Experience Christmas in the Smoky Mountains – My Bear Foot Cabins

Experience Christmas in the Smoky Mountains


#1 – Diverse Shopping Venues

In the Smoky Mountains the folklore is everywhere, and so is Christmas cheer beginning the third week of November when Winter Fest begins every year.  From Sevierville to Gatlinburg, the streets are adorned with millions of festive LED lights.  The transformation will take into a winter wonderland.  A Smoky Mountain Christmas is one will you not forget.

There are hundreds of shopping opportunities in the area. The diversity is so vast, there is no way to list them all here. If you have a certain item you are looking for, please leave me a message on my contact form in detail and I will do my best to help you.

              Tanger Outlet Mall,tanger

      Beautiful Mall, Top Retailers

Located in Sevierville, TN, the premium near-Gatlinburg outlet mall Tanger Outlets is the best in the Smokies region for picking up designer brands at slashed prices. Your search for high-end items begins and ends here as you get to walk past — while zipping into — dozens of premium stores to shop, shop, shop till you drop. You’ll be so happy with your shopping results here you’ll be tempted to visit this Sevierville outlet mall again and again in the near and far future. Check the website frequently to keep abreast of seasonal business promotions and discounts at this sole Tennessee location of the Tangers high-end outlet mall chain.

Tanger Outlets

1645 Parkway, Suite 960

Sevierville, TN 37862

P: 865-453-1053

Mall Hours: Mon-Sat: 9 am to 9 pm // Sun: 10 am to 7 pm



Unique Shopping at The Village Shops in Gatlinburg

The Village was carefully built in 1968 with Old World Europe in mind, and it has remained true to form with gas lighting fixtures, homemade bricks, and heavy carved doors that as you cross the thresholds will transport you to a magical mixture of European and Gatlinburg curiosities. Your Smoky Mountain vacation will be enriched with a visit to The Village, located near traffic light #6 in Gatlinburg at 634 Parkway.

The Village Shops

634 Parkway

Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Traffic Light #6

Most Shops Open 10 am Daily, Closing Times Vary throughout Year



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Arts & Crafts Trail in Gatlinburg

The largest group of independent artisans in North
America. This historic 8-mile loop has been designated a
Tennessee Heritage Arts & Crafts Trail. Established in 1937, these
artisans whittle, paint, sew, cast, weave and carve to create original
collectibles such as candles, baskets, quilts, brooms, pottery,
jewelry, dolls, ceramics, scrimshaw, silver smithing, leather, stained
glass, wearable fashions, fine photography, frameable art, oils,
watercolors, and also lodging, restaurants, cafés, tea room, soda
fountain and candy shops. Make plans to visit the Great Smoky
Arts & Crafts Community.8 Mile Trail Loop

Located 3 miles from downtown Gatlinburg, TN

Turn at Traffic Light #3 in Downtown and go 3 miles on Hwy 321N

Most Shops Open 10 am Daily, Close at 5 pm


The Mountain Mall

The Gatlinburg Mountain Mall, Gatlinburg’s premier indoor shopping experience, is unlike any other shopping mall. Nestled in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg, TN at Traffic Light #6 across from Ripley’s Aquarium, the Gatlinburg Mountain Mall features a vast variety of shops each with a unique theme. 611 Parkway – Suite F15

Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Traffic Light #6


Most Stores Open 10 am Daily, Closing Times Vary throughout Year

CafeOld Mill Square

The Old Mill Square complex of restaurants, bakery, pottery and craft shops is more of a total destination than a single stop among an abundance of area tourist attractions.  Visitors can still watch meal and flour being ground the same way by the huge water powered granite French Buhrs in the mill, or pottery being thrown, or bread and candy being made. It’s a day’s worth or more of delight and wonder.Old Mill Area & Veterans Boulevard

Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Local: 888-453-6455


The Island in Pigeon Forge OPtion2

The Island in Pigeon Forge is your one stop in Pigeon Forge for affordable family fun all night and day! Explore our terrific new shopping and entertainment complex with more than sixty retail and specialty shops, a number of popular restaurants and eateries, rides and games, dancing fountains, live music, attractions and much more.
Come visit The Island in Pigeon Forge. It’s a beautiful, new, clean, safe and walkable shopping and entertainment complex with many affordable choices for entertainment, dining, shopping and lodging. So much is FREE, and ALL is affordable!131 Island Drive

Pigeon Forge, TN 37863


Open 10 am Daily – Store hours vary by location



#2 – Winterfest, Winter Magic

After a day of shopping, take in the Christmas festivities with a tour of Winterfest in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg on one of the Trolley’s.

Smoky Mountain Winterfest is a magical celebration that begins in late fall and extends all the way out to nearly the starting of March! Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville team together with local business like Dollywood, Ripley’s Aquarium and many other businesses to bring you the most festive Christmas and Winter season lighting displays in East Tennessee. Millions of twinkling light are arranged in festive theme displays, offering you lots to enjoy town after town!


City of Pigeon Forge Trolley Tours
(Tours may not be available.  Check the website below)

Where: Pigeon Forge Trolley Station at Patriot Park.

Dates: November 10 thru January 10, weeknights only

Times: 6:30 pm, 7:45 pm, 9:00 pm

Cost: The guided tour costs $5 per guest.

For more info: Call the Pigeon Forge Fun Time Trolley at (865) 453-6444 for reservations for parites of 10 or more and departure times.



City of Gatlinburg Trolley Tours

Where: Gatlinburg Welcome Center at Ripley’s Aquarium, stoplight # 5 on the Parkway.

Dates: November 11 – January 25

Times: 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:30 pm

Cost: The guided tour costs $5 per guest.

For more info: Call the Gatlinburg Welcome Center at (865) 436-0535 for reservations.


#3 – Christmas Productions Like No Other

From Blue Grass to Pop Music, from Dinner Theaters with country charm to a high end, high energy shows, there is no shortage of entertainment in the Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg area.  Some of the country’s top producers and entertainers have brought the best to you.


CMASWaltzCountry Tonite Theatre

The magic of Christmas abounds a the talented renditions of Christmas Favorites combined with beautiful choreography, brightly decorated holiday sets and colorful costumes bring the enchantment of Christmas to the Country Tonite stage.



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Everyone who experiences Christmas at Dixie, falls in love with fun and excitement of the grand performances during our spectacular Christmas extravaganza! Nothing compares to the way we bring the spirit of the season to life. Our amazing tribute will warm your heart and touch your soul.

Snow falls softly as the breathtaking scenes fill you with tidings of good cheer. The Dixie Stampede arena is magically transformed into a true fantasy land complete with twinkling lights, evergreens, poinsettias, old-fashioned holiday costumes and familiar holiday music.



Dollywood is large and Christmas is even larger in Dollywood. The Robert F. Thomas Chapel hosts worship services at 5:30 p.m. each Sunday throughout Smoky Mountain Christmas festival.

There are many shows playing in all the theaters in Dollywood.  I would invite you to visit the Dollywood website for Christmas.  Copy and paste the link.


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Christmas times a comin, Christmas times a comin, Christmas times a comin….to the Comedy Barn®! It’s Christmas time in the Smokies and The Comedy Barn® is ready to put you in the Christmas spirit. Come experience a Christmas show like only the Comedy Barn can bring you. You will hear all Christmas music, see all Christmas costumes, and laugh at special Christmas acts you’ll only see on our stage. Speaking of laughs, be prepared for the biggest laugh muscle work out you’ve ever had! We have brand new acts, combined with your favorite acts from the past to bring you the Funniest Christmas show in the Smokies! No, in all of Tennessee! No, in all the WORLD!!!!!!

From the Comedy Barn Canines to the Comedy Barn Cloggers, and all the jokesters in-between, Merry Christmas from all of us here at the Comedy Barn! We are wearing our favorite Christmas costumes (and they’re not all overalls), singing our favorite Christmas songs, and laughing with our guests like never before. Who new Christmas could be so funny? We’ve decked the halls with boughs of holly (actually garland, lights, and snow. And not just the halls, the theater is decorated too!). Come see what everyone is laughing about, at the funniest Christmas show in town, The Comedy Barn®!

The Comedy Barn®Theater

2775 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

(865) 428-5222 | 1-800-29-LAUGH



#4 – Location, Location & Comforts of HomeFinal

Desiring rustic lodging cloaked in luxury within minutes of all venues? I can’t think of anywhere in the country that enjoys the beauty of mother nature along with prime shopping, without hectic traffic snarls. Yes, you can have it all.  The memories made are all yours to share and enjoy with your friends and family for years to come.

After a day of shopping, Winterfest Activity, enjoying a jaw dropping show, or a day filled with so much activity you wonder how much more there is to see and do, there’s nothing better than knowing you have a pristine genuine log cabin decorated for Christmas to call home.

Have a gift wrapping party and crank up the enjoyment of celebrating the most coveted time of the year.  Or, maybe you’re looking for the perfect getaway to unwind and relax while enjoying the company of your family, friends, and loved ones, look no further than reserving a vacation home with My Bearfoot Cabins.

Whatever amenities you’re looking for, be it a magical view of the snowy Smoky Mountains in winter time, a private cabin where you can gather around a fireplace and enjoy amenities for your group- such as game/media room, fully equipped kitchen, and privacy, My Bearfoot Cabins has it all! The perfect vacation home for your Smoky Mountain Christmas getaway!

Make plans today.  Contact me if you have questions or need any kind of help.  I am here to assist you.

Pat and Don Kirchhoefer , Owners