Gatlinburg will be filled with holiday cheer on December 3rd when the 35th Annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade starts its journey through town. Kris Kringle, also known as Santa Claus, will be leading the parade as it makes its merry way through the streets. Over 100 other parade entries will be following Santa Clause including the Oscar-Myer Weinermobile, marching bands from all over, and larger-than-life helium balloons. After the grand procession of the parade, there will be an autography party at the Riverbend Mall. This is a holiday tradition for Gatlinburg that has only become more popular with time.
Stay warm and get more Christmas cheer during your stay by visiting the Dixie Stampede for their Christmas extravaganza. Their holiday dinner and show combination features a friendly competition between the North and South Pole, a visit from Santa, and many other exciting holiday activities. Between the delicious, home-style cooking and the great show, you’re going to be feeling warm and satisfied from the inside out!
Another Christmas show you won’t want to miss while you’re visiting is the Black Bear Jamboree Dinner and Show. They are right in the middle of their holiday festivities and put on a classic, endearing Christmas show the whole family will love. Their Christmas story takes you from Santa’s Workshop, to New York City, and to a living Nativity scene. Great costumes, dazzling sets, and talented performers really make this show a special holiday event.