5 Things to Do in Pigeon Forge in the Winter Season

When winter weather strikes, Pigeon Forge comes alive with tons of family-friendly ways to enjoy the cold weather. Here are 5 things you can do to enjoy in Pigeon Forge in the winter time:

See the Twinkling Lights of Winterfest from the Fun Time Trolley

Make the most of a chilly evening aboard Pigeon Forge’s Fun Time Trolley at dusk to take in the glittering Winterfest lights. From November to February, Pigeon Forge comes alive with millions of shimmering holiday lights, and there’s nothing like snuggling up with family to make it all even more magical. The guided trolley tour gives you extra insight on the displays you’ll see with friendly stories and narration. See more about Winterfest trolley and driving tours at PigeonForgeWinterfest.com!

Enjoy a Brisk Nature Walk in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

We’ve mentioned it before, but winter can be a great time to see the Smokies. Bare trees let the region’s topography shine, letting you truly see the beauty of our majestic mountains! See Mother Nature and Old Man Winter together by taking a short nature hike! GSMNP’s Sugarlands Visitor Center should remain open even if snow falls; consider stopping for maps and information here before heading out for a brisk walk. You’ll see signs for short, easy nature trails right off the main road as you travel through the park. Bundle up and let the family experience the natural beauty of Smoky Mountains during Winterfest.

Warm Up At Pigeon Forge’s Favorite Indoor Attractions

If bundling up and enjoying the winter weather isn’t your idea of a good time, you’ll still find many ways to enjoy a snowy day in Pigeon Forge. Consider checking out some of our favorite indoor attractions: Think WonderWorks, Titanic Museum Attraction, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, and many others! Each of these attractions offers its own unique opportunities for fun and education, all in a comfortably climate-controlled environment!

Check Out A Holiday Themed Show

You certainly won’t run out of things to do in Pigeon Forge during the holiday season. With the whole city lit up with winter lights and holiday cheer, many of the most popular dinner theaters and shows in the area host a special Christmas performance. Pay a visit to one of the most famous family feuds in the country at The Hatfield & McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner Show, or get tickets to Country Tonite’s Christmas Show. Keep an eye out for all kinds of family theaters and holiday themed shows on the Pigeon Forge events calendar.

Shop ’til You Drop!

As the holidays approach, the Smoky Mountains turn into a shopper’s paradise! Favorite stops like the Tanger Outlets center in Sevierville and the shops at the Island in Pigeon Forge start extending their hours as the winter holidays draw near, giving you ample opportunities to experience retail bliss. Looking for something truly unique? Make the most of the artistic experience by traveling through the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community. Here you’ll see all kinds of Appalachian handicrafts and have a chance to see artists at work with folk arts demonstrations and more.

What’s your favorite way to spend a snow day in Pigeon Forge? Share your thoughts at the PigeonForge.com Facebook page or consider signing up for our weekly E-Newsletter to get all kinds of ideas in your inbox every Wednesday.