Christmas in Wears Valley
Wears Valley wants to take you back in time to the days of old-fashioned Christmas trees and storytelling. Lots of fun awaits you in the Valley during the holiday season.
A tree tour throughout the Valley will feature trees decorated the old-fashioned way. Hayrides, horse-drawn wagon rides, and carolers will liven up the day's activities.
Wears Valley (population 7,486) is situated in a valley known as Wear Cove, which is nestled beside Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In winter, cars travel between Townsend, TN and Pigeon Forge, TN on Wears Valley Road. Not everyone stops, but those who do discover the part of the Smoky Mountains they have been hoping to find.
Special events are spread over four weekends during late November and December. Throughout the four-week event, you can enjoy a tree tour, storytelling, and shopping for unique Christmas gifts. Storytelling events will be held on Saturday afternoons at various locations throughout the Valley.
Wears Valley consists of unique shops, mom and pop restaurants, art galleries, overnight cabin rentals, bed and breakfast inns, a ranch, and several churches including Headricks Chapel, listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
Wears Valley turns back the clock. Arriving during the winter season is like entering a Christmas card. Although it is a short drive to nearby busy towns, Wears Valley on a wintry night seems a long way from anywhere. With the often snow-peaked Smoky Mountains as a backdrop the Valley beckons you to retreat for a while into the serenity of one of America's most beautiful valleys. The chilly night air and the sounds of silence will lead you to your mountain cabin where you can rest by a warm, cozy fireplace or relax in a hot tub on the deck. Enjoy the beauty of the mountains while sipping on a cup of coffee on your deck or joining us in one of our mom and pop restaurants where you will find a hearty breakfast awaiting you.
Wears Valley is one of America’s most beautiful areas. It is the perfect place for visitors to find inspiration, especially during the Christmas season.