Dec 21, 2023 – Mar 19, 2024
The beauty of the winter season brings cooler temperatures and holiday spirit but also smaller crowds and a change of pace. During the months of December, January and February, life slows down a bit in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains and harkens back to a time when things were simpler. Curl up in a cabin with a fireplace and unplug with the ones you love. There are plenty of things to do in the winter in Pigeon Forge but being together is the best one.
Rowdy Bear Snowpark
Rowdy Bear Snowpark offers a one of a kind snow tubing experience including tubing races, a snow play area, and more. Stop by their location on the Pigeon Forge parkway this season and enjoy the largest outdoor tubing hill in Tennessee.Rowdy Bear
Tennessee Cider Company
Tennessee Cider Company has locations in Gatlinburg and Sevierville will some of the best seasonal flavor you'll find. Check out their free samples and collect your 32 ounce growler.Tennessee Cider
Ice Skating at Ober Mountain
Strap on a pair of skates and glide around Ober's indoor ice arena this winter. Great for all ages and ability levels, the skating rink and surrounding enclosed makes for a lovely spot to spend the day with family.Ober Mountain
Photos With Santa
Santa is visiting lots of places in the Smoky Mountains this year and will be ready to receive Christmas wishes from all the little children. For photo ops and wishlist visits, check out our blog at the link below.Photos With Santa
Winterfest officially kicks off November 9, 2023 in Patriot Park. Catch the moment all the lights turn on at this annual celebration.
Christmas Never Ends
Check out the newest drive-thru holiday light show in East Tennessee.
A unique holiday light experience, Anakeesta's Astra Lumina is an immersive light show like nothing you've ever seen before.
Wonders Of Light
Pigeon Forge's Riverwalk Greenway will once again shine bright for the season as the Wonders Of Light Walking Trail.
Scenic Helicopter Tours
Get a one-of-a-kind vantage point of the Winterfest lights this year with Scenic Helicopter Tours.
Spend an evening at The Island in Pigeon Forge to experience their unique fountain show and wonderful holiday decor.
Starting November 17, 2023, enjoy an incredible drive through experience of Soaky Mountain as it's lit up for the holiday season.
During their Festival Of Lights event, the award-winning attraction will be aglow with over one million holiday lights.
Redneck Bus Lights Tour
Laugh your way through the Smokies in the most hilarious way to see Pigeon Forge Winterfest light displays. The lights tour starts November 11 with availability through the end of the year.
Christmas at the Courthouse
December 1, 2023
Enjoy a classic tree lighting at the Sevierville courthouse plus children’s crafts, photos with Santa, holiday snacks and music.Event Info
Dolly Parton’s Stampede
Starting in November you can catch this classic holiday show featuring holiday tunes, timeless characters, family friendly comedy, and 32 magnificent horses - all while enjoying a delicious 4 course meal.
The colorful set, enchanting choreography, and cheerful singing at Country Tonite will excite and astound all ages. You'll see familiar characters like Frosty, Santa, and the Sugar Plum Fairy in this spirited holiday production.
Hatfield & McCoy
This Christmas disaster puts the holler in hollerdays. The show features something for everyone, including holiday song & dance, side splitting comedy, and even some jaw dropping stunts.
Sing along to holiday tunes, sip on hot chocolate, and enjoy forested folklore with the Dawsons and McGraws as they feud it out this season. The lumberjacks turn sawdust into Christmas magic starting in November.
Go beyond your imagination and experience a new holiday tradition at Beyond The Lens. Watch The Polar Express in full motion seating on the immersive FlyRide.
Get in the Christmas spirit with the funniest show in the Smokies. From cloggers to canines and all the jokes in between, the Comedy Barn knows how to keep their audience jolly with laughter.
Christmas At Array
The new Array Variety Show celebrates the most wonderful time of the year with festive lights, timeless music, and an amazing two hour holiday special.
Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro
Purchase a gift card for the delicious Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro in Townsend. Their regionally inspired dishes incorporate fresh produce grown on-site and the highest quality local ingredients.Dancing Bear
French’s Shoes & Boots
A pair of finely crafted cowboy boots from the Pigeon Forge parkway staple French's Shoes & Boots makes a great gift. You'll find everything from classic western styles to exotic ostrich quill.French's Boots
Iron Mountain Metal Works
The best gives are handmade, right? Try your hand as a blacksmith and create a custom knife for a friend or family member at Iron Mountain Metal Works. They'll surely be impressed with your handiwork.Iron Mountain
Johnson Family Of Restaurants
A collection of the best dining in the area, Johnson Family of Restaurants offers gift cards that can be used at all of their restaurants including Big Daddy's Pizzeria, Alamo Steakhouse, Bennett's BBQ, and more.Johnson Family
Riverwoods Home Furnishings
This premier custom furniture & home decor showroom is located in Wears Valley. Riverwoods Home Furnishings specializes in using reclaimed wood from old barns, factories and homesteads.Riverwoods
If the wintry outdoors are a little too chilly for your liking, consider making the lodging portion of your holiday trip to the Smokies part of the vacation in itself. Here are our top picks for where to stay this winter.
Find the perfect winter lodging for your vacation.
- Cabins With A Fireplace: Who could deny the comforts of cozying up near a fireplace on a crisp winter evening?
- Hotels With Indoor Pools: If you're traveling with the family, this is a great option. Indoor pools are a wonderful treat for kids looking to burn off some energy.
- Cabins With A Hot Tub: Brace the chilly night air in your swimsuit and ease into a bubbling hot tub to take the edge off - it's worth it.