If you are looking for a truly American place to spend Thanksgiving, look no further than Gatlinburg, Tennessee. This charming Smoky Mountain town is a major attraction for tourists and the people will make you feel like you are part of the family. There are several fun attractions to enjoy when you visit the town in Gatlinburg in the fall, including forays into theater, art and music.
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The Great Smoky Mountain Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show
The day after Thanksgiving in Gatlinburg is a popular time to do some Christmas shopping. This five-day festival is the perfect place to find a gift for your friends and family back home. You will find everything from potholders and homemade sweaters to paintings by well-known local artists.
The Festival of Trees in Gatlinburg in the Fall
Some of the best tree decorators in the country live in Gatlinburg and you can see them work their magic at this fantastic festival. The proceeds go to the Boys and Girls Club of America.
Winter Magic Chili Cook Off
Nothing warms you up on a cold fall day like a nice hot bowl of chili. Just $10 gets you a wrist band and plenty of the spicy bean dish.
The famed amusement park is a popular place to be during the holidays. Starting in November, the streets of the park are festively decorated. You will be able to see a live performance of the film, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Each night brings the Parade of Many Colors, which was inspired by Ms. Parton’s famous song. The dinner theater has a special holiday show which tells the story of the three wise men.
Thanksgiving Day Feasting
Many of the restaurants in town offer Thanksgiving in Gatlinburg dinner and they have options for any diet to which you might adhere. If you don’t want to go out, you can bring the fixings for dinner back to your own mountain cabin.
The Cabin Rental Store offers some fabulous vacation rentals in the Smoky Mountains. Our homes have a rustic look and feel on the outside. However, don’t let appearances fool you; they have every modern convenience you could ask for on the inside.
We offer free Wi-Fi and cable television in all of our homes. Many of our homes include washers and dryers and their own private garages. We have big bedrooms with comfortable beds and living rooms with plenty of seating.