Friday, November 30, 2007

Gatlinburg Christmas Parade Dec 7th

December 7- Gatlinburg's 32nd Annual "Fantasy of Lights" Christmas Parade, Presented by Schwan's - This popular Christmas parade in downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee is recognized as one of the very best by the International Festival and Events Association and as one of the Top Twenty Events in the South by the Southeast Tourism Society.

Enjoy lighted floats, marching bands, equestrian units and giant helium balloons. Parade begins at 7:30 p.m. at Traffic Light #1A and continues through downtown to Traffic Light #10. Pre-Parade "Warm Up" Chili Supper at Our Savior Lutheran Church.

Come spend the weekend, enjoy the parade, do a little Christmas shopping! Check last minute cabin specials for the parade weekend.

Have A "Toasty" Christmas in the Smoky Mountains?

Christmas in the Smokies is always a magical time!! With the dazzling display of lights during the Smoky Mountain Winterfest Celebration, it's hard not to get in the spirit. You do normally expect cooler temperatures and the possibility of snow then but..... we may have much "toastier" weather for the holidays this year...

With above average temps and extremely dry conditions, fall arrived much later this year in the Smoky Mountains and mild weather has continued. This makes it hard to predict the weather for the upcoming holidays... It's even harder to explain to guests - when they are planning their holiday vacation trips to Heavenly Cabins - expecting snow ! I just tell 'em - that's in the Lord's hands so just pray for some snow !!

For snow and ski enthusiasts, there is always hope for manmade snow in the Smokies... Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort & Amusement Park is still hoping to open by mid December..

You can always pretend it's cold outsite, just take in a little ice skating at Ober's Indoor rink. You can even slide down the mountain WITHOUT snow on the Alpine Slide.

Come experience Christmas in the Smokies - whether it's toasty or chilly - it's still MAGICAL !!