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Things To Do in Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg, Tennessee this Holiday Season!


Great Smoky Mountains

No trip to Gatlinburg is complete without a day exploring the overlooks and trails of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. While most of the Park’s diverse wildlife lies dormant during the winter, other ecosystems still teem with life and majestic winter beauty. Discover frozen waterfalls and winter hikes that lead to unobstructed views on the Park’s official website.

Dollywood Smoky Mountain Christmas

Now through December 31, 2022

Dolly Parton's Stampede • Pigeon Forge, TN

The spirit of the season shines brightest during Smoky Mountain Christmas, voted America's Best Christmas Event for more than a decade. Here, the skies dance with the glimmer of more than 6 million twinkling lights, the sounds of our award-winning shows fill the air with Christmas cheer, and family memories are made beneath star-lit mountain skies. Cherished family traditions are waiting for you—plan your Christmas visit today!

Ober Winter Activities


The snow-sports jewel of the South, Ober Mountain is a winter wonderland. Active kids will find plenty of powder on the slopes for skiing, snowboarding, or snow tubing. Open to skaters of all experience levels, get the whole family out on the indoor ice rink.

Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede

Now through December 31, 2022

Dolly Parton's Stampede • Pigeon Forge, TN

Attend Christmas at Dolly Parton's Stampede where will enjoy an amazing cast & show that includes 32 magnificent horses, takes you on a nostalgic holiday trip with a friendly North Pole – South Pole rivalry. Watch in delight as the Sugar Plum Fairy brings toys to life right before your eyes. Santa himself will also make an appearance in a horse drawn sleigh!

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

Polar Express Train

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ with the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is back in 2022! The 1¼ hour round-trip passenger excursion comes to life as the train departs the Bryson City depot for a journey through the quiet wilderness for a special visit at the North Pole. Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, guests on board will enjoy warm cocoa and a treat while listening and reading along with the magical story.


Looking for a place to stay?

Pinecrest Townhomes Come and enjoy a relaxing and well-deserved getaway at the Pinecrest Townhomes in the beautiful Smoky Mountains. Nestled in the woods, but only a mile from Dollywood and the Parkway, our townhomes are perfect for your weekend trip, family Dollywood vacation, friends getaway, or just some fun exploring the area! Located in the heart of Pigeon Forge, less than 2 miles from Dollywood and only a 20-minute drive to Gatlinburg, there are endless attractions with something for everyone. Whether it’s visiting Dollywood, catching dinner and a show, or taking a family hike to breathe in some crisp mountain air at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park - you won’t want to miss it!



















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