November 25 – 29, 2014
1:00 P.M. – 5:00 Tuesday 10:00 A.M. – 5 :00 P.M.
Wednesday & Thursday 10:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M. Friday & Saturday
Mills Conference Center located behind the Gatlinburg Convention Center
Families and guests to the Smoky Mountains anxiously await the Festival of Trees which comes each year at Thanksgiving time. Many families have made this a wonderful tradition to kick off the holiday season. Thousands of twinkling lights and decorations, trees to delight all ages and fantasies, Wacky Alice in Wonderland Upside down treecraft projects for kids and even Santa are a part of what makes this celebration so very special.The “Dot Egli” Luncheon kicks off this wonderful event each year the Tuesday prior to Thanksgiving. Tickets to this event are available at the SMARM office at 908-3153. After the luncheon is served the event is opened with a stroll through the trees led by carolers. Children will enjoy the crafts area and you can marvel at the Gingerbread Houses that are entered for prizes by families, chefs, businesses and more.
How does SMARM benefit from this event? Major Corporate Sponsors, tree sponsorships, sales in our Santa Shop, Gingerbread House entry fees, and by donations made by families who attend. If your family and friends would like to attend simply come to the Mills Conference Center in Gatlinburg and enjoy the festivities. All donations received benefit the Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries. Corporate sponsorships are available at many different levels. Click here for information.