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5 Ways to Have the Perfect Pigeon Forge Christmas

If you’re coming to the Smokies this holiday season, you’ll have access to so many fun Christmas activities that you may not even know where to start! The Pigeon Forge area is magical during this time of year. From the gorgeous Winterfest lights to the parades and more, you don’t want to miss Christmas time in the Smoky Mountains! Here are 5 ways to have the perfect Pigeon Forge Christmas:

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Christmas Parades in the East Tennessee Smokies

If you’ve never experienced Winterfest in the Smokies, you won’t want to miss out on it this year! You’ll find all kinds of amazing lights along the Parkway in Pigeon Forge and the Strip in Gatlinburg. There are special holiday shows you can enjoy watching, and you will definitely want to watch are the parades! Keep reading to find out more about the Christmas parades in the Smokies:

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Top 5 Things to Do During Winterfest in the Smoky Mountains

Will you be in town during the holidays? You may be wondering about things to do during Winterfest in the Smoky Mountains, and we want to share some of the top ones with you! From seeing beautiful lights to enjoying an amazing show, you have plenty of fun activities to try! Here are the top 5 things to do during Winterfest in the Smoky Mountains:

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Wears Valley Fall Fest 2019

Who doesn’t love a Fall festival in the Smoky Mountains? Wears Valley will be continuing its tradition of presenting one awesome Autumn jubilee out in the heart of the Smoky Mountains in October with the Wears Valley Fall Fest! This year, the Wears Valley Fall Fest is going on between October 18th to the October 20th.

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Winterfest Surprise Update

Some surprise news about Winterfest this year as reported by WVLT.com: “SEVIER COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) — Sevier County leaders announced they’ll delay the start of Smoky Mountain Winterfest this year.

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Pigeon Forge Car Shows 2019

The September “Rod Runs”, as we refer to in local parlance, is actually two different Rod Runs that we have running one week and then another. If you’ve been to the Spring Rod Run in Pigeon Forge, it’s basically that except with double the length.

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Spring Rod Run 2019

The cars are already coming into town and we all know what that means – the Spring Rod Run for 2019 is beginning in the Smokies!

Winterfest in Gatlinburg

Christmas Parade Extravaganza

The turkey’s been cooked, the potatoes’ been mashed, the corn’s been hashed and the feast has come. It was another wonderful Thanksgiving for us and many others for 2018 and now the only thing we have left to think about there is the last of the cleanup. Now we put our attention towards the Christmas celebrations in the Smokies, and the first real activities that bring the Christmas spirit to life in December will be the handful of parades that we can look forward to.

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Celebrate 4th of July in the Smokies

Do you love the 4th of July holiday in the Smokies? Do you enjoy the idea of fireworks blowing up overhead at Patriot Park, downtown Gatlinburg and throughout the mountains by our residents? Do you enjoy Midnight 4th of July parades and River Raft Regattas? How about day-long festivals at big public parks with music, fun for the family and more featured?

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The Festivals of Feast 2018!

What’s May got going on in the Smokies? How about more barbecue and bluegrass in the county than should be legal? We exaggerate to build an idea of scale, we hope barbecue and bluegrass never becomes illegal here for it would close the door to two major foundations of Southern culture in the Smokies.

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Valentine’s Day is Coming Up!

During the post-holiday Winterfest season, the Smoky Mountains become far more quiet and dignified due to the hibernation of nature that expands throughout the mountains, and thusly it becomes a wonderful atmosphere for romantic getaways. We all know that the big date of this month is Valentine’s Day (February 14th, for those of you guys who have a habit of forgetting and then getting in trouble) and we wanted to offer our list of cabins currently available over Valentine’s Day for those of you wanting to go for the romantic getaway option. Here are some romantic cabins we currently have open availability for (including 2-bedroom cabins).