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There is no better way to start off the new year than with a trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee! Whether you’ll be celebrating with us at the stroke of midnight on January 1st, or you will be visiting later in the month, Gatlinburg is chock full of fun activities that you don’t want to miss. To help you make the most of your getaway, Visit My Smokies has put together a guide to all of the best things to do in Gatlinburg TN in January:      

The city of Gatlinburg is well on the road to recovery, and it’s getting some major help from a few famous friends! It was recently announced that the Zac Brown Band will headline a benefit concert in Gatlinburg on December 17. This all-day music festival will raise money for the Sevier County Community Fund, a charity established to help the families who were affected by the wildfires in the Smoky Mountains. Visit My Smokies has all the details on the Mountain Tough Benefit Festival.

Long before “eating local” became a big city trend, people in the Great Smoky Mountains were doing it as a healthy way of life. Once again this year, local growers share their bounty at the Gatlinburg Farmers Market, part of a great American weekend.  Whether you are traveling to the area or live nearby, you are sure to enjoy the fresh local produce, baked and canned goods, flowers and crafts available at the Gatlinburg Farmers Market.

With springtime in Gatlinburg well underway, April is the perfect time to get outside, soak up some sun and enjoy the Smoky Mountain air. Lucky for you, there are plenty of things to do in Gatlinburg in April – check out our list below: 

Do you feel that? The sun on your face, warm breeze circulating through your hair and dew – not frost – tipped grass under your feet – it’s Gatlinburg coming to life with springtime. If you’re looking for a way to indulge in the recent warmth, look no further than the Wildflower Pilgrimage in the Smoky Mountains or check out these other great things to do in Gatlinburg in the spring.

Are you restlessly counting down the days until spring break gets here, or at least trying to patiently wait until the warmer weather is here to stay? At Visit My Smokies, we could not agree more! That is why we are excited to announce all of the amazing benefits that come with taking a Gatlinburg vacation in March. With spring just around the corner, there is no better time than now to plan on spending a few relaxing days in the heart of the Smoky Mountains.

For 39 years, the Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade has been a popular parade in Gatlinburg, bringing in visitors from all across the country. The parade is a great way to spend time with family, see millions of LED Christmas lights and watch parade floats make their way through the area. Everyone loves enjoying the Christmas season with the parade, so you’ll want to go ahead and start making your plans to attend. Here’s what makes the 2014 Gatlinburg Christmas parade a must visit event: