There are plenty of outdoor, snowy activities options in the Smokies including:
- Snow Tubing at Rowdy Bear's Smoky Mountain Snow Park and Ober Mountain where you can experience 70 and 50 foot drop slopes, respectively.
- Ober Mountain which has over 10 slopes giving options perfect for all levels from beginners to advanced skiers and snowboarders.
The walking and driving shows are a wonderful way to experience the magical lights all winter long:
- Nov 10-Feb 15: Gatlinburg Winter Magic Lights Self-Guided Tour
- Nov 9-Feb 18: Pigeon Forge Winterfest Wonders of Light: Driving Tour Map and Walking Trail
- Nov 17-Jan 7: Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland at Soaky Mountain Waterpark
All the little shopping nooks are decorated for Christmas for festive shopping and the year-round Christmas stores do not disappoint.
- Santa's Calus-et in Gatlinburg (I personally could spend hours in this store!)
- The Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge
The special events and shows offer a festive celebration of the season:
- Nov 1-Dec 31: Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede
- Nov 4-Jan 6: Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas
- Nov 4-Dec 31: Christmas at the Titanic
- Nov 3-Feb 18: SkyLand’s Festival of Lights at The Ranch
- Nov 10-Jan 1: Enchanted Christmas at Anakeesta
- Dec 1: Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade in Gatlinburg
And you can't forget to ring in the New Year in style:
- Dec 31: New Years Eve Fireworks Show and Ball Drop in Gatlinburg
- Dec 31: New Year’s Eve Celebration at The Island in Pigeon Forge
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