If you are looking for the perfect place to spend Thanksgiving with your family and friends, come on down to Gatlinburg TN! With everything from exciting attractions to festive holiday celebrations, there is something for everyone to enjoy during a Thanksgiving getaway to the Smokies! Here are 3 fun things that you can do in Gatlinburg for Thanksgiving:
1. Enjoy Dinner in Your Cabin
The best place to have your Thanksgiving meal is in one of the beautiful cabins from Auntie Belham’s Cabin Rentals! After all, there is nothing quite like dining with your family among the gorgeous background of the Great Smoky Mountains! We have cabins of all sizes to meet your needs, ranging from 1 bedroom cabins for couples to a 9 bedroom cabin for a large family reunion! All of our cabins feature a fully equipped kitchen with every modern amenity necessary to roast a turkey, cook a ham and prepare all of your other Thanksgiving favorites! You just need to bring along the groceries, which can be picked up at one of the large grocery stores in Sevierville or Pigeon Forge on your way into town.
2. Ride the Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights
The Thanksgiving holiday is a great time to get into the holiday spirit, so hop aboard the Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights! This wonderful trolley route departs from the Mass Transit Center at traffic light #5 for a 45 minute ride through the Gatlinburg Winter Magic displays. This is a fantastic opportunity to relax and enjoy all of the unique LED lighting displays along the downtown Parkway, adjacent River Road, and the triangle juncture of the two. The displays feature animals indigenous to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including deer, foxes, squirrels and rabbits. The Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights departs three times nightly, with departures at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 on each night of operation.
3. Visit the Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show
Another fun thing to do in Gatlinburg for Thanksgiving is the Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show! This annual craft show features dozens of booths with unique handcrafted gifts that have been made by members of the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community. Whether you want to purchase a gift for yourself or get a head start on your holiday shopping, this is a special opportunity to enjoy craft shopping at one location in downtown Gatlinburg! The Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show takes place at the Gatlinburg Convention Center, which is just minutes from Auntie Belham’s Cabin Rentals! The show runs from Tuesday, Nov. 20 to Sunday, Nov. 25, and admission is FREE! The show hours are weekdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Check out all of our Smoky Mountain cabin rentals today to plan your vacation and enjoy all of these fun things to do in Gatlinburg for Thanksgiving! We look forward to seeing you soon at Auntie Belham’s Cabin Rentals!