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3 Reasons to Visit During Pigeon Forge Christmas Winterfest

Pigeon Forge Christmas Winterfest is an amazing time of year to visit the Smoky Mountains! The celebration kicks off every November will magical light displays arranged around town! There is still plenty of time to come and enjoy everything that Winterfest has to offer. Here are 3 reasons to visit during Pigeon Forge Christmas Winterfest:

1. Millions of Sparkling Lights During Pigeon Forge Christmas Winterfest

Christmas light tree topperHow would you like to see millions of holiday lights throughout Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and Gatlinburg? When you arrive in the Smoky Mountains, you can’t miss all of the sparkling lights that line the streets and Parkways. Our hotel in Pigeon Forge is located directly on the main Parkway. When you step outside our hotel, you’ll see the hotel is surrounded by hundreds of light displays! One of the most popular things to do in Pigeon Forge is to drive along the Parkway or take the Pigeon Forge Trolley Tour of Lights! The lights stay lit from the area’s kickoff date, through the end of February. This means you have the opportunity to see the Pigeon Forge Christmas Winterfest lights for a few months!

2. Pigeon Forge Trolley Tour of Lights

The Pigeon Forge Trolley Tour of Lights is a great way to relax and enjoy the view of the lights without having to drive. For a small fee, you can take a ride on a special Winterfest trolley with your family. The trolley will be heated, so you won’t have to worry about bundling up too much unless you plan on spending quite a bit of time outside before or after your ride. You can park your car at the Pigeon Forge trolley station and catch your ride on the trolley at the exact location. The ride will take you through the lights, giving you a tour of the area as well as a tour of the history of the light displays.

3. Pictures with Santa Claus in the Smokies

red boots in the snow sitting next to a letter for santaWhen you have children celebrating the holiday season in Pigeon Forge, you have to see Santa at least once! There are a few places you can see Santa this season. One place to see Santa is during the Dollywood Christmas Festival. Located right next to our hotel in Pigeon Forge, The Christmas Place will have a Santa all season long! Are you looking to see more Pigeon Forge Christmas lights and Santa? About 15 minutes from our hotel is Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland. This place is known as the largest LED light show in the Smoky Mountains! Every night, Snowy Mountain Village will open up for snacks, beverages, activities for kids, and on select nights you can visit with Santa himself!

You are closer to family fun now that you have learned the 3 reasons to visit during Pigeon Forge Christmas Winterfest. If you’re ready to visit the area for all of the holiday fun and sparkling lights, take a look at our Pigeon Forge hotel rooms. We have a variety of amenities, like indoor Jacuzzi tubs and fireplaces, that will be perfect for keeping you warm during your Pigeon Forge Christmas vacation.