Not just an amusement park, Dollywood features 5 of the South’s largest festivals during it’s operating season of March to December.┬á During the holiday season, Dollywood features “Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas” which includes nightly fireworks, special Christmas Shows, Dollywood’s “Babes in Toyland” and among other activities, a daily Chrismas Parade of Lights.┬á Dolly Parton’s Dollywood
The first Friday of December each year features Gatlinburgs┬á”Fantasy of Lights” Christmas Parade.┬á Ranked as one of the Top 20 Events in the South, the parade starting at 7:30pm features over 100 floats and entries as well as marching bands, helium balloons and of course, Santa Claus.
The parade starts┬ájust west of City Hall and makes
About an hour drive from Gatlinburg is The University of Tennessee in Knoxville.┬á Because of the accomodations and easy access to Knoxville, visiting fans from Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky and South Carolina, among others use Gatlinburg Cabins as a hub for a college football weekend.
Built in the 1950’s, the Gatlinburg Sky Lift has hoisted thousands of view seekers from the center of town up 1,200 feet for some great views of downtown Gatlinburg, Mt. Le Conte and the surrounding Smoky Mountains. Continue Reading
We’re starting to see the colors that have made the fall in the Great Smoky Mountains famous.┬á This shot, taken from the entry way to the resort is showing about 1/3rd to 1/2 of the leaves changing color.
It doesn’t necessarily mean the fall colors are half