SkyLand Ranch barn at Christmas

3 Things to Do in Sevierville and Pigeon Forge in Winter

December 7, 2023

Are you planning a visit to the Smoky Mountains this winter? This time of year, the Smoky Mountains area transforms into a magical winter wonderland full of festive lights and fun things to do. Keep reading to find out more about some of the best things to do in Sevierville and Pigeon Forge in winter to make the most of your vacation!

1. Snow Tubing at Rowdy Bear’s Smoky Mountain Snowpark

Snow Tubes at Rowdy Bear's Smoky Mountain Snowpark

When you think about winter in the Smoky Mountains, one of the first things that comes to mind is probably snow-covered mountains and hills. If so, you’ll love visiting Rowdy Bear’s Smoky Mountain Snowpark in Pigeon Forge in winter! This attraction has the longest snow tubing hill in the state. There’s nothing like embracing the winter season by gliding down a snowy hill on an inflatable tube. You can reach speeds over 35 miles per hour as you race your travel companions down the 500-foot-long tubing lanes. Rowdy Bear’s Smoky Mountain Snowpark is conveniently located right on the main Parkway in Pigeon Forge, making it easy to find for a day of snowy winter fun!

2. The Wild Stallion Mountain Coaster at SkyLand Ranch

One of the best parts of visiting Sevierville and Pigeon Forge in winter is seeing the beautiful mountain scenery, especially after it has recently snowed. An exciting and fun way to experience these views is from The Wild Stallion Mountain Coaster. This is the longest mountain coaster in the Southeast, providing riders with an 8+ minute ride along a 1.25-mile track. You control the speed of your ride, which means you can take your time riding downhill to bask in the mountain views, or you can zoom down at top speed for a thrilling ride. No matter how fast you choose to go, you’re sure to enjoy breathtaking views of the town below and the surrounding mountain landscape along the way!

3. SkyLand’s Festival of Lights at The Ranch

SkyLand's Festival of Lights at the Ranch

One of the newest things to do in Sevierville and Pigeon Forge in winter is visiting SkyLand’s Festival of Lights at The Ranch presented by Food City. This Christmas festival has everything you need to celebrate the season during your winter vacation. More than half a million lights glow bright in extravagant light displays throughout SkyLand Ranch in Sevierville. The festivities start on a scenic chairlift ride up to The Ranch, from which you’ll see larger-than-life festive light displays. You’ll get to see more lights and decorations around The Ranch, including a 25-foot Christmas tree and illuminated tunnels. Don’t forget to watch the light show in front of the tree and dance along to your favorite holiday tunes! Other fun festivities include campfires, yard games, Christmas movies, and holiday goodies and beverages. This holiday festival runs through winter until the middle of February.

There’s no better way to celebrate the holidays than at SkyLand’s Festival of Lights at The Ranch! If you’re interested in visiting this one-of-a-kind festival this winter, purchase your tickets online today so you won’t miss out on this incredible experience! Are you also interested in riding The Wild Stallion Mountain Coaster? You can bundle and save on these two experiences for one discounted price! Start planning your visit today!

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