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Here is the Christmas Parade Everyone is Talking About

Nov 15, 2013

Christmas is just around the corner! The city of Gatlinburg will be celebrating the holiday season with the 38th annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade. This amazing parade is just minutes away from our Gatlinburg cabin rentals!

Where and When

The Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade will be held in downtown Gatlinburg on Friday, December 6th. The festivities will kick off at 7:30 pm at Traffic Light #1A on Highway 321 and it will end an hour and a half later at Traffic Light #10. The city is expecting over 80,000 people to watch the parade, so be sure to show up early in order to get a good spot!

So Much to See

This year’s parade is going to feature over 100 floats! Gatlinburg’s Christmas celebration attracts entertainment from all over the Southeast including matching bands from Virginia, North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia and (of course!) Tennessee.

More Than Just a Parade

In addition to all the wonderful parade floats, you will hear holiday classics performed by expert carolers dressed in Victorian garb. In past years, the parade has also featured horse drawn carriages, professional bagpipe players, jugglers, ballerinas and step dancers.

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

There will even be some special guests your children are sure to love. Rumor has it that Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting from the North Pole with a few of their favorite elves. Imagine your children’s excitement as they see Father Christmas himself parade down the streets of Gatlinburg!

Close to Parkside

The Christmas Parade is right around the corner from our Gatlinburg cabin rentals! With everything from 1 bedroom to 7 bedroom cabins, Parkside Cabin Rentals is the perfect place for couple’s on a romantic getaway, families on vacation, or anyone visiting the Great Smoky Mountains. Visit our Cabins page to see all of the great properties we have to offer!