Pigeon Forge WinterFest

Pigeon Forge's WinterFest

The must-see Holiday Event of the Smoky Mountains

No holiday is complete without a visit to Pigeon Forge’s famous Pigeon Forge WinterFest. This 32nd Annual event will engulf you and your family in a holiday wonderland. From November 10th to Feb 20, 2022, you can enjoy holiday lights, Christmas shows, and the pure joy of the holiday.

Here are a few areas and shows to visit during this magical time of year.

1. Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas


Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas


Immerse yourself in the holiday while riding Dollywood’s signature rides, walking through the winter wonderland of the park, and tasting the holiday delights of Christmas themed menus. Year after year, Dollywood brings its guests into a holiday environment that will keep you smiling from one end of the park to the other.

Enjoy Holiday shows, singing, and dancing that will not only put you in the Christmas spirit, but keep you there all day long. These award-winning shows include:

  • Christmas in the Smokies
  • Heart of the Holidays
  • Christmas with Kingdom Heirs

Visit Dollywood and get ready to be filled with warming joy and the holiday spirit.

2. Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland


Shadrack's Christmas Lights

Decked out with lights for miles, the Smoky Mountain WinterFest in Sevierville, TN will help you get into the holiday spirit as it presents Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland. With hundreds of thousands of lights that will illuminate your driving path from start to finish, this local favorite will now become your new tradition.

With a mixture of traditional music, these lights will dance along with you as you drive through this show that cannot be described, only experienced. You will not only enjoy the Christmas trees lit up, but hundreds of finely crafted holiday art and sculptures that will amaze all ages. You will be talking about this show for holidays to come.

3. Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade


Fantasy of Lights Parade


On December 3rd, you have to get a great spot to watch Gatlinburg’s most popular holiday event, their Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade! A family fun time that will have you entertained from beginning to end.

Rolling through downtown Gatlinburg, you and your family will witness floats decorated for the holiday and covered with one-of-a-kind LED light displays. You will get to see marching bands, large balloons, dancers of all ages, and popular holiday characters.

This festival has been named a “Top 20 Event in the Southeast”, so you know it is a must see event. Don’t miss this parade when you are in town for the holidays.

4. WinterFest on The Island in Pigeon Forge

WinterFest on the Island


Brand new for 2021 is the WinterFest at The Island in Pigeon Forge. This festive new show will take place every night at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm. This will give you options so you don’t miss their wonderful show and lights.

The 23-acre complex will come alive with millions of lights. Each glimmer will add a little bit of holiday spirit to you and your family. To top it all off, there is a 100% chance of snow every night.

Bring the Family to the Island in Pigeon Forge and celebrate with us under the Holiday lights!

5. Winter Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales


Winter Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales


Starting after Thanksgiving, you must stop by Gatlinburg during 6pm to 11pm and take part in the holiday entertainment presented by the Winter Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales event. Filled with street performers entertaining guests with holiday music, dancing, popular holiday characters, and storytellers for all different time periods. This event will keep you entertained with every step you take.

Dance along with the entertainers, take a seat and listen to the tales, or just enjoy the sights, sounds, and pure holiday joy. No matter what gives you that Christmas Spirit, the performers during the Winter Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales event has something to help bring you to that magic moment.


The Pigeon Forge Chamber of Commerce is always in the holiday spirit during this time of year and in the theme of sharing, we hope these tips that we are sharing with you, will put you there too. Enjoy the Great Smoky Mountains and come see why visitors from all over the USA have our beautiful towns in their “Must-See Places” for November and December.

Featured Posts


10 Reasons to Visit Sevier County, TN

If you are looking for ways t.


Field Trip Destinations in the Pigeon Forge Area

Are you looking for field tri.


Indoor Things To Do in Pigeon Forge, TN

All the Things To do Inside i.