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Top 4 Things to Know About the Enchanted Winter of Lights at Anakeesta

While some people might consider the winter months as the “off-season” in Gatlinburg, this is actually one of the best times to visit the Smokies! You will not only find less crowds in Great Smoky Mountains National Park but also lots of special events throughout the winter months! One of the most exciting events is the Enchanted Winter of Lights at Anakeesta, where the family theme park is transformed into a winter wonderland! Here are the top 4 things you need to know about the Enchanted Winter of Lights at Anakeesta:
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4 Fun Events to Experience During the Gatlinburg Winterfest Celebration

The holiday season is an exciting time in Gatlinburg as the town comes alive with all types of festive events during the annual Winterfest celebration! Whether you are planning Thanksgiving in the Smokies or a Christmas vacation to enjoy the holiday light displays, there is always something fun going on in Gatlinburg! All the action takes place just steps away from the Sidney James Mountain Lodge! Here are 4 fun events to experience during the Gatlinburg Winterfest celebration:
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4 Fun Places to Explore in the New Black Bear Village at Anakeesta

Anakeesta has recently opened the Black Bear Village, the final phase of their $6.5 million expansion. This charming area features a pair of tempting restaurants, a unique new place to shop, and a mountain themed splash pad for the kids! It joins the Anavista observation tower and TreeVenture Challenge Course as part of Anakeesta’s largest expansion ever! Here are 4 fun places to explore in the new Black Bear Village at Anakeesta:
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6 Awesome Outdoor Activities in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains

If you love being outside, you can’t beat a vacation in Gatlinburg TN! Located at the doorstep of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, our charming city offers a variety of wonderful outdoor adventures. When you stay with us, you will be near all of the best things to do in the great outdoors. To help you make the most of your vacation, look at these 6 outdoor activities in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains:
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The Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen candy shop in Gatlinburg.

5 Gatlinburg Fudge Shops You Need to Visit

Gatlinburg is famous for its wonderful fudge and candy shops. No vacation in the Smokies is complete without sampling the area’s signature treat! When you stay at Sidney James Mountain Lodge you will be minutes away from all of the superb candy shops in Gatlinburg. To help you make the most of your getaway, we have put together a guide to 5 of the very best Gatlinburg fudge shops.
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Top 4 Wineries in Gatlinburg You Need to Visit

Whether you consider yourself a wine connoisseur or simply want to taste some wine from the Smoky Mountain region, you will be glad to know that there are several excellent wineries in Gatlinburg. Most of these wineries are within easy walking distance of our hotel so you don’t have to worry about driving! Here are the top 4 wineries in Gatlinburg you need to visit during your vacation:
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3 Convenient Ways to Get Around Town During Your Gatlinburg Vacation

One of the great things about the Sidney James Mountain Lodge is that our hotel is located within easy walking distance of downtown Gatlinburg! If you want to explore some parts of Gatlinburg that are a bit out of the way and don’t feel like driving, there are several excellent alternatives! Here are 3 convenient ways to get around town during your Gatlinburg vacation:
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