Winter Things To Do in Pigeon Forge

Winter Things To Do in Pigeon Forge

When winter arrives, the fun holiday festivities begin. You and your family or friends can enjoy spending time together while checking out the many winter activities near Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. You can enjoy visiting each attraction, whether you are local or visiting for the holidays.

Learn about fun winter things to do in Pigeon Forge.

Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Winter Activities

From winter activities to holiday-themed events in Pigeon Forge, here are some of the best winter things to do in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area:

1. Scenic Drives in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

While the winter weather may be too cold to hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you can still drive through the park. If the weather permits, you can drive along the Newfound Gap, the lowest driveable pass through the park, and Cades Cove Loop or maybe even witness impressive frozen waterfalls.

2. Driving Tour of Winterfest Lights

Christmas decorations and lights are a popular way to ring in the holiday festivities. You and your family can experience a true winter wonderland of lights by attending Pigeon Forge Winterfest. The festival typically occurs from November to February, giving guests ample time to enjoy all the festivities, from light tours and parades to shows and other Winterfest events.

3. Gatlinburg Christmas Parade

Witness the annual Gatlinburg Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade the next time you visit Tennessee in December. The parade has millions of people visiting each year to see and cheer on dancers, marching bands, balloons and more.

4. Skiing at Ober Gatlinburg

It is not winter without a season of skiing. Visit Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee's only ski mountain and resort, for skiing, snowboarding, tubing and ice skating days.

5. Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas

Create unforgettable holiday memories when you attend Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas. You can watch the holiday show, enjoy seasonal treats and catch a ride on the Dollywood Express.

6. Gatlinburg New Year's Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks

Ring in the new year with fun New Year's Eve activities in Gatlinburg. This family-friendly event hosts free concerts, a ball drop countdown and fireworks.

7. Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg KOA Holiday Winter Activities and Themed Events

You can also have fun engaging in winter activities at Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg KOA Holiday. The campground hosts family-friendly holiday events, such as campsite decorating, themed crafts, parades and more.

Book a Stay for Your Winter Getaway

Make your winter getaway more enjoyable by having a comfortable campground to return to after a day of activities. Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg KOA Holiday is the perfect base camp when you are busy visiting each local holiday event. The campground ensures you and your family can relax and stay safe while enjoying clean facilities, amenities and warm lodgings.

Start planning your winter getaway by reserving a campsite with us today!

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