The 3 Best Things to Do in Pigeon Forge at Christmas

The 3 Best Things to Do in Pigeon Forge at Christmas

After a busy year, you are ready to take a holiday vacation while getting to enjoy everything the Christmas season has to offer. You have been searching for the perfect place to do just that. Look no further, Pigeon Forge has exactly what you are looking for. During Christmas, Pigeon Forge becomes a beautiful holiday wonderland. With breathtaking decorations and lights, you will feel like you are visiting the North Pole instead of an incredible city in East Tennessee. Not only does this city come alive for the holiday season, there are also many great things to do in Pigeon Forge at Christmas. Here are a few of the best things to do in Pigeon Forge this Christmas.

1. The Pigeon Forge Winterfest

One of the best things to do in Pigeon Forge at Christmas is to admire the amazing decorations. However, what you may not know is that these lights don’t just celebrate Christmas, they celebrate the entire winter season. Each year, from November until the end of February, the Pigeon Forge area celebrates Winterfest. During the Pigeon Forge Winterfest, you can take the Driving Tour of Lights, where you can experience 5 million shining lights and countless light displays. You can pick up your FREE Driving Tour of Lights brochure and map at the Pigeon Forge Welcome Centers or at the Pigeon Forge Trolley Office.

After you have admired all these beautiful lights, check out the Winterfest events and see what will be going on during your trip to the area.

2. Christmas at DollywoodA Christmas lights scene depicting The Old Mill in Pigeon Forge.

Dollywood is a must see attraction no matter what time of the year it is, but you definitely don’t want to miss out on this attraction during the Christmas season. During Christmas, Dollywood becomes alive with 4 million twinkling lights and displays at each theme park ride. Also, you can experience spectacular holiday performances such as, Dollywood’s A Christmas Carol, an all-new adaptation of the Dickens classic, or Christmas in the Smokies, which features all of your favorite holiday carols. Don’t forget to stop by and see Rudolph and all his friends, and most importantly tell Santa what you want for Christmas.

3. Christmas Shows

Another one of the best things to do in Pigeon Forge at Christmas, are the many amazing Christmas entertainment shows that will be going on throughout the holiday season.

Dolly Parton’s Stampede Christmas Show

Everyone who experiences Dolly Parton’s Stampede Christmas Show falls in love with the fun and excitement of the grand performances. The Dolly Parton’s Stampede arena is magically transformed into a true Christmas wonderland with twinkling lights, evergreens, poinsettias, old-fashioned holiday costumes and familiar holiday music. You can watch the elves of the North and the South Pole compete in competitions while you enjoy a mouth-watering 4-course meal.

A Santa hat draped over a retro microphone on stage.Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry

Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry is an extravagant Christmas production that features flying sugar plum fairies, soaring angels, dancing elves, enchanted reindeer, Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick and the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ with the area’s largest living nativity scene. The incredible cast includes talented singers, dancers, comedians, live animals and a huge band.

Christmas in Pigeon Forge is a magical time of the year that you don’t want to miss out on. To ensure you get to experience all the great things to do in Pigeon Forge at Christmas, book one of our Pigeon Forge hotel rooms today!