Like the name says, here’s a quick tour through Dollywood in the Christmas season at night. Video footage by Ge’ne L. Kea and the music used is a public domain recording from Jon Sayle.
Planning on coming to the Smokies this weekend for some Christmas time with the family? Here are some of the things to consider to get into the spirit.
* Gatlinburg Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade *
From Gatlinburg.com: “More than 60,000 people come to view the award-winning parade featuring lighted floats, marching bands, equestrian units, giant balloons and of course Santa Claus! The parade route starts at Baskins Creek Bypass on Hwy 321 (East Parkway) and travels to Hwy 441 (Main Parkway) and continues from light 3 to traffic light 10.”
* Sevierville Christmas Parade 2017 *
From PigeonForgeWinterfest.com: “Viewing the Christmas parade with friends and family is a great way to get in the Christmas spirit! This year’s parade takes place December 2, 2017 in downtown Sevierville from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.”
* Christmas in the Smokies Bluegrass Festival *
12/6/17 – 12/9/17
Another small but long-running Christmas tradition in the Smokies, this is a four-day festival featuring, you guessed it, almost non-stop Bluegrass music from more than two dozen artists and bands that perform at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center. http://bluegrasschristmasinsmokies.com/
* Ober Gatlinburg – Winter Sports *
Ober Gatlinburg is the mountainside amusement park overlooking the city and it functions in the Winter season as both a family fun center and a sports center where they offer the only place to ski, snowboard, snowtube and ice skate for miles around. Definitely a worthy visit. www.obergatlinburg.com
* The Village *
Does anything in downtown Gatlinburg bring that old-timey Christmas-in-town experience like The Village? No sir. This little slice of heaven offers a wonderful pancake restaurant, candy shop, jewelry, toys and gifts, bakery, Christian shop, Celtic store and much more to see and experience. http://www.thevillageshops.com/
* The Arts and Crafts Community *
Naturally, an environment like the Glades and further artisan places along Highway 321 will be the perfect place to build holiday spirit. Many places will have Christmas sales, wonderful gift items you can’t find just anywhere, music playing both on speaker and occasionally live, awesome restaurants like Three Jimmys, The Ship and, of course, much more just waiting for you to discover it. http://www.gatlinburgcrafts.com/
See more at www.gatlinburg.com.
* Thanksgiving/Christmas Craftsmen Fair *
11/21/16 – 11/26/17 and 11/27/17 – 12/3/17
Art, crafts and music lovers will discover over 200 booths featuring some of the nation’s finest work. Artisans and craftspeople are on hand to demonstrate their skills, answer questions and offer their unique art for sale. Live Country and Bluegrass entertainment. www.craftsmenfair.com;
* Winter Tunes and Tales *
Each weekend starting 11/21/17 – 12/16/17
Tunes and Tales is a big hit and one of Gatlinburg’s newest traditions, as far as traditions are structured in Appalachia. Previously a Summer-only event, Tunes and Tales is now entering its second year of a Winter edition complete with caroling, holiday themed storytelling and more. Come see it and get in the Christmas spirit! www.gatlinburg.com;
* Festival of Trees *
11/22/17 – 11/26/17
The Gatlinburg Festival of Trees takes place at the W.L. Mills convention center and its also an excellent introduction to the coming Christmas season. This is a charity event sponsored by Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries and features dozens of exquisitely made Christmas trees to make a man-made Yuletide forest in the great convention center. All proceeds go to the ministry efforts of Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries. www.smarm.org;
* Titanic Museum Fireworks *
At 7:00PM on Thanksgiving day, the Titanic Museum on the parkway in Pigeon Forge will celebrate the occasion with a fireworks display. There aren’t too many places here in the US that choose this holiday for fireworks, so you’re definitely getting a Thanksgiving treat from Titanic with this event. www.titanicpigeonforge.com;
* Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas *
Now to 1/3/18
The entire park turns into a Winter Wonderland with decorations from end to end. Millions and millions of lights, parades, Christmas shows and a Santa’s workshop is just the starting point of what Dollywood offers families. See more info at www.dollywood.com.
* Christmas at Dixie Stampede *
Now to 12/31/17
The best dinner-theater show in Sevier County transforms for the season as well. Snow will fall, a true Winter fantasy land opens up before you, old-fashioned constumes, favorite holiday music and even a Live Nativity will be how Dixie Stampede celebrates the season of Christmas for this year! https://www.dixiestampede.com/pigeon-forge/christmas-show
Stay tuned for more holiday-related news and information here and visit www.allthesmokies.com for other area information that can benefit your Smoky Mountain getaway!
See more on the Dollywood Harvest Festival and LumiNights celebrations at www.dollywood.com.
2 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Accommodates 10
Smoky Mountain Splendor is an elegant cedar log sided cabin located in the quiet community of Crest View. Enjoy incredible mountain views from the spacious wrap around deck. Catch the nightly star and firefly show from the comfort of the private deck on the upper level or the quaint lower level patio. This cabin is perched on a .62 acre wooded lot which affords privacy for your Smoky Mountain Vacation. Picturesque country roads lead you to your mountain adventure without the steep climb.
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2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Accommodates 8
Legacy Mountain Resort
Nothin’ But Views is located high up the mountain at Legacy Mountain Resort. As you enter Legacy resort and drive up the mountain, you will feel a sense of excitement. It will not be a frightened excitement caused by the roadway. The roadway in Legacy Mountain resort is wide, well cared for and easy to navigate. The excitement you feel will be caused by the multi-level vistas all around you. While at Nothin But Views, you will enjoy panoramic views of Mount LeConte and the Great Smoky Mountains. The workmanship of the cabin includes luxuries such as cathedral ceilings, hard wood floors in the living room and dining room and tile in the kitchen and bathrooms. The cabin has tongue and groove walls and ceilings throughout. The dining and living rooms have an open floor plan. There is a private king master suite on each of the two floors. There is also a loft with two twin beds serving as a third bedroom.
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2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Accommodates 8.
Legacy Mountain Home near Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg
When you drive up Legacy Mountain, you will be in awe of the beauty around you. The journey to ‘Broken Spoke’ is part of this cabins charm. As you ascend the mountain, the landscape will tingle your senses with it’s ever changing beauty.
When you arrive at Broken Spoke, take note of the exquisite workmanship. Legacy Mountain Resort cabins are second to none. The cabins are built with much attention to details.
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2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Accommodates 10.
Legacy Mountain Resort
Shiloh’s Rest is located in the prestigious Legacy Mountain Resort. The views from this resort will give you a sense of excitement before you even get to your ‘home away from home’. As you turn each corner, take note of the beauty all around you. The builder paid much attention to detail when designing this resort and the cabins. The roads are wide, paved and well maintained. The cabins are exceptionally built.
This charmingly crafted cabin features the best in all wood craftsmanship. The main level features an open floor plan with large glass windows to let the sunshine in and to enjoy the breathtaking mountain views. The spectacular views can be appreciated from almost anywhere in the cabin. The vaulted cathedral ceilings give this level an open airy feeling. The cabin has tongue and groove walls and ceilings throughout. The living room, dining room and king master suite on this level have gleaming hard wood floors. The main level king master suite has its own private bath.
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Some people come to the Smoky Mountains for no other reason than to see the views of the mountains themselves, and this cabin was built specifically to cater to that purpose!
Whether you come for Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter, the views from this cabin will be so awe-inspiring, we may recommend you bring two memory cards to fill pictures up with. This large and beautifully appointed vacation house has all the amenities you come to expect, and you’ll find it very convenient to most of what Pigeon Forge has to offer (like Dollywood and The Island). A huge house with a huge amount of fun and relaxation to offer families is what An Amazing View is all about!
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Luxury 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Accommodates 6 VRBO
Richly appointed and generously size, this beautiful two bedroom log cabin is the perfect retreat. “A Walk in the Clouds” cabin features vaulted ceilings, hard wood floors, a gas stone fireplace and is impeccably decorated. Walls of windows overlook panoramic Smoky Mountain Vistas.
Large decks on both levels are ideal for dining and lounging. The main level deck features a decorative table and a porch swing. The upper level deck has a hot tub and a handsome patio table.
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