• Winterfest Events 2020 Starting Today

    It is officially and effectively winterfest in the Smokies! During this time, people come to the mountains for a variety of reasons, not the least because of the holidays, the romance opportunities and just a badly needed break from the routine, but one slightly less obvious reason is that we have capabilities for Winter sports enthusiasts to break out their skis, snowboards and more; and those seeking to get a hot burst of adrenaline out in the cold will want to get to the Smokies ASAP!

    Here are some Winterfest events we have coming up:

    * Ober Gatlinburg – Winter Sports *
    11/21/20 – Easter Day 2021

    Ober Gatlinburg is the mountainside amusement park overlooking the city and it functions in the Winter season as both a family fun center and a sports center where they offer the only place to ski, snowboard, snowtube and ice skate for miles around. Definitely a worthy visit. https://obergatlinburg.com/winter/

    * Sevierville Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland *
    12/1/20 – 1/3/21

    From Visitsevierville.com: “It is officially and effectively winterfest in the Smokies! During this time, people come to the mountains for a variety of reasons, not the least because of the holidays, the romance opportunities and just a badly needed break from the routine, but one slightly less obvious reason is that we have capabilities for Winter sports enthusiasts to break out their skis, snowboards and more; and those seeking to get a hot burst of adrenaline out in the cold will want to get to know more about these facilities!”
    https://visitsevierville.com/EventsCalendar.aspx#!/208477-shadracks-christmas-wonderland

    * Gatlinburg Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade *
    12/4/20

    From Gatlinburg.com: “On December 4, the 45th Annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade rolls through downtown Gatlinburg in celebration of the holiday season and the beginning of Gatlinburg Winter Magic.

    Floats will be decorated with one-of-a-kind displays of LED lights, marching bands, large balloons, dancers, and holiday characters.”
    https://www.gatlinburg.com/event/fantasy-of-lights-christmas-parade/36/

    * Christmas in the Smokies Bluegrass Festival *
    12/9/20 – 12/12/20

    Every year hundreds of fans pour into the Evergreen Smoky Mountain Lodge & Convention Center to come to the Christmas In The Smokies Bluegrass Festival. While the bluegrass festival is enough fun for anyone, there is so much more to offer in Pigeon Forge! The festival is held in the heart of Pigeon Forge on Parkway. The whole city is decorated for Christmas and sparkles everywhere you go at night. There is lots of shopping, food, and fun in Pigeon Forge. Come join us this year at the festival! https://bluegrasschristmasinsmokies.com/

    Find more events at mypigeonforge.com, gatlinburg.com and visitsevierville.com.

  • Gatlinburg Parade 2019 Video Replay

    Missed this year’s Christmas Parade in Gatlinburg? Here’s a video of it that you can catch up on:

  • Black Friday and Cyber Monday at Deer Ridge


    Get an awesome jump start on the post-holiday Winterfest in the Smokies with a discounted reservation at Deer Ridge Mountain Resort near Gatlinburg!

    How this works: We are offering 50% off 2-night or more vacation dates at Deer Ridge that are available between January 1st, 2018 to February 8th, 2018 when you make the actual reservation itself between November 24th to the 27th, 2017. For those of you who didn’t get the chance for a peaceful, relaxing Winterfest getaway during the holidays, this is the perfect opportunity to indulge!

    And what’s there to do in Gatlinburg during the post-holiday Winterfest? Well, the big attraction that takes center stage from there is Ober Gatlinburg about 20 minutes away from Deer Ridge. Ober Gatlinburg is a fantastic January destination in the Smokies. Their new snow machine allows for snow making all season long, no matter what Mother Nature brings, and that means snow tubing and skiing are available to those who love some winter sports thrills whether it’s 30 degrees outside or 56. Winter Magic lights also continue to shine all through January to February, so why not come and enjoy the magic of wintertime at Deer Ridge Mountain Resort when there’s still lots of winter things to enjoy just minutes down the road from us?

    Make those reservations between November 24 to the 27th.

    Call Toll Free at:
    877-333-7743

    Book Onilne at:
    https://www.deerridge.com