Enjoy the beauty of spring while celebrating Easter in Gatlinburg. Located in the Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg is known for its amazing scenic beauty as well as its rich arts and crafts community. The following are a variety of ways that you can enjoy your visit to Gatlinburg in Easter.
Easter Sunrise Service at Ober Gatlinburg in Easter
Easter Sunrise Service at Ober Gatlinburg is a popular Easter Service officiated by local pastors from the Gatlinburg Ministerial Association. This service is special in that it is held atop Mt. Harrison where participants will enjoy gorgeous views of the Smoky Mountains while experiencing a breathtaking sunrise at these Easter activities in Gatlinburg TN. Hosted by Ober Gatlinburg, reliable shuttle transportation is provided for participants at 15-minute intervals. Following the Easter Service, stop by Ober Gatlinburg’s Restaurant to enjoy an affordable, delicious breakfast buffet.
Alternate Easter Services
Who can tell what things will be like at Easter, if in-person services will be back or if everything will still be virtual? Well, if things are still uncertain, you can always stay safe in your Gatlinburg rental. The Vatican and Washington’s National Cathedral are just two of the many streamed Easter services to choose from. Watching the Pope give his Easter mass in Rome with the views of the amazing Great Smoky Mountains visible through the large window walls in your luxury Gatlinburg rental is a great way to celebrate this holiday of renewal and new beginnings.
Why not have your own sunrise service while you watch the sunrise? Unfortunately, Mt. LeConte and the rest of the Smoky Mountains block the view of the sunrise from Gatlinburg, unless you get up high first. The parking lot at Newfound Gap may not sound like it has much to offer, but it’s a good spot to watch sunrise or sunset because it has open views to the east and the west. And Clingman’s Dome is the highest peak in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and you can hike up to the Observation Tower (flashlight in hand), or again, watch the sunrise from your car in the parking lot. Wherever you are, viewing the sunrise through that special Smoky Mountain fog is bound to worth the trip.
You can always enjoy the sunrise without seeing the sun actually come up. Sitting out on your luxury cabin’s deck, overlooking the Smokies, as the world slowly wakes and is filled with sunlight is a great way to start the day. A few moments of quiet contemplation and giving thanks as the day starts will be a good start to your Easter and the rest of the year. Then head inside for the Pope’s mass or your church’s Easter service online.
Easter Egg Hunts for the Kids
Depending on the way things are with this pandemic, the annual Easter egg hunts in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge may or may not be back this year. But that’s ok, you can always have your own egg hunt right at your rental. Book one of our larger luxury homes featuring large, beautifully landscaped backyards, and you’ll have plenty of great spots to hide all those colorful eggs. And the kids will have fun running around hunting them too!
Don’t worry about packing things up and having to bring it all with you. You can find everything you need in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, from chocolate bunnies and candy to bright Easter baskets complete with that green plastic grass.
Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community’s Easter Craft Show
Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community’s Easter Craft Show is a free annual showcase that attracts local artists throughout the Smoky Mountain region. Held at the Convention Center, you’ll enjoy perusing a variety of crafted goods such as pottery, paintings and more. Since these items are hand-crafted, they are one-of-a-kind. This is the perfect place to pick up a unique souvenir to commemorate your Easter vacation in Gatlinburg.
Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage
Come experience Gatlinburg abloom at the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage. This annual, five-day event is a great way to explore over 1,000 species of wildflowers found throughout the Smoky Mountain region. You’ll enjoy a professionally-guided walk where you’ll get to choose which type of program you are interested in exploring. Some of the programs include wildflowers, trees, shrubs and ferns, medicinal plants and even insects, reptiles and small mammals such as bats. Programs that focus on park history as well as journaling, photography and art are also available.
Easter is a wonderful occasion to experience a wide variety of Easter activities in Gatlinburg TN. From the various local Easter services, spring time festivals and the awakening spring time beauty of the Smoky Mountain region, you’ll have more than enough to experience on your Easter getaway to Gatlinburg.
If you are searching for the best vacation lodging for your Easter getaway, The Cabin Rental Store has you covered. We offer a variety of conveniently located vacation rental options throughout Gatlinburg to suit your needs. Let us know what you are looking for, and we will make sure that you are content. To book your Easter vacation rental today, contact us at (877) 301-0776.