What could be better than a cozy holiday retreat spent in the sweeping mountains of Tennessee? Often said to be the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is so much more than a simple mountain town. With so much to do and see during the holidays, and with that sublime seasonal crisp in the air, Gatlinburg is a perfect getaway destination to relax and enjoy the festivities of the holiday season. No matter if you’re visiting for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s, there’s always something adventurous to do during Gatlinburg holidays!
Embrace the Holiday Spirit in the Great Smoky Mountains
The holiday season kicks off right in Gatlinburg with plenty of Thanksgiving festivities to get you in the spirit of the season. Spend your mornings on a scenery filled walk or nearby hike, such as the Grotto Falls Trail, and pay a visit to the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Thanksgiving Show in the afternoon. At this annual craft show, you can browse a variety of goods from local artists, such as beautiful quilts and hand-woven baskets—it’s a terrific place to pick up some gifts for the holidays, or a unique souvenir of your own!
Endless Choices for Holiday Dining and Winter Recreation
If you don’t feel like cooking in your fully-equipped rental and would rather spend the holiday in full relaxation mode, there’s an impressive number of restaurants in town offering both Christmas and Thanksgiving dinner, such as the holiday buffet at Seasons of Ober Loft & Lounge and the Ober Gatlinburg ski resort. It’s a great excuse to hit the slopes before your holiday feast, and if it’s too early for skiing, their snow-tubing always opens the Saturday before Thanksgiving! As a bonus, you can ride the Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway to the resort from town, an enjoy stunningly gorgeous scenery as you float above the Smoky Mountains.
A Wide Variety of Seasonal Events
Whether you’re here for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s, you can take a ride on the spectacular Gatlinburg Trolley Ride of Lights, a fantastic trolley ride that takes you through downtown on a magical journey amongst one-of-a-kind light displays. Other events during Gatlinburg holidays include the Winter Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales, where characters and storytellers fill the streets of downtown and carol to a mixture of Appalachian and bluegrass tunes. And Gatlinburg’s New Year’s celebration is quite grand, with a fireworks show over the iconic Gatlinburg Space Needle, live entertainment, and festive downtown streets.
Come Spend Gatlinburg Holidays with Us in Gatlinburg
If you’re looking for a special place to spend the holidays, Gatlinburg is a terrific destination. Whether you want to spend the holidays cuddled up by the fireplace in your vacation rental or exploring the rugged outdoors of the Great Smoky Mountains, or partaking in one of our many seasonal events, Gatlinburg is calling your name! Give us a call today to start planning your Gatlinburg holidays escape in your dream cabin in the Smoky Mountains.