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Are you planning a holiday trip to the Smoky Mountains? There are plenty of fun things to enjoy while you’re in town, from beautiful Christmas lights to seasonal shows. But what will your kids love the most? Keep reading to learn about 5 things to do in Pigeon Forge with kids for the holidays:

1. Self-Guided Winterfest Lights Tour

snowman lights winterfest pigeon forgeStarting in November and running through February, anyone who visits the Smoky Mountain area can experience Winterfest! This is a time of the year when the city puts up Christmas lights and displays for people to enjoy. A fun activity you and your kids will love is going on a self-guided tour of these lights! You can drive through Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg to see them all. You can even stop and take a photo in front of one of the displays.

2. Winterfest at The Island

The Island in Pigeon Forge is one of the best things to do in Pigeon Forge with kids, and it’s no exception during the Christmas season! Winterfest at The Island is bigger and better than ever. You’ll be mesmerized by millions of twinkly lights, garland that runs over 1 mile long, and plenty of entertainment! Kids will enjoy seeing the huge trees that light up at night, and they even light up in sync with The Island Show Fountain! Of course, you have all the regular attractions at The Island to enjoy, like the ferris wheel, arcade, rides, and more.

3. Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood

Dollywood Christmas showOne of the most popular places to visit during the holidays is Dollywood. They put on Smoky Mountain Christmas every year, and it’s fun for the whole family! Try all of the exciting rides with your kids, like the carousel or roller coasters. Watch an incredible show with some of your favorite holiday music and stories, then browse through the shows for Christmas-themed gifts. Of course, you can’t visit Dollywood during Smoky Mountain Christmas without trying their seasonal food and drinks too! Your whole family will have a blast at Dollywood during the holiday season!

4. Holiday-Themed Shows

Another fun thing to do in Pigeon Forge with kids for the holidays is watching a Christmas show. All the major shows in Pigeon Forge put on a special seasonal performance. Lumberjack Feud has their stage decked out with Christmas decor, and the show will keep you on the edge of your seat. Enjoy special performances and hilarious antics at The Comedy Barn. Hatfield and McCoy also have their Christmas show you don’t want to miss. You have plenty of shows to choose from while you’re in town!

5. Candy Christmas at Crave Golf Club

crave golf clubEvery year, Crave Golf Club turns into a winter wonderland with Candy Christmas. Celebrate the season with Santa Claus and Grinch meet and greets. You don’t want to miss out on free photo ops with these fun characters! Play mini golf in the midst of trees, lights, and ornaments, or try mini bowling or an escape room for even more fun!

These are just some of the fun things to do in Pigeon Forge with kids for the holidays. We know you’ll have a blast no matter what you decide to do as a family while you’re in town. Still need a place to stay? Look at our Pigeon Forge hotel rooms, and book one for your trip now!