Christmas Parades in the Smokies
Dec 04, 2013
A free event for the family to attend while on vacation in Gatlinburg, and Sevierville are the Christmas Parades. Each year the cities have their annual Christmas Parade. Gatlinburg Parade will be on December 6th, 2013 at 7:30 PM it is also known as “Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade” Then on December 7th, 2013 will have their parade at 11:00 AM.
38th Annual Fantasy of Lights christmas Parade
The Gatlinburg Fantasy of Lights Parade begins at 7:30 PM on Dec. 6th and travels through downtown Gatlinburg. This is a must see Parade so bundle up the family and join the fun. The parade begins at traffic light 1A and ends at traffic light 10. It will take about 1 ½ hours from start to finish. With more than 100 parade entires, and several marching bands from Tennessee, Virginia, Alabama, North Carolina, and Georgia.
You should find your place along the route early and I suggest being near one of the candy or food stores so you can enjoy drinks and treats without missing the show.
The Sevierville 51st Annual Christmas Parade
The Sevierville Parade is a traditional hometown style parade which begins at 11:00 A.M. on Dec. 7th you will see marching bands, baton twirlers, pageant winners, and all the other hometown style parade entries. The parade is in the historic downtown Sevierville area.
Make Sure to Stay in A Gatlinburg Cabin
So make sure you see the two parades and then on Saturday after the Sevierville parade hit the outlet malls and finish up on your Christmas Shopping. To make you stay complete rent a Gatlinburg cabin from Heartland Cabin Rentals.
By Doug Shanks a Google Local Guide Smoky Mountain blogger and writes about things to do in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Wears Valley, and Sevierville, Tennessee. Area interests include hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting, shopping, and family fun.