I guess an apology is in order for missing the start of the Gatlinburg 12 Days of Christmas. The reason is because this event began on Saturday, December 5, and it is now December 10. For that, I am sorry, however if you are still planning on a visit to Gatlinburg before December 16, I have compiled a list of businesses in town that are celebrating by offering markdowns and sales of their items. I must thank gatlinburg.com for this list.

American Sideshow

  • 30% off select items

Candle Light Memories

  • 20% off entire store

Cooter’s Place

  • 25-50% off selected rebel items
  • selected hats $5 or less
  • select Cooter’s T-shirts from $9.99-$15.99
  • buy one get one half off indoor go-carts
  • mini golf $5

Doc Collier Moonshine, Ole Smoky Distillery, Pepper Palace, Sugarlands Distilling Co.

  • free samples daily

Doug Wyatt Music

  • Music Concert and Clinic

For Bare Feet

  • Buy 4 or more pairs of Bare Feet socks and get $1 each

Fort Fun

  • 3 free extra activities with purchase of “Pick 6” or “Do-it-All Pass”

Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster

  • 10% discount per party for anyone who mentions the promotion when purchasing their ticket

Gifts for Memories

  • 10% off all purchases above $25 and a free gift with all purchases above $40

Haint: Old South Oddities & Antiques

  • Art demonstration and $20 special on art classes every day

MCG Clothing

  • Buy 2 Get the Third Free

Once Upon A Time

  • 15% off store wide

Smoky Mountain Art Gallery

  • 10% off select art

Tennessee Homemade Wines

  • free samples and buy 5 bottles get the sixth free

The Bear & Butterfly

  • 11:00 a.m. Saturday book signing by Debra Ann Davis “The Meadows.”
  • 1:00 p.m. Sunday book signing by Barbara Garvin “Waddles Quacks” (children’s book).

The Hemp Store

  • 10% off store wide

Unbearably Sweet

  • Jelly Bean Boozle Challenge Demonstration

Also of note: The City of Gatlinburg is providing free parking at the McMahan Garage at traffic light #3. Also, the Parkway Trolley is providing free service that runs from the parking garage and along the Parkway throughout the 12 days from Demember 5-16. I hope that you can make it here during this time. There are some special deals here that aren’t found at peak times of the year. Happy shopping!