Experience the magic of a Smoky Mountains Christmas! The Annual Fantasy of Lights parade features impressive lighted floats, area marching bands providing uplifting holiday music and giant helium balloons for one of the region's top nighttime holiday parades.
There are millions of lights to see and over a hundred entries in the parade! There are high school and university bands, as well as dance teams and corporate floats.
Santa Claus (how DOES he show up at all of these special events?) and his elves always look forward to children and their parents stopping by for a visit. Why not join over 800,000 others who come to Gatlinburg for this special event? You will be impressed by the sheer quantity of things going on all around you, as lights twinkle and animals roam. All the fun begins after the sun has set over the mountains, so bundle up and prepare to have the light twinkling in your own eyes!