Easter in the Smokies

Easter in the Smokies

Ober Gatlinburg Sunrise Service, Egg Hunt, Easter Brunch

Easter sunrise services all over the country will inspire souls and bring families together, but none will compare to the Easter Morning Sunrise Service on the Mountain at Ober Gatlinburg. Book a Heartland cabin today in the Pigeon Forge, Sevierville or Gatlinburg areas and plan for a fun-filled family Easter vacation that will combine all of the joy of spring in the Smoky Mountains with a very special observance of this important holiday.

Imagine waking up to hot coffee in your cabin, then loading the family in the early morning hours to watch the sun rise over the glorious Smoky Mountains from high atop Mt. Harrison while hearing a message centering on the sacred truths of Easter Sunday, the day set aside to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Ober Gatlinburg hosts this beautiful Easter Sunrise Service, which begins at 6:30 a.m. and offers free tram rides to their site. You’ll have an opportunity to take advantage of a breakfast buffet immediately following the service in the Seasons of Ober restaurant.

Leading into this very important holiday you’ll have opportunities galore to enjoy the Easter weekend, Smokies-style, with family-friendly activities everywhere you turn. Easter weekend is especially exciting for crafters and fans of handmade arts and crafts alike. The Great Smoky Easter Arts and Crafts Show is free of charge! Don’t miss out on this great event at the Gatlinburg Convention Center, which runs from March 29th through the 31st. You’ll see interesting demonstrations by crafters from around the country and have the opportunity to buy beautiful gifts and souvenirs made by local artisans.

Old Mill Restaurant Easter Brunch Easter Bunny

Easter at The Old Mill Restaurants

If you’re celebrating Easter in the Smokies, you’ll definitely want to take the kids and grandkids to the Easter egg hunt at Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 31st, or to attend the 8th Annual Breakfast or Brunch with the Easter Bunny beginning at 9:30 a.m. the same day at the Old Mill Pottery House Café and Grill (also in Pigeon Forge). Call 865-406-6558 for required advance reservations for this meal.

If the weather is glorious (as is often the case in the Smokies in the spring), add some hiking to your holiday weekend fun. Wildflowers will be beginning to bloom and the song of migratory birds will soothe your spirits as you enjoy the rush of a waterfall or the quiet gurgle of a woodland stream. Visit National Park Service to learn all about open hiking trails!

Happy Easter!

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