Santa Hustle Smokies 5k & Half Marathon
Townsend Visitors Center
Experience the wonder of the season at the Gatlinburg Convention Center, where the members of the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community present their exclusive handcrafted gifts during their much-anticipated annual holiday show. Nestled in the heart of Gatlinburg, the esteemed Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Community is the largest collective of independent artisans in the country.
Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show: Tuesday, November 21 – Sunday, November 26, 2023
Christmas Arts & Crafts Show: Monday, November 27 – Sunday, December 3, 2023
The craft show is open at 10:00 am daily and closes at 5:00 pm on weekdays and Saturday and 4:00 pm on Sunday.
Discover the rich heritage of Tennessee through the skilled artisans and craftsmen who meticulously craft a range of exquisite items using traditional techniques passed down through generations. Delight in the array of offerings, from intricately designed quilts and meticulously carved straw brooms to finely woven baskets, aromatic hand-dipped candles, elegant Victorian ceramic pitchers, and charming pottery.
Adorn yourself with unique handmade jewelry that is a world apart from the mass-produced trinkets commonly found in mainstream shopping centers. Immerse yourself in the picturesque landscapes and mountain life depicted by talented painters, and witness the enchanting transformation of clay and fabric into stunning works of art by skilled potters and weavers.