Things to Do During the Holidays in Pigeon Forge

November brings the beautiful holiday season to Pigeon Forge. Lights, décor and celebrations of the most wondrous time of year will fill the city. Not only can guests expect the best Southern hospitality around, but Pigeon Forge is also packed with top-notch attractions, amazing shows, incredible food and shopping, and plenty of accommodations to suit your family’s style and budget. And the holiday season is no different!

Check out these fun events and things to do during the holidays in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Celebrate the holiday season at Winterfest

Celebrate the holiday season at Winterfest in Pigeon Forge

Smoky Mountain Winterfest
Nov 10, 2021 to Feb 20, 2022

The annual Smoky Mountain Winterfest gets better and brighter each year. Experience this winter wonderland featuring more than five million holiday lights that set the town aglow, captivating holiday shows and fun celebrations at area attractions. You’ll quickly see why part of your family’s holiday traditions should include a visit to Pigeon Forge!

Winterfest Driving Tour of Lights
Nov 10, 2021 to Feb 20, 2022

The best way to take in the beauty and splendor of all the holiday light displays throughout Pigeon Forge is on the Winterfest Driving Tour of Lights, which begins at the north end of the Parkway.


Get into the holiday spirit with amazing Christmas Shows

Christmas Show at Country Tonite

Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede
Nov 01, 2021 to Jan 01, 2022

Delight in the great holiday entertainment by grabbing a seat at Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede. This amazing holiday show features 32 magnificent horses, a live nativity scene and an appearance from Santa himself. It’s the Smokies’ most fun place to eat during the holidays!

Christmas Show at Country Tonite
Nov 01, 2021 to Jan 01, 2022

Country Tonite presents a spirited holiday celebration filled with the sounds of holiday classics and special appearances by Frosty the Snowman and Santa Claus.

Hatfield & McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner Feud
Nov 01, 2021 to Jan 01, 2022

For an evening of fun, food and entertainment, watch the famous feudin’ families as they try to set aside their differences at the Hatfield & McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner Feud.

Comedy Barn Christmas Show
Nov 19, 2021 to Jan 01, 2022

Comedy Barn brings a Christmas show like no other. With brand new acts combined with your favorite acts from the past, it’s the funniest Christmas show in the Smokies!

Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Christmas Show!
Nov 20, 2021 to Jan 02, 2022

At Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Christmas Show!, families are invited to sing along to original tunes of the season, enjoy holiday twists on sporting competitions, sip some hot chocolate and cheer on the Dawson and McGraw families.

Most holiday shows in Pigeon Forge offer several show times throughout the day, so there will be plenty of chances to catch them all!

Show schedules vary and are subject to change without notice. Please confirm performance dates/times with the respective venue(s).

Enjoy holiday festivities at Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas

Holiday festivities at Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas
Nov 06, 2021 to Jan 02, 2022

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas has earned one of the industry’s highest awards—the Golden Ticket—for twelve years! You’re sure to get in the Christmas spirit with a stroll through more than five million holiday lights that set the park aglow.

Enjoy heartwarming holiday shows and tasty holiday treats, along with Dollywood’s award-winning rides. Stroll through a winter wonderland experience at Glacier Ridge. And make sure to peek inside Santa’s cabin to see whether your name is on the naughty or nice list!

Each night, the celebration concludes with a Christmas fireworks display called Merry & Bright! Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season in Pigeon Forge.

Check out all the fun holiday celebrations taking place at area attractions

Winterfest at The Island in Pigeon Forge

Candy Christmas at Crave Golf Club
Nov 08, 2021 to Jan 16, 2022

Enjoy one of the sweetest celebrations taking place in the Smoky Mountains with a visit to Candy Christmas at Crave Golf Club. The entire mini-golf course has been transformed into a candy-themed winter wonderland. From mini-golf to mini-bowling to escape rooms, enjoy fun holiday activities for the whole family! You can also get pictures taken with Santa or the Grinch during select dates in December.

Winterfest at The Island
Nov 12, 2021 to Jan 05, 2022

Make plans to come check out the all-new Winterfest at The Island in Pigeon Forge. Watch as the new choreographed 40-foot-high, LED Christmas trees and The Island Show Fountain courtyard come to life with this new holiday show. The kickoff takes place on November 12th and the show will happen every evening at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm and 9pm through January 5th.

Neighborhood Holiday Stroll
Nov 12, 2021 to Nov 13, 2021

Celebrate the season with a fun-filled Neighborhood Holiday Stroll through The Old Mill. Stop to meet Santa, grab hot cider and treats and enjoy live music at Old Forge Distillery. You’ll also find grab-and-go gifts and gift wrap to help you get a head start on all your holiday shopping!

Make plans now to spend the holidays in Pigeon Forge and make memories with your family that will be cherished for years to come!