Will you be spending some of your Christmas time in Pigeon Forge? You have a lot to choose from when deciding what to do in Pigeon Forge. Christmas time in Pigeon Forge is one of the best times of the year to visit. This Smoky Mountain town takes the holiday season very seriously, in fact, Pigeon Forge earned the number three spot on Time magazine’s list of the “The 9 Most Christmas Towns in America” in 2011. Whether you are on a romantic getaway or creating family traditions, you will have an enjoyable and unforgettable experience in the Pigeon Forge area.
Every year tourists and locals gather in Patriot Park for Pigeon Forge’s annual Winterfest. The festival features live music and entertainment that is suitable for the whole family. Storybook characters jump to life and walk the streets during the festival to greet young and old alike.
The whole city of Pigeon Forge, as well as the surrounding communities, get into the holiday cheer. You can expect to see over five million sparkling lights as you drive through the area. The area’s dinner shows jump into action as well, with holiday creations ranging from breathtaking beauty to hilarity.
At Dollywood, you can expect dazzling lights, music and shows. Christmas cheer, as well as the true meaning of Christmas, become very evident here. Dollywood’s Christmas Festival staples include Santa’s Workshop, the Christmas Pyramid and the beautiful Parade of Lights.
No Christmas holiday is complete without a little bit of snow, so hit the slopes at Ober Gatlinburg. This ski resort and amusement park is open all year round and is usually producing snow by the Christmas season, weather permitting. Skiing and snow board equipment as well as jackets, pants and helmets are available for rental. The resort also has a Cubbies snow area for little ones to play in. A Tubing session is an enjoyable family activity that is available for ages three and up.
Christmas time can also be a good time to take a scenic drive through the snow peaked Smoky Mountains. However, some trails and roadways are closed during the winter season, so stop by the Sugarlands visitor center for up to date information.