About the Festival

Dear Friends of the Festival of Trees:

This year marks the 50th year of Gatlinburg’s Festival of Trees.  Hospitality Solutions is honored to participate as the Presenting Sponsor again in 2023. Our special 50th Anniversary Sponsor, who is also celebrating their 50th Anniversary is Citizens National Bank. The proceeds from Gatlinburg Festival of Trees 2023 will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains and the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains serve more than 1,600 local youth across Sevier County. The clubs offer youth a safe place to learn and grow through programs designed to build character and strengthen life skills while not at home or school. We are very pleased to announce that the proceeds from the Festival’s 49th year netted a donation of $75,000 to Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains and $15,000 to the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce Foundation Scholarship Fund. With your help and participation, we hope to continue to make this 50th year a very special one.

The Festival of Trees runs from November 22nd to 26th and kicks off with Candy Canes and Cocktails Reception on the evening of Tuesday, November 21st. The Festival will feature a children’s craft and play area, photos with Santa Claus and, of course, the beautifully decorated Christmas trees and wreaths. Please join us in continuing the tradition of ringing in the Christmas season with the 2023 Festival of Trees!

If you are interested in sponsoring, participating in our event or donating silent auction items for our Kickoff Reception, please email us at Amelia Sweeney. The Festival will be open from 10 am to 7 pm Wednesday, November 22nd through Saturday, November 25th and on Sunday, November 26th from 10 am to 5 pm.

We greatly appreciate your support in continuing this beloved Christmas tradition that has been a part of our community for the past 50 years.


Logan Coykendall
President, Hospitality Solutions

Mark Ross
CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Smoky Mountains

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