If you’re lucky enough to be familiar with the Great Smoky Mountains in the fall, you know that this place and season combine to create a truly special experience. If you’re looking for a new way to experience the holiday season, look no further than Gatlinburg. Many fun-filled attractions are going on at this time of year, and Gatlinburg is the ideal place to spend your Thanksgiving. This year is no exception! If you’re wondering how to have the best Thanksgiving in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, we’ve got you covered! 

No matter what occasion brings you to Gatlinburg, there’s always a plethora of things to see and do. Make your vacation planning a breeze with our carefully curated Vacation Guide. It contains local insight into the area’s best restaurants, attractions, events, and more. Plus, it’s free! 

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The Best Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving in Gatlinburg, Tennessee  

Surround Yourself with Smoky Mountain Beauty 

Though getting away for the holidays is a refreshing change of pace, it may be tough to find a place that feels both new and just like home. Luckily, one of those rare places is in the Great Smoky Mountains! Spending your Thanksgiving in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is one of the best decisions you’ll ever make! There’s idyllic beauty at every turn here. Whether your ideal getaway includes an adventurous hike rewarded with sweeping valley views or sipping coffee with your sweetheart from a rocking chair, you’ll experience an exceptional Thanksgiving retreat here. 

Let Someone Else Prepare Your Thanksgiving Dinner  

What’s better than a wholesome feast with your loved ones on Thanksgiving? Not having to worry about cooking and cleaning, of course! Many restaurants in downtown Gatlinburg stay open during the holiday and will be happy to serve you a delectable Thanksgiving meal. Some of our favorite eateries include:   

  • Chesapeake’s  
  • Calhoun’s 
  • Mama’s Chicken Kitchen   
  • The Park Grill 
  • Three Jimmy’s

Local Tip: Be sure to call ahead, confirm the restaurant’s availability, and make a reservation to secure your spot!  

Kick Start Your Holiday Celebrations 

Feel the magic of the holiday season and check out the unique holiday events in the area. These dazzling festivities feature elaborate decorations and hand-crafted artisanal goods that are sure to inspire you! Whether you need ideas for your Christmas tree or one-of-a-kind holiday gifts, Gatlinburg’s magical holiday atmosphere has all the cheer you’re searching for!  

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Start Looking Forward to an Incredible Thanksgiving in Gatlinburg! 

Whether you’ve experienced a holiday in The Smokies before or looking to begin a new tradition with your loved ones, you’ll find exactly what you’re seeking at our excellent downtown hotel. If you like your rejuvenating Thanksgiving here, we guarantee you’ll love Christmas in The Smokies, as well! Our enchanting view, cozy accommodations, fantastic breakfast, and premium amenities are just what you need to escape the hectic holiday season and rediscover its significance. 

Ready to experience a magical Thanksgiving in Gatlinburg? Check our availability and book your holiday stay now! We look forward to hosting you and yours.