Pigeon Forge Winterfest

It is about to be that time of year again! The Pigeon Forge Winterfest season will be kicking off on November 22nd, 2019 and will run through February 17th, 2020. Although it is starting much later this year, the festivities are still very much large scale and full of family fun and magic. 

Visitors to Pigeon Forge can truly experience a winter wonderland when they visit the Smoky Mountains during this season. Sevierville and Gatlinburg also partake in the Winterfest Celebration so you can expect to be embraced with winter lights and magic as soon as you exit the interstate. Millions of twinkling lights decorate the towns and elaborate displays are found throughout the cities of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Galtinburg. 

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Pigeon Forge Winterfest

12 Days of Christmas

While driving down the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, vacationers can enjoy the 12 Days of Christmas in lights. I am not going to deny that I totally deck the halls to the “12 Days of Christmas” as I drive through Pigeon Forge. I mean, how can you not? The Pigeon Forge Winterfest lights just bring the magic of the Christmas season to the forefront of your thoughts. It is a magical time to be in town. 


As we mentioned earlier Winterfest happens throughout the entire county. After you drive through the 12 Days of Christmas in Pigeon Forge, you can head on into Gatlinburg to enjoy numerous displays of animals native to The Great Smoky Mountains. The entire town is a mecca for all who love Christmas. For all of you Hallmark movie lovers (we know there are a lot of you out there) Gatlinburg kindof puts off the feel of a Hallmark movie atmosphere at Christmas. 

There are many events happening in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg during the Winterfest season. Whether you love to ski or enjoy a holiday light tour, you will find a reason to celebrate and have fun while in the area! Explore the many family friendly events you can enjoy when visiting the Smokies this winter.

Nothing jump-starts the holiday season like enjoying a Christmas parade. Embrace the Smoky Mountain holiday spirit and enjoy one of the Winterfest parades that the surrounding cities put on. The parades will feature music, lights, floats and Santa!

The Smoky Mountains as a background and holiday decorations make for the perfect ambiance. Christmas is simply a magical time of the year. Whether you spend it with your family or friends, the season has a way of reminding us of just  how much love and magic there really is in the world. While walking the Parkway in Pigeon Forge or enjoying the light displays in downtown Gatlinburg, vacationers can enjoy apple cider, bluegrass music and fudge and candy samplings. You can also shop the many shops that offer everything you could need, including those one of a kind handmade gifts.

Pigeon Forge is a destination for families throughout the entire year. Bring your family to the Smoky Mountains and enjoy the Pigeon Forge Winterfest this year. From sparkling lights, new restaurants, holiday shows and kid friendly activities – you are bound to enjoy your time in Pigeon Forge. Even after Christmas is over, the Winterfest lights are still up through February 17th so if you do not have time to getaway because of the business of the holidays, come see us in January or early February. 

If you choose to vacation with us here at Resort Properties Vacations, you will be able to enjoy a free night in January and February. You can find all of those details and our other specials here. We hope to see you in Pigeon Forge for the Pigeon Forge Winterfest Celebration!

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