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5 Reasons You Should Spend Christmas in Gatlinburg with Your Family

Holidays in a typical family include a visit to see family and loved ones. But if you’re thinking about taking a special trip to spend Christmas in Gatlinburg, it will still feel like home! What’s more wonderful than being together with the family in a place where the spirit of the season is all around? We’ll give you 5 reasons to visit this location that Santa certainly doesn’t miss!

1. The Winterfest Lights

Christmas lights in GatlinburgYou may be used to the holiday lights in your neighborhood, but nothing to the effect of seeing the Winterfest lights in the area. You’ll be amazed at the lovely decorations and lights that shine bright when darkness falls early in the evening. Imagine spending your holiday vacation with the family surrounded by the joy of the season in full glory! Take the Gatlinburg Trolley Ride of Lights, and you’ll see how special all of these scenes are! Want to see even more incredible lights? Learn about the Enchanted Winter of Lights at Anakeesta!

2. Loads of Last-Minute Gift Options

Just because you’re spending Christmas in Gatlinburg doesn’t mean you can’t do some last-minute shopping while you’re here. When you stay with us at Black Bear Inn & Suites, you are in a prime location for walking to all the shops on the Parkway. We’re pretty sure you’ll find what everything you’re looking for, but you can always take a short drive to the ​Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community​ for some one-of-a-kind creations!

3. White Christmas in the Mountains

winter in the smoky mountainsWhile you may in fact live in a beautiful location, nothing rivals the beauty of seeing the snowy Smoky Mountains. Chances are good that you’ll see snow on those spectacular peaks even if it feels a bit mild in town. Winter brings warm feelings of the holidays, and there’s something quite joyful about the appearance of white powder on the mountains. Being with your family is special enough, but this will be the icing on the cake!

4. Let the Restaurants Prepare the Meal

You may think that you’ll have to do some shopping to prepare a meal for Christmas in Gatlinburg. Not true! There is normally a handful of restaurants that are not only open, but they also serve a special menu for guests on the holiday. Of course, some of these restaurants are within walking distance of our hotel. A couple that are usually open nearby are ​Smoky Mountain Brewery​ and ​Calhoun’s​. You may need a reservation, so be sure to plan accordingly.

5. A Hotel Holiday Home

bedroom of king suite at Black Bear Inn & Suites in Gatlinburg TNWhen it comes to the holiday spirit, we are definitely full of it at our hotel. A vacation away from home will definitely still feel just like home once you enter our lobby and see our decorations that make our guests’ moods extremely cheerful. Our amenities will also make your family happy they decided to take a Christmas vacation. We have rooms that are large enough for 8 smiling faces in your wonderful clan, and all the comforts of home!

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas in Gatlinburg yet? We think your family should get behind the idea of a vacation during the happiest time of the year. Dash over to ​book your room​ and spend a joyous holiday in style with your loving family!