Monday, October 20, 2014

Pigeon Forge Salute to our Veterns Parade & 25th Annual Winterfest Kick-off

November 11th
Join us for our 25th Annual Winterfest Kickoff, immediately following the Salute to Veterans Parade at 4:30 p.m.

Kickoff festivities are free and will begin around 5 p.m. The traditional lighting of more than five million sparkling lights on our Winterfest displays will highlight the evening.

Following the lighting ceremony, get in line for the free Trolley Tour of Lights, offered at no charge for one night only, as part of the Kickoff activities.
The ceremony will take place at the intersection of River Road and Old Mill Avenue. The location is the bridge near Old Mill Restaurant, which is the site of one of the city’s newest and largest Winterfest light displays.

 The key note speaker for this year's kick-off is Former Pittsburgh Steelers great Rocky Bleier, who is also a Vietnam Veteran.
The festivities for Winterfest begin at 5:00 PM and include:

-Kids' Play Area
-Food Vendors
-Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus
-Musical Entertainment

The traditional lighting of more than five million lights on the Winterfest displays, followed by fireworks, will top off the evening.

Winterfest continues through Feb. 28, 2015. 
We sure hope you can join us for this fun filled event! 
Visit our website at to view our specials during this special time of hear!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Gatlinburg's 25th Annual Winter Magic Kickoff & Chili Cookoff

 Offering mouth-watering recipes of homemade chili ranging from mild and delightful to wild and adventurous, the City of Gatlinburg hosts its 25th annual Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff on Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown.
 Winter is an exciting and magical time in Gatlinburg, as millions of LED lights are switched on throughout the beautiful resort city on Wednesday, November 12 at the 25th annual Gatlinburg Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff.

Set for 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the downtown Parkway, the Chili Cookoff will feature area restaurants, attractions, civic groups, retailers, banks, and public service agencies serving thousands of cups of chili as each participating group competes for a variety of awards.

Those attending are encouraged to vote for their favorite chili. These votes will be tallied to award the coveted People’s Choice Award to the most popular chili. A panel of judges will cast their votes for other awards, including: Best Presentation, Best Chili Apron, and Best Chili.
Excitement will really heat up with the popular hot-chili eating contest during the event. Contestants will consume chili with increasing levels of heat as the competition progresses. 
 If you have never attended Gatlinburg's Winter Magic Chili Cookoff then you are in for a real treat! Not only is the chili delicious but it is a fun evening for the entire family! We hope you can come join us in the kick off to Winter! Visit our website at and view our specials and make your reservation to join us! We hope to see you very soon!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Gatlinburg 12th Annual Veterans Day Celebration

Join Gatlinburg in saluting America's veterans of the Armed Forces, featuring stirring musical numbers and words of tribute on Ripley's Aquarium Plaza.
The City of Gatlinburg will extend a heartfelt “Thank You!” to the men and women who put service before self at the Gatlinburg Veterans Day Celebration. The popular free-admission event on Tuesday, November 11 will be held on Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies at 11:00 am.

The 12th annual Gatlinburg Veterans Day Celebration will begin at 11:00 am on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 on Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza. Activities will include patriotic music, recognition of veterans in attendance, remembrance of fallen comrades, and stirring words from notable veterans.
Gatlinburg is an official Regional Site for the Observance of Veterans Day as designated by Veterans Day National Committee, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 
We would like to thank all of the men & women who chose to serve and protect us! We hope you can join us in this beautiful celebration! Visit our website at to view our specials and to make your reservations. We look forward to seeing you!