Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade

Gatlinburg's Enchanting Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade: A Magical Holiday Tradition

Get ready for the 48th Annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade, set to take place on Friday, December 6, 2024. Drawing over 60,000 spectators, this acclaimed parade showcases illuminated floats, marching bands, colossal balloons, and the beloved Santa Claus! The parade route winds through downtown Gatlinburg, creating a festive spectacle.

Kicking off at 7:30 p.m. from the junction of Baskins Creek Bypass and East Parkway, the parade's mesmerizing lineup of floats bedecked by local businesses, community groups, and high school marching bands wends its way through downtown before concluding at traffic light #10. To ensure a prime viewing spot, attendees are encouraged to arrive early on parade day.

Also, don't miss the enchanting Tree Lighting Ceremony: Join city officials for the majestic lighting of the Gatlinburg Christmas Tree at 7:25 p.m. on the Parkway Plaza at Traffic Light #3.

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