What’s Happening At Winterfest 2017

November 6 through February 28, 2018 visitors experience the most imaginative light displays. Pigeon Forge Winterfest takes the bite out of winter frost and transforms into a metropolis of winter fun. Winterfest is a time when cool-weather people rejoice. Join these winter-minded folks in activities in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville, and small towns nestled near the Smoky Mountains.


East Tennessee is a wonderland during Winterfest! Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville and the rest of the Smoky Mountains will twinkle and shine as five million lights glow in celebration of the season. If you love music and entertainment, you’ll love Pigeon Forge shows and theaters. Smoky Mountain Winterfest turns the best Pigeon Forge shows and theaters into a special, seasonal experience. The entire family will enjoy being entertained inside Pigeon Forge’s theaters.


Winterfest Kickoff Events 2017

East Tennessee is a wonderland during Winterfest! Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville and the rest of the Smoky Mountains will twinkle and shine as five million lights glow in celebration of the season.

Winterfest Parades

Embrace the holiday spirit here in the Smoky Mountains by taking in Winterfest parades. See festive parades in Gatlinburg and Sevierville. Smoky Mountain parades will feature music, lights, floats and more!

Winter Lights & Trolley Tours

Winterfest trolley tours are as much fun as a ride in Santa’s sleigh! Fun Time Trolley in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg Trolley are perfect vehicles to take in everything Winterfest has to offer in the Smoky Mountains.

Smoky Mountain Event Calendar

From the ski resort in Gatlinburg to the shows in Pigeon Forge, you find yourself celebrating the snowy season. There are so many events in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville for visitors to gather together and enjoy the winter season.


Mountain peaks and swirling snowflakes combine to provide the best winter ambiance for holiday decorations. This is a magical time of year when every mountain town hosts cider sippings, mountain music, and candy samplings. Discover the finest handcrafted chocolates and world-renowned artisans creating everything from quilts to pottery to hand-hewn furnishings. If you are gift shopping in the Smoky Mountains, a gift of food is a token of love.

Pigeon Forge, TN is a top winter destination for families, because it is filled with beautiful sparkling lights and restaurants that families enjoy. This is a great town for walking around on a brisk winter night. People are happy and hospitable as they wander in and out of warm and welcoming gift shops. Be sure to bring your camera and take pictures of over-the-top Winterfest displays. Winterfest continues well beyond the traditional holiday season. The lights stay in place until the end of February. People love taking advantage off-season vacation packages and bargains galore. In recent years, Pigeon Forge Winterfest has received a huge influx of winter vacationers who are bargain shopping at the hundreds of outlet stores after Christmas. Use PigeonForge.com as your complete guide for things to do in the Smoky Mountains!


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