Waking up to the beautiful snow-covered mountains while being surrounded by family sounds like the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season. If you’re headed to the Smoky Mountain area for the holidays, there’s so much to do and see to get you in the Christmas spirit! Here’s a few of our favorite ways to enjoy the season:

Holiday Shopping

Calling all shoppers! The Smoky Mountain area is the perfect place to get your holiday shopping done. Tanger Outlets, found in Sevierville, has all your favorite stores and amazing outlet prices! Plus, there’s a few dining options nestled inside the shopping center, making it the perfect place to spend an afternoon. If you prefer more unique gifts, there are many small business shops around Gatlinburg!

Christmas Themed Shows

If you’ve ever visited the Smokies before, you know that this town loves a good show! Between comedy shows and local theater, there will be a ton of holiday performances for you to enjoy. Dollywood also has many fabulous, elaborate performances all year round! Dolly Parton is sure to spice it up with some holiday cheer.

Play in the Snow

The Smoky Mountains typically get a good amount of snow around Christmastime. However, the area loves to play in the snow year-round! Ober has traditional snow tubing, year-round indoor ice skating, and Tennessee’s only ski and snowboard slopes. It’s a must-do activity, especially for kids!

See the Lights

The entire town will be painted with holiday decorations, but there’s a few places that truly stand out when it comes to lights. Dollywood always has a massive Christmas lights feature. If you’re closer to Sevierville, you need to check out Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland!

If you’re interested in a Smoky Mountain Christmas, check out Treehouse Grove, a luxury treehouse resort located among the mountains, yet a few miles from downtown Gatlinburg. Staying in a treehouse is one simple way to make your holidays even more memorable.