As the month of October arrives to the Smoky Mountains, there is a certain chill in the air that can only mean that Halloween is coming soon! Keep a sharp eye out for ghosts and goblins as October 31st draws closer and closer each day. If you want to spend a spooktacular vacation in the Smoky Mountains, there are plenty of great ways to celebrate Halloween in the Smokies! Check out these 4 fun ways to celebrate Halloween in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge:
1. Visit a Creepy Haunted House
One of the most popular traditions of the Halloween season is to visit a haunted house, and Gatlinburg is home to two of the most terrifying attractions around! Gatlinburg’s Mysterious Mansion transforms into the House of Lost Souls on weekend nights through October 31st. See if you have what it takes to enter a horrifying domain of the tortured souls who are trapped within the walls of this creepy mansion! Ripley’s Haunted Adventure provides another traditional haunted house experience as guests wind their way through corridors with plenty of scares around each turn!
2. Attend the Halloween Carnival at The Island
The Island in Pigeon Forge presents a fun Halloween Carnival on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 5pm to 9pm. This fun event is free to attend and will feature high-flying acrobats, circus sideshow performers and other impressive circus acts. Families can enjoy free photos at the Selfie Studio and parents can take their kids to trick or treat around the Island. The event also features a costume contest and an exciting dance party hosted by the Carnival ringmasters! As a bonus, kids who arrive early in costume can enjoy half off unlimited ride passes at the Island all day long!
3. Dress in Costume for the Trick or Treat Kickoff Karnival
Another great way to celebrate Halloween in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge is by dressing up for the Trick or Treat Kickoff Karnival at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. This family friendly event features costumed characters, food vendors, a pumpkin contest and plenty of candy for the kids! The event takes place on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, from 1pm to 5pm, and is the perfect way to kick off your Halloween. Enjoy getting together with local residents and other visitors of all ages for an afternoon of fun and to learn about trick or treat safety from the Gatlinburg Police Department.
4. Celebrate Halloween in Your Cabin
While staying with Amazing Views Cabin Rentals, you can celebrate Halloween in the comfort of your own cabin. Bring some decorations from home to create the perfect spooky ambiance, then kick back in front of the flat screen television to watch a creepy horror movie! Our cabins feature full kitchens where you can prepare treats, carve pumpkins and store all of your Halloween candy. If you are feeling especially brave, step into your cabin’s bubbling hot tub at midnight during the witching hour!
Take a look at all of our cabins in the Smoky Mountains today to plan your Halloween in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge! We hope to see you soon at Amazing Views Cabin Rentals!