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:
1. Explore Winterfest
Every year, over 5 million LED lights are strung throughout Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg as part of the annual Winterfest celebration. Once the sun goes down, the streets are lit with gorgeous displays of lights, some depicting scenes from the Smokies! You’ll be able to see displays of bears, cabins and more, as well as traditional images of Christmas. The Island in Pigeon Forge even has its own Winterfest celebration, complete with huge trees, a holiday light and fountain show, and an opportunity to meet Santa Claus!
2. Check Out Smoky Mountain Christmas
Dollywood hosts an incredible Christmas celebration every year! Smoky Mountain Christmas is filled with Christmas cheer, complete with holiday shows, festive rides on the Dollywood Express and delicious seasonal treats. There is something for everyone at this annual festival! After you’ve spent your day exploring the park, stay for the Merry and Bright holiday firework spectacular! Nothing will get you in the Christmas spirit more than celebrating the holidays with your family and friends, as well as fellow Smoky Mountain lovers!
3. Try Some Holidays Meals
One of the best parts of a Pigeon Forge Christmas is the food! While this area has great food all year round, the holidays are an especially delicious time! You don’t have to worry about missing out on some of your favorite holiday dishes when you stay in Pigeon Forge. These Smoky Mountain restaurants have everything you could want for your holiday meals, from traditional Southern cooking to fine dining! If you don’t want to cook, you’re in luck! There are actually plenty of Pigeon Forge restaurants that are open on Christmas day!
4. See a Few Holiday Shows
Pigeon Forge is home to tons of award-winning shows that put on fantastic performances throughout the year! Many of these shows host special performances during the holiday season that will leave you wanting to come back every Christmas! If you’re looking for a good laugh, check out the Hatfield and McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner Feud or the Comedy Barn Christmas. If you’re interested in listening to some holiday music, check out the Christmas show at Country Tonite!
5. Celebrate Christmas Morning in Your Cabin
There is nothing better than waking up on Christmas morning and unwrapping your gifts alongside your friends and family. This year, make new Christmas morning memories in one of our Pigeon Forge cabins. Many of these cabins have been decorated for the holidays and are the perfect setting for an unforgettable Christmas morning. Sit around the tree in your pajamas while you watch everyone enjoy the perfect start to Christmas!
Now that you know a few of the ways to have the perfect Pigeon Forge Christmas, you can begin planning your holiday getaway to the mountains! Do you want to save money on lodging so you have more to spend on presents? Browse all our awesome cabin specials and discounts to save on your next vacation! We look forward to seeing you!