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Top 5 Pigeon Forge Winter Activities

Amazing Views Cabin Rentals offers a wide variety of luxurious cabins for your winter vacation to Pigeon Forge, TN. This is a fantastic time of year to visit the region, as the Smoky Mountains are magically transformed into a winter wonderland! Here are the top five Pigeon Forge winter activities:

1. Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival

Guests visiting Pigeon Forge during the holiday season can enjoy Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival, which has been named one of America’s best Christmas events! This delightful festival runs from early November through the end of the year and offers more than four million holiday lights throughout the park. In addition, Dollywood presents several incredible holiday performances, including “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Christmas with the Kingdom Heirs”. Kids will be especially excited to meet Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and all of his friends from the classic Christmas special! Of course, park guests can also enjoy Dollywood’s excellent line-up of thrilling rides and incredible restaurants.

2. Hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National ParkA man giving his girlfriend a piggyback ride during a winter hike in the forest.

The winter season in Pigeon Forge can be particularly beautiful, as snow capped mountains present a dramatic landscape. This is a wonderful time to take a hike through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which is open every day of the year. The climate in the region can vary widely throughout the winter, so keep a close eye on the forecast and plan accordingly. In addition, be sure to visit one of the park’s visitor centers to pick up a map and discuss hiking options with a park ranger. You might take a friend or two on the trails, since hiking is one of the most popular Pigeon Forge winter activities!

(See Also: 4 Tips for Winter Hiking in the Smoky Mountains)

3. Winterfest Driving Tour of Lights

The annual Winterfest in Pigeon Forge is a fun seasonal celebration lasting nearly four months, running from November until the end of February. During Winterfest, the city comes alive with over five million sparkling holiday lights along the famous Pigeon Forge Parkway. Stop by the Fun Time Trolley office at Patriot Park or the Pigeon Forge Welcome Center to pick up a Winterfest Driving Tour of Lights guide, so you’ll know where to see all of the beautiful light displays.

4. Holiday Shopping

If you happen to be visiting Pigeon Forge before Christmas, take advantage of the excellent shopping opportunities in town! Pigeon Forge has everything from huge outlet malls to antique shops where you can pick up a variety of unique items. Don’t forget to check out the shops at The Old Mill Square to find everything from handmade crafts to local delicacies.

A couple relaxing in front of a stone fireplace.5. Relaxing in a Cabin

One of the best Pigeon Forge winter activities is kicking back in the comfort of your cabin! Step out onto your deck and view the gorgeous scenery, or curl up by the fire to warm up after a winter hike. Regardless of how you decide to spend your days in Pigeon Forge, your stay with Amazing Views Cabin Rentals is guaranteed to be a highlight.  Check out our complete selection of Pigeon Forge cabin rentals to start planning your winter vacation today!