Top 5 Winter Experiences in the Smokies

Top 5 Winter Experiences in Pigeon Forge, TN

Top 5 Winter Experiences in the Smokies

As the holiday season approaches, many people are starting to plan their Christmas activities. Plenty of options exist if you're looking for festive fun in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Here are the top 5 ideas for things to do during Christmas in Pigeon Forge:


1. Scenic Helicopter Tours

Take a romantic flight with Scenic Helicopter Tour! Their Romance package includes a cozy, warm viewing of the Sunset with a toast before you take an incredible night flight over Pigeon Forge's Winterfest. This package is perfect for a couple who loves adventure! Book your package with them at

Tip! Book your reservations before your evening, as they have limited spots available. 


2. Dollywood

Visit Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas. This award-winning theme park transforms into a winter wonderland during the holiday season! You can enjoy festive shows, ride the Polar Express, and even meet Santa Claus himself. Learn More at

Tip! Be sure to get your tickets in advance, as the holiday season can get busy.


3. Go ice skating at Ober Gatlinburg

This popular ski resort offers an outdoor ice skating rink during the holiday season. It's a fun activity for all ages, and the views of the Great Smoky Mountains are breathtaking. Find more information about Ober Gatlinburg by visiting

Tip! Leave yourself enough time to enjoy your trip up the mountain via the Ober Skytram!


4. Festive Dinner Show

Fancy a feast at one of the area's holiday-themed dinner shows with one of the area's many theaters. From the Hatfield & McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner Show to the Christmas at Dolly Parton's Stampede, plenty of options exist for a festive meal and entertainment. You can find information on each dinner show through their sites!

Tip! Get your tickets early! These holiday dinner shows fill up quickly! 


5. Winterfest

Head out for a drive around town to enjoy the six million holiday lights of Winterfest. In Pigeon Forge alone you will be awed by the 12 Days of Christmas in lights!

Tip! Drive carefully and bundle up to enjoy the Winterfest Wonders of Light Walking Trail, it is amazing to see!


You will have a great time in Pigeon Forge no matter what you choose to do during Christmas. The holiday season is a magical time of year, and there's no better place to enjoy it than in the beautiful Smoky Mountains. These top 4 experiences are perfect additions to our Romantic Getaway Package. This exclusive package includes a $50 dinner voucher to one of our favorite restaurants. When pairing this package with the central location of Music Road Resort, this is the perfect place to play all day and relax by the fireplace in one of the grand lobbies upon your return! Book your stay today by calling 855-875-9100 or book online.