December 2020: Upcoming events in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville

Upcoming Events in Pigeon Forge 2020

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With so much to see and do in The Smokies – we thought it would be helpful to create this little round-up of upcoming local events throughout Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg! For a complete events calendar, check out our events calendar page. Want to add your event to the list – contact us here

Person Strumming Instrument

Christmas in the Smokies Bluegrass Festival

Bluegrass, fun, and holiday lights? You have all of this and more with you join music artists, new and established with this one of a kind bluegrass festival. Visit the website for the schedule and more information.

Where: Evergreen Smoky Mountain Lodge and Convention Center

Address: 4010 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 37863

Date: December 9-12, 2020

When: Wednesday-Saturday, check the website for admission prices 

Cartoon Santas Jogging

Santa Hustle Smokies

Get into the Christmas spirit with Wilderness at the Smokies for the Santa Hustle Smokies 5k, half marathon and Kids Dash. Details coming soon. Visit the website for more information. 

Where: Wilderness at the Smokies

Address: 1424 Old Knoxville Highway, Sevierville, Tennessee 37876

Date: Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020

When: 7-10:30 am

The Island Pigeon Forge at Night

Ring in the New Year at The Island!

Looking for the perfect place to spend New Year’s with your loved ones? Try the annual Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Celebration at The Island! This event offers an incredible lineup of entertainment including a free concert, and a spectacular fireworks show at midnight. For more information and updates, visit the website.

Where: The Island, Pigeon Forge

Address: 131 The Island Drive, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 37863

Date: Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020

When: Starting at 8 pm, fireworks at midnight, no admission

Holiday Tree

Fantasy of Lights Parade

Get festive with the Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade as it 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 and there will be marching bands, large balloons, dancers, and holiday characters as well. Visit the website for more information and updates.

Where: Gatlinburg, Tennessee 

Address: Downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 37738

Date: Friday, Dec. 4, 2020

When: 7:30 pm, no admission

Evening View Space Needle

Gatlinburg New Year’s Eve Ball Drop

Ring in the new year under the cover of the iconic Gatlinburg Space Needle for its 33rd Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show.

Since 1987, this family-friendly celebration has been one of the largest organized New Year’s Eve events in the nation, and this year’s end-of-the-year celebration is set to be a spectacular end to the year. Visit the website for more information and updates.

Where: Gatlinburg, Tennessee 

Address: Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 37738

Date: Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020

When: 12 pm, event is free, to enter the Space Needle, tickets are required

Disclaimer: While we do our best to bring you the most up-to-date information, attractions or prices mentioned in this article may vary by season and are subject to change. Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any mentioned business, and have not been reviewed or endorsed these entities. Contact us at [email protected] for questions or comments.

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