It’s that time of year again! With the cool breeze, vibrantly colored leaves, and Christmas just around the corner, there is no better place to be this winter than in the Smoky Mountains. To help celebrate the changing of the seasons this year, the city of Pigeon Forge will be hosting their annual winter event called Winterfest! This event brings sparkling lights to the cities surrounding the Smoky Mountains, as well as plenty of other holiday specialities you won’t want to miss. Learn more about Winterfest in Pigeon Forge below:
What is Winterfest?
Winterfest is an event in Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and Gatlinburg where colorful lights that depict scenes of your favorite Christmas songs, animals that live in the Smoky Mountains, and characters you know and love. You will be able to enjoy all of the incredible light structures strung up on light poles and set up on the sides of the Parkway for months! People love seeing the 12 Days of Christmas along the Parkway that runs through Pigeon Forge. See if you can recognize
When is Winterfest?
Winterfest in Pigeon Forge starts in November and runs until February. The exact dates change every year, but it is always during these months. You will be able to see the lights during these months, and the best times to see them all lit up is at night!
Other Winter Events and Activities
You may be wondering what else you can enjoy during Winterfest in Pigeon Forge, and you’ll be glad to know that there are plenty of other activities and events that happen during the holiday season in the Smoky Mountains! Keep reading to learn more about these fun things to do:
If you want to enjoy the Winterfest lights but you don’t want to drive yourself, hop aboard the Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge trolleys! You can ride around on a special tour that highlights all of the lights you can see around town without having to drive yourself!
Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland
Another fun thing to do during the holiday season is to see the synchronized light show called Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland! You’ll drive through a maze of lights and fixtures as you turn your car radio to a certain station to see the lights dance in time with the music! This exciting event is located in the parking lot of the Smokies Stadium in Kodak, Tennessee.
Almost all of the incredible Pigeon Forge shows in the area put on special holiday performances during this time of year! See a Christmas themed comedy show at The Comedy Barn or go listen to your favorite Christmas songs with a country twist at Country Tonite. You can also have a themed show at Lumberjack Feud or Pirates Voyage Dinner and Show! You have plenty of options if you want to see a holiday-themed show!
You won’t want to miss out on Winterfest in Pigeon Forge! Want to know what else you can do while you’re in town? Look through our Luxury Pass to see which attractions you’ll get free tickets to when you book one of our cabins!