Check the live streaming web cam of downtown Gatlinburg.
The camera is directed towards Cherokee, NC.
You can see the Chrismtas lights during the Winterfest, the parkway events and the current weather conditions.
Pedestrians in the crossing lanes DO HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY & NOT THE AUTOMOBILES!
THESE CROSS WALKS ARE CLEARLY MARKED & ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PAY ATTENTION & RELIZE HERE YOU NEED TO YIELD TO PEDESTRIANS.
The Gatlinburg area holds a Winterfest every year that runs from Nov-Feb. The christmas lights are spectacular!!! They have hayrides, a christmas parade and a chili cook-off to kick it off every year!!!!! This year the chili cook-off is held on the 2nd of Nov. and the fest runs through Feb.28th.
My favorite time of year is fall!!! Gatlinburg has the best harvest fest around. They decorate the town and have hayrides and other great activities. Harvest Fest runs from Sept. 16th through Oct. 31st this year.
Gatlinburg is in the Bible Belt, and a sizeable percentage of the people who live here are devout Christians. Most of them don't wear their religion on their shoulder, but religious faith is a basic and prevalent influence in the community. There are churches of many denominations in Gatlinburg and the surrounding area, and a high level of acceptance and cooperation is usually seen between members of the different groups.
I have visited and worshiped at several different churches including Roaring Fork Baptist Church, pictured. As in many of the mountain churches, the preaching was simple but heartfelt, and the music included the old hymns as well as generous doses of "Southern Gospel." The churches of Gatlinburg are accustomed to having many visitors in their services and are pleased when you drop in for a service.