By Darryl Payne
Posted on November 9, 2011
Just because fall is here and winter is nipping at its heels doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy the many family attractions in the area. Pigeon Forge attractions that are worth trying this season include Dollywood, whose Smoky Mountain Christmas celebration lasts through the end of the year. Most of the area’s music theaters are in town as well, offering special holiday-themed shows to round out their entertainment seasons.
In Gatlinburg, the place to go in winter is Ober Gatlinburg, where you can snow ski, snowboard and even go snow tubing on their professionally maintained and groomed slopes and courses. The resort also has indoor ice skating and other outdoor fun like a scenic chairlift. Even the ride up to the top of the mountain on the aerial tramway is an attraction in itself.
And while shopping isn’t exactly an attraction by definition, the many outlet malls in Sevierville certainly attract a lot of shoppers this time of year. Tanger Outlet Center at Five Oaks and Governor’s Crossing Mall are a couple of places to go to make a serious dent in that holiday shopping list. And the many craft fairs, antique stores and flea markets along Tenn. Hwy. 66 in Sevierville are another great source of unique shopping finds.
About Darryl Payne
Darryl Payne is a native of East Tennessee in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. He is a web developer with a passion for building great websites. As a local, he can offer a unique perspective on where to stay and things to do while on vacation in the Smokies. To read his latest recommendations, please click the Google+ follow button.