Winterfest in Gatlinburg, TN

 

The annual Winterfest IN Gatlinburg event will begin November 7th, 2011 and will be celebrated through February 28, 2012. The festivities are diverse with revelers having the chance to experience Gatlinburg’s more than 2 million holiday lights, which will begin on November 9th. Other activities include the Festival of Trees featuring dozens of decorated trees waiting to delight Christmas merrymakers in a snowy wonderland. The tree festival begins on November 21st and ends on the 25th.

The Smoky Mountains have hosted the Winterfest for over 25 years and travelers come from all over the world to celebrate this special occasion. Most of the town’s local businesses join in the festivities and it’s a great place to start or end your holiday season.Gatlinburg cabins are available for reservations where you can discover a rustic holiday adventure. The town celebrates with different lighted displays arranged in a variety of shapes from America’s war veterans to Santa Claus and his eight reindeer. Additional celebratory touches include artificial snow, dancers and elves along with horses, llamas and costumed figures.

If you have children, then they will be enchanted by the number of activities Winterfest offers them such as hayrides, hot chocolate and old-fashioned games. Also, don’t forget to get their picture with Santa after they’ve told him what they want for Christmas this year.

You and your family can relax in the back of a tractor towed wagon filled with hay while you drink hot cocoa or cider and take in the lights. Tractor trips also journey to the Historic Nature Trail and alongside Baskins Creek in addition to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Another ride option is the Trolley Ride of Lights, which will take you on a tour through downtown and into the Glades Arts and Crafts community. You will have a knowledgeable guide during the tour telling you and your family interesting stories about the town.

Travel packages are available for romantic excursions as well, and they come in packages that include amorous foods, bath oils and goody baskets. Additionally, you can schedule a couple’s massage with a masseuse who will come directly to your cabin.

Cabins in Gatlinburg will often welcome your pets, and you can even find luxurious features such as your own private Jacuzzi or swimming pool along with a fireplace and widescreen television. You can book a king size bed, and cabin rentals have been constructed near downtown Gatlinburg for convenient access to town activities and restaurants.

This time of year is great for taking in a seasonal Christmas program. When you visit Dixie Stampede, you’ll see a shimmering fantasyland complete with twinkle lights, holiday plants, festive music and historic costuming. The happy elves will excite your children for Santa Claus’s arrival, and after taking in the heartwarming nativity scene, the Christmas spirit will embrace you and your family.

When you experience Winterfest in Gatlinburg, you’ll find a town ready to offer you an unforgettable break from your regular activities. Furthermore, bringing your family on an old-fashioned holiday adventure will ensure that you have a charming Christmas this year.