Tag: Gatlinburg Tennessee

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

A- Overview:
Gatlinburg, Tennessee is best known as the western entrance to the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. Gatlinburg is noted for its mountain handicraft shops, and local points of interest include the Homespun Valley Mountaineer Village and the Christus Gardens, a series of dioramas depicting the life of Christ. But most come to see and enjoy the Great Smokey Mountains.
The Great Smokey Mountains National Park is 20 miles wide and some 54 miles long. The park was established in 1934 to preserve the last remaining sizeable area of southern primeval hardwood forest in the United States. It covers over 520,000 acres and it contains some of the highest peaks of the Appalachian Mountains.

Summits and ridges are crowned with a forest of red spruce and Fraser fir. In the open areas purple and pink blossoming rhododendron can be seen. Hiking is the most popular activity, whether a day trip or as part of a hike up the length of the entire Appalachian Trail. Some of the families who first settled this area have descendents who live and farm in much the same way as in years gone by. The area containing those farms was designated a World Heritage Site in 1983.

Visitors come to the Smokies, the most popular area administered by the US National Park Service, to hike, fish, camp, ski, whitewater raft, and enjoy this well-preserved national treasure. There are world-class spas as well as theme parks and resorts throughout the area. All of these draw their inspiration from the abundant natural beauty.

B- City Information:

Population: 3,382

Elevation: 1289 feet above sea level

Land Area: 10.1 square miles

Location: Bordering the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in eastern Tennessee, the town is located on U.S. Highway 321, just 7 miles south of Pigeon Forge

Time Zone: Gatlinburg is located in the Eastern Time zone (when it’s noon in Gatlinburg, it’s 11am in Chicago and 9am in Los Angeles

Weather:

Jan
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May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Average temp. (°F)
34.0
36.7
44.4
52.0
60.0
67.2
70.8
69.5
64.0
53.8
44.7
37.1

High temperature (°F)
44.5
48.6
57.3
65.9
72.7
79.0
81.9
80.8
75.7
66.9
57.1
48.0

Low temperature (°F)
23.4
24.8
31.3
38.0
47.2
55.3
59.6
58.1
52.3
40.5
32.2
26.1

Precipitation (in)
5.2
4.4
5.7
4.6
6.0
6.1
6.3
5.0
4.8
3.1
4.4
4.7

Climate:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Days with precipitation
12
11
13
11
11
11
11
9
8
8
10
11

Wind speed (mph)
7.4
7.7
8.1
8.1
6.5
6.0
5.8
5.3
5.4
5.5
6.4
6.9

Morning humidity (%)
82
80
80
82
87
89
90
92
92
90
85
83

Afternoon humidity (%)
64
59
55
52
57
59
61
60
59
56
59
64

Sunshine (%)
41
47
53
63
64
65
64
63
61
61
49
41

Days clear of clouds
6
7
7
8
8
7
7
8
10
12
9
7

Partly cloudy days
7
6
7
9
10
12
13
12
9
8
7
7

Cloudy days
18
16
16
13
13
10
11
10
11
11
14
17

Snowfall (in)
3.9
3.4
1.7
0.4
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.6
1.5

Local Seasons:

With its beautiful weather as well as a host of attractions, the summer is by far the busiest time of year in Gatlinburg. With temperatures averaging near 70 F and highs near 80 F, a lovely mountain setting, virtually all attractions open for visitors, and cool, comfortable nights perfect for a warm fire; visitors from around the world come to the area, many with children in tow. Fall isn’t far behind, primarily due to the magnificent change of seasons in the mountains, offering a picture perfect fall setting as well as many unique local events taking place in and around the town. Winter offers just the right amount of snow and skiing is available. The temperatures can reach near 50 F, making the midday time perfect for strolling through the area and stopping for a casual lunch at one of the many restaurants in town. For value, the spring is less crowded and still offers all of the beautiful scenery and attractions.

How to Get There:

By Car

Traffic in the Smokies can get heavy especially along Highway 66 during peak travel seasons (July and October are the highest travel months). Visitors can take one of these less-traveled and scenic routes to Gatlinburg and be on their way to the perfect mountain getaway.

From Virginia: Take I-81 South to I -40 East to Exit 435 (Newport) and follow Hwy 321 South all the way into Gatlinburg. Approximate drive time from interstate: 45 minutes

From Knoxville: Take I-75 North and follow Highway 321 to I-40 East to Exit 435 and follow Highway 321 South. Approximate drive time from interstate: 45 minutes.

From Chattanooga: Take Exit 81 on I-75 North and follow Highway 321 North to Gatlinburg through Maryville and Townsend. Approximate driving time from interstate: 1 hour 10 minutes.

From Nashville: Take I-75 South to Exit 81 and follow Highway 321 North through Maryville and Townsend to Gatlinburg. Approximate driving time from interstate: 1 hour 10 minutes.

From Asheville: Take I-40 West to Exit 440 and follow Highway 321 South to Gatlinburg. Approximate drive time from interstate: 45 minutes.

From Atlanta: Take I-85 North to I-985 North to US 23. Take US 23 to Highway 23/441 to Highway 74/441 through Cherokee, North Carolina to Gatlinburg. Approximate driving time: 4 hours 10 minutes.

By Air:

Knoxville – McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS)

2055 Alcoa Highway

Alcoa, TN 37701

865-342-3000

The airport is located approximate 55 miles north of Gatlinburg. It is served by many of the national airlines as well as certain regional carriers.

Ground Transportation:

Most of the major car rental companies are available at the airport.

Getting Around:

Due to the many activities and attractions available, the best way to get around the area is by either personal or rental car.

Gatlinburg also provides Trolley service in and around the area. It is a good alternative for getting around Gatlinburg during the peak vacations times when Gatlinburg receives a large number of visitors.

National Holidays:

New Year’s Day, January 1

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the third Monday in January

President’ Day, the third Monday in February

Memorial Day, the last Monday in May

Independence Day, July 4

Labor Day, the first Monday in September

Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday in November

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, December 24 and 25

New Year’s Eve, December 31

C- Attractions/Things To Do:
A Walk in the Woods
4413 Scenic Drive East
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(423) 436-8283
Here is where hikers can find affordable nature walks and overnight trips. A convenient shuttle service and much more are offered.

Alpine Slide
1001 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
A great place for some winter amusements, Alpine Slide is a favorite destination for all ages.

Back of Beyond Expeditions, Inc.
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
This is one of numerous guide services to the Great Smoky Mountains. They also feature a shuttle service to get you to certain points of interest within the park.

Camp Thunder Fun Center
542 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(423) 430-RACE
If you’re looking for family fun for all ages, look no farther! Features include indoor go-karts, a motion theater and miniature golf.

Christus Gardens
510 River Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(423) 436-5155
Christus Gardens is known as America’s #1 Religious Attraction. The pride of the gardens are life-size realistic dioramas that depict the Life of Christ.

Earthquake
653 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(423) 436-9765
As close to the real thing as anybody in Gatlinburg will come! Visitors get to experience all the bumps and thrills in a catastrophic live-action ride.

Fannie Farkles
656 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(423) 436-4057
For excellent family fun, Fannie Farkles features food, games and prizes! This is a great place to take kids!

Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway
1001 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(423) 436-5423
Visitors to Gatlinburg always make sure to stop here to enjoy spectacular views year-round from aboard the 120-passenger Tramway.

Great Smokies Mega Theatre
322 Airport Rd.
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(423) 430-9999
A giant-screen theatre featuring IMAX Films, this attraction is open for visitors all year!

Guinness World of Records Museum
631 Parkway B-11 Baskins Square
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(423) 436-9100
The Museum features exhibits and shows from the world-famous Guinness Book of Records. Some of the most unusual stuff to be found in Gatlinburg, or anywhere!

Hauntings – A Ghost Show
716 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(423) 436-4636
A live sit-down theatre presentation guaranteed to haunt and amuse visitors of all ages.

Hillbilly Golf
340 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(423) 436-7470
Ride the incline at this family fun place. Play the world’s most unusual miniature golf course featuring lots of wacky and weird holes and obstacles.

Horsing Around, Inc.
626 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(423) 436-5321
Here’s the place to book horseback rides for all ages and groups of all sizes. These rides take full advantage of the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountain Park.

Motion Ride Movie Theater
716 Parkway-Reagan Terrace Mall
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(423) 430- 8985
A motion simulator ride that offers four great movies to experience means lots of great fun for everyone.

Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort & Amusement Park
1001 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(423) 436-5423
Ober Gatlinburg offers an alpine slide, indoor ice-skating, go-karts, winter skiing, snowboarding and more! Fun for all members of the family.

Old Gatlinburg Family Fun Center
716 Parkway 29-Reagan Terrace Mall
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Browse the General Store while the kids play the arcade with redemption and video games. Miniature golf and more will keep all ages having fun for hours.

Q-Zar Laser Tag
716 Parkway-Reagan Terrace Mall
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(423) 436-BEAM
It’s serious fun with a laser gun for everyone. The area’s largest high-tech arena is not be missed.

Rafting in the Smokies
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(423) 436-5008 or 1-800-(PRO-RAFT) 776-7238
These family adventures require no experience whatsoever to enjoy rafting down some of the most scenic rivers in the whole Park.

Smoky Mountain Outdoors Unlimited
1901 East Parkway at Victorian Wedding Chapel
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
800-771-7238
This is another of the top-notch outfitters that offer whitewater rafting in the heart of the Smoky Mountains.

D- Family Fun Attractions:
Alpine Slide
1001 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
A great place for some winter amusements, Alpine Slide is a favorite destination for all ages.

Back of Beyond Expeditions, Inc.
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
This is one of numerous guide services to the Great Smoky Mountains. They also feature a shuttle service to get you to certain points of interest within the park.

Camp Thunder Fun Center
542 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(423) 430-RACE
If you’re looking for family fun for all ages, look no farther! Features include indoor go-karts, a motion theater and miniature golf.

Christus Gardens
510 River Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(423) 436-5155
Christus Gardens is known as America’s #1 Religious Attraction. The pride of the gardens are life-size realistic dioramas that depict the Life of Christ.

Earthquake
653 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(423) 436-9765
As close to the real thing as anybody in Gatlinburg will come! Visitors get to experience all the bumps and thrills in a catastrophic live-action ride.

Fannie Farkles
656 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(423) 436-4057
For excellent family fun, Fannie Farkles features food, games and prizes! This is a great place to take kids!

Great Smokies Mega Theatre
322 Airport Rd.
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(423) 430-9999
A giant-screen theatre featuring IMAX Films, this attraction is open for visitors all year!

Guinness World of Records Museum
631 Parkway B-11 Baskins Square
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(423) 436-9100
The Museum features exhibits and shows from the world-famous Guinness Book of Records. Some of the most unusual stuff to be found in Gatlinburg, or anywhere!

Hauntings – A Ghost Show
716 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(423) 436-4636
A live sit-down theatre presentation guaranteed to haunt and amuse visitors of all ages.

Hillbilly Golf
340 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(423) 436-7470
Ride the incline at this family fun place. Play the world’s most unusual miniature golf course featuring lots of wacky and weird holes and obstacles.

Horsing Around, Inc.
626 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(423) 436-5321
Here’s the place to book horseback rides for all ages and groups of all sizes. These rides take full advantage of the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountain Park.

Motion Ride Movie Theater
716 Parkway-Reagan Terrace Mall
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(423) 430- 8985
A motion simulator ride that offers four great movies to experience means lots of great fun for everyone.

Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort & Amusement Park
1001 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(423) 436-5423
Ober Gatlinburg offers an alpine slide, indoor ice-skating, go-karts, winter skiing, snowboarding and more! Fun for all members of the family.

Old Gatlinburg Family Fun Center
716 Parkway 29-Reagan Terrace Mall
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Browse the General Store while the kids play the arcade with redemption and video games. Miniature golf and more will keep all ages having fun for hours.

Q-Zar Laser Tag
716 Parkway-Reagan Terrace Mall
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(423) 436-BEAM
It’s serious fun with a laser gun for everyone. The area’s largest high-tech arena is not be missed.

Rafting in the Smokies
P.O. Box 592
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(423) 436-5008 or 1-800-(PRO-RAFT) 776-7238
These family adventures require no experience whatsoever to enjoy rafting down some of the most scenic rivers in the whole Park.

E- Events & Entertainment:
Events

January

Gatlinburg Winterfest Illumination and Decoration Contest

Held all of January and February

865-436-0500

The City of Gatlinburg magically lights up the winter nights with over 2 million spectacular lights in fantastic displays throughout town. Displays are sure to dazzle the spirit and bring out the kid in everyone. Special lighting displays added in January for “Smoky Mountain Romance”.

Gatlinburg Winterfest Trolley Rides of Lights

Saturdays in January

865-436-3897

Trolley leaves at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 p.m.

Night Magic Skiing

Held all of January and February

Location: Ober Gatlinburg

865-436-5423

Traditions of Christmas

Held the first week of January

Location: Christus Gardens

865-436-5155

Experience the true meaning of Christmas at one of America’s most visited nativity settings. Colorful banners, award-winning lighting displays, presentations of Christmas around the world and St. Nicholas, too!

Special Olympics

Held in late January – early February

Location: Ober Gatinburg

800-251-9202

Winter sports competitions for ice skating and snow skiing.

February

Gatlinburg Winterfest Illumination and Decoration Contest

Held all of February

865-436-0500

The City of Gatlinburg magically lights up the winter nights with over 2 million spectacular lights in fantastic displays throughout town. Displays are sure to dazzle the spirit and bring out the kid in everyone.

“People of Color from the Bible”

Held all of February

Location: Cristus Gardens

865-436-5155

Exhibit commemorates Black History month using illustrations and stories of influential characters from the Bible who were of African descent.

Lou Vuto’s Reflections Theater – Salute to Elvis

Held a variety of days in February

965-436-2200

A riveting tribute to the King of Rock & Roll.

Show times are at 7:30 p.m.

March

Annual Spring Fest

Early – mid March

865-436-0500

A county-wide festival, which includes the cities of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville. Festival will include special events, local craft show and much more.

Easter Arts & Crafts Show

Held at Easter time

Location: Gatlinburg Convention Center

865-436-0500

Admission Free

Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community members assemble in downtown Gatlinburg to display the unique crafts and artwork for which they are nationally known.

April

Annual “Rib Fest”

Usually held the third week of April

Location: Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

865-436-0500

Enjoy award winning ribs from the area’s finest restaurants and entertainment.

Wildflower Pilgrimage Week

Held in late April

Events take place at Mills Auditorium, Gatlinburg Convention Center and the National Park

865-436-7318

Enjoy the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park by participating in the “Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage”. The Wildflower Pilgrimage offers over 150 different hiking tours, motorcades, demonstrations and classroom lectures centered on the flowers, plants and wildlife in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and is led by experts from the Park and the University of Tennessee in nearby Knoxville.

May

Gatlinburg Highland Games

Held in mid May

Location: Mills Park

865-436-0500

Highland athletic games, food vendors, Highland dancers, bag pipe bands, border collie demonstrations, entertainment, Scottish clans and whiskey tasting and much more.

Gatlinburg’s Fine Arts Festival

Held in mid May

Location: Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

865-436-0500

Enjoy a beautiful relaxing day along the river at the gorgeous Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies at an art exhibit with local & international artists.

July

Annual 4th of July Midnight Parade

Held over the 4th of July weekend

Location: Downtown Gatlinburg

865-436-0500

Enjoy lighted floats, marching bands, & giant helium balloons. Parade begins at 12:01 a.m. on the 4th of July, (which is one minute after midnight on July 3).

Annual River Raft Regatta

Held July 4 and 5

Location: Starts at Christus Gardens bridge and finishes at the Aquarium Bridge

865-436-0500

Admission Free

Enjoy a fun, unmanned, floatable object race for the whole family. Unmanned, floatable objects are launched in the river and they compete for prizes.

Fourth of July Fireworks Show

Held on the 4th of July

Location: City of Gatlinburg

865-436-0500

Held in downtown Gatlinburg to celebrate the nation’s “Independence Day” with a magnificent fireworks show. The City of Gatlinburg lights up its beautiful mountain skyline downtown 1 hour after dark with this grand show.

Gatlinburg’s Craftsmen’s Fair

Held in late July

Location: Gatlinburg Convention Center

865-436-7479

Over 180 of the finest craftspeople gifted in woodcarving, pottery, broom making, stained glass, metal work, basket weaving, calligraphy, jewelry and much more gather at the Gatlinburg Convention Center to offer their unique art for sale. Country and bluegrass music performed daily.

August

Annual Gatlinburg Heritage on Display – Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community

Held in late August – early September

865-436-0500

Enjoy two weeks of “Heritage” in the arts and craft community. Visit over 80 shops filled with traditional and contemporary crafts, handmade gifts, collectibles and one of a kind pieces.

September

Old Fashioned Hayrides

Held during the entire month

Location: Departure is at traffic light #6 at the Mountain Mall

865-436-3897

Admission Charged

Enjoy a unique hayride with family or friends downtown Gatlinburg. As fall begins in the Smoky Mountains, take this fun filled hayride and enjoy breath taking views of the beautiful mountain foliage.

Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival and Fall Decorating Contest

Held mid – late September

865-436-0500

A county wide festival, which includes cities of Gatlinburg, Sevierville, Pigeon Forge. Festival will include decorating contest, special events, local craft shows and much more.

The Annual “Taste of Autumn”

Usually held the third week of September

Location: Mills Auditorium

865-436-0500

Admission Charged

Sample Gatlinburg’s finest restaurants and homemade desserts for a United Way of Sevier County Benefit Event. Enjoy live entertainment, benefit auction and door prizes for a wonderful countywide cause.

October

Old Fashioned Hayrides

Held during the entire month

Location: Departure is at traffic light #6 at the Mountain Mall

865-436-3897

Admission Charged

Enjoy a unique hayride with family or friends downtown Gatlinburg. As fall begins in the Smoky Mountains, take this fun filled hayride and enjoy breathtaking views of the beautiful mountain foliage.

Fall Celebration – Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community

Held during the entire month

865-436-4313

Drive the 8 mile loop and celebrate fall in the historic Arts & Crafts Community, one of the longest running craft show in the nation.

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure Annual Fright Night Shows

Held a variety of dates in October

Location: Ripley’s

865-430-9991

Hours: 6:13pm until close.

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure becomes even scarier during its special Halloween shows. Live actors, street performances, and nightly character parades make the haunted house the place to see.

Ghost Walk of Gatlinburg

Held during the entire month of October

865-556-0674

Tours leave nightly at 9:30, 10:30 & Midnight

Not a “spook house” tour. Lantern led journeys into an exciting mix of drama, horror, humor, and history.

Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair

Held early – mid October

Location: Gatlinburg Convention Center

865-436-7479

Admission Charged

Over 180 of the finest Craftspeople gifted in woodcarving, pottery, broom making, stained glass, metal work, basket weaving, calligraphy, jewelry and much more gather at the Gatlinburg Convention Center to offer their unique art for sale. Country and bluegrass music performed daily.

November

Old Fashioned Hayrides

Held during the entire month

Location: Departure is at traffic light #6 at the Mountain Mall

865-436-3897

Admission Charged

Enjoy a unique hayride with family or friends downtown Gatlinburg. As fall begins in the Smoky Mountains, take this fun filled hayride and enjoy breath taking views of the beautiful mountain foliage.

Gatlinburg Winterfest Trolley Ride of Lights

Held the entire month

Location: Departure at traffic light #3.

865-436-3897

Hours: Trolley leaves at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30pm

Enjoy a trolley ride of Gatlinburg’s spectacular light displays.

Gatlinburg’s Annual Winterfest Kick-off & Chili Cook-off

Held in early November

Location: Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza and River Road

865-436-0500

Admission Charged

Join the City of Gatlinburg as they light the city with millions of sparkling winter lights. Sample award winning chili from approximately 20 booths.

Gatlinburg’s Annual Winterfest

Held most of November

Location: Throughout Gatlinburg

865-436-0500

Admission Free to View

The City of Gatlinburg magically lights up the winter nights with over 2 million spectacular lights in fantastic displays throughout town. Displays are sure to dazzle the spirit and bring out the kid in everyone.

Annual Veteran’s Day Celebration

Held of the Monday of Veteran’s Day

Location: Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

865-436-0500

Hours: Begins at 11am

The celebration includes two events to recognize America’s veterans. A patriotic celebration saluting America’s heroes is presented on the Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies plaza and a musical tribute to America’s veterans is presented at the First United Methodist Church.

Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show

Held Thanksgiving Week

Location: Gatlinburg Convention Center

865-436-0500

Admission Free

Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community member assemble in downtown Gatlinburg to display the unique crafts and artwork for which they are nationally known.

December

Old Fashioned Hayrides

Held during the entire month

Location: Departure is at traffic light #6 at the Mountain Mall

865-436-3897

Admission Charged

Enjoy a unique hayride with family or friends downtown Gatlinburg. As fall begins in the Smoky Mountains, take this fun filled hayride and enjoy breath taking views of the beautiful mountain foliage.

Gatlinburg Winterfest Trolley Ride of Lights

Held the entire month

Location: Departure at traffic light #3.

865-436-3897

Hours: Trolley leaves at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30pm

Enjoy a trolley ride of Gatlinburg’s spectacular light displays.

Gatlinburg’s Annual Winterfest

Held all of December

Location: Throughout Gatlinburg

865-436-0500

Admission Free to View

The City of Gatlinburg magically lights up the winter nights with over 2 million spectacular lights in fantastic displays throughout town. Displays are sure to dazzle the spirit and bring out the kid in everyone.

Traditions of Christmas

Held during the entire month

Location: Christus Gardens

865-436-5155

Experience the true meaning of Christmas as visitors view one of America’s most visited nativity setting. Colorful banners, award-winning lighting displays, presentations of Christmas around the world and St. Nicholas, too!

Gatlinburg’s Annual “Fantasy of Lights” Christmas Parade

Held in early December

Location: Downtown Gatlinburg

865-436-0500

Hours: Parade begins at 7:30pm

Enjoy lighted floats, marching bands and giant helium balloons.

Christmas Arts & Crafts Show

Held in early December

Location: Gatlinburg Convention Center

800-568-4748

Admission Free

Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community members assemble in downtown Gatlinburg to display the unique crafts and artwork for which they are nationally known.

Christmas on Ice

Held in early December

Location: Ober Gatlinburg

800-251-9202

Enjoy the spirit of the holiday season as local skaters display their talents on ice to a wide variety of holiday music.

Gatlinburg’s Annual New Year’s Ball Drop and Pyrotechnic Show

Held on December 31

Location: Space Needle on Historic Nature Trail-Airport Road

865-436-0500

The Space Needle will come to life at the stroke of midnight with a fabulous pyrotechnic show.

Arts & Entertainment

Lou Vuto’s Reflections Theater

570 East Parkway

Gatlinburg, TN 37738

877-822-7437

Don’t miss a chance to celebrate once again the King of Rock-n-Roll with a “Salute to Elvis” and hear the Show Band perform those “oldies but goodies”.

Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre & Music Hall

877-388-5784

Shows at 8pm nightly

This live on-stage, comedy show is one of the most visited attractions in Gatlinburg and was officially declared A National Historical Treasure.