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Things to Do During the Holidays in Pigeon Forge

November brings the start of the beautiful holiday season to Pigeon Forge. Lights, décor and celebrations of the most wondrous time of year 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.


Experience a winter wonderland at Winterfest

Experience a winter wonderland at Winterfest


Nov 9, 2023 – Feb 18, 2024
The annual Smoky Mountain Winterfest gets better and brighter each year. Experience this winter wonderland featuring more than six 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 Wonders of Light Walking Trail

Winterfest Wonders of Light Walking Trail

Nov 9, 2023 – Feb 18, 2024
The Wonders of Light walking trail is a free outdoor walk-thru holiday lights experience. The flat, paved and pet-friendly trail treats walkers to more than 25 nature-inspired light displays along the Pigeon Forge Riverwalk.


Winterfest Driving Tour of Lights

Nov 9, 2023 – Feb 18, 2024
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 at Dolly Parton’s Stampede

Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede

Nov 1 – Dec 31, 2023
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 1 – Dec 31, 2023
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 1 – Dec 31, 2023
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.


Christmas at Array
Photo credit: Array

Christmas at Array

Nov 1 – Dec 30, 2023
Experience the ultimate Christmas Show in the Smokies. This two-hour extravaganza features world-class vocalists, incredible yuletide dancers and amazing musicians performing all your favorite Christmas classics, as well as new favorites.


‘Illusionation, Believe in Magic’ – Christmas Show

Nov 6 – Dec 29, 2023
New in 2023! ‘Illusionation, Believe in Magic’ stars internationally acclaimed magician Hudy at The Mountain of Entertainment Theater in Pigeon Forge. Hudy combines large-scale illusions, state-of-the-art special effects, dazzling Christmas costumes, sleight of hand tricks and imagination to form this incredible new show the whole family will enjoy!


Comedy Barn Christmas Show

Nov 18, 2023 – Jan 5, 2024
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!
Photo credit: Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud

Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Christmas Show!

Nov 20, 2023 – Jan 31, 2024
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. Free pictures with Santa are available before the 5pm show through December 22, so make sure to arrive by 4:15pm to get yours!


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

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas
Photo credit: Dollywood

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas

Nov 4, 2023 – Jan 6, 2024
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.

Go for a holiday stroll through The Old Mill

Old Mill Christmas

An Old Mill Christmas

Nov 10, 2023 – Jan 8, 2024
Celebrate the season with a fun-filled 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!


Holiday Kid’s Cooking Classes

Nov 15 – Dec 13, 2023
The Old Mill Farmhouse Kitchen offers hands-on cooking lessons of seasonal tasty delights for children ages 8-15. Available by reservation only.

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

Christmas at the TITANIC

Nov 4 – Dec 31, 2023
Stop by and experience Titanic’s holiday spirit. The ship will be aglow. Come exchange greetings with our TITANIC crew or enjoy the glittering lights and the festive decorations.


Candy Christmas at Crave Golf Club

Nov 10, 2023 – Jan 15, 2024
Enjoy one of the sweetest holiday celebrations taking place in the Smoky Mountains at Crave’s Candy Christmas. The entire mini-golf course has been transformed into a candy-themed winter wonderland with festive trees, illuminated winter lights and FREE photo ops with Santa and the Christmas Grouch.


Christmas at Toy Box Mini Golf

Nov 10, 2023 – Jan 15, 2024
Immerse yourself in the magic of the holiday season during Christmas at Toy Box Mini Golf. The toy-themed mini golf course will be covered in thousands of lights, giant ornaments and presents. There will also be FREE photo ops with Santa and the Grouch.


The Polar Express at Beyond the Lens

Immerse yourself in a magical adventure as you board The Polar Express™ Journey to the North Pole. Go beyond your imagination as you experience wind, mist, dips, turns and other amazing effects during the train’s thrilling runaway episode.

On December 14, visit for a special event including a Hot Chocolate Bar and time with Santa before we bid him a farewell back to the North Pole!


Peppermint Santa at Three Bears General Store

Nov 14 – Dec 23, 2023
Meet Peppermint Santa at Three Bears General Store this holiday season! Schedule a private session with Santa, get an individual or group photo and hear him tell the Candy Cane story. You’re sure to feel the love and spirit of the season with a visit to see Peppermint Santa!


Winterfest at The Island
Photo credit: The Island in Pigeon Forge

Winterfest at The Island

Nov 18, 2023 – Jan 5, 2024
Make plans to come check out Winterfest at The Island in Pigeon Forge. Watch as the choreographed 40-foot-high, LED Christmas trees and The Island Show Fountain courtyard come to life with this amazing holiday show.


Christmas at Mountain Mile

Dec 3 – Dec 17, 2023
Don’t miss Christmas at The Mountain Mile! Santa and The Grinch will be making appearances at The Mountain Mile and Tower Shops! Spend the day shopping, grab a bite to eat and meet two of your favorite Christmas icons!


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

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