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Top 3 Things to do in the Smoky Mountains in January

Smoky Mountains covered in snow in the winterHappy New Year! Are you and your family ready to start planning your first Smoky Mountain vacation of the year? Visit My Smokies has compiled a list of the top three things to do in the Smoky Mountains in January to help make sure your first family vacation of the new year is as memorable as possible.

Experience Wilderness Wildlife Week

The perfect way to enjoy a fun and exciting day in Pigeon Forge and learn about all the fun things to do in the Smoky Mountains, Wilderness Wildlife Week features nearly 400 family-friendly exhibits that every member of your family are sure to enjoy. This year’s event will be held in the brand new Pigeon Forge events center, The LeConte Center.

Click here to learn more about the 25th Annual Wilderness Wildlife Week in Pigeon Forge.

Go Skiing

The slopes are open and the hot chocolate is steaming, Ober Gatlinburg is a great place for you and your family to enjoy the scenic Smoky Mountain views and play in the snow during your next family vacation. To add to the experience, you and your family can travel to the Gatlinburg ski resort by riding the Aerial Tramway from the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg. Forgot your skis at home? Ober Gatlinburg offers guests rental equipment to enjoy on the slopes.

Go Shopping

One of the only things that lift our spirits when we think that it will be another 365 days until Christmas returns, is knowing that all the exciting after Christmas sales and specials are just around the corner. Families looking for fun things to do in the Smoky Mountains in January will be pleased to find that the area’s largest outlet mall is located in Pigeon Forge, too.

Looking for other fun and exciting things to do in the Smoky Mountains in January? Visit My Smokies invites guests to check out our What To Do page on our website. There you will find up-to-date information and all the family-friendly fun in the Smokies!