Gatlinburg Doesn’t Slow Down In Winter

Dec 26, 2012

Winter weather seems to have finally caught up with us here in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Colder temperatures, rain, snow, wind… It seems like it all arrived on cue, just as the winter solstice took place.

In a lot of vacation spots, that kind of weather can be bad news, but not in the Smokies—particularly in Gatlinburg. If you plan to book a cabin through Heartland Rentals Gatlinburg in the next week or two, there are still plenty of things going on in the area to ensure that you have a great time during your visit.

• Ring in the new year – On December 31, the City of Gatlinburg is hosting its annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks show downtown, at the base of the Gatlinburg Space Needles. Thousands of revelers will be gathered together under the attraction to watch the ball drop at midnight, followed by a musically choreographed fireworks and pyrotechnics display.

• Hit the slopes – The weather is now conducive for manufacturing snow at Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort on top of Mt. Harrison. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, they have a 10-lane snow tubing course, indoor ice skating, a restaurant and more.

• See an attraction – Many of downtown Gatlinburg’s attractions like Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Star Cars, Guinness World Records Museum, Christ In The Smokies and Cooter’s Place are indoor facilities, so you can stay nice and warm and dry while having fun.

Make your winter vacation special with a cozy cabin from Heartland Cabin Rentals.  We have cabin rentals close to all the action in Gatlinburg.

Category: Gatlinburg

Doug Shanks


By Doug Shanks a Smoky Mountain blogger and writes about things to do in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Wears Valley, and Sevierville, Tennessee. Area interests include hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting, shopping, and family fun.

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