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Here's the top 7 reasons to visit Pigeon Forge this winter! From twinkling holiday lights to exciting adventures and excursions, there's definitely something waiting for you this winter in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. 

Pigeon Forge Winterfest Display.jpg1. Experience Winterfest

Every winter, Sevier County becomes a stunning winter wonderland with over 5 million lights beaming throughout the night. Wherever you drive in this county, you are sure to see lots of stunning light and holiday arrangements. From roadways, to businesses and everything in between, you are sure to love your winter trip to Pigeon Forge! You will see amazing arrangements and displays at The Old Mill, The Island, Smoky Mountain Opry, Dixie Stampede, and so many more amazing attractions throughout the area!

2. Ride the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel

Do you love seeing snow covered mountains from an aerial view without worrying about the bitter cold? The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel operates year round and offers fully enclosed and heated cars for spectacular views in a comfortable environment. Grab you a cup of hot cocoa and bring along your camera for an amazing view of the snow covered Smoky Mountains!

3. Go on a Winter Shopping Spree

There is no better time to shop in the Smokies than in the winter time! With sales, blowouts and little to no crowds to contend with, this is hands down the best time to visit The Island, Tanger Outlets or any of the shops throughout the county!

4. Take a Dip in the Hot Tub

On a cold winter day, there is no better time to relax in the hot tub of your Pigeon Forge cabin rental, taking in the wonderous sights winter in the Smokies has to offer!

Pigeon Forge Cabin Fireplace in the Winter5. Cuddle Up in Front of a Cozy Fire

Grab some hot cocoa, some snacks and pop in a great timeless classic movie. Snuggle up in front of the cozy fireplace in your very own private Pigeon Forge cabin for a romantic winter night in. Nothing says winter in the Smokies quite like enjoying a cold night in front of a fireplace, listening to the crackles of a wood burning fireplace as you sip some hot cocoa.

6. Beat the Crowds

You can experience all that the Smokies has to offer without the major crowds. This allows you to fit much more into your schedule, enabling you to take in so much more of the Smokies in one trip!

7. Take a Hike

If you are a seasoned hiker, you will love hiking the Great Smoky Mountains in the winter months. There are endless photo opportunities throughout the National Park. The Smokies just ooze beauty in the winter months! We strongly suggest dressing in layers and bringing plenty of snacks and drinks for this once in a lifetime adventure.