Thanksgiving in Gatlinburg

If you are thinking about traveling for Thanksgiving, consider a trip to Gatlinburg. There are a variety of ways that you can enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday while exploring the Smoky Mountain region. From festive seasonal events to local happenings in Gatlinburg, you’ll be thankful that you took a trip to Gatlinburg for Thanksgiving. Here are some events and festivities to check out this Thanksgiving in Gatlinburg.

Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Show

As a town that is known for its craftsmanship, it is no coincidence that Gatlinburg celebrates Thanksgiving with its annual Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Show. This show is held annually at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Visitors will get to see and purchase an assortment of handcrafted goods such as pottery, candles, baskets, paintings, quilts and much more. With over 100 crafters and artists participating in the show, you’ll enjoy learning more about the rich craft history of Gatlinburg while supporting artists and crafters both local and afar.

Gatlinburg’s Winterfest Trolley Ride of Lights

Since Thanksgiving marks the official beginning of the holiday season, you’ll want to hop on the Trolley Ride of Lights to get in the holiday spirit. The Gatlinburg Winterfest Trolley Ride of Lights is a guided 45-minute tour of Gatlinburg where you’ll get to experience the city covering in holiday spirit. This tour features an assortment of light displays that include Santa and his reindeer to various holiday scenes and images. There are even LED light displays of popular animals in the Smoky Mountain region such as deer and foxes. Come take a tour of Gatlinburg lit up with holiday cheer on a warm, comfortable trolley ride.

The Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales This Thanksgiving in Gatlinburg

Originally a summertime event, the Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales is also offered in a winter version. Enjoy walking around Gatlinburg and experiencing a live enactment of Christmas plays, holiday characters walking throughout the streets as well as carolers singing in the streets. This event is highly recommended as it is one of the best ways to explore Gatlinburg with a touch of the holiday spirit. This event starts right before Thanksgiving and lasts throughout the holiday season long after you’ve eaten your Thanksgiving dinner in Gatlinburg.

This year make your Thanksgiving a memorable one by eating your Thanksgiving dinner in Gatlinburg. Allow The Cabin Rental Store to help you locate the best vacation rental for your Thanksgiving trip to Gatlinburg. Whether you are looking for quaint lodging for yourself or something more substantial for your whole family, we have you covered. Contact us today at (877) 301-0776 to book the best vacation rentals in Gatlinburg. Stay at one of our festive Thanksgiving rentals now!