Events in Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg Holiday Event Guarantees Warm Spirits and Smiles

Tasty spicy chili con carne casserole in a potImagine walking the streets of Gatlinburg, lined in sparkling lights, with a fresh cup of chili in your hand. You’re bundled up warm and ready for entertainment. This is what visitors will experience when they choose to be part of Gatlinburg’s Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff. When you stay in one of Aunt Bug’s Gatlinburg cabin rentals, you can make your trip even more memorable. Each of the Gatlinburg cabins is located only a short distance from the Kickoff event!

For the 24th consecutive year, bright lights and warm hearts will fill the Gatlinburg area, making it one of the best places to experience holiday cheer in the Smokies.

The Gatlinburg Winter Magic and Chili Cookoff event runs from 5-8p.m. on Wendesday, November 13. The event takes place in downtown Gatlinburg and will showcase the ‘switching on’ of millions of LED holiday lights. Tickets are required and can be purchased on their Eventbrite page.

Along with the ‘switching on’ of holiday lights, families can taste delicious flavors of many varieties of chili. Area restaurants and attractions all challenge one another to be the best chili at the event! Make sure to cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award when you’ve found your favorite! The sampling is endless and when you find one you really enjoy, you can go back for more!

Do you think you have what it takes to win a chili eating contest? This year’s contest will feature serious competition as the levels of heat increase with each new cup of chili! For those who just want to watch, you’ll be able to see all of the thrilling excitement of the chili contest!

Where are you staying when you visit the Smoky Mountains this winter? Your family is probably looking for a relaxing stay near all of the fun things to do in the Gatlinburg area, so it’s time for you to book your stay with Aunt Bug’s Cabin Rentals. This winter, when you make plans to visit the Smokies, you can rest knowing Aunt Bug’s Cabin Rentals will make your stay memorable! Take a look at our Gatlinburg cabin rentals for fully equipped getaway cabins, only a few minutes from the Gatlinburg Winter Magic event! Give us a call at (800) 953-5655 or click here to begin making your reservation!