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 to do in Pigeon Forge in the winter time.

Get Nostalgic At An Arcade

A cold winter day is the perfect time to throw it back and get comfortable in front of a classic arcade game like Space Invaders or PacMan. There are lots of arcades in Pigeon Forge to choose from, each with their own unique atmosphere and gaming options. Whether you're looking to challenge the family to some old school skee-ball or try some of the latest technology available, you'll find it in Pigeon Forge arcades.

See The Winterfest Lights

Make the most of a chilly evening & take in the glittering Winterfest lights in Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg. 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 in Gatlinburg 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

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.

Warm Up At A Museum

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 cold 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!

Catch A Dinner Show

You certainly won't run out of things to do in Pigeon Forge during the winter 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 special performances. Keep an eye out for all kinds of family theaters and holiday themed shows on the Pigeon Forge events calendar.

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