Walk to Several Free and Fun Events in Downtown
When you vacation at Mountain House Motor Inn, not only are you close to Gatlinburg shopping, attractions and restaurants, you are also within walking distance of most Gatlinburg special events. This year, walk to our Veteran’s Day Celebration, the Chili Cookoff, Winterfest Kickoff and the Trolley Ride of Lights. Great rates… better location!
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Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede: Have a wonderful meal and enjoy the season’s Christmas Show at Dixie Stampede featuring holiday music, festive costumes and live nativity. www.dixiestampede.com
Honeysuckle Rose Boutique Holiday Open House: A shopping experience like no other! Visit Honeysuckle Rose for gourmet food, holiday music and boutique shopping for unique gifts. www.honeysuckleroseboutique.com
Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas: Celebrate the Christmas holiday with traditional Christmas music, lights and entertainment at Dollywood Theme Park through January 3. Meet Rudolph and Friends, watch the Christmas Story and ride your favorite rides until 9 p.m. Hours vary greatly; visit www.dollywood.com
Sevierville’s Winterfest Kick Off Music, Lights & Magic: Free food, local entertainment, kids’ games and fireworks make “flipping the switch” on the area’s finest Winterfest lights even more fun! Kickoff takes place at the Sevierville Community Center just off Dolly Parton Parkway. Admission is free and includes live entertainment, food and fun!
Veterans Day Celebration: Walk to Ripley’s Aquarium from Mountain House Motor Inn to join the grand salute to the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces. Ceremony takes place Ripley’s Plaza at 11 a.m. and includes notable speakers, recognition of all Veterans in attendance and music. Admission is free.
Pigeon Forge Winterfest Kick-off and 4th Annual Veteran’s Parade: Parade begins at Jehu Street / Pigeon Forge Parkway at 4:30 p.m. and continues to traffic light #7 / Patriot Park. Festivities including food, holiday music and lights immediately follow. www.mypigeonforge.com/winterfest.
Gatlinburg Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff: Gather for live entertainment and lots of chili on the downtown strip from 5 to 8 p.m. Purchase a spoon for $10 to sample chili from local restaurants and businesses and vote for your winner. Lights come on at 8!
Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights: Enjoy a guided trolley tour of spectacular Gatlinburg Winter Magic lighting displays. Departure is from the Ripley’s Aquarium Trolley Station. Group reservations are available. Trolley leaves at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30. Tickets can be purchased online from eventsgatlinburg.com. Excludes December 5, 24, 25.
Gatlinburg’s Festival of Trees: Dozens upon dozens of ornately decorated Christmas trees await visitors in this winter wonderland at Gatlinburg Convention Center’s W.L. Mills Conference Center near light #8. Event benefits Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries. (800) 568-4748
Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Thanksgiving Show: Annual craft fair at the Gatlinburg Convention Center in downtown features unique, handcrafted items from the members of the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community. www.gatlinburgcrafts.com
Happiest of Thanksgivings to Your Family from Ours!
Winter Magic Tunes & Tales: Through the holiday season, visitors can meet characters and storytellers and enjoy caroling along the Parkway Friday and Saturday evenings through December 20 beginning at 6 p.m.
The Nutcracker “Sweet”: Holiday classic performance at 7 p.m. by the Smoky Mountain Dance Theater Company at the Gatlinburg Convention Center W.L. Mills Auditorium. Call (865) 680-7369 for tickets.
Reserve your stay with us this November and have mountains of fun!