The Wonderful World of Winterfest in Pigeon Forge!

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Although the fall season just started, and soon we will be gazing at leaves changing into their beautiful colors, winter is hiding in the background and making plans for its entrance in a few months. Pigeon Forge helps make winter’s entrance more grand by lighting up the town with over 5 million lights! It is a Pigeon Forge holiday event that gets better year after year. The annual Pigeon Forge Winterfest kicks off on November 13, 2020 and runs through February 15, 2021.

Now is the perfect time to start making your own plans to get to Pigeon Forge to experience this winter event. Get the oil changed in your car, book lodging, and get the excitement flowing with the family. The kickoff event will be held at Patriot Park with food, fun, and activities for the whole family to enjoy.  However, the best part is when the switch is flipped and all the lights begin their glow. The town looks spectacular!

Winterfest Tour of Lights

The best way to see all of the spectacular holiday light displays in Pigeon Forge is on the Winterfest Driving Tour of Lights. On your way into town, grab a map from the Welcome Center or stop by the Trolley office.  Follow the route that begins at the north end of the Parkway to see each and every light. There will be glowing Smoky Mountain critters, huge Christmas trees, patriotic displays in Patriot Park, a snowflake lane, and much more. There are lights, lights, and more lights! It makes for a great evening of fellowship and holiday fun with the family.

Christmas at the Island

Winterfest is not only about the beautiful Pigeon Forge Christmas lights but also about some special holiday shows and other winter activities. Dollywood lights up with over 5 million lights of its own for their Smoky Mountain Christmas and showcases several heartwarming holiday shows along with a very special nightly parade, the Parade of Many Colors. The bridge entrance into the Old Mill Square will be covered with lights and will make for a beautiful entry into the area where you will also see the Old Mill all lit up and can grab some delicious holiday meals.

Christmas at the Titanic will be breathtaking as the grand staircase will be decorated with beautiful Christmas décor from its era. The Island will be decked out for the season including the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel and will be the perfect spot to do some holiday shopping. 

Pigeon Forge Lights

Don’t forget to check out the holiday show at Dolly Parton’s Stampede along with their 60 ft tall decorated Christmas tree. Country Tonite, Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show and Comedy Barn will bring the holidays to their stages too with their own renditions of festive cheer.


The wonderful world of Winterfest is coming to Pigeon Forge!! Are you ready for it?


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