While many vacation destinations close down for the winter, Pigeon Forge is more exciting than ever! Throughout the holiday season and into the new year, our Smoky Mountain city is transformed into a beautiful winter wonderland with lovely decorations and a variety of fun things to do. To help you make the most of your getaway, Valley Forge Inn has put together a guide to three of our favorite things about winter in Pigeon Forge TN.
1. Christmas Shows at Pigeon Forge Theaters
Anyone looking to get into the holiday spirit will find plenty of good cheer at Pigeon Forge’s wonderful Christmas shows. Virtually all of the theaters in town offer special Christmas themed performances throughout November and December. With spectacular holiday music, festive decorations, and a feel-good message, these shows are the perfect way to prepare for Santa’s arrival. Here are a few of the most popular theaters in Pigeon Forge with Christmas shows:
- Country Tonite
- Dixie Stampede Dinner Show
- Thomas Kinkade’s Christmas of Light
- Smoky Mountain Opry
- Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show
2. New Year’s Eve at The Island in Pigeon Forge
Each year, the city of Pigeon Forge celebrates New Year’s Eve with a big party at The Island. The event is completely free to attend and features live music and family activities. The festivities culminate with a fun countdown to midnight and an awesome fireworks display. Of course, all of The Island’s excellent restaurants and shops will be open, so you can get a bite to eat or pick up some souvenirs before the clock strikes midnight.
When you stay at Valley Forge Inn, you will be just a 5 minute walk from all of the New Year’s fun at The Island! Being able to avoid all of the traffic on the Parkway is a major advantage of vacationing with us.
3. Winterfest Light Displays
Another one of our favorite things about winter in Pigeon Forge TN is the city’s breathtaking holiday lights. As part of the annual Winterfest celebration, Pigeon Forge is illuminated by over 5 million brilliant light displays. Drawing inspiration from the Pigeon Forge area and the Christmas season, these displays depict classic holiday scenes, Smoky Mountain critters, and local landmarks.
To help visitors find all of the light displays, the city has put together a “Driving Tour of Lights”. When you visit the Pigeon Forge Trolley Office or Pigeon Forge Welcome Center you will find free brochures and maps with everything you need to navigate around town and enjoy the lights.
Guests at Valley Forge Inn will be near all of the best things to do this winter in Pigeon Forge TN! Our hotel is located right on the Pigeon Forge Parkway, just minutes away from the area’s best attractions, shops, shows, and restaurants. With indoor and outdoor pools, complimentary breakfast, and private balconies with superb views, Valley Forge Inn has everything you need for an unforgettable vacation. To start planning your getaway, browse our selection of Pigeon Forge hotel rooms.