Things to Do in Pigeon Forge, TN — Fall/Winter 2021 Guide

Visitors to Pigeon Forge have plenty of winter activities to keep them entertained — even out of season. From brisk walks in the Smoky Mountains to interactive exhibits in the area's many museums, there really is something for everyone.

Check out our guide of things to do in Pigeon Forge during fall and winter 2021.

Pigeon Forge comes alive between November and February every year as more than 5 million lights decorate venues throughout Sevier County. Take a self-driving tour through the winter wonderland to see the spectacular Winterfest Lights at various city landmarks, including The Old Mill, Dolly Parton’s Stampede, and The Island.

Hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

People think hiking in the national park is just a summer activity. However, winter treks give you the chance to see wildlife and human artifacts in the Smoky Mountains that are usually hidden during the warmer months. Bare trees, reduced foliage, and fewer tourists allow these stunning mountains to show in all their glory. Be sure to wrap up and stay warm.

Learn About Traditional Arts and Crafts

Gatlinburg is located 15 minutes south of Pigeon Forge and is home to the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community, the largest collection of traditional crafters in the U.S.

More than 200 artisans are dotted along an 8-mile loop demonstrating their craft. Take a journey back in time and learn about glassblowing, pottery, leatherwork, silversmithing, whittling, and more.

Go Skiing or Snowboarding

The ultimate destination for winter sports lovers is , just a 20-minute drive from Pigeon Forge. Ten ski trails of varying difficulty provide options for all levels of skiers and boarders. If you’re new to winter sports, the Ober experts are available to give lessons.

Want to play in the snow but not into sports? Try snow tubing instead, and whiz down the mountain on an innertube. Weekend and holiday sessions sell out fast, so book tickets in advance.

Keep Warm in a Museum

If you want to stay out of the cold, how about one of the many differently themed museums. Explore the history of American crime at the Alcatraz East Crime Museum. Learn about the oceans at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. Have your photo taken with the stars at the Hollywood Wax Museum. Or, enter the interactive world of Wonderworks, located in the upside-down house on the Parkway.

Pigeon Forge RV Resort is the perfect base to experience all the winter activities that this region has to offer. Treat yourself and head to Pigeon Forge, TN, where you'll find plenty to keep you and the family entertained during winter 2021.