Winterfest at The Island
December 9, 2021

Winter is one of the most amazing times during the year to visit the Smoky Mountains. Not only can you experience the sparkling lights throughout the town, but there are also plenty of exciting festivals and events to attend. One of the best things to do to celebrate the holidays here in the Smoky Mountains is by heading over to Winterfest at The Island in Pigeon Forge! If you haven’t been to this fun and festive event, here are some of the top things you should know about Winterfest at The Island in Pigeon Forge:

What is Winterfest at The Island in Pigeon Forge?

Christmas Trees at The Island

Winterfest at The Island features a ton of exciting elements you don’t want to miss! From cheerful Christmas tunes ringing throughout the park, to gorgeous displays of lights, and lots of fun decorations, there is so much to see and do at this seasonal celebration. Plus, the iconic Island Show Fountain will put on a gorgeous display of lights and colors, synchronized with the Christmas songs that are playing in the background. With this fun seasonal decor in addition to all the classic activities here at The Island in Pigeon Forge, you will have plenty to do when you come to visit!

When is Winterfest at The Island and what can I do there?

Winterfest at The Island in Pigeon Forge will be running all throughout December, and the acres of lights that are set up come to life each evening once the sun goes down! In addition to some of the great activities mentioned above, there are plenty of other things to do throughout the park to put yourself in the holiday spirit. The 23-acre park features millions of sparkling Christmas lights, creating an incredible atmosphere. After the sun goes down, the whole park is lit up with Christmas magic. Something else you can do at this time of year is pay a visit to the jolly old man himself, and get your photo taken with Santa Claus!

What else should I know about The Island in Pigeon Forge?

the smoky mountain wheel at the island in pigeon forge

The Island in Pigeon Forge has dozens of exciting attractions, restaurants, and shops that you need to see while you are there. Since there is a good chance there may be snow on the mountains during the winter months, you don’t want to miss taking in the amazing views from the top of The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel. This amazing ferris wheel will take you more than 200 feet in the air and presents amazing scenery of Pigeon Forge and the Smokies. The best part is you do not have to worry about getting too cold because each gondola is closed in, which will keep you nice and toasty!

If you are looking for a fun place to eat lunch or dinner, The Island is filled with delicious restaurants, including Dick’s Last Resort, Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, and Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen! No matter what kind of food you are craving, there is a fun and exciting restaurant waiting for you!

Now that you know all about the new Winterfest at The Island in Pigeon Forge, be sure to check out some of the other fun things to do while you stay with us! We hope to see you soon in the Smoky Mountains!