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 2018-2019 Pigeon Forge Winterfest features five million Christmas lights and will take place November 6, 2018 – February 28, 2019. 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

We took a drive down the parkway last year and shot a live facebook video to show many of the displays. Check out the video below…and make sure to follow us on facebook to catch future live videos from Pigeon Forge!

Winterfest Kickoff and Christmas Lights

The official kickoff for the Pigeon Forge Winterfest is set for Nov 6, 2018 with festivities taking place at Patriot Park. The annual lighting of the Christmas lights and displays takes place at Patriot Park.

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 such as the Parade of Many Colors and their hit show “It’s a Wonderful Life”. 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.