I've been to Gatlingburg and the Smoky Mountains in the summer and the fall. I highly recommend both. But I've never been during the Christmas season. I bet I could highly recommend that journey, too.

Honestly, the Smokies and Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge seem like the PERFECT holiday retreat.

Winterfest 2019 aims to make that a reality.

Seriously, Smoky Mountain Winterfest is when Sevier County (Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg) gets its holiday ON!

The Winterfest Driving Tour of Lights will take you through all three communities which will be lit up like, well, Christmas trees.

And, of course, with Dolly Parton's love of Christmas, you can imagine what Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas is like...or maybe you don't have to:

The Gatlinburg Trolley of Lights is a tour of Gatlinburg Christmas lights on one of the city's signature trolleys.

The Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge will also transform during the holiday season.

And, listen, there are SO MANY more attractions during Winterfest 2019 that it might be best just to see for yourself at KnoxNews.com.

Have fun!