The Inn on the River in Pigeon Forge TN

The Inn on the River is a newly renovated Pigeon Forge hotel on the Parkway.

The Inn On The River

(865) 428-5500

2492 Parkway, Pigeon Forge ,TN 37863

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What to Do in a Day: Your Ultimate Guide to A Day in Downtown Pigeon Forge This Winter

Winter is a beautiful time in the Smoky Mountains! There are so many wonderful activities to do around the area! If you are wondering what to do in a day, you’ve come to the right place! We have created an itinerary to keep you on track. Here is your ultimate guide to a day in downtown Pigeon Forge this winter:

Start Your Day Off With A Tasty Breakfast

breakfast on plate with river in the backgroundWhen you stay at our hotel in downtown Pigeon Forge, enjoy access to a delicious complimentary breakfast! Our breakfast will also save you tons of money before you take your family out to explore the town. Enjoy chowing down on your choice of biscuits, gravy, grits, sausage, waffles, fresh fruit, bagels, yogurt, cereal, oatmeal, fried potatoes, and various drinks! There is something for everyone in your party to enjoy!

Christmas Place

The best way to get in the holiday spirit is to visit The Christmas Place in downtown Pigeon Forge! This place is the largest Christmas store in the south. You can spend hours walking around and looking at all the unique Christmas decorations and gifts to buy. They even have days where you can take pictures with Santa! The Christmas Place is truly a unique place everyone should experience.

Have Lunch at the Old Mill

old mill square in winterWould you like to have a tasty lunch next to history? If so, visit The Old Mill Restaurant in downtown Pigeon Forge! They serve up delicious southern food in an 1830 gristmill. You’ll love the variety of options to choose from and the large portions! If you are interested in shopping after, check out the gift shops and toy shops around the complex.

Pigeon Forge Snow

Even if it is a little snowy outside, Pigeon Forge Snow is a great indoor attraction to try out! Experience sledding down a snowy hill from the comfort of the inside. This downtown Pigeon Forge attraction is perfect for all ages! It is also nice to know that the snow is made from 100% pure water. After sledding down the hill, play in the designated snow play area and create snowmen and snow forts!

Walk Around The Island

Island in Pigeon Forge during ChristmasAfter you’ve had some fun playing in the snow, take a walk around The Island in downtown Pigeon Forge. There are so many shops, sights, and attractions to explore! The Island is also beautifully decorated for the holiday season and is a perfect place to take some family pictures! Watch the fountain show and then take a ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel. You can spend hours exploring all the fun attractions at The Island.

Have Dinner at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show

After walking around The Island, you’ve probably worked up an appetite! Head over to Pirates Voyage for a tasty meal plus entertainment! This dinner show in downtown Pigeon Forge is loads of fun! See pirates, mermaids, and tropical birds perform in an indoor lagoon. The feast consists of cracklin’ pan-fried chicken, sugar-cured ham, and tasty sides like creamy vegetable soup, and corn on the cob.

End Your Night Driving Through Winterfest Tour of Lights

winterfest lights in pigeon forgeYou’ve got to see the town lit up by driving through Winterfest Driving Tour of Lights! This event occurs between early November to mid-February. See millions of gorgeous lights that will be sure to get you in the holiday spirit!

You now have your ultimate guide to a day in downtown Pigeon Forge this winter. You’ll need a place to stay! Our hotel in downtown Pigeon Forge has comfortable rooms perfect for you! Have fun this winter in Pigeon Forge!