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Top 5 Christmas Events in Gatlinburg

Christmas is that magical time of year where we gather with the most important people in our lives and exchange gifts. A town that does Christmas right is Gatlinburg, TN. Well known for its Christmas festivities and amazing outdoor activities, many people flock to Gatlinburg to experience celebrating Christmas in a fun new way. The following list gives you some ideas of how to enjoy Christmas with the special people in your life in a unique and special location with the top 5 Christmas events in Gatlinburg.


Ober Mountain

Ober Mountain Ski Area and Amusement Park offers an abundance of outdoor winter activities to get into this Christmas! Lace up your skates and get ready to glide on the ice at Ober’s indoor ice-skating rink! Depending on when you visit, you may be able to watch a Christmas on ice event that is sure to please. Come to Ober Mountain for snow tubing, skiing, and snowboarding! Nothing says Christmas like spending some time in a snowy wonderland! Purchase tickets online and get ready to hit the slopes for a memorable holiday experience.



Come on down to Winterfest, a celebration held in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and many other towns that are snuggled within the Smoky Mountains! During this time, you can experience a real Christmas wonderland! Lights galore illuminate the streets and stores to celebrate the winter season. When you drive down the Pigeon Forge Highway, you’ll be greeted with the 12 Days of Christmas all lit up for you! Your hearts will be warmed and excited to celebrate the holidays. Vendors also set up to offer treats like cider tastings and handcrafted chocolates. There are also artisans who create quilts and pottery! Get someone you love an authentic gift made with love from Gatlinburg and they’ll never forget it!


A Winter Stay at a Cabin

This holiday season, celebrate Christmas someplace outside of the norm and stay in a cabin in the Smoky Mountains! At The Cabin Rental Store, we would love to host you and your extended family this holiday season. Cabins feature open floor plans, large windows, and cozy living spaces just perfect for gathering during Christmas. Make your favorite Christmas dinner in your full kitchen, which comes standard in our cabin rentals! You’ll be able to cook with ease this holiday season because your cabin kitchen will have everything you need! Stainless-steel appliances, spacious countertops and all the tools of the trade needed to become a master chef will be at your fingertips. Bake a batch of your favorite cookies and enjoy the scent of fresh baked cookies filling the air. Fresh cookies will be sure to attract Santa this holiday season so be sure to leave a few for him a during your stay!

Gather for a memorable Christmas meal in your spacious dining room. Many of our cabin rentals come with private patios and decks with outdoor seating areas. You’ll be able to wake up on Christmas morning and enjoy that first cup of coffee with a view the sun coming up over the beautiful Smoky Mountains. Rest easy in your spacious cabin bedrooms with king-sized and queen-sized beds. Wake up on Christmas morning ready to exchange gifts by the fireplace! A stay in our cabin rentals will surely provide you with an unforgettable Christmas experience.


Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood

A visit to Dollywood to enjoy the Smoky Mountain Christmas is just the ticket to getting you into the Christmas spirit. At Dollywood, they take making spirits bright to the next level! The park boasts six million lights that illuminate the entire park and fill you with wonder. Hop aboard the Dollywood Express for the complete Light Experience. This train ride provides a comfy way to tour the park and see the sights and sounds of the season. Sing along to your favorite holiday song and watch as the twinkle lights change to assortment of colors. There is a holiday firework show on Friday and Saturday nights! Look up into the sky and be met with festive fireworks that brighten up the night sky and help you feel the joy of the holidays.


Fantasy of Light’s Christmas Parade

Check out the Fantasy of Light’s Gatlinburg Christmas Parade which is an amazing display of lights, balloons and floats that travel down Baskins Creek Bypass to the Parkway. Be amazed as you watch the festive floats make their way down the highway! Grab a cup of cocoa and be a spectator as the floats display holiday scenes and characters that wave and get you in the Christmas spirit. Local high school bands join the parade and play your favorite Christmas songs. You may even catch a glimpse of the man himself, old St. Nick, and his reindeer crew on their own personal float! The parade culminates with a tree lighting ceremony.


Come Spend Christmas in Gatlinburg

The lights, sights and sounds of Gatlinburg are beckoning you to come and see this Christmas. Let a cabin rental from The Cabin Rental Store provide you with your Christmas home away from home. Get into the Christmas spirit and be filled with holiday cheer in Gatlinburg! Contact us to reserve your Christmas cabin today!

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