Spend your Christmas holiday in the beautiful Gatlinburg - Pigeon Forge areas.
The Gatlinburg area and Smoky Mountains in the winter are a sight to behold. Majestic pines covered with a sparkling blanket of snow, charming walkways lined with street lamp poles all strung up with multi-colored, twinkling lights and the warm glow of welcoming city lights through frosted windowsills of shops and homes everywhere.
Spend your Christmas in Gatlinburg and you'll be delighted with the host of seasonal events that are ongoing. Grab your coat, hat, scarf and boots and head out to the 39th Annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade on Friday, December 5 for a larger-than-life parade that packs the sidewalks each year. Dozens of marching bands from Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and Alabama, giant festive balloon characters and more than 100 glittering floats will illuminate the streets with holiday cheer.
The Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge is perfect for Christmas lovers of all ages with handfuls of live Christmas shows, restaurants boasting warm, hearty winter meals, authentic crafters, four million lights and so much more. For a scenic adventure that's great for the entire family, hop aboard the Gatlinburg Sky Lift and take in the gorgeous views of the city from up above as you climb all the way up to the top of the Smoky Mountains or enjoy a lift from the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tram, which will take you high above downtown Gatlinburg for breathtaking views of the snow-covered rooftops.
No matter where you go in Gatlinburg during the months of November-February, you'll be enchanted with endless hot cider tastings, lively mountain music, candy samplings and the most imaginative light displays. This lively hub of winter festivities is overflowing with fun ways to spend the holidays, so check out our list of Top Christmas Shows in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge for more great ideas.
Whether you choose to spend the holidays out and about in the twinkling streets sprinkled with snow or cuddled up in the cozy warmth of a cabin getaway in the Smoky Mountains, a Christmas in Gatlinburg is a Christmas to be remembered.