Winter Activities in the Smoky Mountains
Winter in the Smoky Mountains is a time of festivals and lights. During the annual Winterfest celebration, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville decorate the downtown streets with millions of holiday lights and festive displays. The Smoky Mountain Christmas festival at Dollywood amusement park in Pigeon Forge presents several holiday shows.
The eight-mile Craft Loop through the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community is the perfect place to find that one-of-a-kind holiday gift, and the charming Bavarian-style atmosphere of Gatlinburg makes holiday shopping a treat. The Tanger Outlet Center at Five Oaks in Sevierville offers great outlet deals on top-name brands like Coach, Michael Kors and Gymboree. With all the great deals and unique stores in the Smokies, you'll have your holiday shopping all wrapped up.
Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort offers downhill skiing and snowboarding on 9 groomed trails, all of which are lighted for night skiing. The only ski resort in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, Ober Gatlinburg also features a state-of-the-art snow tubing park and the OGFT freestyle terrain park. A ski school and ski equipment rentals are located on site.
Arts & Crafts Community | Dinner Shows & Live Theater |
Gatlinburg Space Needle | Great Smoky Mountain Wheel
Great Smoky Mountains National Park | Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies | Holiday Shopping
Trolley of Lights | Winterfest Celebration