9 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 9 things to do in Pigeon Forge in the winter time ranging from indoor activities to trolley rides.

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
Lid’l Dolly’s: Click to visit page.

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.

Pigeon Forge Winterfest

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. Check out easy hikes and, as long as you're prepared, top winter hikes in the area.

National Park Info

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park'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. Each of these attractions offers its own unique opportunities for fun and education, all in a comfortably climate-controlled environment.

Pigeon Forge Museums

Gain Altitude On The Scenic Chairlift

Enjoy the best views of the Smokies on Ober Mountain's Scenic Chairlift! This peaceful ride is the longest of its kind in the United States and takes guests nearly 800 feet high for a truly impressive view of Mt. LeConte in the winter. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to experience this one of a kind adventure.

Scenic Chairlift

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
Frizzle Chicken Cafe: Click to visit page.

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 feasting on a warm breakfast at Frizzle Chicken Farmhouse Cafe.

Frizzle Chicken Farmhouse Cafe

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