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Pigeon Forge Winterfest display
The Christmas spirit is around every turn during Winterfest in Pigeon Forge! Everywhere you look, you’ll find special events and festive things to do that remind all of us the reason for the season. The Smoky Mountain towns of Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville are draped in more than 6 million holiday lights, setting the scene for a winter wonderland full of love and joy! Here are 4 ways to celebrate Winterfest in Pigeon Forge:

1. Winterfest at The Island

The entertainment hub of Pigeon Forge shows off its holiday charm with millions of lights, more than a mile of garland and plenty of festive fun! Winterfest at The Island is a must-visit for family fun all wrapped up in the spirit of the season. The Island’s fountain is synchronized with three 40-foot-tall LED Christmas trees for a holiday show that wows crowds. In between taking it all in, don’t forget to stop at one of The Island’s many different attractions, restaurants and shops.

2. Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas

smoky mountain christmas at dollywoodAmerica’s Best Christmas Event is right here in Pigeon Forge! It’s one you don’t want to miss! Towering Christmas trees, more than 6 million flickering lights and cozy holiday decorations line Dollywood during Smoky Mountain Christmas. Check in with Santa as he works on his naughty or nice list, watch a holiday drone show take over the night sky or catch a classic Christmas show featuring Dollywood’s talented cast of performers. Chow down on holiday-inspired food, including plenty of sweets and treats.

3. Winterfest Driving Tour of Lights

Experience the very best of the holiday lights during Winterfest in Pigeon Forge with a simple drive! Pack up the car with the kids and prepare yourself to be blown away by the incredible light displays sprawled across Pigeon Forge during the Winterfest Driving Tour of Lights. Keep cozy from the comfort of your car, driving down the Pigeon Forge Parkway as you’re surrounded by lights and decorations warm up your heart. This annual event runs from early November through mid-February each year.

4. Winterfest Wonders of the Light Walking Trail

snowman lights at winterfest pigeon forgeGet up close and personal with all the holiday magic of Winterfest in Pigeon Forge by taking a walk through the lights! The Winterfest Wonders of the Light Walking Trail allows guests to take in all the light displays along the Riverwalk Nature Trail. A total of 40 different glowing exhibits are to be enjoyed, including walk-thru arches, a vibrant 52-feet-long caterpillar, Old Man Winter and much more!

Where to Stay

The Parkway and surrounding areas are transformed into the winter wonderland of your dreams during Winterfest in Pigeon Forge! Be right near all the action by staying in our Pigeon Forge hotel on the Parkway!

Vacation Lodge in Pigeon Forge is the perfect place to make memories that will last a lifetime! Our hotel offers affordable rooms that don’t compromise on comfort, making us the perfect place for families looking to make the most of vacation. Convenient to a number of attractions, restaurants and activities, Vacation Lodge includes an indoor pool and hot tub, free breakfast and much more.

Winterfest in Pigeon Forge is a must when visiting the Smoky Mountains during the holiday season! Vacation Lodge would love to host your family at our cozy and amenity filled hotel! Check out some great reasons to plan your next winter vacation to our Pigeon Forge hotel!