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An Old-Fashioned Family Christmas

Celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas at the Christmas in Wears Valley event in Sevierville. This holiday season will be filled with laughter and happy memories for everyone who attends. There is fun for all and no shortage of things to enjoy in the winter weather.

Starting November 29, your family can turn back the clock by taking horse-drawn wagon rides. Christmas in Wears Valley will continue through December 31 and feature special events over the last five weekends of the year. Shops and restaurants will be open every day so families can enjoy the store-front Christmas trees.You can even pick out a live tree to take home and decorate as a family.

Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Christmas in Wears Valley event in Sevierville kicks off with a Tree Lighting Ceremony November 29 at 6:00 pm. Admission is free, so bring a lawn chair and stay all evening. Warm up next to the bon-fire with a hot chocolate or hot apple cider from one of the shops. Choirs will sing carols all evening. The ceremony will end with everyone singing “Silent Night.”

Storytelling Event

Kids always love hearing lifelong storytellers Cuz and Jan Headrick. They’ll be performing folklore, ghost tales and traditional tales. Mountain Grass will perform mountain music between stories. Storytelling will be held each Saturday from November 29 to December 28 at 2:00 pm.

Wagon Rides

Families will enjoy the mountain views in a horse-drawn wagon ride. The 20-30 minute ride will travel past Wears Valley Ranch and beautiful countryside. Rides operate November 29 through December 31. This is one of the best parts of the event, but don’t forget to bundle up in the chilly mountain air!

For more events in Sevierville and around the Smoky Mountains this holiday season, check out the Visit my Smokies calendar of events page. There, you’ll find up to date information on the latest exciting things planned in the Smokies that your family will be sure to enjoy.