Get Festive With These 5 Winter Inspired Things To Do in Pigeon Forge

Dec 09, 2018

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Winter brings around fun and exciting attractions and special events to Pigeon Forge! Winterfest is in full twinkling swing, and the Smokies are bursting with Christmas cheer.


With so much ground to cover and fun to have, staying at a cabin in Pigeon Forge with Heartland Rentals can take a lot of traveling stress off of your plate. Everything in Pigeon Forge is within a three to five-minute drive from each other. Walk the parkway, take the trolley, or easily drive from destination to destination. Travel with ease knowing your Pigeon Forge cabin is moments away from fun, restaurants, grocery stores, shopping, and special events! Heartland cabins in Pigeon Forge promote togetherness for families during the holidays- providing plenty of room to nap, play, and be festive together. Here is a quick look at the fun winter things to do in Pigeon Forge to enjoy with the whole family!

Pigeon Forge's Annual Winterfest Celebration

If you're in need of some holiday cheer, don't fret- Winterfest lights are here! The glittering lights of Winterfest in Pigeon Forge is a magical sight to see. Come and experience the glow of five million lights this holiday season!

Shopping Opportunities Around Every Bend

Pigeon Forge is practically one giant outdoor shopping center. There is the unique one of a kind handcrafted shops, outlet stores with unbeatable discount prices, souvenir shops- Even shops strictly dedicated to Christmas!

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas

Now – Jan 5

For ultimate holiday cheer, head on over to Dollywood and see what Dolly Parton has in store for you this year! Her ever-growing and ever glowing Smoky Mountain Christmas is a true show stopper this year. With over four million twinkling lights and the smell of cocoa wafting through the air it's sure to be a magical time! The newest additions to this year's Smoky Mountain Christmas are a 50-foot video motion Christmas tree that resides in the new winter wonderland, Glacier Ridge. Walk beneath a canopy of lights in Craftsman's Valley where you walk through a depiction of the aurora borealis. There's so much more!

Take the Whole Family Out to Enjoy One of the Many Holiday Shows & Dinner Shows

Each of the Pigeon Forge dinner theaters will provide guests with a hearty portion of Southern cuisine paired with a showstopping, heartwarming holiday show! Even if you're not hungry, there are so many holiday shows to choose from.

Participating Holiday Shows:

Dolly Parton’s Stampede
Smoky Mountain Opry
Comedy Barn
Country Tonite
Celebration! A Spectacular Dinner Show

Ring In the New Year In Pigeon Forge: New Years Eve At The Island

As 2018 comes to a close on December 31, The Island will be celebrating with live music, family fun, great food, treats, and one of a kind attractions. Stick around to partake in the midnight countdown and fireworks finale!


Photo Credit: The Island Pigeon Forge via Facebook

Category: Things to do

Doug Shanks


By Doug Shanks a Smoky Mountain blogger and writes about things to do in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Wears Valley, and Sevierville, Tennessee. Area interests include hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting, shopping, and family fun.

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