Blog for Zip line Attraction in the Smoky Mountains
Located in Pigeon Forge, TN and near Gatlinburg and Sevierville.
By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on November 22, 2016
It's Thanksgiving week, and if you happen to be visiting the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee this week, you have a lot to be thankful for. After all, you're traveling in the most beautiful corner of one of the most beautiful states in the country. Awe-inspiring mountains, blue skies and crisp days all add up to a holiday-vacation setting that's hard to beat.
In case you didn't know, Smoky Mountain Ziplines will be open every day through this weekend (after this week, we'll be open weekends only in December), so if you and yours are looking for something fun and exciting to do during your holiday travels, come out one day and embark on our Smoky Mountain zip line adventure. We have a new canopy tour course, exciting new features, more zipline time than before and some breathtaking fall scenery.
But there's a lot more going on in this area as the communities of Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville continue to celebrate Winterfest in the Smokies, a season-long festival of events that runs through February. As we wrap up November and head full-tilt into December and the Christmas season, here's an overview of some of the other things you can do while you're in town this week – in addition to all the attractions and shops.
Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland
November 22 – January 1
Smokies Stadium, Sevierville
This drive-through lighting tour brings the magic of Christmas to life through a series of colorful, animated light displays that cover most of the stadium's parking area. Tune your vehicle's radio in to the designated station to hear classic holiday tunes that play in sequence with the light displays. It's a great way to enjoy seasonal lights while staying in the warmth and comfort of your car.
Gatlinburg Festival of Trees 2016
Gatlinburg Convention Center
This annual event, which benefits Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains, showcases a collection of gorgeously decorated Christmas trees created by local businesses. Also look for handmade centerpieces and craft items, live entertainment and photo opps with Santa Claus himself.
Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show
Gatlinburg Convention Center
Join the members of the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community for this annual event, at which they display a wide variety of unique art and craft forms – from painting to pottery and much, much more. It's a great opportunity to knock some items off your Christmas shopping list, and it's a sure-fire way to get into the spirit of the holiday. The Arts & Crafts Community itself is located north of downtown Gatlinburg within the perimeter of an eight-mile auto loop. Along the tour, you'll find dozens and dozens of craft studios, workshops and studios representing many native craft forms.
Smoky Bear Turkey Chase 5k
Sevier County High School, Sevierville
Get your race on, get some exercise and help a good cause at this 5k race presented by the Sevier County High School Foundation, which will help the school's science club purchase much-needed equipment with the proceeds. The course will begin and end at Burchfield Stadium on the SCHS campus, beginning at 8 a.m.
Winter magic Smoky Mountain Tunes And Tales
November 27 – December 17
Enjoy strolling Christmas entertainers on the streets of downtown Gatlinburg beginning the weekend after Thanksgiving and continuing every weekend through December 17, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Holiday music will fill the air with sacred-secular mix of Appalachian, bluegrass and country music. Guests can also visit with Santa's elves, Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer as they learn a little bit about Smokies history and enjoy a few laughs in the process.