Explore the Galleries of the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community

Pencils, brushes, paint, and other arts and crafts toolsJust three short miles from downtown Gatlinburg, visitors can enjoy many shops filled with Gatlinburg arts and crafts. In the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community, they will find hundreds of items made the old-fashioned way — by hand. The independent artisans who call the community home produce ceramics, fine art, basketry, candles, wearable fashions, quilts, treats, leather crafts, woodwork, glass products, jewelry and more. Many will visit with their guests, answer questions, demonstrate their skills, and explain their love for Gatlinburg arts and crafts. Continue reading

The Village Has Most Unique Shops in Gatlinburg

Family shopping at a gift shopGatlinburg visitors can’t pass by the The Village without stopping for the afternoon to experience the one-of-a-kind shops and atmosphere! Designed in an old European style, this shopping and dining complex has charming architecture and great attention to detail. The 27 unique shops in Gatlinburg, paired with the quaint atmosphere make this an unforgettable shopping expedition. Continue reading

History of Gatlinburg TN

Tucked among the rolling hills of eastern Tennessee like a Great Smoky Mountain black bear nestled in its winter den, Gatlinburg has a rich historical heritage. Gatlinburg drew its first settlers, the Ogles of South Carolina, in 1807. Today Gatlinburg’s cabin rentals allow visitors to experience the same natural beauty that lured those early settlers, whose descendants still call the town their home. Continue reading

Winter Fun in Gatlinburg 2010-2011

Are you ready for ice skating, snow skiing, tubing, louging, snow ball fights and hot cocoa by a roaring fire?  Gatlinburg TN has all of that and more in the Winter season!  Winterfest goes through the holiday season, with plenty of activities and millions of glowing lights!  If you are planning a Winter getaway to Gatlinburg TN, here are just a few activities you may want to check out;

Festival of Trees, November 23 – 27, 2010 Festival of Trees and weekend performances of a holiday classic presented in Gatlinburg. Location: W.L. Mills Conference Center Admission: Yes.  For more information go tohttp://www.gatlinburgfestivaloftrees.com/.

Winter Magic Kickoff & Chili Cookoff, November 10, 2010;The City of Gatlinburg kicks off Gatlinburg Winter Magic tm from 5 to 8 p.m. on the Downtown Parkway by turning on over three million lights. Location: Downtown Gatlinburg Admission: Yes. For more information go to http://www.eventsgatlinburg.com/event_detail.aspx?id=11.

Gatlinburg Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade, December 3, 2010; The City of Gatlinburg and Land O’ Lakes Half & Half invite you to bundle up and generate a spirited dose of holiday cheer and soak up Gatlinburg’s 35th annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 3 including marching bands and giant helium balloons taking to the streets. Location: Downtown Gatlinburg Admission:Free.

Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Holiday Arts & Crafts Show, December 1-5th 2010; Unique handcrafted gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered as they host their annual holiday show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Visit www.gatlinburgcrafts.com or call (800) 568-4748. Location: Gatlinburg.

Gatlinburg Winter Magic, November 10, 2010 – February 28, 2011; The City of Gatlinburg magically lights up the winter nights with millions of spectacular lights and lighted displays from November through February. Location: Throughout Gatlinburg

The Nutcracker “Sweet”, November 26 – 27, 2010; Presented by the Smoky Mountain Dance Theater Company, enjoy this holiday classic presented in Gatlinburg, with performances at 7 p.m. in the W.L. Mills Auditorium. (GSE) Call (865) 680-7369 for information and reservations. Location: Gatlinburg Contact Info: (865) 680-7369

Trolley Ride of Lights, November 10, 2010 – January 30, 2011; Enjoy a guided trolley ride of the spectacular Gatlinburg Winter Magic lighting displays. Location: Downtown Gatlinburg Contact Info: (865) 436-0535 Admission: $5.00

Tennessee Winter Special Olympics, January 30 – February 2, 2011 Watch and cheer as Special Olympics athletes compete for the gold in their annual Winter Olympics day.  You can ski, shop, skate and do many other activities in Ober Gatlinburg throughout the winter months!  Location: Ober Gatlinburg Ski ResortWebsite/Link: http://www.obergatlinburg.com