Christmas is a magical time of year. Cherished traditions, treasured memories, and delightful experiences combine for a time of celebration and where better to celebrate than the Great Smoky Mountains? Christmas comes alive in the Smokies, and we can’t wait to share this magical season with you and your family this year.
Start with a Home Base
Renting a cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains is the perfect first step in any successful Christmas trip to the area. A cabin in the Smokies will allow you to feel at home as you enjoy views of snow-covered treetops and mountains. For an added bonus, bring all of your Christmas gifts and traditions with you to the cabin. Christmas mornings in the future will be hard-pressed to live up to this special experience as you remember the time you drank hot cocoa on Christmas morning under the rafters of a genuine smoky mountain cabin while looking out at the vast vistas.
Go See the Winterfest 2020 Lights
The towns of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg all put on town-wide light shows that bring Christmas season nights to life. The light shows are perfect for the whole family and feature several different themes. Look for ornaments representing reindeer and bears among the wonderful displays of giant ornaments.
Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland is a light show not to be missed either. Watch the lights dance to synchronized Christmas music played over your car radio as you drive through a display of lights that would even make Scrooge smile.
Holiday Shopping At Tanger Outlets
Shop over 100 brand name and designer stores at Tanger Outlets, Sevierville. With major holiday sales and events, this is a must-do on your Smoky Mountain getaway. Take home your favorite flavors of fudge, world-class beef jerky, and amazing deals!
Winterfest at The Island
A Christmas season visit to the Smoky Mountains is not complete without a trip to The Island’s Winterfest celebration. The celebration includes a 40 foot Christmas tree, which visitors can walk through, thousands of Christmas lights and decorations, and an endless list of Christmas themed shops. The island also features rides such as the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, visits from Santa Claus, and a fountain where several light, sound, and dance shows are performed.
Christmas in the Great Smoky Mountains is a magical thing to experience and Sevierville is a great place to start your experience.