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9 Nov 2020
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From November 25-29 this year, fall gives way to winter and Thanksgiving quickly turns into Christmas. Gatlinburg becomes a magical winter wonderland full of twinkling lights and brings families together, creating new holiday traditions in the Smokies. Gatlinburg's Festival of Trees is located at W. L. Mills Conference Center at stoplight #8, Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN.

During Winterfest, Gatlinburg continues to carry on traditions of its very own. The Festival of Trees has been a part of this tradition for over 30 years. 

But that was always a sure thing. When it was announced that the Festival of Trees would not return following 2014, the community rallied behind this beloved holiday event and their voices were heard loud and clear. With such a strong presence in the Sevier County area, Hospitality Solutions is sponsoring the event and is devoted to making sure that the The Festival of Trees continues to grow and provides needed funds throughout the community during the holiday season.  

The festival will feature a craft area, entertainment throughout the week, a gingerbread house competition, holiday decorations and centerpieces for sale, photos with Santa Claus, and of course beautifully decorated Christmas trees.

The event takes place starting the Wednesday before Thanksgiving each year, at the Mills Convention Center at stoplight #8, Historic Nature Trail in Gatlinburg and the schedule is as follows:

Wednesday-Saturd – Festival Open from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am-4:00pm

There is no entrance fee, however donations are encouraged. All of the proceeds will go to the Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains which serves more than 1,600 local youth across Sevier County.

The generosity of others is really what the holidays are all about, and Gatlinburg is excited to be able to give such a wonderful gift to an organization that impacts so many lives. Join the community in being a part of this holiday tradition of giving with the Festival of Trees.