Why Should You Experience Winter in Pigeon Forge?

December 15, 2023

While some may consider the winter months to be the “off-season” in the Smoky Mountains, we do not stop providing entertainment and family fun! Plus, the beautiful scenery of the mountains is even more beautiful and peaceful when it snows! So why should you plan a trip to experience winter in Pigeon Forge? Keep reading to find out!

Our lumberjack show is year-round.

boom run
Our Pigeon Forge dinner show is unlike anything you have seen before, with high-action stunts, intense competition, crowd interaction, and a delicious Southern supper. We operate rain or shine all year long, and our outdoor theater is climate-controlled and protected from the elements, so you stay cozy throughout the entire show. And don’t worry about our lumberjacks; they are plenty tough enough to perform no matter the weather! You can expect to see jaw-dropping logger sports such as the log roll and boom run, as well as exciting axe throwing, chopping, and other shows of strength.

But most importantly, the winter season means that our special Christmas show is running along with a holiday-themed meal! Come early for free photos with Santa in front of our giant Christmas tree and enjoy the regular show with a festive twist while enjoying your holiday feast. Supper includes a tender turkey sandwich, dressing, Paula’s green beans, cranberry sauce, chocolate peppermint pie, and a drink.

There’s a chance to see snow.

By far one of the most exciting things about winter in Pigeon Forge is the chance to see snow! Typically snow doesn’t last very long in the valley, but admiring the distant mountains decked in white will surely enhance your winter vacation experience.

The Smoky Mountains are less crowded during the winter.

newfound gap road
If you want to truly experience all that the winter season has to offer, then you have to explore Great Smoky Mountains National Park! The Cades Cove scenic loop is open all year round, so you can tour the historic sites, watch for birds, deer, and other popular wildlife, and learn more about the history of the Smokies. Roaring Fork and the road to Clingmans Dome are closed during the winter months, but you can still access a variety of trails, such as Alum Cave, Laurel Falls, Porters Creek, and Rainbow Falls. Several family-friendly trails are also located around the Sugarlands Visitor Center that are perfect for a short winter hike!

Pigeon Forge is decked out in holiday lights.

Another great reason to plan a winter vacation to Pigeon Forge is because of the Winterfest light displays along the Parkway. You are able to enjoy them from December through February. We suggest taking a walk around Patriot Park or the Riverwalk Trail or simply driving along the Parkway from Sevierville through Pigeon Forge and into Gatlinburg to take in all the shimmering, twinkling lights.

We can’t wait for you to experience winter in Pigeon Forge and the Smokies. Get your tickets to our lumberjack show today, and come see for yourself why we have the best supper and show in the area!