Pigeon Forge Winterfest and Christmas Lights

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Winterfest in Pigeon Forge, TN is a special annual event that gets bigger and better each year with millions of Christmas lights, numerous displays, events, and more that draw visitors to the area throughout the winter season. The 2023-2024 Pigeon Forge Winterfest features five million Christmas lights and will take place November 9, 2023 – February 18, 2024. Below, we have details on how to see all of the light displays and info on some of the most popular events and things to do during Pigeon Forge Winterfest!

Video of Pigeon Forge Christmas Lights

The Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism posted the video below featuring many of the light displays that can be seen throughout town along with some details about what goes into making Winterfest possible!

Winterfest Kickoff and Christmas Lights

The official kickoff for the Pigeon Forge Winterfest is set for November 9, 2023 with the annual lighting of the Christmas lights. This year, the city will hold a large kickoff event and celebration at Patriot Park. Guests come from all over to watch the magic of the winterfest lights turning on for the first time of the year!

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas

One of the most popular things to do during Winterfest is to visit Dollywood for their annual Smoky Mountain Christmas festival which features special activities and shows. Dollywood transforms into an incredible display of Christmas lights during their Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival and is definitely a great way to enjoy Winterfest in Pigeon Forge.

Click here for full details on Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood

Final Thoughts

There are few places like Pigeon Forge during the winter season, which makes it an incredibly popular place to visit. The Christmas lights, displays, events, shows, attractions, food, etc combine to make Winterfest bigger and better every year. If you have never experienced it, be sure to plan a trip to Pigeon Forge this year to see what it’s all about! Also, be sure to check out our guide for the Gatlinburg Winter Magic as well.