January features a kick off to many of the area’s winter activities and festivals! For a week in January Pigeon Forge hosts the Wilderness and Wildlife Week! There are experts who take visitors on guided hikes! Classes are given on photography, painting and music! There is also an AppalachiaFest Concert featuring mountain and blue grass music! For more information on the Events in January and the Wilderness Wildlife Week —

Month of January:

New Years Eve Gatlinburg

Dec 31st –
Visitor come from near and far to witness Gatlinburgs New Years Eve Celebration! Everyone will enjoy the Impressive Fireworks display and the area famous 32 story ball drop from the space needle! The town is lit from all the Christmas lights, resturaunts stay open late, so it’s not hard to find a bite to eat or a late night celebratory drink! The music and the party in the street will carry on well into the new year!

Night Magic Skiing at Ober Ski Resort

January & February
The slopes glisten under the stars during the Night Magic Skiing at Ober Ski Resort. Skiers and snowboarders will be able to ski well into the evening during Night Magic Skiing. Every Monday through Friday night, ski under the bright lights of Ober Gatlinburg in the moonlit snow. Eight ski trails with snow making equipment on every slope assures there will be snow!

Gatlinburg Trolley Ride of Lights

Begins in November and continues through January 30th –
Enjoy a guided trolley ride through Gatlinburg and enjoy the spectacular Gatlinburg Winter Magic lights. Trolley leaves from Trolley Center at Ripley’s Aquarium Plaza in Gatlinburg TN. Tours every night at 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. run each Saturday during January. Admission is only $5. For Reservations Call 865-436-0535

17th Sevier County Juried Biennial Exhibition

January & February — M-F 8am-4pm
Local Sevier County artists 18 years old and over are invited to enter their work and exhibit. Awards will be presented in several categories.
Please Call: 865-436-5860

Annual Tennessee Special Winter Olympics!

Jan 31st – Feb 1st
Events are held at Ober Ski Resort, Gatlinburg, TN. Participates of all ages compete in skating, skiing and snow boarding! Come out and cheer on your favorite all star!