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As the holiday season descends upon us, there’s no better time to immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere of East Tennessee. From the vibrant city of Knoxville to the charming town of Lenoir City, this region offers many events and activities to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year! Join us as we explore the enchanting holiday happenings that await you in this corner of Tennessee. 

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Knoxville’s Dazzling Lights and Festivities 

Knoxville, with its historic charm and modern vibrancy, transforms into a winter wonderland during the holidays. The city kicks off the season with the much-anticipated Celebration of Lights, illuminating downtown with thousands of twinkling lights and a Christmas Tree lighting. Market Square comes alive with seasonal decorations and an outdoor ice-skating rink. Don’t miss the festive parades, the Peppermint Trail, and the opportunity to visit Santa! 

Magical Moments in the Smoky Mountains 

Venture into the breathtaking Smoky Mountains to discover a winter wonderland like no other. Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, nestled at the foothills of the Smokies which are only a quick drive from WindRiver, host a variety of festive events. The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad transforms into the Polar Express, offering a magical journey for families! Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas captivates visitors with millions of lights, festive shows, and holiday-themed rides. Experience the enchantment of a snowy landscape with Ober Gatlinburg’s Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights! 

Outdoor Adventures in a Winter Wonderland 

For those who love the outdoors, the Smoky Mountains provide the perfect backdrop for winter activities. Explore snow-covered trails, go skiing or snowboarding at Ober Gatlinburg, and relish the crisp mountain air. Whether you’re a seasoned adventurer or a casual nature enthusiast, the Smokies offer a unique holiday experience surrounded by the beauty of nature. 

Lenoir City’s Cozy and Quaint Celebrations 

For those looking for a more intimate holiday experience, Lenoir City is the perfect destination. The town’s historic streets are adorned with classic holiday decorations, creating a nostalgic ambiance that harks back to simpler times. Lenoir City’s annual Christmas Parade is a highlight, featuring local floats, marching bands, and, of course, Santa Claus himself! Take a stroll through the town center, where charming shops and cozy cafes invite you to savor the warmth of the season. 

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This holiday season, immerse yourself in the magic of East Tennessee. From the lively streets of Knoxville to the cozy charm of Lenoir City and the breathtaking scenery of the Smoky Mountains, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! 

The holiday season highlights the benefits of WindRiver’s stunning and convenient location more than any other time! You are surrounded by festivities and a quick drive to your ideal environment and vibe for the holidays. Whether you have kids, older children, or are looking for a romantic experience, there’s something nearby that will sweep you off your feet! Embrace the spirit of the season with festive events, dazzling lights, and the warmth of community at WindRiver.