Holiday Fun

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With wintertime, when all else is so cold, there is a warmth that radiates from the excitement surrounding the holiday season.

Experience an old-fashioned Christmas in the Lakeside of the Smokies.  With local shops, homestyle eateries, quaint bed and breakfasts, and cozy mountain cabins, we have all you need to make your holidays merry & bright!

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Its the most wonderful time of the year, and there are many festive events happening throughout Jefferson County this holiday season.  Discover the magic of the season with Merriment on Main Street in Dandridge, TN and see Santa's Reindeer.  Come see Jefferson City Light up the Night with their First Annual Holiday Market and Nighttime Parade.  Take a tour of the A.J. and Sallie Bush home place and see Glenmore Mansion, each decked out for the season.  Find that perfect gift at one of our locally owned shops. With concerts and parades, carriage rides, caroling, open houses and more you'll be sure to find the Christmas Spirit in the Lakeside of the Smokies! 

For a full list of Holiday events in our area visit our upcoming events page.



Whether you need a place to escape the holiday hustle and bustle, accommodate family that are traveling or would like to treat that special someone on your gift list to a weekend getaway, Jefferson County, TN has lodging accommodations to fit everyone's needs.  Experience the holiday season at the Minnis House B&B in Jefferson City just minutes away from Carson Newman University.  The historic Shepard Inn is a wonderful retreat for the holiday traveler and is located in the heart of Historic Dandridge, TN. 

For a list of all Bed & Breakfasts, Inns and Hotels in Jefferson County visit our Stay page!

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If you are visiting us for one of our many events be sure to stop by one of our local eateries and experience the taste of the season!  Try one of the delicious homemade pies from Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, and for the best Thanksgiving Dinner around be sure to stop by Southern Charm Kitchen. The Creek Cafe in Jefferson City not only has delicious treats but has a unique array of gifts and artwork by local artists in their gallery.  If you are looking to have a holiday party at home, many restaurants, such as the Millstone Restaurant or Holy Smoke Catering, have special  holiday menus with everything from the ham to the pies! 


 Wishing you and your family a Happy Holidays from the Lakeside of the Smokies!