4 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in the Smokies

Now that Thanksgiving weekend has officially come to a close, we can finally get into full Christmas mode! The holidays truly are the most wonderful time of the year, and a time to especially enjoy spending quality time with friends and family. If you’re ready to get into the holiday spirit – head on down to the Smoky Mountains. Here are 4 ways to get into the holiday spirit in the Smokies this year.

  1. Snow Tubing

If you’ve never been, snow tubing should be at the top of your list when you visit the Gatlinburg area this winter season. And if you have been, there’s no doubt you’re dying to go again. It’s the perfect winter activity and works for groups with all different ages. Ober Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Snow are just two snow tubing places to check out in the area!

  1. Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland

Known as the “most immersive drive-through Christmas experience on earth,” Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland creates an extraordinary display of Christmas lights every year. Getting its start in Bristol, TN, Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland now has six locations in five different states. So sit back and relax as you get into the Christmas spirit without ever having to leave the heated seats in your car!

  1. Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood

One of Dollywood’s award-winning festivals, Smoky Mountain Christmas has been named the best in America for over a decade and should be on your “must-do” list when you visit this holiday season. With more lights and shows then ever before, 2018 is the year to plan your trip.

  1. Christmas Place

Celebrating Christmas all 365 days of the year, Christmas Place is a village entirely decorated and dedicated to encompassing everything Christmas. Visitors can shops at a variety of holiday shops, see over 60 themed Christmas trees, and so much more. Open and operating for over 25 years, Christmas Place is a Smoky Mountain classic.  

The holidays are the perfect time to slow down and enjoy the world around you. There’s no doubt you’ll leave the Smoky Mountains peak holiday spirit after leaving these festive destinations!

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