Feb. 28, 2007
During the winter months, Sevierville and the Great Smoky Mountains area sparkle with millions of twinkling lights during Smoky Mountain Winterfest (Nov. 6 – Feb. 28). Now in its 17th year, Smoky Mountain Winterfest has become a holiday tradition for many visitors who return year after year to enjoy the lights, shopping, shows and attractions.
Viewing Smoky Mountain Winterfest lights with friends and family is a great way to get in the holiday spirit. New light displays for 2006 include a black bear display at the Sevierville Visitor Center, 75 new twinkling snowflakes and 250 lighted snowflake scrolls. For added fun while viewing the lights, visitors are encouraged to make a quick stop on their way into town at the Sevierville Visitor Center on Hwy 66 (1.5 miles from I-40 Exit 407). There they can pick up a free pair of Winterfest in 3D glasses while supplies last. The glasses shift each point of light into a snowflake, adding even more interest to the intricate light displays.
Winterfest lights are a huge draw, but once visitors arrive in Sevierville they also find incredible shopping, shows and attractions. Sevierville features nearly 150 name brand outlet stores where shoppers can find everything from fine China and clothing to tools and furniture. Specialty retail shops featuring items like fine art, antiques and collectibles and outdoor items are also popular. Visitors can even take a piece of Winterfest home by visiting stores like Country Christmas and Christmas Done Bright where Winterfest style lighting displays are for sale and custom displays are built to order.
The fun continues with holiday shows and year-round attractions. Two shows featured at Governor’s Palace, James Rogers’ Smoky Mountain Christmas and Fixin’ 2 Rain, offer Broadway style entertainment. The Great China Circus Theater, which features both their regular acrobatic show and the all-new Mistle Toe Roasters (a clean music and comedy group), round out Sevierville’s holiday entertainment.
For more information about visiting Sevierville and the Great Smoky Mountains during Winterfest, contact the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce. 1-888-SEVIERVILLE (738-4378) or (865) 453-6411 or online at www.VisitSevierville.com .
Nov. 6 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. 7 – Feb. 28 Sevierville’s Smoky Mountain Winterfest – See millions of twinkling holiday lights throughout the Great Smoky Mountains area. 1-888-SEVIERVILLE (738-4378)
Nov. 11 Tennessee Aviation Hall of Fame Gala – Hosted by the Tennessee Museum of Aviation, this is Tennessee¹s largest annual aviation social event. The state’s Official Aviation Hall of Fame honors and enshrines individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to aviation and aerospace. The public is invited. Black-tie optional. Reservations are required. Toll-Free: (866) AV MUSEUM.
Nov. 11 Fly Fishing School – Learn fly-fishing during this one day seminar. Lunch, drinks and all gear is provided. 8am-6pm. Cost $215. Call (865) 774-4162 for reservations.
Nov. 11 The Diner and Juz’ Kruzin’ Magazine Sponsor a Veterans Day Cruise In – $15 Advance Entry Fee. Open car show with categories including: Classic Truck, Mini Truck, Classic Car, Vette, Sports Car, Classic Original, Antique, Muscle Car, Sport Compact, Late Model & Bike. Noon to 7 PM, Judging 5-7 PM, Trophies at 7:30 PM. Cruise in will honor veterans and their sacrifice. (865) 908-1904
Nov. 24-26 Early Bird After Thanksgiving Sale @ Tanger Five Oaks Factory Outlet Center – Call (865) 453-1053 for more information.
Nov. 30-Dec. 3 & Dec. 7-10 Smoky Mountain Christmas Celebration @ New Hope Church of God – Witness the miracle of Christ’s birth during this spectacular production including live animals and powerful music. Call (865) 932-HOPE for more information and free tickets.
Dec. 1 – 24 25 Days of Christmas Sales Event @ Tanger Five Oaks Factory Outlet Center – Call (865) 453-1053 for more information.
Dec. 2 Sevierville’s 44th Annual Christmas Parade – For more information, 1-888-SEVIERVILLE (738-4378)