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Your Guide to the All New Winterfest at The Island in Pigeon Forge

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Smoky Mountain Winterfest is one of the biggest celebrations in Sevier County, TN. The area is decorated with more than 5 million twinkling lights and Christmas displays. Did you know The Island in Pigeon Forge is hosting new Winterfest activities of its own? Learn more about what to expect when you visit the new Winterfest at The Island in Pigeon Forge this year:

Millions of Lights

great smoky mnt wheel christmasThe Island in Pigeon Forge is decorated in millions of beautiful Christmas lights that come to life when the sun goes down. Nothing will get you into the holiday spirit more than seeing its 23 acres illuminated in holiday colors. You can admire the decorations as you relax in the chairs around The Island Show Fountain, or stroll through the Market Street to see all the festive decorations.

The Fountain Winterfest Show

Each year, The Island Courtyard comes to life with a beautiful show filled with 40-foot high trees and a lovely fountain show. The lights and water from the fountain choreograph into an incredible show that you will not want to miss! This year, get in the Christmas spirit while enjoying the Smoky Mountain Jazz Orchestra, an 18 piece big band ensemble that is ready to play all of your favorite holiday music, new and old.

Live Music

island christmasSpeaking of Christmas tunes, The Island in Pigeon Forge is one of the best places to see live music year round, but especially during the holidays! You can hear live music daily on the outdoor stage outside of Ole Smoky Moonshine, and during the holiday season, you can enjoy some fantastic Christmas music from some of the most talented performers in the area!

Photos with Santa

Of course it wouldn’t be a holiday celebration without the big man in red making an appearance! Throughout Winterfest at The Island, you can meet Santa Claus and get your picture taken with him. Make your way to the breezeway behind the Island Show Fountains to see a modern-day Santa’s Workshop and be greeted by the jolly good fellow himself! Photos with Santa are available from 3 to 9 p.m., starting Nov. 12 and ending Jan. 5.

About Winterfest in Pigeon Forge

pigeon forge winterfestAfter you enjoy all the fun there is to do at The Island in Pigeon Forge during Winterfest, experience the magic of this festival in Pigeon Forge! Drive along the Parkway taking in the beautiful lights and displays, see a Christmas show, or attend Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood. Winterfest is the perfect time to get everyone into the Christmas spirit! Drive through Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville to see all the elaborate light displays, and enjoy everything the holiday season brings to the Smoky Mountains.

Now that you know a little more about the new Winterfest at The Island in Pigeon Forge, you can make plans to see this spectacle of lights, music and holiday spirit for yourself. Looking for other fun holiday activities to do on your next trip to the Smokies? Check out all of the upcoming events in the Smoky Mountains area and decide which you want to explore when you come to town!