#1 – Diverse Shopping Venues
In the Smoky Mountains the folklore is everywhere, and so is Christmas cheer beginning the second week of November when Winter Fest begins every year. From Sevierville to Gatlinburg, the streets are adorned with millions of festive LED lights. The transformation will take into a winter wonderland. A Smoky Mountain Christmas is one will you not forget.
There are hundreds of shopping opportunities in the area. The diversity is so vast, there is no way to list them all here. If you have a certain item you are looking for, please leave me a message on my contact form in detail and I will do my best to help you.
Beautiful Mall, Top Retailers
Located in Sevierville, TN, the premium near-Gatlinburg outlet mall Tanger Outlets is the best in the Smokies region for picking up designer brands at slashed prices. Your search for high-end items begins and ends here as you get to walk past — while zipping into — dozens of premium stores to shop, shop, shop till you drop. You’ll be so happy with your shopping results here you’ll be tempted to visit this Sevierville outlet mall again and again in the near and far future. Check the website frequently to keep abreast of seasonal business promotions and discounts at this sole Tennessee location of the Tangers high-end outlet mall chain.
1645 Parkway, Suite 960
Sevierville, TN 37862
Mall Hours: Mon-Sat: 9 am to 9 pm // Sun: 10 am to 7 pm
Unique Shopping at The Village Shops in Gatlinburg
The Village was carefully built in 1968 with Old World Europe in mind, and it has remained true to form with gas lighting fixtures, homemade bricks, and heavy carved doors that as you cross the thresholds will transport you to a magical mixture of European and Gatlinburg curiosities. Your Smoky Mountain vacation will be enriched with a visit to The Village, located near traffic light #6 in Gatlinburg at 634 Parkway.
The Village Shops
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Traffic Light #6
Most Shops Open 10 am Daily, Closing Times Vary throughout Year
Arts & Crafts Trail in Gatlinburg
The largest group of independent artisans in North
America. This historic 8-mile loop has been designated a
Tennessee Heritage Arts & Crafts Trail. Established in 1937, these
artisans whittle, paint, sew, cast, weave and carve to create original
collectibles such as candles, baskets, quilts, brooms, pottery,
jewelry, dolls, ceramics, scrimshaw, silver smithing, leather, stained
glass, wearable fashions, fine photography, frameable art, oils,
watercolors, and also lodging, restaurants, cafés, tea room, soda
fountain and candy shops. Make plans to visit the Great Smoky
Arts & Crafts Community.8 Mile Trail Loop
Located 3 miles from downtown Gatlinburg, TN
Turn at Traffic Light #3 in Downtown and go 3 miles on Hwy 321N
Most Shops Open 10 am Daily, Close at 5 pm
The Gatlinburg Mountain Mall, Gatlinburg’s premier indoor shopping experience, is unlike any other shopping mall. Nestled in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg, TN at Traffic Light #6 across from Ripley’s Aquarium, the Gatlinburg Mountain Mall features a vast variety of shops each with a unique theme. 611 Parkway – Suite F15
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Traffic Light #6
Most Stores Open 10 am Daily, Closing Times Vary throughout Year
The Old Mill Square complex of restaurants, bakery, pottery and craft shops is more of a total destination than a single stop among an abundance of area tourist attractions. Visitors can still watch meal and flour being ground the same way by the huge water powered granite French Buhrs in the mill, or pottery being thrown, or bread and candy being made. It’s a day’s worth or more of delight and wonder.Old Mill Area & Veterans Boulevard
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
The Island in Pigeon Forge is your one stop in Pigeon Forge for affordable family fun all night and day! Explore our terrific new shopping and entertainment complex with more than sixty retail and specialty shops, a number of popular restaurants and eateries, rides and games, dancing fountains, live music, attractions and much more.
Come visit The Island in Pigeon Forge. It’s a beautiful, new, clean, safe and walkable shopping and entertainment complex with many affordable choices for entertainment, dining, shopping and lodging. So much is FREE, and ALL is affordable!131 Island Drive
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Open 10 am Daily – Store hours vary by location
#2 – Winterfest, Winter Magic
After a day of shopping, take in the Christmas festivities with a tour of Winterfest in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg on one of the Trolley’s.
Smoky Mountain Winterfest is a magical celebration that begins in late fall and extends all the way out to nearly the starting of March! Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville team together with local business like Dollywood, Ripley’s Aquarium and many other businesses to bring you the most festive Christmas and Winter season lighting displays in East Tennessee. Millions of twinkling light are arranged in festive theme displays, offering you lots to enjoy town after town!
City of Pigeon Forge Trolley Tours
Where: Pigeon Forge Trolley Station at Patriot Park.
Dates: November 10 thru January 10, weeknights only
Times: 6:30 pm, 7:45 pm, 9:00 pm
Cost: The guided tour costs $5 per guest.
For more info: Call the Pigeon Forge Fun Time Trolley at (865) 453-6444 for reservations for parites of 10 or more and departure times.
City of Gatlinburg Trolley Tours
Where: Gatlinburg Welcome Center at Ripley’s Aquarium, stoplight # 5 on the Parkway.
Dates: November 11 – January 25
Times: 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:30 pm
Cost: The guided tour costs $5 per guest.
For more info: Call the Gatlinburg Welcome Center at (865) 436-0535 for reservations.
#3 – Christmas Productions Like No Other
From Blue Grass to Pop Music, from Dinner Theaters with country charm to a high end, high energy Equestrian Show, there is no shortage of entertainment in the Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg area. Some of the country’s top producers and entertainers have brought the best to you.
WINNER BEST SHOW! Smoky Mountain Opry IS “America’s Ultimate Variety Show”! Showcasing the most talented collection of singers, dancers, comedians, magicians, jugglers and incredible aerialists, the Smoky Mountain Opry is an amazing show that is not to be missed! State of the art special effects including lasers, pyrotechnics, performers that fly overhead, giant video screens, concert quality lighting and sound and you have just a few of the many aspects that will take your breath away!
Watch video here: https://youtu.be/QW8rDYnIelw
Get tickets and other info here: http://www.smokymtnopry.com
The magic of Christmas abounds a the talented renditions of Christmas Favorites combined with beautiful choreography, brightly decorated holiday sets and colorful costumes bring the enchantment of Christmas to the Country Tonite stage.
Everyone who experiences Christmas at Dixie, falls in love with fun and excitement of the grand performances during our spectacular Christmas extravaganza! Nothing compares to the way we bring the spirit of the season to life. Our amazing tribute will warm your heart and touch your soul.
Snow falls softly as the breathtaking scenes fill you with tidings of good cheer. The Dixie Stampede arena is magically transformed into a true fantasy land complete with twinkling lights, evergreens, poinsettias, old-fashioned holiday costumes and familiar holiday music.
Dollywood is large and Christmas is even larger in Dollywood. The Robert F. Thomas Chapel hosts worship services at 5:30 p.m. each Sunday throughout Smoky Mountain Christmas festival.
There are many shows playing in all the theaters in Dollywood. I would invite you to visit the Dollywood website for Christmas. Copy and paste the link.
Sable’ is a multi-cultural, family experience that that will stimulate the imagination and leave the audience spellbound. Performing artists from around the globe combine their respective talents and deliver a truly inspiring and enchanting performance that will leave them with a lasting impression of a demonstration of skills not commonly witnessed in the US. Be mesmerized by authentic, international equestrian exhibitions presented by world renowned riders, dancers and other performers. Sable’ presents various scenes each interconnected by a captivating live creation by an internationally celebrated Sand Artist.
The artist creates images in sand that mysteriously then “come to life” on the stage! Galloping Horses, dancing, trick riders, humor, romance, all will spark the imagination. Sable’ is Powerful, Gentle, Romantic, Funny, multicultural. Sable’ is Perfect Family Entertainment. Sable’ is written, produced and directed by distinguished master horse trainer, Igor Kassaev. For decades, Igor has provided his talents to such entities as Ringling Brothers, Cheval Theatre, Gill St Croix (Cirque du Soliel’) and others. Igor is the recipient of the coveted “Gold Clown Award” presented by the Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo (International Circus Festival de Monte-Carlo) This award is bestowed upon the best of the best circus acts in the world.
The music of Sable’ is composed by Award Winning songwriter and producer, Mark Carman. The Sable Theater is equipped with the latest, state of the art lighting and sound equipment, ensuring the every aspect of the audience’s experience is World Class!
Sable’ Equestrian Theatre
Dinner Show Discount Prices
Adult 18+ – $25.00 Includes Tax
Teen 13-17 – $12.00 Includes Tax
Extra child 12 and under $6 Includes Tax
1 Child under 12 Free with 1 paid adult ticket
125 Music Mountain Dr
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Christmas times a comin, Christmas times a comin, Christmas times a comin….to the Comedy Barn®! It’s Christmas time in the Smokies and The Comedy Barn® is ready to put you in the Christmas spirit. Come experience a Christmas show like only the Comedy Barn can bring you. You will hear all Christmas music, see all Christmas costumes, and laugh at special Christmas acts you’ll only see on our stage. Speaking of laughs, be prepared for the biggest laugh muscle work out you’ve ever had! We have brand new acts, combined with your favorite acts from the past to bring you the Funniest Christmas show in the Smokies! No, in all of Tennessee! No, in all the WORLD!!!!!!
From the Comedy Barn Canines to the Comedy Barn Cloggers, and all the jokesters in-between, Merry Christmas from all of us here at the Comedy Barn! We are wearing our favorite Christmas costumes (and they’re not all overalls), singing our favorite Christmas songs, and laughing with our guests like never before. Who new Christmas could be so funny? We’ve decked the halls with boughs of holly (actually garland, lights, and snow. And not just the halls, the theater is decorated too!). Come see what everyone is laughing about, at the funniest Christmas show in town, The Comedy Barn®!
The Comedy Barn®Theater
2775 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 428-5222 | 1-800-29-LAUGH
Our Pigeon Forge Show: The Lumberjack Feud
The MUST SEE family dinner show in Pigeon Forge invites you to be a part of an unforgettable experience as you journey back in time to the creation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where two logging families compete for the remaining timber before the park opens! You’ll choose a side, Dawsons or McGraws, then cheer on your lumberjack family to victory!
Join us in the World’s Largest Indoor Lumberjack Sports Arena for an amazing evening of action with ESPN Lumberjack athletes, high flying Timberdogs, and log pulling draft horses. Our show features 18 events full of axe swinging, log rolling, and tree climbing action.
We don’t stop at real athletes and intense competition, either! You get two shows for the price of one with our musical pre-show.
So make sure you arrive 30 minutes before the show. You won’t want to miss it!
Shows at 5:00 pm and 8:15 pm.
Phone: 865.428.8688 | Fax: 865.428.8689
Show Address: 2713 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 459, Pigeon Forge, TN 37868
Desiring rustic lodging cloaked in luxury with a view of Bluff Mountain, within minutes of all venues? I can’t think of anywhere in the country that enjoys the beauty of mother nature along with prime shopping, without hectic traffic snarls. Yes, you can have it all. The memories made are all yours to share and enjoy with your friends and family for years to come.
After a day of shopping, Winterfest Activity, enjoying a jaw dropping show, or a day filled with so much activity you wonder how much more there is to see and do, there’s nothing better than knowing you have a pristine genuine log cabin decorated for Christmas to call home.
Have a gift wrapping party and crank up the enjoyment of celebrating the most coveted time of the year. Or, maybe you’re looking for the perfect getaway to unwind and relax while enjoying the company of your family, friends, and loved ones, look no further than reserving a vacation home with My Bearfoot Cabins.
Whatever amenities you’re looking for, be it a magical view of the snowy Smoky Mountains in winter time, a private cabin where you can gather around a fireplace and enjoy amenities for your group- such as game/media room, fully equipped kitchen, and privacy, My Bearfoot Cabins has it all! The perfect vacation home for your Smoky Mountain Christmas getaway!
Make plans today. Contact me if you have questions or need any kind of help. I am here to assist you.
Pat Kirchhoefer, owner