Gatlinburg Events

With all the Gatlinburg events, there will be plenty of things to do in downtown Gatlinburg this year. It’s certainly going to be an exciting year in the Smoky Mountains.

Shocktober - Halloween 2015

The 2015 Shocktober Halloween spectacular will be the event of the season. Eerie things occur this time of the year: Strange happenings, coincidences and otherwise unexplainable phenomena. Shocktober embodies all things Halloween and will capture audiences of all ages.

These live shows & activities will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up! Highlights include: a tribute to Hitchcock’s black and white horror films of the 50’s, a haunted table unearthed from beneath an old castle in England, a tribute to Harry Houdini who died on Halloween in 1926 and much, much more. This is horror magic with a twist- it will make you gasp, then make you laugh!

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The Captured

The captured is an interactive live escape game. Located at the base of the Gatlinburg Space Needle. You have to use your wits, skill and every bit of courage to escape being captured.

The Craft family have a twisted tradition that dates back to the Civil War. Simon Craft, the family patriarch, was a colonel in the Confederate Army. After the war he was deeded a piece of land between Pigeon Forge and what was then known as the Cherokee Nation. The Craft family made a fortune from selling timber to the US government. But it wasn’t always easy going. One particularly brutal winter, the Craft’s ran out of food and resorted to cannibalism. The most disturbing part was that they grew very fond of the taste of human flesh. Every week the Craft’s celebrate with a massive banquet. They feast on the unwitting tourists that make their way to the great Smoky Mountains. You have just unwittingly entered into the Craft holding chamber…in other words…You’ve been captured.

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Gatlinburg Winter Magic

The City of Gatlinburg magically lights up the winter nights with millions of spectacular lights and lighted displays from November through February. 

Gatlinburg Oktoberfest

Ober Gatlinburg is celebrating October with a fantastic festival featuring Bavarian-style food, drink and music, but you don’t have to don your finest lederhosen or dirndls to be a part of the fun.

Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade

The City of Gatlinburg invites you to bundle up and generate a spirited dose of holiday cheer and soak up Gatlinburg’s 38th annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade at 7:30 p.m.

New Year's Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show December 31, 2015

Gatlinburg will welcome the arrival of 2015 in unique style with its 27th Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show around the intersection of Parkway and Historic Nature Trail at the base of the Space Needle late Wednesday night, December 31.



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