Reasons to Make Sure Gatlinburg is Your Next Holiday Destination
As the holidays approach, our celebratory moods (and the extra time off!) have us feeling the urge to explore new places and travel to faraway lands. And when we talk about the holidays, we are talking about all the holidays, from New Year’s to Christmas, each holiday offers something new and exciting to celebrate—especially when you spend them right here in our hometown of Gatlinburg! If your feet get itchy during the holidays as well, this guide to the upcoming holidays will ensure that your next Tennessee getaway to Gatlinburg during the holidays will be the best ever!
Great Smoky Easter Arts and Crafts Show, Gatlinburg Convention Center
The Easter Bunny arrives a little later than normal this year, hopping into town on April 21st, but don’t wait until Sunday to arrive or you will miss out on a lot of the fun! The Great Smoky Easter Arts and Crafts show is held from April 17ththrough April 20th, allowing our guests to pick up some really distinctive gifts and still reserve Sunday to celebrate the way they love most.
Smoky Mountain Thunder Memorial Ride, May 26th
For our biker guests, this memorial ride is a chance to enjoy a beautiful spring day and do a good deed at the same time! Taking place on Sunday of Memorial DayWeekend, it’s simply a ride to honor the fallen men and women who have sacrificed everything for our freedom. Costing nothing but taking donations, this 65-mile ride across five counties starts with an appearance by an American bald eagle, and the placing of a wreath at the Veterans Memorial in Sevierville is a powerful sight to behold.
An Early Start to the 4th of July Celebrations
Independence Day is the holiday that is the most representative of our celebratory habits and we here in Gatlinburg don’t want to miss a single moment of the fun—so we don’t! Our parade is one of the most recognized in the nation, attracting over 80,000 viewers every year and starting at 12:01 AM on July 4th. Yes, we are also the earliest parade in the nation! Beginning in downtown Gatlinburg, this popular event is unlike any you have ever seen before. To ensure you have a spot, we suggest “marking your territory” with lawn chairs in the morning of July 3rdor risk not being able to see it all!
Keeping Spirits Merry in Gatlinburg During the Holidays
No matter what the occasion, staying in one of our Cabin Rental Store holiday escapes will be the best way to keep your spirits merry. Comfortable, spacious, and offering million-dollar views of the idyllic Tennessee landscape, spending your next holiday with us will be the best decision you made this year. Reserve yours today!