When the leaves have fallen and the air turns crisp, it’s time for Smoky Mountain Winterfest to make the mountains sparkle. Winterfest will be here before you know it! It's time to start planning for one of the most beautiful times of year in the Smoky Mountains. You don't want to miss the gorgeous holiday light displays, trolley tours, parades, and Christmas shows happening from November through February. Have you reserved a place to stay for Pigeon Forge Winterfest this year?
Winterfest gives Pigeon Forge new life from late November through mid-February. Regardless of whether you’re ready to take in some music, see a show, visit a family friendly attraction, explore the outdoors or shop ‘til you drop, Winterfest lets you do so with holiday sparkle and style. This annual celebration brings 5 million twinkling lights and more to the Pigeon Forge parkway and beyond, warming hearts and smiles here in our little mountain town.
When The Lights Come On
This year, the lights in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville will begin on November 11th. Once the lights are turned on, the area will become a beautiful winter wonderland that will take your breath away. In addition to the lights, Winterfest kicks off with events such as the Gatlinburg Chili Cook Off, the Winter Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales and The Island tree lighting.
Get In The Spirit
All of Pigeon Forge puts on her finest sequins to make Winterfest glow. Many of our favorite Pigeon Forge landmarks get in on the Winterfest celebration. Pigeon Forge Titanic Museum transforms into a turn of the century winter wonderland with Edwardian grace and more. The Old Mill Square plays into its historical significance by putting up a light display featuring a covered bridge made of thousands of twinkling lights. The Gatlinburg Space needle turns into a vantage point, not just for amazing mountain views, but for special holiday views as you can see Winterfest lights from Sevierville to Pigeon Forge to Gatlinburg from the bird’s-eye perch.
If you’re ready for twinkling lights, celebratory parades, cozy trolley tours and special holiday events, you’re ready for Winterfest in Pigeon Forge. Explore Pigeon Forge Winterfest and start planning your Smoky Mountain vacation today!