Christmas display with Santa and lights

How to Have the Best Christmas in Pigeon Forge

November 16, 2023

‘Tis the season to have the best Christmas in Pigeon Forge! This incredible town is transformed into a magical wonderland during the holiday season, complete with millions of twinkling lights and decorations lining the streets. When you’re searching for the perfect place to bring your Christmas spirit to life, your search is over in Pigeon Forge. To help you plan your trip, we’ve created a guide to having the best Christmas in Pigeon Forge:

Bring the Whole Family

light display during Pigeon Forge Winterfest

We know the holidays are all about coming together with the ones you love, so why not bring them all to Pigeon Forge for an unforgettable Christmas vacation? There is so much to see and do for family members of all ages, and you’ll love creating shared memories with one another that you’ll remember for years to come. With the beautiful scenery all around you, it’s also a great place to take the perfect Christmas card photo with your family!

See the Lights

If taking in beautiful views of Christmas lights is one of your favorite holiday activities, then you’ll have the best Christmas in Pigeon Forge! The city is decorated with millions of holiday lights. Whether you’re going for a drive along the Pigeon Forge Parkway to see classic light displays like the 12 Days of Christmas or unique light displays of Smoky Mountain wildlife, or you’re visiting a special holiday event in the area, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to enjoy Christmas lights and decorations. We recommend visiting Dollywood during Smoky Mountain Christmas to see more than 6 million twinkling lights and unbelievable holiday displays, including a brand new Christmas drone show!

Visit Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show

pirates sword fighting

No visit to Pigeon Forge is complete without coming to Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show! Our action-packed show is fun for the whole family and provides ample opportunities for excitement. You won’t believe the number of memorable moments you’ll share with one another while you’re here. Plus, you’ll be served a delicious four-course feast that will remind you of the holiday meals you share with one another back home. Enjoy an action-packed show featuring an epic pirate battle while you dine, then head to Pirates Treasure™ to get the perfect Christmas gift for your loved ones.

See a Christmas Show

Another way to have the best Christmas in Pigeon Forge is to enjoy one of the many special holiday performances throughout town. If you love Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show, make some time to visit the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud, Dolly Parton’s Stampede, or The Comedy Barn Theater. Each of these 3 theaters offers a fun and festive Christmas show unlike anything you’ve seen before. The shows include everything from Christmas costumes and comedy, to familiar holiday music, to a live nativity! Each Christmas show has something special to offer every guest.

Now you know how to have the best Christmas in Pigeon Forge! If you need more convincing to make Pigeon Forge your top Christmas vacation destination, check out these 3 reasons to celebrate Christmas in Pigeon Forge.

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