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 full of top-notch attractions, amazing shows and entertainment, 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.


Holiday Lights - Pigeon Forge Winterfest
See millions of dazzling holiday lights at Smoky Mountain Winterfest

Celebrate the Holiday Season at Winterfest

The annual Smoky Mountain Winterfest begins November 13th and will run until February 15th. Each year, this great event gets better and brighter. With more than five million lights glowing throughout the city, you will quickly see why part of your family holiday traditions should be a visit to Pigeon Forge!

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.


Christmas Show at Country Tonite
Enjoy a spirited holiday celebration at Christmas Show at Country Tonite

Christmas Shows to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede starts November 3rd. Delight in the great holiday entertainment featuring 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 and Hatfield & McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner Feud begin on November 1st. Country Tonite presents a spirited holiday celebration filled with the sounds of holiday classics and special appearances by Frosty the Snowman and Santa Claus. Or for an evening of fun, food and entertainment, watch the famous feudin’ families as they try to set aside their differences at Hatfield & McCoy’s.

And the Comedy Barn Christmas Show and Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Christmas Show! kick off on November 21st. 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! And all new this year at Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud, 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!


Smoky Mountain Winterfest - Dollywood Grist Mill
Enjoy award-winning holiday shows and entertainment at Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas

Festivities Abound at Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas is now open. This event has won theme park awards for “Best Christmas Event” for 10 consecutive years! Stroll through more than five million holiday lights that set the park aglow. All new this season is a Christmas firework display called Merry & Bright! From award-winning holiday shows to tasty holiday treats and more, Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season in Pigeon Forge. And make sure to take a peek inside Santa’s cabin to see whether your name is on the naughty or nice list!


Candy Christmas at Crave Golf Club
Delight in a candy-themed winter wonderland at Candy Christmas at Crave Golf Club

Enjoy a Sweet Celebration at Crave Golf Club

Enjoy one of the sweetest celebrations taking place in the Smoky Mountains with a visit to Candy Christmas at Crave Golf Club starting on November 23rd. 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!


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