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Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg Winterfest is the Smokies winter fun time.



Colder weather and shorter daylight offers lots of FUN in the Smoky Mountains.

Every season in the Smoky Mountains you can find everywhere. Want to spend some quality time with your family and enjoy winter lights from our comfortable 12 passenger jeeps with a knowledgeable guide?

Winterfest Holiday light tour is perfect for family excursions in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.

You will see:

Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg has multiple light displays throughout the winter.


When the lights of Winterfest shine around in Pigeon Forge, everyone knows that the time of magic and fun has come here. It begins on the first days of November, so they say. But the story of 5 million lights starts even earlier, in the middle summer. Everything has to be ready for the fest and that means that all those millions of bulbs must be checked beforehand. People should be sure that everything, every single light will work fine and there will be no outages during the upcoming celebration. And when they check everything, the process of putting up displays starts. It takes about 2 months to put those up and one month to take them down after the fest is over! Welcome to Winterfest! Come and enjoy delightful displays and splendid weather, take a driving tour across Pigeon Forge and have fun!

There are mother goose rhyme displays in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge during Winterfest.


Gatlinburg also suggest you to take a tour around those magnificent light displays. We will drive through the famous Gatlinburg Parkway and enjoy all that Gatlinburg light displays have to offer.

You’ll see LED lighting displays shining along Gatlinburg’s famous downtown Parkway, adjacent River Road, and the triangle juncture of the two. While on this path, you’ll see evergreen winter forests covered with shiny lights which creates this magical feeling of peace and romance.

Gatlinburg turns its entire winter lights program to quarter-watt LED bulbs, replacing the 5-watt incandescent bulbs and saving the City about 95 percent in energy cost which helps the City to light the entire 120 days of the program for what it once cost for three days of electricity.

Lights, Lights and More Light displays during Winterfest in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.

Coming here you’ll see displays featuring animals indigenous to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. They include deer, foxes, squirrels, and rabbits as part of the program. Many of the timeless displays visitors have grown accustomed to over the past 23 years have been converted to crisp LED as well.

If you haven’t been there yet, those places are must see for you and your family. Why not come and see all those spectacular views and enjoy the magic of Winterfest? Our jeep tours are one of the best ways to enjoy them!

Attractions and Shows are lit up for the winter magic in the Smokies.