Best Christmas Lights in Pigeon Forge

Is visiting Christmas lights displays one of your family holiday traditions? If you are looking for the best places to see Christmas lights in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, don’t miss these four amazing displays!

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Visiting Christmas light displays has become a favorite family tradition for many because you can make it as simple and affordable as possible, and it can be fun for all ages. Plus, even though Christmas light displays have become much more elaborate, the tradition of driving around and looking at houses decorated with Christmas lights has been around for many years! In fact, I remember doing this with my family when I was a little girl, and I loved it!

For some great tips on seeing Christmas light displays with kids, check out this post!

Best Christmas Lights in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

If you live any where near East Tennessee, some of the best Christmas light displays around are sure to be found in Pigeon Forge, just a short drive from Knoxville. Here are a few of the best places to go in Pigeon Forge to see the lights and the best ways to see them with your family.

Pigeon Forge Winterfest

Experience a true winter wonderland in spanning Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville. Millions of small, twinkling lights come together on streets throughout the mountain towns to form elaborate displays that will leave you in awe. The fabulous displays of color and animation are not hard to find all around Pigeon Forge. Hop on the trolley, a guided tour, or drive the family around and enjoy it at your own pace.

My favorite way to enjoy the Winterfest lights is on board the Fun Time Trolley with a cup of hot cocoa! Trolley tours take you from Pigeon Forge through Gatlinburg to see all of the holiday lights! The trolley is enclosed so you can stay warm while you relax and not worry about the holiday traffic. You can find more information about the Winterfest Driving and Trolley Tours on the website here.

Winterfest at the Island in Pigeon Forge

If you are feeling festive and dressed warmly, you can check out the Christmas lights on The Island in Pigeon Forge.

The all new nightly shows begin Friday, November 12th at 6 pm as the The Island Show Fountain Courtyard comes to life! The brand new Winterfest show includes a choreographed 40-foot high, LED Christmas Trees and Island Show Fountain Winterfest Show. Winterfest at The Island in Pigeon Forge is unlike any experience in the Smokies. With millions of lights, our 23-acre property lights up as the sun goes down to create a holiday ambience you’re sure to love.

This exciting new Winterfest at The Island Show will happen every evening at 6 pm, 7 pm, 8 pm and 9 pm beginning Friday, November 12 through Wednesday, January 5th. Be sure to make plans to see this all new show at The Island in Pigeon Forge. 

Dollywood Smoky Mountain Christmas

The spirit of the season shines brightest during Smoky Mountain Christmas, America’s best Christmas tradition. Here, the skies dance with the glimmer of more than 5 million twinkling lights and the sounds of our award-winning rides fill the air with Christmas cheer. Family memories are made when you take in a heartwarming holiday show, catch a festive ride on the Dollywood Express, or enjoy seasonal treats packed with classic flavor. The night ends with a celebratory crescendo of returning guest favorite Merry & Bright—a seasonal fireworks spectacular sure to inspire family memories to treasure for a lifetime.

The Incredible Christmas Place

It’s Christmas year round at that Incredible Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. If you love the spirit of Christmas and shopping in a festive atmosphere, the Christmas Place if perfect for you! Not only is The Incredible Christmas Place, at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, is the premier destination for Christmas gifts and collectibles, designer-themed Christmas Trees, novelty and traditional Christmas Lights, hundreds of Personalized Ornaments, and all your favorite Holiday brands like Department 56, Lemax, Christopher Radko and many more, it is also one of the best places to enjoy the spirit of the season and take in some of the beautiful Christmas lights!

Patriot Park Light Display

Patriot Park is home to one of the largest collection of light displays in all of Winterfest. Most of the lights at this location are very patriotic and pay homage to the various branches of the military. Displays include a fighter jet, tributes to each branch of the military, and a patriotic bald eagle flying over a picturesque river. There are also iconic American landmarks like the statue of liberty and the golden gate bridge.

Patriot Park is a park-and-walk display so you should dress warmly and bring a riding option for the children, but the lights are too good to miss!

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