Ready to Celebrate? Upcoming Seasonal Activities in Pigeon Forge

Are you ready to build your itinerary for the upcoming fall and winter seasons? If so, you’ll be glad to hear that Pigeon Forge has already added so many upcoming events to the calendar. From the Dollywood Harvest Festival to the New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Island, there’s no shortage of fun things to do on your own or with your family and friends. So, take a look at the following list, and then start putting all the best events on your schedule.

Dollywood Harvest Festival

The Dollywood Harvest Festival has already hit the ground running, but you have until October 30th to join the fun. At this event, it’s all about celebrating the changing seasons with good food and amazingly fun times. Thrill rides, 25-pound apple pie, and everything in between promise to light up your life at every visit.

Once the sun goes down, the Great Pumpkin LumiNights begin, treating you to the spectacular view of over 12,000 glowing pumpkins. Arrive early and plan to stay super late, so you can enjoy all that this iconic theme park offers.

Pigeon Forge Halloween Spooktacular & Safety Day Event

Do you want to join the crowds for safe but exhilarating treat-or-treating adventures? You cannot go wrong with a trip to the Pigeon Forge Halloween Spooktacular & Safety Day Event.

Scheduled for October 27th from 3 pm to 9 pm, this event sends trick-or-treaters to businesses around the Pigeon Forge Community Center for tasty candies galore. Make sure to wear your best costume to enjoy this event to the fullest.

Halloween Trick or Treat at the Island

For another trick-or-treat extravaganza, set your sights on the Halloween Trick or Treat at the Island. To participate, just come down to The Island in Pigeon Forge on October 31st from 5 pm to 7 pm. While the little ones round up all the candies, all attendees will get to enjoy spooky fountain shows and music playing all night long.

Christmas at Array

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Starting November 1st, it’ll be Christmas time at the Array Variety Show—and it’s guaranteed to be a blast. You’ll get to hear timeless holiday tunes, ooh and ahh over festive costumes, and gaze at the twinkling lights throughout this two-hour act.

By the end, you’ll be filled with the holiday spirit and ready to enjoy the season in every way possible. The best part? You can come back again and again through December 30th.

Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede

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If you want to enjoy a holiday show to remember, you cannot miss Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede, running from November 1st through December 31st. This exciting performance pits the North Pole against the South Pole to see who comes out the winner.

Sugar Plum Fairies, 32 majestic horses, and a real-life nativity scene all promise to wow the crowds. Even better, you can count on filling your belly with a tasty home-cooked meal, complete with vegetable soup, rotisserie chicken, herb-basted potatoes, and much more.

Hatfield and McCoy Christmas Disaster

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When the holidays arrive, it’s natural for a bit of family dysfunction to come out of the woodwork. But if you want to see that dysfunction turned up to 11, then you absolutely need to see the Hatfield and McCoy Christmas Disaster.

From November 1st through December 31st, these two feuding families will come together for comedy, stunts, and feats of strength that’ll leave you in awe. You can count on plenty of singing and dancing, too. To bring it all together, there’s even a tasty meal whipped up by Granny herself, featuring pulled pork barbecue, smashed taters, and more.

Pigeon Forge Winterfest

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Whenever you want to immerse yourself in a winter wonderland, there’s perhaps no better place to go than Pigeon Forge Winterfest. And it’s easy to find, too. More than six million lights will beckon you to the celebration from November 9th through February 18th.

Once you arrive, you can leisurely walk the brilliantly lighted trail with giant flowers, forest animals, and plenty of holiday characters. You’ll even get to see an enormous 52-foot-long caterpillar and Old Man Winter himself.

Winterfest Driving Tour of Lights

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Prefer to see all the twinkling holiday lights without leaving your car? Just drive through the Winterfest Driving Tour of Lights any time from November 10th through February 18th. As you cruise past the displays, you’ll see forest animals, nursery rhyme characters, and holiday trees fully decorated for the season.

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas rings in the season with festivities for all ages. The entire park lights up in twinkling lights, for starters, from November 11th through January 6th. And the restaurants switch to holiday menus with foods that warm you from head to toe.

You’re always welcome to enjoy all the regular Dollywood thrill rides and shopping adventures during your visit, of course. Just be sure to swing by the stage for seasonal performances designed to fill the crowds with Christmas cheer.

Want to see all the holiday lights in style? Catch a ride on the Dollywood Express to see more than six million lights twinkling away up close and in the distance.

Ultimate Smoky Mountain Christmas Celebration

From November 12th through the 16th, the Ultimate Smoky Mountain Christmas Celebration fills the air with lively tunes highlighting the reason for the season.

Each day, new performers come up on stage to share their talents with the world, including:

  • The Voices of Lee
  • The Guardian Quartet
  • The Chuck Wagon Gang
  • Triumphant Quartet
  • Buddy Mullins

In order to save your spot, you’ll want to sign up early because these shows are limited to just 1,000 attendees. They’re likely to sell out rather quickly, so check with the Smoky Mountain Resorts Receptive to grab tickets as soon as they arrive.

Comedy Bard Christmas Show


Are you seeking an evening filled with belly laughs and knee-slapping good times? The Comedy Barn Christmas Show promises to deliver that and more from November 19th through December 31st.

The experience starts with their famous theater decorated with boughs of holly, festive lights, and oodles of fake snow. Then, they roll out the Christmas costumes and the tunes to match while ensuring every last minute tickles your funny bone.

New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Island

If you want to end the year with a bang, plan to spend the last evening of the year at the New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Island. Scheduled for all day on December 31st, this event gives you open access to all the rides, shops, and eateries on the island. Then, as the clock nears midnight, the countdown begins, signaling the fireworks to blast off and light up the night sky.

Even more fun activities will undoubtedly come to Pigeon Forge as the fall and winter seasons go into full swing. So, keep your ear to the ground and be ready to fill in your schedule with even more events that suit your fancy.