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Pigeon Forge Winterfest

Nov 9
Feb 18, 2024

Annual Pigeon Forge Winterfest Celebration

Draped in more than 6 million holiday lights, the annual Pigeon Forge Winterfest celebration creates a winter wonderland for locals and guests alike to enjoy. The lights of Winterfest shine bright from early November until February.

From winter light displays to captivating holiday shows and so much more, here are just a few of the fun ways you can experience the delightful Pigeon Forge Winterfest Celebration.

Winterfest Wonders of Light Walking Trail

This year, Pigeon Forge Winterfest will be bigger and brighter than ever! When the city-wide festival begins on Nov. 10 with the Winterfest Kickoff, visitors get the first glimpse of the all-new Winterfest Wonders of Light Walking Trail.

In all, more than one million LED lights will be added to the city’s Winterfest displays  and some will stand more than 25 feet tall.

The 20 new displays will include walk-thru arches, a colorful 52-foot-long caterpillar, larger-than-life flowers, and Old Man Winter. Vibrant snowflakes, shooting stars, snow people, and a 20-foot-tall ice fountain will light the way as deer, bears, frogs, and squirrels—ranging in size from 13 to 19 feet tall—frolic alongside the path while lights that mimic fireflies and butterflies dance in the trees overhead.

Winterfest Walking Tour drop lights

Wonders of Light Christmas Village

Make plans to come out and explore the Wonders of Light Christmas Village with more than 35 booths featuring artisans and crafters selling a variety of seasonal and gift items. Admission is free and activities will take place each weekend throughout November.

Winterfest Driving Tour of Lights

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.

Winterfest Holiday Light Displays - Old Mill

Whether this is your first time to visit Pigeon Forge, or you’re making a return trip, Smoky Mountain Winterfest is the perfect occasion to share special memories with family and friends.

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas

Visit Dollywood to see more than 5 million lights sparkling around you during Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas. The park is filled with holiday music, plenty of rides, and for the first time ever, fireworks that light up the winter night skies. Make Dollywood your family’s Christmas tradition and enjoy award-winning holiday shows, scrumptious cuisine and seasonal shopping.

Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede

A favorite of locals and visitors alike is Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede, where all the stops are pulled out when it comes to decorating for the holidays. The arena is transformed into a winter wonderland with a special appearance from Santa himself. Another highlight is their 60-foot-tall tree, adorned with colorful lights, ribbons and sparkling ornaments from the very bottom to the twinkling star on top.

Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede

Winterfest at The Island

Another must-see is Winterfest at The Island with thousands of ornaments, millions of lights and over a mile of garland. Guests are treated to three different Christmas trees, including one that stands 40 feet tall and allows guests to walk through. Santa and Mrs. Claus greet guests at their workshop while roving carolers fill the air with Christmas music.

Winterfest at The Island in Pigeon Forge

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Nov 9
Feb 18, 2024

Event Details

Nov 9
Feb 18, 2024


186 Old Mill Avenue
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
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(865) 453-8574
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