The city of Pigeon Forge has a healthy obsession with winter. We start celebrating Winterfest in early November and continue the festivities till January. That doesn’t mean we ignore Thanksgiving in our Pigeon Forge cabins or in the city in general, we simply add to the joy of Thanksgiving by sprucing the place up a bit. Winterfest in Pigeon Forge brings with it many activities for the family. The city lights up with sights and sounds of the winter season and Thanksgiving visitors are just in time to catch the beginning of this season.
Winterfest kicks off on November 9, 2010 in Patriot Park. The Winterfest Pigeon Forge event will feature performances from several local talent groups and the flipping of the switch that turns on the over five million city lights. The Pigeon Forge Winterfest festivities will start at 4pm. Groups that will perform at the kickoff event includethe Pigeon Forge community Chorus, Dollywood’s Apalachian Christmas, Jimbo Whaley, Greenbrier, the Pigeon Forge middle school dance team, show choir, and honor band, and the Pigeon Forge High School dance team, chorus, and marching band.
Free city of lights trolley tours will be offered during the Winterfest Pigeon Forge kickoff.
Here is a list of Winterfest Activities Coming Up:
Sevierville Winterfest Kickoff- November 8
Pigeon Forge Winterfest Kickoff- November 9
Gatlinburg Winterfest Kickoff- November 10
Veterans Day Celebration at Ripley’s – November 11
Titanic Christmas in Wonderland Kickoff- November 13
Pigeon Forge Free Trolley Rides- November 21
Sevierville Annual Christmas Parade- December 4
Gatlinburg Fantasy of Lights Parade- December 4
Arts and Crafts Community Holiday Arts and Crafts Show Begins- December 1
Titanic Pigeon Forge Professional Ice Carving Competition – January 22