Why not consider a wintertime visit to Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains, the perfect spot for a family Christmas in the Smokies or a cozy cabin retreat?
Gatlinburg’s winter calendar of events is packed with fun seasonal activities like Winterfest, Winter Magic, the Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show, the Festival of Trees, the Winter Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales, the Great Smoky Christmas Arts & Crafts Show, the Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade, the Sugarlands Spirits Stage, the Junior Winter Slam, the Winter Special Olympics, and the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks show, just to name a few.
If you’re a fan of winter sports, you’re in for a real treat. Ober Gatlinburg brings world-class skiing to the Smoky Mountains each winter with 24-hour snowmaking, expanding on our own local flurries. Snow tubing begins around Thanksgiving and runs until Easter, while ski season traditionally begins in early- to mid-December. Additionally, Ober Gatlinburg offers ski and snowboarding lessons for rookies, so it’s never too late to learn a fun new skill. Ski classes start at just $19.