Fun Things to Do Around Pigeon Forge This Winter

Pigeon Forge, TN, is home to an abundance of fun winter activities. Take a look at a few of the top fun things to do while you're in Pigeon Forge.

Winterfest Driving Tour of Lights

Featuring more than 5 million lights, the Winterfest Driving Tour of Lights in Pigeon Forge is a must-see. With giant ornaments and light structures, you'll see some of your favorite storybook characters on this intricate Christmas light display that stretches the length of the Pigeon Forge Parkway. 

Make a night of it with hot chocolate as you drive through Pigeon Forge to see the lights. Maps are available for download or at the Pigeon Forge Welcome Center.

Nearby Light Displays

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas features its own light displays as well as fireworks, rides, and holiday music. Live entertainment, holiday shows, and carolers help the light displays enhance the Christmas spirit.

Ski on Ober Mountain

Ober, Gatlinburg is the number one winter activities and sports destination in the Great Smoky Mountains. Guests of all ages can enjoy the winter sports and activities Ober has to offer, including:

  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Tubing
  • Ice Skating

Go Holiday Shopping

If you're looking for warm indoor things to do, the renowned Tanger Outlets in Pigeon Forge are perfect for holiday and Christmas shopping. With a myriad of factory outlet stores from top designers, you can shop to your heart's content.

Winter Driving in Cades Cove

The Great Smoky Mountain National Park is home to one of the most scenic areas in the south, Cades Cove. The one-way, 11-mile loop road around Cades Cove gives you the opportunity to sightsee at your own pace, pulling off the road to stop and admire the scenery. 

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Wind Down With Some Wine and Moonshine

Moonshine is a historically famous product of the Great Smoky Mountains. Many distilleries and wineries continue this tradition today. In Pigeon Forge, you can visit distilleries that offer free tastings of their products. Check out some of these distilleries and wineries if you want to try moonshine for the first time:

Night Flights with Scenic Helicopter Tours 

Experience the magic of Winterfest from a unique perspective: the sky! As part of Pigeon Forge's Smoky Mountain Winterfest, Scenic Helicopter Tours launches its Winterfest Night Flight tours.

On this tour, you'll fly over the cities of Pigeon Forge and Sevierville on your way to see Dollywood’s twinkling lights. Pilots from Scenic provide their unique perspective on cities and lights below, providing you with an unforgettable helicopter adventure.

Residents in Pigeon Forge get to experience all the fun winter activities this beautiful area of the Smoky Mountains has to offer. The Pigeon Forge RV Resort is an ideal TN RV Resort location near the area's top attractions and things to do in winter.