It seems as if it was just yesterday that we greeted the new year, but here we are, zooming up on 2020 like a jet plane, and today it is time to start planning for your 2019 Thanksgiving in Gatlinburg getaway! Sometimes life flies by faster than we are comfortable with, but knowing you have this destination for your 2019 journey should make it somewhat easier to bear. In addition to the standard feasting, parade watching, and anticipation of Santa, your Thanksgiving in Gatlinburg getaway promises some unique and heartwarming experiences, and our guide will ensure your vacation will be everything you dreamed it could be and so much more!
Thanksgiving in Gatlinburg is for Family
Although we appreciate our families on a daily basis, on Thanksgiving those feelings of gratitude and love grow in strength and spending as much time as possible with them becomes a priority, and nowhere is that more evident than in Gatlinburg. The majority of tourists have returned to their homes and this is the time to experience what it is like to live in town. Start the morning with a hike through the woods, return in time to catch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on television or in our home theater, and end the day with leftover pumpkin pie in front of the roaring fire in your Thanksgiving cabin rental feeling pleasantly full, slightly tired, and extremely happy that you have a few more days to spend with your family to make this holiday one you won’t soon forget.
Thanksgiving is All About the Feast
We love to eat, and this holiday, more than any other, is all about the food—something for which we could not be more grateful! Savory turkey and dressing, sweet cranberry accompaniments, and desserts that will mostly be responsible for the extra 10 pounds the season adds to our bodies. This is what we love, and when you’re enjoying Thanksgiving in Gatlinburg, it’s something you will enjoy to the fullest!
Create a big feast yourself in our well-appointed kitchen, order a meal already prepared from Publix, catered, or simply pop by any of the restaurants that are open and let someone else do the prep, cooking, and clean-up. Seasons of Ober in Ober Gatlinburg or the Park Grill are two of our favorite places to feast during the holidays. Reservations may be needed, so start looking online a few weeks before your trip.
Thanksgiving is the Jumping Off Point for Christmas
Even though we don’t like to admit it, as soon as the table is cleared it’s officially the Christmas season, and many Black Friday sales begin at midnight. Spend some time snatching up bargains in downtown Gatlinburg, at Tanger Outlets, or if you want to offer more thoughtful gifts for your family, head over to the Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Craft Show held at the Gatlinburg Convention Center and explore the aisles of handmade treats and goodies. Winter Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales begins on November 29th and is held on Friday and Saturday nights through December 22nd and offers caroling in the streets, stories told, and characters dressed in Christmas costumes mingling with the shoppers.