Christmas in Pigeon Forge

Get into the spirit of the holiday season in Pigeon Forge.

Pigeon Forge is not only an amazing place to be during the winter holidays, it’s one of the most spectacular places to see. Throughout town, visitors and locals alike delight in the millions of holiday lights that shine bright, creating a dazzling winter wonderland that is like no other. Its a place where toys come to life and holiday music plays all around. Get into the spirit of the holiday season with an abundance of holiday shows and things to do during Christmas in Pigeon Forge.

Note: Hours may vary for area restaurants, shows and attractions during the winter holidays.

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Best Things to Do During Christmas in Pigeon Forge

Winterfest - Best Things to Do During Christmas in Pigeon Forge


Draped in more than 5-million lights, Pigeon Forge creates a winter wonderland for locals and guests alike to enjoy during the city’s annual Winterfest celebration. The lights of Winterfest shine from November through February and turns the best Pigeon Forge shows and theaters into a special, seasonal experience. Whether it’s your first visit to Pigeon Forge, or you’re 31st, Winterfest is the perfect occasion to share special memories with family and friends.

Enjoy millions of dazzling lights at Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas

Dollywood’s five million dazzling lights, award-winning shows and delicious food options make it easy to understand why Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas has earned Amusement Today’s Golden Ticket Award for Best Christmas Event ten years in a row. Create memories to share for a lifetime with your family at Dollywood.

Christmas at the TITANIC

Inside and out, the TITANIC Museum Attraction is purely magical during the winter holidays. The sights, sounds, and joy of the season are sure to hasten the arrival of Christmas this year. You’re invited to stop by November through December and take in the holiday spirit at the Christmas and Winter Celebration at the TITANIC Museum. Come exchange greetings with the crew and enjoy the glittering lights and festive decorations.

Christmas in the Smokies Bluegrass Festival

Christmas in the Smokies Bluegrass Festival

Every year, the Smoky Mountain Convention Center is home to this one-of-a-kind holiday music festival. Come join in the celebration at the Christmas in the Smokies Bluegrass Festival featuring artists old and new, and more than 20 of the top Bluegrass bands in the country.

Santa at Crave Golf Club

Christmas at Crave Golf

Bring the family to enjoy a one-of-a-kind candy-themed celebration at Crave Golf Club. Play a game of Christmas mini-golf or mini-bowling set admist nearly 100 Christmas trees, 30,000 Christmas lights and 20,000 ornaments. And for the sweetest treat of all, Santa will be coming to Crave Golf Club! Check the schedule for days and times to bring the kids and take pictures with Santa.

Horses and Riders at Christmas at Dolly Parton's Stampede

Must-See Holiday Shows

Pigeon Forge is jam-packed with unforgettable holiday shows. From being served by hardworking elves, to two-stepping to Christmas tunes, to mind-blowing aerial acts and state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, you’ll find holiday fun for the whole family at every turn. Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede and the Christmas Show at Country Tonite are just a few of the many ways to fill your family stocking with holiday magic.

Couple Shopping and Sampling Drinks at Old Mill in Pigeon Forge

Christmas Shopping

The cities of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge in Tennessee are home to some of the best specialty shops in the southeast. If you’re visiting the Smoky Mountains this holiday season, make sure to check out these places to go Christmas shopping while in Pigeon Forge.

Explore more things to do during winter in Pigeon Forge. And make plans to ring in the New Year in Pigeon Forge with an amazing lineup of shows and activities for the whole family!