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.

Pigeon Forge Arcades
Pigeon Forge in the Winter

Curl Up With A Lid'l Dolly's Quilt

Head on down to Lid'l Dolly's on the Pigeon Forge Parkway and pick yourself out a beautiful, cozy quilt or plush throw. There are tons of designs to choose from. Bring it back to your cabin or to the movies to warm up on a chilly afternoon. As a bonus, a Lid'l Dolly's quilt makes for the perfect souvenir from your time in Pigeon Forge.

Lid'l Dolly's

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!

Trolley Tours

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.

National Park Info

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!

Pigeon Forge Museums

Rent A Cabin With A Hot Tub

There's nothing quite like relaxing in a hot tub on a cold winter day. Enjoy some quality time in the wintery mountains while staying nice and toasty warm. If you're lucky, there may even be snow falling to make the experience even more magical. There are plenty of cabins in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains with hot tubs to enjoy on your trip.

Cabins With Hot Tubs

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.

Pigeon Forge Shows
Pigeon Forge in the Winter

Enjoy A Pancake Breakfast

Nothing warms you up quite like a yummy meal in Pigeon Forge. For a cold winter day, we recommend warming up with pancakes from one of the many pancake restaurants in the area. If you're looking for a fun, interactive experience, enjoy breakfast and activities at Frizzle Chicken Farmhouse Cafe. Feast on a warm breakfast while listening to singing animatronic chickens and coloring wooden eggs to bring home as a souvenir.

Frizzle Chicken Farmhouse Cafe

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