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    There is nothing quite like Christmas time in the Smoky Mountains! The streets are lined with gorgeous lights and you can listen to your favorite holiday tunes as you make your way down the Parkway in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. There are also plenty of special holiday events that will keep you busy and entertained. If you have never spent the holidays in the Smoky Mountains, this is the year! Here are 6 reasons to spend Christmas in a Pigeon Forge cabin:

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    There is something so peaceful about the sight of the Smoky Mountains when they’re glistening with snow. You can make snow angels with your children, build snowmen outside your cabin, go snowboarding – there are so many exciting snow activities! There’s always a chance of catching a glimpse of snow in Gatlinburg when you visit during the winter, but some months are more likely to see snowfall than others. We’ve put together a guide of average snowfall throughout the winter months to help you plan the perfect winter wonderland vacation.

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    Gatlinburg’s Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade is one of the biggest events of the holiday season! Everyone loves watching as Christmas cheer is spread throughout downtown Gatlinburg. This parade is one of the best ways to get in the holiday spirit in the Smoky Mountains. If you can't attend this year's parade, don't worry! It will air nationally on TV over 100 markets across the country! We’ve got all the details on the Gatlinburg Christmas parade and why you should attend!

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    The Queen of Country is taking over the big stage like only she can! Sevier County native Dolly Parton is set to co-host a New Year’s Eve television show on NBC and Peacock alongside musician Miley Cyrus, the duo announced! The award-winning country music star and Cyrus will guide television viewers through the end-of-the-year holiday celebration during “Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party” on December 31 in Miami, Florida! Here’s everything you need to know about Dolly and this New Year’s Eve celebration:

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    Nothing gets the kids quite as excited for Christmas as seeing Santa Claus in person! You can imagine the joy in their faces now just thinking about it! Good news is Santa is coming to SkyLand Ranch! After convincing Santa we have some of the best behaved child visitors in the world, he’s agreed to come to SkyLand Ranch to meet as many as he can! Don’t miss our special holiday event. Here’s everything you need to know about Santa’s Country Christmas at SkyLand Ranch:

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    If you are planning a weekend vacation to the Smoky Mountains and are wondering what to do, you’ve come to the right place! The surrounding towns of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville, have plenty of attractions, events, and beautiful nature at every corner! The winter season is very special in the Smokies. Enjoy delicious holiday foods and fantastic special events! Here is your perfect weekend itinerary for winter in the Smoky Mountains:

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    Gatlinburg turns into a winter wonderland! With everything from snow-covered mountains to holiday lights, there is picture-perfect scenery all around you. There are so many ways you can enjoy the winter weather, from curling up in front of a fire to going for a hike! To help you prepare for your winter vacation, we’ve made a guide of everything you need to know about Gatlinburg weather in the winter:

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    So, you’re looking for a place to stay in the Smoky Mountains? Cabin rentals are without a doubt the way to go when visiting our serene mountain community of Pigeon Forge! Before you get started looking for lodging arrangements, we want to inform you of everything you need to know about Pigeon Forge cabins so you can make the best decision for you and your family! Here’s everything you need to know about Pigeon Forge cabins:

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    When you visit the Smoky Mountains, you can be sure you will enjoy a ton of incredible food while you are in town. From true Southern BBQ to home cooking like your grandparents made, there is no shortage of delicious food. Plus, you don’t even have to go to one of the traditional restaurants to indulge! Here are 6 of the best restaurants that are located inside Smoky Mountain amusement parks:

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    Attention to all those who love shopping at boutiques and supporting small businesses! Lumberjack Square in Pigeon Forge is home to a new boutique called Coal Miner’s Daughter Mercantile. If you have a passion for supporting small businesses and love unique finds, this is the place to go! There you can find merchandise from 45 small businesses with new inventory added all the time. Are you interested in learning more about Coal Miner’s Daughter Mercantile? Here is everything you need to know about this new unique Pigeon Forge boutique now open in Lumberjack Square: 

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    Are you ready to experience the thrills of the largest snow tubing hill in Tennessee? Plan a visit to Rowdy Bear’s Smoky Mountain Snowpark in Pigeon Forge! This exciting attraction features 8 snow tubing lanes that are covered in REAL snow, plus 3 summer tubing lanes and more fun. We’ve gathered all the details on tubing in Pigeon Forge at Rowdy Bear’s Smoky Mountain Snowpark!

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    A brand new Sevierville restaurant is now open serving up delicious rotisserie style chicken cooked in a Peruvian oven. If you have never tried Peruvian food, you are in for a treat! Experience juicy slow cooked meat with amazing flavor as well as many tasty unique sides. The food is cooked over charcoal so if you like chicken on the grill, you’re going to like this treat! Here are all the details about the new Peruvian restaurant in Sevierville called B51 Chicken: 

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    Are you looking for ways to save on your Smoky Mountain vacation? One of the best ways to save money is by finding an affordable place to stay. Luckily, there are plenty of budget-friendly cabins available for you to choose from! To help you find the perfect cabin for your vacation, we’ve come up with 4 things to know about finding cheap cabins in Pigeon Forge TN.

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    Have you ever visited Ober Mountain in the winter? If you haven't, you'll definitely want to the next time you're in the Smokies during this time of year! Ober Mountain Gatlinburg snow tubing is one of the most popular winter activities for locals and visitors in Gatlinburg, and you definitely don’t want to miss out on it! Keep reading to learn everything you could possibly need to know about Gatlinburg snow tubing at Ober Mountain:

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    Smoky Mountain Winterfest is one of the biggest celebrations in Sevier County, TN. The area is decorated with more than 5 million twinkling lights and Christmas displays. Did you know The Island in Pigeon Forge is hosting some Winterfest activities of its own? Learn more about what to expect when you visit Winterfest at The Island in Pigeon Forge this year:

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