How to Enjoy Your Fire Pit in the Fall and Winter

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Fire pits aren’t just good for the warmer months, learn how to get the most use out of your fire pit this fall and winter!

Cozy fall nights and chilly winter evenings are the perfect time to enjoy your outdoor fire pit. While most homeowners think about gathering around the fire pit in the warm winter months to make s’mores and enjoy time with friends, you can use your fire pit in every season of the year. Here are some of our best tips for extending your fire pit use through the coldest seasons of the year.


Fall fire pits are the perfect place for hosting the countless events that take place during the early to mid-fall. Instead of hosting cocktails before thanksgiving cluttered around the kitchen island, try holding them outside around the fire pit for a cozy twist. If you have an outdoor entertainment center, the fire pit is a great place to enjoy all of the sports games on in the fall. A fire pit is also a great place to enjoy fall traditions, like carving pumpkins, sipping apple cider with loved ones, and even date nights.

Do you assume that the end of summer means an end to grilling? Not in the least! Fall is a great time to squeeze more grilled food out of your fire pit and enjoy delicious burgers before a football game or grilled veggies to go with your favorite fall dips.


A charming and warm fire can light up the coldest frozen winter night. Instead of singing carols around the crackling fire inside, try moving your annual cookies, cocoa, and carols party outside. To make it feel like summer, try roasting marshmallows and making other fun winter treats.

Searching for the perfect romantic New Year’s Eve date? Try your outdoor fire pit! You can enjoy romantic time outside with a warm and blazing fire and snuggle under a blanket with hot cocoa or mulled wine. With a little bit of imagination, your outdoor fire pit can truly become a hub of your seasonal celebrations throughout the year.

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