people lining the street in Gatlinburg before the Christmas parade

4 Family Friendly Activities to Celebrate Christmas in Gatlinburg TN

Nov 22, 2016

Winter time is fast approaching, and in order to make sure that this holiday season is the best one yet, you and your family should plan to spend this Christmas in Gatlinburg TN! Not only is the frosty scenery unbelievably beautiful, but there are also lots of great family friendly ways to celebrate the holiday! To help you plan a vacation your whole family will love, read our list of the top 4 Christmas activities you don’t want to miss!

1. Bundle Up and Head Outside

Nothing says Christmas in Gatlinburg TN like cold temperatures and snowy mountains, and the best way to fully experience the fun is to bundle up in your warmest sweaters and coats and go have an outdoor adventure! Whether you like the idea of something athletic or something a little more leisurely, there are several great ways to enjoy the chilly weather with your family.

Your one-stop-shop for several fun outdoor activities is Ober Gatlinburg. You can experience skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, ice skating and even a mountain side roller coaster!

Another popular outdoor attraction is hitting the hiking trails at the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. It might feel cold at first, but you’ll quickly work up some body heat while walking up the mountain. Plus, you’re likely to see some breathtaking scenery and maybe even a wild animal or two!

2. Enjoy Your CabinChristmas in Gatlinburg TN

If you love the idea of spending time outside during Christmas in Gatlinburg TN but you want to be nearby a warm, indoor escape, you’ll love all the great outdoor amenities at your Gatlinburg TN cabin! Our cabins have outdoor fire pits, which are perfect for warming you up on a cold, winter day. Your family will love sitting around the fire roasting hot dogs, toasting marshmallows and telling stories! You’ll also enjoy your cabin’s secluded, outdoor hot tub. Soaking in the bubbling hot water while enjoying the winter scenery around you is the perfect ending to any day!

And the best thing about the outdoor amenities of our Gatlinburg TN cabins is that once you’re too chilly to be outside anymore, you’re only a few steps away from the beautifully decorated, comfy and cozy cabin! Our cabins have game rooms, theater rooms, fully equipped kitchens, comfortable sofas and beds, gorgeous fireplaces and everything else you’ll need to have a relaxing, peaceful Christmas in Gatlinburg TN.

3. Explore the Village Shops

One of the most fun things about Christmas in Gatlinburg TN is spending a day shopping for fun souvenirs and Christmas gifts for your friends and family members back home. The best place for a day of shopping is The Village Shops in Gatlinburg TN. The Village Shops has over 2 dozen unique shops, galleries, restaurants and other specialty stores where you’ll find everything on your list and so much more! And when you visit the shops at Christmas, the Village will be decorated with beautiful Christmas trees, festive garland and other cheerful touches to put you in the holiday spirit. The Village Shops are also pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your pup along for the fun!

4. Experience the Lights

When you think about the holidays, one of the first things that pops in your head is probably beautiful, twinkling lights, and there are several great ways to enjoy the lights and decorations during your Christmas in Gatlinburg TN!

The Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights is an hour long ride on an enclosed and heated trolley through downtown Gatlinburg TN. You’ll see amazing Christmas light displays like you’ve never seen before!

The Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley RideYou can also see the lights from high in the sky on the Aerial Tramway at Ober Gatlinburg. This 2 mile ride up the mountain lasts approximately 20 minutes and provides you with breathtaking 360 degree views of the beautiful mountains and Christmas lights below!

In order to be able to fully enjoy all these wonderful activities during Christmas in Gatlinburg TN, you will need a convenient, affordable and cozy place to rest at the end of each day. Our Gatlinburg TN cabins can’t be beat, so book your stay today!