Top 4 Fun Things to Do at Night in Gatlinburg with Your Family

Stunning photo of Gatlinburg at night.

If your family is looking for something to do in the evening while staying in Gatlinburg, you will be delighted to know that there are plenty of fun activities to enjoy at night! The best part is that these activities are just a short drive from Chalet Village so that you can be back and forth to your cabin within minutes! Here are the top fun things to do at night in Gatlinburg with your family:

1. Enjoy the Views from the Space Needle

Gatlinburg Space Needle at night

If you thought that the Smoky Mountains were only beautiful during the daylight hours, just wait until you experience the Gatlinburg Space Needle at night! This 407-foot observation tower overlooks Gatlinburg and the surrounding mountains, making it the perfect place to gaze down upon the sparkling lights of downtown Gatlinburg at night. The glow of the city looks absolutely spectacular in the evening as it shines upon the darkness of the Smokies! While at the top of the Gatlinburg Space Needle, you can also explore the fascinating Higher Learning exhibits to learn more about the rich history of Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains.

2. Experience the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster

The Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster offers a thrilling roller coaster type ride during the day OR at night! This unique attraction puts you in the driver’s seat as you control the speed of your sled down the mountain, and you can ride solo or with a partner. The only restrictions are that you must be 56” tall to ride on your own, or you can ride with a friend if they are at least 16 years of age with a valid ID. The attraction starts with a relaxing ride to the top of the mountain, where you then set off on the twisting and turning adventure back to the bottom!

3. Stroll Downtown Gatlinburg

Reagan Terrace in downtown Gatlinburg at night.

One of the best things to do at night in Gatlinburg is simply strolling downtown Gatlinburg with your family! You will find plenty of other folks doing the same thing as you explore souvenir shops or stop to enjoy a tasty ice cream cone. There are also tons of attractions in downtown Gatlinburg that are open for your entertainment in the evening, including miniature golf courses, haunted houses and unique museums. If you want a late-night dinner, there are also many great restaurants in town to satisfy your appetite!

4. Ride the Gatlinburg Sky Lift

While the Gatlinburg Sky Lift is a popular daytime attraction, it is even more sensational at night! This ski-lift style attraction takes you for a relaxing ride to the top of Crockett Mountain and back down again. While riding to the top, enjoy viewing the night sky filled with thousands of twinkling stars and see how many constellations you can find! As your chair slowly turns around the wheel for the ride back down, your jaw is sure to drop once you see the lights of Gatlinburg from a bird’s eye view!

Check out all of our cabins in Gatlinburg TN today to plan your vacation near all of these fun things to do at night in Gatlinburg! We look forward to seeing you soon at Chalet Village!