Although the holidays may be over, the spirit of the season continues throughout the month of January with the Gatlinburg Winterfest event! This is actually the best time of year to check out the beautiful holiday light displays throughout town as most folks have returned home from their Christmas vacation in the Smokies. Here are the top 4 reasons to check out the Gatlinburg Winterfest in January:
1. Extends Your Holiday Season
If you are one of those people who hates to see the end of the holiday season, extend your Christmas holidays with the Gatlinburg Winterfest! The event runs through the end of January where you can still see the sparkling lights featuring everything from dancing snowmen to animals indigenous to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. While you can drive through town to see the displays from your own car, consider a ride on the Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights. This fun trolley ride departs each Saturday night in January to view the town’s spectacular LED light displays!
2. Fewer Crowds in Town
The holiday season in Gatlinburg is one of the busiest times of year as visitors come by the thousands to view the Winterfest light displays and experience the New Year’s Eve festivities. After the start of the New Year, there is a strange phenomenon in town as everyone practically vanishes and returns home from their Christmas vacation! This leaves Gatlinburg with far fewer crowds so that you can enjoy the Winterfest in Gatlinburg displays without the hassles of traffic congestion and parking issues.
3. Cures the Winter Blues
Some folks dislike the winter season due to shorter days of sunlight, colder temperatures and a lack of outdoor activities. If this all sounds familiar to you, come to the Smokies to let the Gatlinburg Winterfest cure your winter blues! If the bright lights of the holiday displays don’t help lift your mood, there is still plenty of other things to do in Gatlinburg during the winter! You can head out to the skiing and snow tubing runs at Ober Gatlinburg, visit Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies or take a short drive up to the attractions of Pigeon Forge.
4. Awesome Cabin Specials
One of the great benefits of visiting Winterfest in Gatlinburg in January is that you can take advantage of the early winter specials at Auntie Belham’s Cabin Rentals! This means that you can enjoy discounted and free nights at our beautiful Gatlinburg cabins, making your trip to the Smokies more affordable than ever! After visiting the Gatlinburg Winterfest displays, return to the comforts of your cabin where you can soak outside in a bubbling hot tub, relax by the fireplace or play a round of pool in the game room. Our cabins also feature full kitchens where you can conveniently prepare meals right in your cabin!
Check out all of our Smoky Mountain cabin rentals today to enjoy the final weeks of Gatlinburg Winterfest and the beauty of the winter season in the Smokies! We look forward to seeing you soon at Auntie Belham’s Cabin Rentals!