3 Things We Love About Winter in Pigeon Forge TN

November 10, 2021
The Island Show Fountain at night in Pigeon Forge

While many vacation destinations close down for the winter, Pigeon Forge is more exciting than ever! Throughout the holiday season and into the new year, our Smoky Mountain city is transformed into a beautiful winter wonderland with lovely decorations and a variety of fun things to do. To help you make the most of your getaway, you should know about the best things to do during this time of year. Here are 3 things we love about winter in Pigeon Forge TN:

1. Christmas Shows at Pigeon Forge Theaters

country tonite theatreAnyone looking to get into the holiday spirit will find plenty of good cheer at Pigeon Forge’s wonderful Christmas shows. Virtually all of the theaters in town offer special Christmas themed performances throughout November and December. With spectacular holiday music, festive decorations, and a feel-good message, these shows are the perfect way to prepare for Santa’s arrival. Here are a few of the most popular theaters in Pigeon Forge with Christmas shows:

2. New Year’s Eve at The Island in Pigeon Forge

Each year, the city of Pigeon Forge celebrates New Year’s Eve with a big party at The Island. The event is completely free to attend and features all kinds of family activities. The festivities culminate with a fun countdown to midnight and an awesome fireworks display. Of course, all of The Island’s excellent restaurants, attractions, and shops will be open throughout the night, so you can get a bite to eat or pick up some souvenirs before the clock strikes midnight. The holiday lights are still up at the entertainment complex, so you’ll also get to enjoy those as you ring in the new year!

3. Winterfest Light Displays

A stunning Winterfest light display in Pigeon Forge.

Another one of our favorite things about winter in Pigeon Forge TN is the city’s breathtaking holiday lights. As part of the annual Winterfest celebration, Pigeon Forge is illuminated by over 5 million brilliant light displays. Drawing inspiration from the Smoky Mountain area and the Christmas season, these displays depict classic holiday scenes, Smoky Mountain critters, and local landmarks.

To help visitors find all of the light displays, the city has put together a “Driving Tour of Lights.” When you visit the Pigeon Forge Trolley Office or Pigeon Forge Welcome Center you will find free brochures and maps with everything you need to navigate around town and enjoy the lights. While you can drive yourself around in your own car, you can also hop aboard the public trolley system to enjoy riding around looking at the Winterfest lights!

When you stay with us, you will be near all of the best things to do this winter in Pigeon Forge TN! Our hotel is located right on the Pigeon Forge Parkway, just minutes away from the area’s best attractions, shops, shows, and restaurants. With indoor and outdoor pools, complimentary breakfast, and private balconies with superb views, we have everything you need for an unforgettable vacation. To start planning your getaway, browse our selection of Pigeon Forge hotel rooms.