Pigeon Forge Winterfest Celebrates 20th Anniversary

The Pigeon Forge portion of Smoky Mountain Winterfest is on the current Top 100 Events in North America list as judged by the American Bus Association. They highlight the celebration of Winterfest’s 20th year as a success story because it has transformed winter from the slowest season of the year into the second busiest.

If you are not familiar with Winterfest, it is composed of spectacular light displays that illuminate the evening landscape of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee in the four month-long holiday celebration of Winterfest.  From November 3, 2009 through February 28th, 2010 over five million lights shimmer at dusk throughout the Smoky Mountain town.  Each year Winterfest opens a world of fun with free things to do in Sevier County.  The entire county gets involved, putting on the most impressive holiday festival in the state of Tennessee. There are attractions tailored for all ages and all different personalities.  Anyone can find something fun to do or see!

Some of the highlights of Winterfest include the city’s trolley system who run narrated tours through Pigeon Forge in November and December.  After the holidays, Winterfest doesn’t slow down! January and February there are two special events, Wilderness Wildlife Week, which salutes the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and SaddleUp!, a celebration of cowboy poetry and western music.