January Special Events
Start the 2018 year off right by planning a winter vacation getaway in the Smoky Mountains. Winterfest is in full swing and you can continue to enjoy things to do including the Christmas lights, trolley ride of lights, winter hiking and more! Vacation in the Smokies this month for off season lodging discounts, less hustle, less bustle and fewer crowds.
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Valid January, 2018
1: Titanic Museum Attraction Christmas & Winter Celebration
Inside and out, Titanic is magical during the winter holidays as it hails the arrival of Christmas with the seasons sights and sounds. After a tour of the Titanic’s holiday spirit, visit the Titanic Gift Shop for unique Christmas gift ideas and collectibles.
1- 4: Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival at Dollywood
Dollywood remains filled with Christmas lights, music and themed entertainment through January 4. Don’t miss Dolly’s Parade of Many Colors on Showstreet at 8 p.m. each evening and the spectacular “It’s a Wonderful Life” production. Experience a winter wonderland like no other at Dollywood.
1- 7: Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland
You don’t have to give up the magic of Christmas just yet! Every night rain or shine it’s a Christmas Lights extravaganza at the Tennessee Smokies stadium in Kodak TN. From dusk to 10 p.m., experience the 1.5 miles driving tour through synchronous Christmas lights set to Christmas music. Weekends are extremely busy, so a visit Monday-Thursday will help you avoid long lines. Visit online for pricing.
1- 31: Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights
A highlight of Gatlinburg’s Winterfest celebrations includes the trolley tour of Gatlinburg Winter Magic light displays. Tours depart Ripley’s Aquarium Plaza at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. through January 31. Confirm tour dates and hours, and purchase tickets online.
1-February 28: Self-Guided Winterfest Lights Tour
Pigeon Forge will keep their Christmas light displays lit up throughout the night so you can enjoy the spirit of the season throughout Winterfest. The Pigeon Forge Trolley office at Patriot Park provides maps with light display locations so that you can enjoy a tour of the lights at your leisure.
TBA: Buy One, Get One Restaurant Deals
Some of our favorite local restaurants offer BOGO lunch Monday-Friday and a couple evenings of BOGO dinners. Restaurants include Alamo Steakhouse, Bennett’s BBQ, Mama’s Farmhouse and Big Daddy’s Pizzeria locations in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.
28-30: Tennessee Winter Special Olympics
Opening ceremonies take place at W.L. Mills Auditorium in downtown Gatlinburg and competitions commence at Ober Gatlinburg on Monday with the lighting of the Special Olympics flame. Competitions include Alpine Skiing, Speed Skating and Snowboarding in beginner to advanced categories. Over 150 athletes are expected to participate in these 33rd anniversary winter games.
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