Holiday Happenings for Your Gatlinburg Holiday Getaway

Holiday Happenings for Your Gatlinburg Holiday Getaway

Gatlinburg is a unique and bustling city tucked into the base of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Located so close to nature, Gatlinburg offers a large variety of ways to enjoy the holiday season in the mountains. Whether you're looking to adventure at the outdoor hub of Anakeesta, explore seasonal activities at Ober Mountain, or experience all of the lights, sights, and sounds of downtown Gatlinburg, there is something for everyone and every age to enjoy. If you are visiting for the holidays or looking for a fun getaway with friends, you will find so many things to do.

Gatlinburg Local Holiday Attractions

The area has so many holiday attractions that make the season sparkle, including:

  1. Winterfest Lights In Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg (Nov. 13, 2022 - Feb. 19, 2023): Go walking in a winter wonderland with over 5 million lights! Winterfest is the perfect opportunity to make new memories and celebrate the season.
  2. Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas (Nov. 5, 2022 - Jan. 1, 2023): This award-winning festival is known for being the best across America! From light shows, parades, themed areas, and 50-foot video motion Christmas tree, there is so much to get you and the whole family in the holiday spirit. 
  3. Winter Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales (Dec. 2, 2022 - Dec. 17, 2022): Meet characters and storytellers on Friday and Saturday evenings in downtown Gatlinburg! Bluegrass holiday music will fill the air as you stroll along the streets of Gatlinburg.
  4. Lights Over Gatlinburg (Dec. 14, 2022 - Jan. 31, 2022): Witness the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park transform into a winter wonderland! Thousands of lights, displays, and dancing trees will create an unforgettable holiday experience.
  5. Gatlinburg New Year's Eve Ball Drop & Fireworks (Dec. 31, 2022): Ring in the new year in Gatlinburg! Watch fireworks shoot off the 400-foot-tall Space Needle–a sight you won’t want to miss. Enjoy free concerts and other downtown entertainment while you wait for midnight.

There’s so much to experience this holiday season in Gatlinburg. Explore the area all day, and then relax and enjoy all that the Gatlinburg East/Smoky Mountain KOA Holiday has to offer. 

We’re filling up fast, so don’t wait to book your winter getaway in the Great Smoky Mountains! Let us be your basecamp for all things Gatlinburg. Book your site today!

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