Winter is a magical time in Tennessee. From Memphis to the Smokies, we celebrate the season through early January. You’ll find some of your favorite attractions transformed into winter wonderlands from Graceland in pure Elvis style to Dollywood sparkling with four million lights. Take in a holiday concert at one of our iconic venues. Shop for gifts Made in Tennessee. Then, sit back, grab some hot chocolate and savor a perfect Tennessee getaway.


East Tennessee is filled with family holiday memories just waiting to be made. Start a new family tradition with a visit to Rock City's 20th Annual Enchanted Garden of Lights, where more than 1 million lights that transform the gardens into a fantasyland atop Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga. Find more Christmas merriment at some of our uniquely East Tennessee events:

Jonesborough Storytelling Christmas Concerts
Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas
Knoxville Holidays on Ice
Smoky Mountain Winterfest
Rockwood's Christmas Historic District Home Tour


Opryland's A Country Christmas wraps up a great Tennessee holiday gift for you, including country music, Twas the Night Before Christmas brought to life in 2 million pounds of colorful ice sculptures and even the Radio City Rockettes. Enjoy the holidays at more Christmas events throughout Middle Tennessee:


Maury County Historic Tour of Homes
Holiday at Cheekwood
Oaklands Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes – Murfreesboro
Christmas in Lynchburg


Light up your holiday by experiencing Starry Nights at Shelby Farms Park in Memphis. This year brings 14 new displays to the region’s largest holiday light show and festival. Visit the Mistletoe village to talk with Santa, shop with local artisans and even ride a camel. West Tennessee also offers more holiday outings this winter:


Memphis Zoo Lights
Paris Downtown Christmas Festival
Graceland at Christmas

Trip Tales

Glide and Twirl on these Tennessee Ice Rinks

When it comes to ice skating, I’m no Michelle Kwan. My kind of skating is the let’s-inch-very-slowly-to-the-wall-without-falling variety. But, that doesn’t stop me from lacing up a pair of skates and having some fun. If you’re just itching to channel your inner Jason Brown or, like me, enjoy every thrilling spill across the ice you take, here are a couple of ice rinks in the state you’ll want to check out...

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