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Things to Do in Gatlinburg in November

by Millie

November is a joyous time of the year where you can sit down and enjoy time with your loved ones. There are many things to do at the Smoky Mountains. That you will have a thrilling weekend of exploring the Smoky Mountains during the getaway with your family.

Here are just a few of the many great things to do at the Smoky Mountains for you to discover during your trip to the area.

1. Catch the End of the Fall Colors


Fall in the Smoky Mountains is one of the most beautiful times of year. This is when the air begins to cool off a little and visitors from all across the country come to witness the Smoky Mountains fall foliage transform from deep greens to vibrant shades of red, yellow and orange.

2. Gatlinburg Veterans Day Celebration


Every year Gatlinburg, Tennessee hosts a very special event on November 11 to honor our Nation’s Veterans in a fitting and appropriate manner. The title “Gatlinburg Veterans Day Celebration” is an accurate description of the event in that the service and sacrifices made by our veterans.

3. Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff


Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff and Winter Magic Kickoff on Wednesday, November 9 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg. City dignitaries will signify the start of Gatlinburg Winter Magic with a ceremonial lighting of more than 3 million lights throughout the city while thousands sample from more than 25 vendors from area restaurants and businesses.

4. Gatlinburg Christmas Lights


Hundreds of thousands of visitors will flock to Gatlinburg during the 2016 Smoky Mountain Winterfest to see the lights and experience all that Winter Magic has to offer.

5. Snow Tubing at Ober Gatlinburg


Here you can race against your friends and family, ride double or barrel down the lanes one right behind the other.

6. Celebrate Thanksgiving in Gatlinburg


There are several things to do in Gatlinburg during Thanksgiving.

From special events to unique shopping and holiday meals, you can spend your Smoky Mountain vacation relaxing and taking in the sights.

7. The Festival of Trees


Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit with Gatlinburg’s Festival of Trees! This traditional holiday event in Gatlinburg features beautifully adorned Christmas trees and decorations. From  November 22 – 27, 2016 at Mills Convention Center.

If you are coming to the Smoky Mountains in November check our vacation packages here.

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