Smoky Mountain Winterfest Celebration

When the leaves have fallen and the air turns crisp, it’s time for Smoky Mountain Winterfest to make the mountains sparkle. Winterfest 2018 is less than a month away! 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 2018

Winterfest gives Pigeon Forge new life from early November through the end of 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.

Kickoff Events

Whether it's the Trolley Tour of Lights in Pigeon Forge, the Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff, or Sevierville's big finale fireworks display, all the Winterfest kickoff events are sure to entertain holiday lovers of all ages. There will musical performances and stage acts, mascot dance-offs, old time games & vendors, and of course: Santa Claus. If you've never been to a Winterfest kickoff event before, start a new tradition this year.

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Start Planning!

This year Winterfest in Pigeon Forge kicks off at 4 p.m. on Nov. 7 at Patriot Park. The Winterfest kickoff is a family friendly celebration with old-time games and food vendors and ends with a free trolley tour of lights to give you first glimpse at Winterfest’s glow. Can’t get enough Winterfest celebrations? See when Sevierville and Gatlinburg kick off their holiday seasons.

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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!