Gatlinburg is back in 2021 with the nation’s first Independence Day celebration, starting one minute after midnight of the 3rd, for the 46th Annual Fourth of July Midnight Parade. This mile-long stream of parade entrants will work its way along Parkway this year led by the most perfect Grand Marshal, Gatlinburg’s favorite singer and musician, Miss Emi Sunshine.
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All of us here in Gatlinburg appreciate your concern and your prayers during the recent wildfires. We know many of you were worried about us and concerned about the Smokies.
The fires are past and we’re fine. Please be assured: the Smokies are still great, and we still live in a beautiful area.
The fires burned an estimated 15,000 acres – that’s about 23 square miles. But Sevierville County is almost 600 square miles in size, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park is over 800 square miles. Depending on where you drive, you may see little or no evidence of the fire.
Downtown Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are fine, and none of the major attractions were burned. Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area & Amusement Park was unaffected and is open for skiing. Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are hosting their annual Winterfest, and we’re looking forward to a great Christmas. The Smokies are back in business.
We did lose some cabins, but nearly 90% of our cabins are untouched by the fire. Immediately after the fires, we either rebooked guests in affected cabins, placing them in a comparable cabin in an unaffected area, or we refunded the guest’s money.
We have over 400 cabins untouched by fire and waiting for you. Come and have a great vacation with us.
Country Tonite in Pigeon Forge is supporting Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic during the clinic’s Area County Days 2016 with reduced prices for area locals. The famous Christmas Show is available from November 5 through November 13 at a steal of a ticket price, with kids 12 and under getting in free, and matinees Tuesday-Thursday (November 8-10).
Country Tonite Theatre says it’s “The One Show You Don’t Want To Miss” and we believe it. The Christmas show is especially recognized as stellar entertainment, with dancing, singing, costumes and comedy and extra Christmas characters and sets to give the high-energy show even more zing.