You can explore Gatlinburg, TN, any time of year, but winter is especially magical! All around the city, twinkling lights and snow-capped mountains will leave you speechless. But perhaps, the best thing about winter in Gatlinburg is that you can experience the wonder up close! The Great Smoky Mountains boast outstanding attractions that promise a great time and many memorable moments. To find out everything Gatlinburg offers in winter, request access to our complimentary Vacation Guide and start planning your winter getaway today!  

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Three Sensational Holiday Events and Activities for Your Winter in Gatlinburg 

Gatlinburg Winter Magic Lights 

Start your winter in Gatlinburg by enjoying the endless twinkling lights that line the city streets! Downtown Gatlinburg fills with winter magic during the holiday season and transforms into a winter wonderland like no other! Take a stroll along the Parkway and enjoy the wonder of these impressive light displays while sipping a warm cup of hot cocoa. 

The Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade 

Make your way to the streets of downtown Gatlinburg for another unforgettable holiday celebration, the Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade. This holiday celebration has everything you love about the winter season, from marching bands and giant balloons to dancers and your favorite holiday characters! 

Great Smoky Christmas Arts & Crafts Show  

During a splendid six-day experience, The Great Smoky Christmas Arts & Crafts Show presents the unique works of The Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community. This incredible show is one of the best things to do in Gatlinburg in Winter. It offers attendees the opportunity to discover handmade jewelry, exquisitely woven baskets, hand-dipped scented candles, Victorian ceramic pitchers, and much more. This festive atmosphere is a great place to admire unique works of art and browse through hundreds of hand-crafted artisanal goods to complete your holiday shopping! 

The Best Winter Activities in Gatlinburg 

If you’re looking for the perfect way to spend winter with your family, Gatlinburg has all the family-friendly activities you need! From the slopes to the aerial tramway, the magic of Gatlinburg will leave you and your little ones with lasting memories. 

Stay Close to All the Winter Fun at Edgewater Hotel Double Queen - Riverside

No matter which of these Gatlinburg winter events and activities you participate in this winter, make your getaway memorable by staying at Edgewater Hotel. Our riverside hotel offers a varied selection of premium accommodations with everything you need to experience an unforgettable winter trip to Gatlinburg, TN. You’ll find the best attractions nearby, conveniently situated across from the best mountain views and in a dazzling winter wonderland. No matter which suite or room you choose, any visit is always remarkable when you stay with us in Gatlinburg during the holiday season. 

Have you been dreaming of a Gatlinburg winter getaway? Check our availability and book your winter stay today!