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Admiring the snow covered scenery is one of the best things to do in the Smoky Mountains in winter.

3 Fun Things to Do in Pigeon Forge on Your Winter Vacation


Snow is falling softly, and the town is bustling with excitement. Winter is a magical time in Pigeon Forge. From shopping, to numerous attractions, you’ll never run out of things to do in Pigeon Forge. When you stay in one of our Pigeon Forge cabins for your winter trip, you’ll be close by to all the fun. Here are 3 fun things to do in Pigeon Forge on your winter vacation.

1. Shop Till You Drop

A woman with lots of shopping bags.Pigeon Forge has more than 200 different specialty stores and outlets. Take a trip to the Pigeon Forge Factory Outlet Mall to find everything you’d ever need! There’s a variety of products, from designer brands to hand-crafted gifts, so you can find the perfect present for a family member or take home a souvenir. Visit Pigeon River Crossings, formerly Belz Factory Outlet Mall, for a climate-controlled shopping experience with more than 85 outlet stores to shop in. You’ll find everything from a new pair of shoes to perfumes. Stop for a bite to eat at one of several eateries while you’re there to settle your appetite!

2. Go for a Hike

Two kids enjoying a winter hike.When you stay at Heritage Cabin Rentals, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is close by. If you love to hike, you’ll love the gorgeous views of the Great Smoky Mountains during the winter. It’s beautiful after it snows, but be careful not to slip! Laurel Falls is a popular hike in the winter because the waterfall is a picture-perfect sight when it’s frozen. Visitors also enjoy the Alum Cave Trail during the winter because of the icicles that form, creating a stunning view. Bring a camera with you to capture all the beautiful sights!

3. Visit Dollywood

Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge TnDollywood is a magical place to be all-year long, but there’s something about the wintertime that makes it seem extra special. If you visit during the month of December, you’ll get to experience Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas, which is a dream come true for everyone. There’ll be parades, special Christmas shows, an opportunity to meet Santa Claus and so much more. If you love Christmas music, you’re sure to love Christmas in the Smokies, Dollywood’s musical Christmas tradition with a 14-member cast performing all your holiday favorites. Kids will love visiting Santa Land, where they can watch Santa and his elves prepare for Christmas, make fun crafts and meet Santa. If you don’t make it in December, don’t worry, there’s still plenty of rides and entertainment to enjoy during the winter. And don’t forget to stop by The Grist Mill in the theme park to enjoy warm, world-famous cinnamon bread!

These are just three of the many things to do in Pigeon Forge during the winter. After your days of exploring the town and having fun with your family and friends, you’ll love being able to curl up next to the fire in your cozy cabin. Start planning your winter vacation today by finding the perfect cabin rental for your stay.