4 of the Best Things to Do in Pigeon Forge During Winter

Pigeon Forge, TN is one of the nation’s best winter vacation destinations! As the weather cools down, our Smoky Mountain city celebrates the season with spectacular decorations and a number of great events. When you stay at All Season Suites, you will be minutes away from all of the fun. To help you plan your getaway, we have put together a guide to four of the best things to do in Pigeon Forge during winter.

1. Take the Driving Tour of Lights

As part of the annual Winterfest celebration, Pigeon Forge is illuminated with over 5 million holiday lights! These lights stay on from early November through the end of February, so there is a wide window of time for winter vacationers to enjoy the decorations. The city’s light displays are truly breathtaking and feature a variety of fun designs. Some of of the most popular displays depict the Twelve Days of Christmas, The Old Mill, and Smoky Mountain black bears.

To help visitors find all of the beautiful light displays, the city of Pigeon Forge has devised a “Driving Tour of Lights”. Just stop by the Pigeon Forge Welcome Center or the Pigeon Forge Trolley Office to pick up a free brochure and map with the locations of all the lights.

2. Enjoy Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas FestivalBuildings decorated with glittering holiday lights at the Dollywood Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival.

If you will be visiting Pigeon Forge this Christmas season, a visit to Dollywood is an absolute must! From early November through January 1st, the theme park hosts its annual Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival, a fun holiday celebration unlike anywhere else in the country. With wonderful shows, beautiful lights, and special guests, Dollywood has something for guests of all ages during the festival. To learn more about the seasonal festivities at the theme park, read our blog about 4 Things You’ll Love at Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival.

3. Visit Indoor Attractions

The winter weather in Pigeon Forge is fairly mild, with average highs in the lows 50s. However, if you’re looking to avoid the cooler weather, the area is home to a great collection of indoor attractions that your whole family will love. Here are some of the best indoor things to do in Pigeon Forge during winter:

  • The Titanic Museum Attraction
  • WonderWorks
  • MagiQuest
  • Flyaway Indoor Skydiving
  • Hollywood Wax Museum
  • Big Top Arcade
  • TopJump Trampoline Park
  • The Tomb Escape Game

Smoky Mountain Opry decorated for Christmas in Pigeon Forge during winter.4. See a Christmas Show

During the holiday season, Pigeon Forge’s theaters offer fun Christmas shows that are sure to leave you in a festive spirit! Running from November through the end of the year, these shows feature great Christmas music, festive costumes, and plenty of good cheer. Here are the most popular theaters in Pigeon Forge with Christmas shows:

  • Smoky Mountain Opry
  • Dixie Stampede Dinner Show
  • Thomas Kinkade’s Christmas of Light
  • Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show
  • Country Tonite

Located right on Dollywood Lane, All Season Suites is close to all of the best things to do in Pigeon Forge during winter. To learn about everything our Pigeon Forge hotel has to offer, visit the All Season Suites Amenities page!