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4 Tips for an Unforgettable Gatlinburg TN Christmas

For an unforgettable Gatlinburg TN Christmas, be sure to read our top 4 tips for making this holiday extra special! From exploring the city to hanging with your family at a Gatlinburg TN cabin, there are tons of ways to have a wonderful Christmas in the Smokies!

1. Rent a Cabin with a Firepit

One of the best things about a Gatlinburg TN Christmas is the cold mountain air. It is crisp, refreshing and will really put you in the Christmas spirit. If you’re lucky, you might even experience snow-covered mountain tops, which make for a picture perfect Christmas landscape! The best way to enjoy the cold air is by bundling up and gathering around a crackling fire with your family. Our Gatlinburg TN cabins with a fire pit are the perfect place to tell stories, toast marshmallows and enjoy the beauty of the snowy Smokies!

2. Visit Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Beautiful holiday lights at Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival.

For the ultimate Gatlinburg TN Christmas experience, treat your family to a day at Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas! Dollywood turns into a Christmas lover’s dream come true with carolers in the streets, classic Christmas plays in the theaters and famous characters, such as Rudolph and the other reindeers, roaming through the park. Not to mention the entire park is wrapped in beautiful, twinkling lights! Don’t forget to take your kiddos for a visit to Santa Land, where you’ll see the elves working hard to make all the Christmas toys. You’ll even get a chance to visit with Santa himself!

3. Rent a Pet Friendly Cabin

The holidays just wouldn’t be the same without your furry friend, so be sure to rent a pet friendly Gatlinburg TN cabin for this year’s Gatlinburg TN Christmas! There are many perks to bringing your pup along for the fun. The most obvious is that everything is more fun with a dog! Your kids will love having their best pal around, and your dog will enjoy getting some exercise on the hiking trails and exploring the cabin. Also, by bringing your pup, you’ll save lots of money on pesky boarding costs. You can even take Fido sightseeing on the Gatlinburg Sky Lift!

A holiday float in the Gatlinburg TN Christmas parade.4. Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade

The Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade, which runs through downtown Gatlinburg TN, is celebrating its 41st year and is better than ever! More than 60,000 people are expected to attend the parade and kick off the Gatlinburg TN Christmas season! The parade will consist of marching bands, fabulous floats, horseback riders, giant balloons and of course the man of the hour, Santa Claus! There’s no better way to get in the Christmas spirit than enjoying this incredible parade with your family.

No matter how you decide to enjoy your Gatlinburg TN Christmas, you’ll definitely want to book a stay at our Gatlinburg TN cabins. We always have great seasonal specials to help save you money, and they’re conveniently located nearby all the most popular Gatlinburg TN attractions. Plus, some of our cabins are beautifully decorated for the holidays! We promise you’ll love your Gatlinburg TN Christmas when you stay with us!