Maybe you think you missed out if you didn't get to take an autumn Gatlinburg trip. Good news! You can get some outstanding deals when you book winter trips to the Smokies. Did you know that Gatlinburg is home to the only ski resort in Tennessee? That's one reason to come visit in the winter (more about that in a minute), and you can still get in on Winter Magic, which immerses you in a fairytale land of lighted holiday displays. The whole Winter Magic season extends through February 28 so you will have ample time to get here and delight in all the sights of the season.
Shopping is fantastic this time of year, too. Drop into the shops downtown or visit the Arts & Crafts Community and spend the day shopping for gifts for your family and friends. The historical significance of the Craft Community makes it worth a visit, regardless of the shopping opportunities. The craftspeople demonstrate their skills and talk about how they learned them; often receiving instruction handed down through the generations.
You don't need to be a skiing expert to enjoy what Ober Gatlinburg has to offer. Many people like snow tubing, which makes for a great family outing. They have a fun ice skating rink at Ober, too, which can make for an enjoyable time for kids and adults. Riding the tram up to Ober Gatlinburg is many visitors' favorite activity as it allows people to see an amazing aerial view of the Smokies. Those who do ski can try Ober's 9 trails (one is for their ski school, where you can take lessons for beginners through advanced skiers).
Take in Enchanted Winter of Lights! When the sunsets in the smokies Anakeesta mountain comes to life with a celebration of lights during our Enchanted Winter celebration. Gather around the fire with family and friends for hot cocoa or your favorite hot toddy, then stroll through our magical villages to find the perfect holiday gift, delicious dining specials and a mountain of light displays that will fill your heart with holiday cheer. Included with general admission to the park.
Now that you have some great ideas for things to do in Gatlinburg, it's time to book your room and look for some money-saving deals! Use our easy booking tool to book a hotel room, cabin, condo or chalet here. Then see our Deals page where you'll find so many great savings offers, you'll have a lot of cash left in your pockets to spend while you're here! Save big on lodging, dining, shopping, attractions and even wedding packages!
See?! Visiting Gatlinburg in the winter really is incredible! Don't wait, get here fast so you can be a part of the Winter Magic - It goes through February 28!