The Holiday Season Continues

at Winterfest in the Great Smoky Mountains

It’s a glorious time of year, and if you aren’t ready to see the
holiday season end, then a getaway in the Great Smoky Mountains
is for you. Winterfest offers something for everyone, from the
youngest to the oldest, so pack up the kids and head to Tennessee
for a mid-Winter break.

The Lights are Still Shining in Gatlinburg

The famous Winterfest light show continues to shine long after
other towns have packed up their holiday decorations. Still
draped in millions of twinkling lights right through January, the
city of Gatlinburg even makes it easy to get a good view. Simply
board a trolley for a 45-minute tour that includes helpful
narration so you won’t miss a thing. This incredible holiday
display was recently updated to include only LED lights, so you
can feel good about helping the environment while enjoying some
Christmas cheer.

Discover the Natural Wonders of the Great Smoky Mountains

Nature lovers will want to get there in time for Wilderness
Wildlife Week, which kicks off on January 12, 2013. You’ll enjoy
an educational, entertaining look at the natural history of the
Smoky Mountains through guided tours, interactive exhibits, and

Experts in wildlife, natural history, and the unique culture of
the area lead many of the presentations, which are suitable for
all age groups. The event is designed to help visitors develop a
deeper understanding and respect for the natural wonders that
make up this part of the world.

Ordinary Ice is Magically Transformed into Stunning Creations

Some artists (and their fans) can’t wait for winter to come. At
Titanic Pigeon Forge, January 19, 2013 brings the
much-anticipated ice-carving competition, featuring world-class
sculptors and amateurs alike competing for cash prizes.
Two-hundred-pound blocks of ice will be transformed into
beautiful works of art right before your eyes. The stakes are
high, though. One wrong move could be disastrous.

Be sure to catch this spectacular show before it all melts away.

A Cowboy Experience for the Whole Family

The romantics in your group won’t want to miss Saddle Up, a
celebration of the cowboy lifestyle that begins February 21,
2013. With award-winning music and storytelling, stunning
photography, and plenty of food and dancing, this event is a sure
winner for cowboy fans of all ages.

Stop by to hear tales of the old west along with a selection of
favorite cowboy tunes performed by some of the country’s best
musicians and singers. The chuck wagon cook-off offers an
opportunity to taste test some old cowboy favorites, while the
Cowboy Dance will have you two stepping in no time. Cowboy Church
closes out the weekend with prayers for safe travel for guests
and performers alike.

Keep the Christmas spirit alive with a trip to the Great Smoky
Mountains. There are plenty of things to see and do during
Winterfest (and beyond) in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN.
Amazing scenery, rich history and culture, and down-home southern
hospitality combine to make the Great Smoky Mountains a favorite
vacation spot no matter what the season, so bring the kids and
enjoy some holiday fun at Winterfest.

Jennifer Pate is the Social Media Manager for Timbercreek Cabins
offering lodging near Pigeon Forge. Cabin rentals are now
available. Visit today for a
complete listing of cabin rentals.

By Jennifer Pate © 2012, All Rights Reserved