Halloween’s crazy pre-occupation with costumed characters roaming the streets in search of candy or a party is gone until next year. However, the celebrations for holiday fun are just getting started here in the Smoky Mountains. Depending on your elevation or location, autumn’s spectacular leaf colors may still be putting on a show. My past weekend activities criss-crossed the area here in the Smokies and I had a great opportunity to survey the leaves. Some locations are still awesome with their fireworks of color, while ridge tops and high elevations are dropping off in the rain and wind. The overall autumn color has peaked, but pockets of brilliance will linger, at least for a short time.
This entry into November heralds a beginning to the great parade of activities that bring on; Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year. I briefly touched on some of these Sevier County, Winterfest activities a short time ago in my blog. Our Great Smoky Mountains area is never at a loss for interesting things to do. If some of this appears slightly repetitious please bear with me, for new readers, and for emphasis. The Winterfest lighting construction is going up all over Sevier County and lighting ceremonies are kicking off the region’s awesome winter lighting displays. Tuesday, November 3rd is the first date when cities throughout our area flip the switch and turn on the Winterfest lights. Most of these have some fun things that accompany the lights. On Tuesday, November 3rd, Sevierville kicks off their Winterfest with music, magic, free-food, games for kids and fireworks to complement the lighting. You can also pick up a free pair of 3D glasses at the Sevierville Visitor Center on Hwy 66. Supplies are limited but they allow a 3D view of the lights. For more info call 1-888-738-4378 or online http://www.visitsevierville.com/vsevents.aspx.
Gatlinburg hosts a chili cook off at Ripley’s Plaza and River Rd. on November 4th and starts their lights as well. You can take in the lighting on an old fashioned wagon ride thru downtown Gatlinburg call 800-568-4748 for details or online http://www.eventsgatlinburg.com/event_detail.aspx?id=11 .
Pigeon Forge turns on their light displays November 5th and commences their Trolley Tour of Lights out of the trolley station at Patriot Park on
November 6th call 865-453-6444 for times and details or online http://www.pigeonforgewinterfest.com/ .
If you are coming into the Smokies call or check the various web sites for fun activities to enjoy during your stay. If you are coming into our area with a mission to buy or sell your real estate, then pull up The Jason White Team website. Establish your price and features parameters online. It will save you tons of time to preview properties before arrival and let us know your time table. That allows us to show you the best without wasting your valuble time. That way your trip to the Smokies is successful for finding your property and you have more time to spend enjoying the mountain beauty and relaxing.