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Draped in more than 5 million lights, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg create a winter wonderland for locals and guests alike to enjoy during the annual Winterfest celebration. The lights of Winterfest shine from early November through the end of February.


Whether this is your first time to visit the Smoky Mountains, or you're making a return trip, Winterfest is the perfect occasion to share special memories with family and friends.

New for 2022, Pigeon Forge Winterfest will be brighter than ever with the Wonders of Light Walking Trail. The Riverwalk Greenway will be transformed into a light show with 20 new displays, some standing more than 25 feet tall, all programmed to music. Visitors can experience walk-thru arches, a colorful 52-foot-long caterpillar, larger-than-life flowers, and Old Man Winter.