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Winterfest Christmas lights, one of the top Gatlinburg winter attractions.
November 23, 2023

Family fun, mind blowing attractions and a winter wonderland all sound amazing, but what you won’t expect is to find a place that has all three of those things together. Well surprisingly, there is such a place for you and your family to visit this winter. Gatlinburg, Tennessee combines all of those amazing things into one great location that you will definitely want to check out this winter.

During your visit you want to visit the best and brightest that Gatlinburg has to offer. Well, here are some Gatlinburg winter activities that will definitely blow your mind this season.

1. Gatlinburg Winterfest

Gatlinburg Winterfest is a magical celebration that begins in late fall and extends through mid-February. Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville team together with local businesses to bring you the most festive Christmas and winter season lighting displays in East Tennessee. Millions of twinkling lights are arranged in festive theme displays that will offer you a ton of enjoyment. Even after the holidays, you can still feel the Christmas spirit alive and well in Gatlinburg during Winterfest!

2. Ober Mountain

Skiing at ober gatlinburg

What winter is complete without hitting the slopes? Well you can do just that at one of the greatest Gatlinburg winter attractions, Ober Mountain. Though Tennessee isn’t guaranteed to see snow at any point during the winter, at Ober Mountain, you will get to experience plenty of snow. Ober Mountain allows you and your loved ones to hit the slopes on either skis or a snowboard. Don’t worry, if you aren’t experienced on the slopes, this Gatlinburg attraction offers lessons where you can learn at your own pace and in no time you will become a natural on the slopes. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, you can also go snow tubing! Ober Mountain opens around mid-December for skiing and snowboarding and mid-November for snow tubing. It is open through early to mid March — this changes depending the weather each year. The little ones also love the Snow Play Area, where they can build snowmen, mane snow angels, and have snowball fights!

3. Mountain Views

After a busy day of hitting the slopes of the mountains near Gatlinburg you will want to sit back, relax, and admire those beautiful beasts that you conquered. One of the best Gatlinburg winter activities taking in views of the gorgeous mountains that surround the area. The mountains that surround Gatlinburg can become snow-capped in the wintertime and are a beautiful sight that you will not want to miss out on! There are many great locations that you check out these amazing mountain views, including from one of our cabins with mountain views! What is great about the Gatlinburg area is that there are mountain views that you can drive right up to and others that you have to hike to. Some of the best mountain views during the winter season that you will want to check out include the Gatlinburg Overlook, Charlies Bunion, Mount LeConte and much, much more.

Gatlinburg is the best place to visit during the snowy season. With outstanding Gatlinburg winter activities and a winter wonderland to play in, why not enjoy this amazing season in this beautiful area of the country? While you are looking at these great attractions, don’t forget to check out our beautiful Gatlinburg cabin rentals! Our cabins provide the perfect place to stay on your vacation.

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