10 Things To Do This Winter In Pigeon Forge 2018

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  1. 29th Annual Winterfest

Experience the winter wonderland of lights this holiday season! With more than 5 million lights, Pigeon Forge will be covered with whimsical scenes and decorations. Winterfest will begin November 6th and run through the month of February. This winter spectacular has become one the most anticipated events of each year! To make your experience even better, you can follow a driving tour offered by the city of Pigeon Forge. Hot all the hot spots where you can find the best lights in town!


  1. Ober Gatlinburg

Explore all the winter adventures and activities at Ober Gatlinburg! Ober is the ultimate destination for skiing and snowboarding in the Smokies. The slopes at Ober will tentatively be open during the holiday season and continue throughout winter. They offer 10 different ski and snowboard trails at the park with varying levels of difficulty. If you’re new to the snow sport, Ober offers lessons from expert skiers and snowboarders to help you out. If riding down the mountain isn’t your thing, try snow tubing! Slide down their man-made hills in inner tubes for some thrilling fun!

Ober Gatlinburg is perfect for beginnings to experts and everyone in between! You can also head inside to check out the plethora of shops, food court, and ice skating rink!


  1. Christmas Dinner Shows

It’s finally time to start celebrating the holidays here in the Smoky Mountains! One attraction we always look forward to is the start of Christmas themed dinner shows. DOLLY PARTON’S CELEBRATION! Diner Show officially begins on October 19th through December 31st.

DOLLY PARTON’S STAMPEDE will begins their Christmas season on October 31st. Snow falls softly as the breathtaking scenes fill you with tidings of good cheer. The Stampede arena is magically transformed into a true fantasyland complete with twinkling lights, evergreens, poinsettias, old-fashioned holiday costumes and familiar holiday music.


  1. Ripley’s Aquarium Of The Smokies

Our fish friends love winter too! Well, meeting you that is! Visiting Ripley’s Aquarium of The Smokies is always a must during any vacation. Also, Ripley’s Aquarium of The Smokies was named ‘Best Aquarium in North America” by 10Best Readers Choice Awards. With so mnay exhibits all in one place, you can play with penguins, sleep with sharks, and joke with the jellies! ONce you’re done checking out the exhibits, the kids can enjoy the aquarium’s new gigantic indoor playground!


  1. Pigeon Forge Snow

Pigeon Forge Snow is the first indoor snow facility in the entire United States that offers REAL snow all year long. It uses state of the art snowmaking technology to transform its 35,000 square ft. indoor facility into a winter wonderland, complete with up to 12 lanes of the fastest snow tubing regardless of the time of year. In addition to tubing, Pigeon Forge Snow offers other classic winter activities. There is a snowplay area where guests can build snowmen and make snow angels. The attraction also features a second level where parents can watch their children go tubing while enjoying a snack or a beverage.


  1. Titanic Museum Christmas and Winter CelebrationChristmas Snow at Titanic's Winter Wonderland

Beginning November 10th- December 31st, your family can experience the christmas cheer and magic that surrounds the Titanic Museum Attraction. The ship will be aglow and draped in garland, trimmings, lights, and wreaths of course. As you stop by the entrance of The White Star Line, say hello to Father Christmas himself! Additionally, you can meet his reindeer waiting to greet you. During this special time year you can imagine what the ship would’ve looked like 104 years ago during a Christmas voyage.


  1. Christmas Shopping

Christmas shopping begins at Tanger Outlets! With black friday, and christmas sales and offers, this is the perfect time of year for a shopping spree. With so many of your favorite stores in one place, you won’t be stuck in the cold! Your next stop is just a few feet away!


  1. Cades Cove Cades Cove is the perfect winter things to do in the Smokies

Anyone who has driven though the beautiful mountains of Cades Cove knows that knows that it’s equally as stunning in the winter. Cades Cove is situated on 11 mile one way loop road that gives you the chance to sightsee at a leisurely pace. Along the way there are plenty of pull offs if you want to stop and take in the scenery. With the bare trees of winter, you have a much greater chance of seeing some wildlife!


  1. Watch The Fountains at The Island

If you’re looking for shopping, food, fun, and relaxation all in one place then head over to The Island! You can sit by the dancing foundations for their nightly shows and relaxing rocking chairs. After the shows you can head to Ole Smoky Moonshine for free tastings and seeing what seasonal flavors are available! With the chilly temperatures outside, some moonshine will warm you right up!


  1. Relax By A Fire At Courtyard

Whether you’re out exploring the mountains, or taking part in one of the hundreds of attractions in Pigeon Forge, there’s always time for a little relaxation. When you’re choosing your hotel in Pigeon Forge, be sure to choose one with a welcoming outdoor set up to enjoy the evenings! The Courtyard by Marriott has not 1, not 2, but 3 fire pits on the property! So cozy up by the fire and enjoy a crisp winter night in your favorite town!

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