Planning a Road Trip

Planning a road trip to the Great Smoky Mountains? We’re going to provide a series of road trip planner ideas that will help you prepare for your journey, give entertaining ways to pass the time, and make the most of your destination vacation in the Smokies! Whether you have a limited budget or really deep […]

Gatlinburg Christmas Parade – Fantasy of Lights

This Friday, December 3, is the 35th Annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade in downtown Gatlinburg. Not only has the Gatlinburg parade been recognized by the International Festival and Events Association as one of the very best, it’s also designated a Top 20 event by Southeast Tourism Society. Kris Kringle (aka Santa Claus), the red […]

Gatlinburg Winter Magic & Chili Cookoff

Creekside Motel Rooms with 2 Queen Beds for only $49 per night plus tax, Sunday-Thursday, and this includes Wednesday’s Winterfest Kickoff! November 10 is the date of this year’s Gatlinburg Winter Magic Kickoff and concurrent Chili Cookoff.   This event has been aptly named one of winter’s “Top 20 Events” by the Southeast Tourism Society. […]

Celebrate Halloween in Gatlinburg TN!

I doubt many people think “Trick or Treat” while on vacation, but this is one event in Gatlinburg worth planning a trip around.  We celebrate BIG! The City of Gatlinburg will be hosting a Kickoff Carnival at the Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza beginning at noon on October 31.  The carnival will feature costume […]

Dollywood Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration

It’s harvest time in the Smokies! Now through October 30, you can experience the celebration at Dollywood with over 300 Southern Gospel concerts and talented craftspeople demonstrating their skills.  New this year are banjo making, chainsaw carving, canjos, and Old World St. Nicks among others. Dollywood offers 4 full weeks of free gospel music throughout […]