Add some spice to your Thanksgiving with Gatlinburg's chilli competition. Dine in an alpine paradise at Cherokee Grill with its dramatic views of the Smoky Mountain Range. Or enjoy homemade meatloaf at the Old Mill. Here's where to find Gatlinburg's best gourmet Thanksgiving dinners:
Warm up with this festive carnival of chilli classics in downtown Gatlinburg. Grab your wristband and try the state's top chillis. A portion of the proceeds supports local schools.
Gaze out over the mountain wilderness in this sleek mountain lodge. Attentive waiting staff serve you sumptuous Thanksgiving plates of seafood and rotisserie chicken.
Install yourself in Old Mill come Thanksgiving day and tuck in to a feast with your friends and family. The menu features classics like southern fried chicken, homemade meatloaf, shrimp and pork chops. Avoid the turkey-related trauma and relax at this Gatlinburg favorite.
Not a fan of turkey? Black Angus ribeye, roast beef, catfish, shrimp and hamburgers are on the holiday menu at this popular restaurant in downtown Gatlinburg. Relaxed ambiance and sophisticated cuisine make this an ideal Thanksgiving dinner destination when you stay in Gatlinburg vacation rentals for Thanksgiving.
Gatlinburg Black Friday shopping lets you scoop the best deals on all your Christmas gifts. Sales rise to around seventy percent off many items and there are plenty of products that you can't find anywhere else available in downtown Gatlinburg. Here are the best destinations in town to find deals:
Visit The Village, a collection of just under thirty boutique shops in a rural setting just outside of Gatlinburg, near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park entrance. Among attractive fountains and cozy coffee shops, you can finalize your Christmas shopping at specialist craft shops and boutiques.
This time of year, you can find all manner of crafts at the Convention Center. The Great Smoky Thanskgiving Arts and Crafts Show features a hundred local artists and craftspeople. Pick up products made by Gatlinburg's famed creative community, who you can meet in person. Paintings, pottery, jewelry, quilts, dulcimers and more await your discovery.
For top quality camping and outdoor wear check out the sales at Nantahala Outdoor Center. For the adventurer in your life, the store supplies all the kit you need to experience the great outdoors. Equip yourself for a holiday season in the Smokies with kit and clothing that will last a lifetime of outdoor adventures.
Dazzling family entertainments await in this holiday paradise beneath the peaks of the Smoky Mountains. Whether you are navigating a ski slope or eagerly anticipating the illumination of Gatlinburg's magical Christmas lights, your family will be thankful for your Thanksgiving vacation in Gatlinburg. Here are some of Gatlinburg's top attractions:
Accelerate the fun on your vacation by flying through the mountains on a zipline. Canopy-level lines run for over four thousand feet and provide superlative views of the Gatlinburg region.
Kids are thrilled by the opportunity to cavort in the sparkling snow while staying at Gatlinburg hotels for Thanksgiving. Winter season offers skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing. Remember that tubers must be over six years old and forty two inches tall to ride solo and children under three are not permitted to ride.
One of the primary attractions of visiting Gatlinburg is the tree festival held at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Spectacular Christmas trees felled in the Smoky Mountains are artfully bedecked in a glittering array of decorations and sold to the highest bidder in support of the Boys and Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains.
Three million LED lights illuminate the city's neighborhoods throughout the holiday season. Explore streets dancing with bears, deer, rabbits, foxes and traditional Christmas scenes and be sure to take a family selfie with your favourite illuminations.