Spending Thanksgiving and Christmas at a Pigeon forge, TN cabin can be great fun! From all of the great family friendly restaurants, to all of the great family friendly attractions, you’re sure to have plenty to do. Being in Pigeon Forge during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays is especially fun because of how much the city of Pigeon Forge loves to celebrate Christmas.
On November 9th the city of Pigeon Forge hosted this year’s Winterfest kickoff. Winterfest in Pigeon Forge is a celebration of winter in the Smoky Mountains and features thousands of twinkling Christmas lights and decorations. Events for Winterfest in Pigeon Forge include the Pigeon Forge trolley of lights ride, the Sevierville Christmas parade, the Gatlinburg fantasy of lights parade, the arts and craft’s community’s holiday art show, and the Titanic professional ice carving competition. Dates for Winterfest activities can be found here.
On top of all of the events available for Pigeon Forge’s Winterfest, there are several places you can find snow during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
Here’s a list of the best places to see snow in Pigeon Forge:
Titanic in Pigeon Forge- The Titanic in Pigeon Forge spent $250,000 on their Christmas celebration plans and decorations this year. The Titanic will be blowing snow from November 13, 2010 to January 1, 2011.
Ober Gatlinburg- Ober Gatlinburg blows snow every year. The start of their season depends on the temperature on the mountain but once they start blowing the snow will be around well into the new year. Visitors to Ober Gatlinburg can ski and can tube down Ober’s brand tubing lanes that opened last year.
Mt. LeConte– LeConte Lodge has already seen the first snow of the year. The Lodge is located toward the top of Mt. LeConte and can only be accessed by hikers. The lodge feeds hikers and provides overnight lodging for visitors. The Lodge ends it’s operating season on November 23rd so if visitors want to get in a hike they need to do it soon.
Ripley’s Aquarium (well not really…)– Ripley’s Aquarium in Gatlinburg may not have snow inside, but the penguins at Ripley’s might make you feel like you’re playing in a winter playland. Their feisty personalities and the fun playground that Ripley’s has for them is sure you put you in a good mood.
You may want to also read about Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge.