While the holiday buzz is beginning to fade, the romance and spirit of February is emerging. Although Christmas is over, Gatlinburg still has plenty to do this month and the lights are still twinkling. It is a truly romantic time to visit the area, and couples and families will enjoy curling up in a fabulous mountain cabin next to a crackling fire. In town, there is plenty to keep guests busy.
The Great Smoky Mountains provides the perfect backdrop for a really romantic Valentine's Day. Restaurants often serve special Valentine's Day meals, and there are plenty of places to pick up just the right gift. Whether you want chocolates, jewelry or flowers, Gatlinburg has it all. If you don't want to fight the crowds, stay in and enjoy a candlelight dinner and a soak in the hot tub. We have lots of wonderful gift baskets, flowers and gourmet gifts ready to be delivered to your cabin – you don't have to lift a finger!
Smoky Mountain Romance
In honor of the most romantic month of the year, Gatlinburg will feature a light display dedicated to Valentine's Day. Lighted swans, flowers and hearts will decorate the town and add to the romance. Enjoy the lights by strolling the Parkway on foot or sitting back on the trolley.
Ober Gatlinburg winter sports
December 23rd - March 16th
Ober Gatlinburg will begin its snow making for the winter sports around December, as soon as the weather permits. An ice skating rink is inside, and outside visitors can ski, snowboard, tube and more. There is something for all ages and skill levels, and there is shopping and dining for those who want to stay warm.
Gatlinburg Winter Magic
November 7th – February 28th
Millions of LED lights will transform the streets of Gatlinburg into a winter wonderland this February. Displays such as reindeer, sleighs, playing children, deer and gift boxes will line the Parkway during the celebration of winter cheer. Visitors and locals will find the displays they have come to know and love over the years, along with new additions.
Smoky Mountain Winterfest
November through February 29th
This annual celebration of the season features many activities, including concerts, a chili cook off, festivals, storytelling and guided hikes. A brilliant light display will also dazzle visitors and locals alike.