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Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge sparkle in winter with literally millions and millions of festive holiday lights, many in animated displays. Here’s how to see the best of them – by trolley and by car.
Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights
If you want to view the festive lights on display throughout the town of Gatlinburg, all you have to do is embark on the specially designated trolley that leaves from downtown and let your driver take care of the rest. (more…)
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Winter fun kicks off in the Smoky Mountains November 6, 7 and 8, 2017, as Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg celebrate turning on their winter lights for the season. The towns offer street parties, live music, food galore and kids activities in very special celebration events.
The Smoky Mountain region has put up a dazzling display of literally millions of lights. This light show kicks off over November 6-8, with the three towns each taking one day for its own particular party.
During your cabin stay in the Smoky Mountains, your time is precious, so here’s a guide to some of the best quick and super-easy ways to venture outdoors into nature and the mountains. Even though the cabin life is great to hang out in, if you want to get out, here’s how to take an hour or two for short excursions that create family memories forever.
If you want to enjoy the abundant nature experiences and scenic views of the Smoky Mountains, but you’re not an experienced hiker, or you have young children or physical challenges, the very best news is that the park rangers have done amazing things to help share their national park with you.
There are walking trails that even a wheelchair or baby stroller can go on. There are scenic trails that you can drive along and stay in your vehicle. There are waterfalls you can drive up to see. We’ve gathered some of the best easy nature experiences for you.
Anakeesta is one of the newest attractions in Gatlinburg, and is gaining attention thanks to its diverse collection of family-oriented activities and beautiful mountain views.
Opened in summer of 2017, Anakeesta is a mountain top destination with a shopping and dining village, a children’s tree house playground, a tree canopy walk, and several other activities, including ziplines, a coaster down the mountain, and a chair lift and gondola that goes both up and down. And since the Anakeesta Mountain location has not been open previously, for many people the views from Anakeesta are unique.
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It’s getting scary in the Smoky Mountains with Halloween events lurking around every corner and ghosts and goblins working overtime to ensure everyone has a fearsome good time! Here are the events happening this year in the Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville area.
Fun and Halloween Horrors in Gatlinburg
On October 31, bring the kids to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza at Traffic Light #5, from 1-5 pm, for an afternoon of fun and games at the Trick or Treat Kick Off Karnival. Dress the kids in their favorite costume and enjoy the festivities, which include contests, candy, pumpkins, and trick or treat safety tips from the police and fire department.
There’s also lots of horror on show for those who like a scare.
Many events are happening this weekend in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Townsend, with plenty of kid-friendly things to do. Several seasonal traditions are going one, as well as some unique and unusual things.
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