Christmas is the perfect time to visit the Smokies. Everything is decorated beautifully, and there is magic in the air. If you haven't visited the mountains during the holiday season, then it is high time that you try it out! You won't regret it. Here are a few of the many ways to celebrate Christmas in the Smokies.
Rent a Cabin
Cabins are the perfect place to make Christmas memories. Take in the unforgettable sight of snow across the mountains from inside of a cozy, comfy cabin! Many rentals include hot tubs and fireplaces, which will keep your warm and relaxed during the holiday.
Look at Christmas Lights
Nothing makes it feel like Christmas as much as seeing the world decked out in Christmas lights. Gatlinburg goes all out when it comes to Christmas lights. There are lots of vantage points from which you can take in the lights of the city below, including the Gatlinburg SkyLift and Anakeesta, but there are also lots of places to experience lights from the ground. If you haven't already, then you should check out my guide to Christmas lights around Gatlinburg!
Stop by Christmas Stores
You may not realize it, but Gatlinburg is full of Christmas shops! The Christmas Place is one of the most popular stores. It offers all of the Christmas necessities you need to get yourself in a festive mood. The famous Apple Barn has a Christmas and Candle Shop that is worth checking out as well.
Play in the Snow
Natural snow isn't always guaranteed in the Smokies, but Ober Gatlinburg is always around with a fresh coat of snow for you to enjoy. Ober Gatlinburg features skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, ice skating, and more! Make the most of winter and get out in the snow.