There’s No Such Thing As Hibernation In Gatlinburg
Dec 27, 2011
Gatlinburg’s one of those places where you can always find something going on any time of year. And even though we’re well into winter, you can’t use colder weather as an excuse for not having fun. So unlike the Smokies’ native black bears, we expect you to get out of hibernation this winter and hunt down some action.
You can get started this weekend by ringing in the new year in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg at the city’s New Year’s Eve Ball Drop & Fireworks event. Tens of thousands of partiers will gather at the Gatlinburg Space Needle for a night of music and fun, culminating in the countdown to midnight and a spectacular display of pyrotechnics.
Other things to put on your calendar this winter include a trip up to Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort, where snow skiing, snowboarding and indoor ice skating are the ideal way to make the cold weather work to your advantage. Meanwhile, indoor attractions like Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies and Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre are great at keeping folks of all ages entertained.
Of course, there are dozens of restaurants and night spots for keeping spirits bright all season long, and don’t forget that Great Smoky Mountains National Park is right at Gatlinburg’s doorstep, offering miles and miles of hiking and scenic driving. Just don’t forget to check back with us and browse our selection of Gatlinburg cabins when booking your next trip back to the Smokies this winter.
By Doug Shanks a Google Local Guide 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.