Christmas in the Smoky Mountains: Best 4 Ways to See Holiday Lights
It’s hard to believe that it is almost time for Christmas in the Smoky Mountains. It seems like only yesterday we were packing up the decorations in preparation for the warmer seasons. Nonetheless, we at Stony Brook Cabins could not be more excited to see the return of the area’s beloved holiday lights! That is why we have put together a list of our favorite ways for our guests to experience the dazzling holiday magic of these stunning displays.
1. Check out a Smoky Mountain Attraction With Scenic Views
If you are looking to add a little excitement to your Christmas in the Smoky Mountains experience, you and your family should consider viewing the holiday lights from one of the many attractions with scenic views. Not only do these attractions give you and your loved ones something fun to do to pass the time, but they also give you an unparalleled vantage point for admiring the beautiful lights. You can visit the Gatlinburg Space Needle at night to see views of Gatlinburg lit up. If you’re in Pigeon Forge one evening go catch a ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel. You’ll see some beautiful views of Pigeon Forge and the lights.
2. Visit Anakeesta’s Enchanted Winter Celebration
When the sun goes down in the Smokies, catch a ride on an Anakeesta gondola, and see their holiday lights! You’ll be surrounded by hundreds of gleaming Christmas lights. You can shop in Firefly Village which will be glowing with lights. Listen to music and sit by the fire at Black Bear Village. You can even see more lights when you explore the TreeTop Skywalk! The best part is seeing the lights comes with general admission!
3. See Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland
Every year, Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland takes over Smokies Stadium and converts it to a true Christmas capital. Here, guests will find thousands of holiday lights all synched to festive seasonal music that they can play in the comfort of their own car. This holiday attraction is open rain or shine seven nights a week from dusk to 10 p.m., including holidays and weekends. Follow the link for more details on Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland:
4. Drive the Parkway
If you are looking for a more cost-effective way to see the holiday lights, or if you can’t find a tour that meets your schedule, we suggest creating your own exciting auto tour of Christmas in the Smoky Mountains. To do so is quite easy. All you and your family have to do is hop in the car and simply drive around. You can explore either the Parkway inPigeon Forge or downtown Gatlinburg. To pick up a free brochure and map of the holiday lights in Pigeon Forge, visit the Pigeon Forge Welcome Center or the Pigeon Forge Trolley Office.
If you and your family are searching for a peaceful and relaxing place to spend Christmas in the Smoky Mountains, look no further than inside one of the spacious Gatlinburg cabin rentals offered by Stony Brook Cabins. All just minutes from the hustle and bustle of the Parkway, we are sure that you will find just what you are looking for in our inventory.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Happy holidays!