In Sevierville, the holiday season is all about lights. What better way to bring a little cheer to town as the days grow shorter? Whether you prefer to stroll through the historic downtown district on your own time or experience a light show from the warmth of your car, you’ll appreciate the hard work that goes into Sevierville’s renowned light shows.
Check Out Charming Light Displays at the Sevierville Winterfest Tour of Lights
Location: Downtown Sevierville
Dates: November 9-January 7
Every Smoky Mountain town puts its own unique spin on holiday festivities, and Sevierville is no exception. The annual Sevierville Winterfest has delighted the community for over five decades and will continue to do so this year. The event is currently undergoing a few changes, but the historic downtown district should be as gorgeous as ever throughout the duration of the holiday season.
While there is no official Winterfest kickoff event planned in Sevierville this year, there will still be plenty of opportunities to celebrate the season. Beginning November 9th and extending through early January, you can see beautiful displays of lights throughout town. From snowflakes to bridge displays, you’ll be impressed by the visual splendor of Sevierville. Most of the displays are visible along East and West Main Street, Forks of the River Parkway, and Winfield Dunn Parkway.
Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland: A Holiday Feast For All of the Senses
Location: Tennessee Smokies Baseball Stadium, Kodak
Dates: November 2nd-January 6
Shadrack’s operates several locations throughout the United States. Many people travel hundreds of miles to witness the beauty of this synchronized music and light show. The Smoky Mountains region arguably boasts one of the best Shadrack’s locations. Technically, it’s located in Kodak, but the site is typically referred to as the Sevierville Shadrack’s.
It’s tough to truly understand the splendor of Shadrack’s until you’ve made the full tour at least once. The entire show is witnessed from the comfort of your own vehicle. You’ll see magnificent light displays as you drive slowly through the tour. These are carefully synced to your favorite Christmas songs. This carefully crafted combination is nothing short of awe-inspiring.
In addition to its famous light show, Shadrack’s is home to Santa’s Workshop. While the light show opens at the beginning of November, visits with Santa aren’t scheduled until November 17th. Santa’s Workshop also features a petting zoo and pony rides for young visitors. Be sure to arrive hungry; you’ll definitely want to sample the range of snacks served by local vendors.