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5 Fun Things To Do in Pigeon Forge this Christmas Season

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The Christmas season is a special time to visit Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains as the area is filled with beautiful lights, incredible displays, special events, and so much more. There are a variety of things to do for people of all ages as well as budgets. Below, you will find five of the favorite things visitors love to do during the holidays in Pigeon Forge and the Smokies.

Smoky Mountain Christmas Lights

pigeon forge christmas lightsThe very first thing you will see when visiting Pigeon Forge is over 5 million twinkling lights on numerous displays throughout town! Viewing these lights is absolutely free and it’s a fantastic thing to do with family and friends. Simply hop in your car, take along some hot chocolate, and turn on your favorite holiday music as you cruise the Pigeon Forge Parkway viewing the lights.

Pigeon Forge Christmas Shows

Pigeon Forge offers numerous Christmas shows to see that the entire family will love. There are Christmas shows that include food such as the hilarious Hatfield & McCoy Christmas Disaster, Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede, and Christmas Celebration! If you want to see a great Christmas show without the food, there are some great options such as the fantastic Christmas at The Smoky Mountain Opry, Country Tonite, and the Comedy Barn Christmas.

Christmas Lights at The Island in Pigeon Forge

the island pigeon forge christmasThe Island in Pigeon Forge is an incredibly popular attraction as it is free to explore while offering numerous shops, places to eat, and things to do for the whole family. During Christmastime, The Island comes alive with numerous lights, displays, and a beautiful Christmas tree! It is a wonderful place to stroll around, take some great photos, and enjoy the free dancing fountains light show that takes place every 30 minutes!

Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood

dollywood glacier ridgeDollywood transforms into a “Smoky Mountain Christmas” with numerous shows, decorations, lights, food, characters, activities, and more. They also have a themed area called “Glacier Ridge” with a massive Christmas tree and magical lights that the entire family will love. If you want to pack in as much “Christmas” as possible into one day, then a day at Dollywood will provide numerous things to see and do to get you into the Christmas spirit….Smoky Mountain style!

Snow Tubing at Ober Gatlinburg

ober gatlinburg tubingIf you are seeking something more “adventurous” with you visit the Smokies during Chistmastime, then head on up the mountain to Ober Gatlinburg to enjoy snow tubing! Ober Gatlinburg offers ski slopes, ice skating, scenic chairlifts, mountain coasters, and so much more, but snow tubing is something that nearly the entire family will enjoy! Tickets often sell out for this popular activity, so be sure to purchase your tickets in advance at to reserve your time slot before heading up the mountain.

Stay in the Middle of the Fun

The wonderful thing about The Ramsey Hotel (besides being a fantastic place to stay when it’s cold outside) is that we are located in the middle of all of this fun! To plan your Pigeon Forge Christmas visit, be sure to visit our Pigeon Forge hotel specials page to get our best rate on your reservation!