Winterfest at The Island
Millions of lights. Custom decorations. Over a mile of garland. Endless entertainment. Winterfest at The Island in Pigeon Forge is unlike any experience in the Smokies with millions of lights, our 23-acre property lights up as the sun goes down to create a holiday ambiance you’re sure to love.
Visit The Island on Saturday, November 18, 2023 for an evening of music, lights and memories! The 2023 Winterfest event will be an evening packed full of activity, including a special performance by Stephen Goff and the Royals and other exciting surprises. As in past years, the evening will be highlighted by the lighting of The Island’s 40-foot, walk-through Christmas tree. As a bonus for 2023, special guests Paula Deen and Santa Claus will be on hand to flip the ceremonial switch and formally kick off the holiday season! Santa will be arriving at 5pm for photos with the kids until 10pm. restaurants on The Island will be open for guest enjoyment. There is no fee for parking, with tram service running from the parking lot on The Island Drive at regular intervals, and there is no cost to attend.
The Winterfest at The Island Show will play every evening at 6 pm, 7 pm, 8 pm and 9 pm through Friday, January 5th.