Winterfest Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge

The Smoky Mountain Winterfest 2018 features Christmas lights, Chili, live entertainment and trolley rides. Book your stay with us and you’ll enjoy some holiday magic!

Tuesday, November 6
4-8 p.m.
It’s Pigeon Forge’s 29th Annual Winterfest at Patriot Park and the fun begins at 4 p.m. There will be kids play areas, food trucks and live entertainment. After the lights come on and the concert is over, cruise the self-guided lights tour.  View or download the self-guided lights tour map.

The anticipated schedule of events is:
4 p.m.: Kid Area Opens
4:30 p.m.: Vendors Open
5:45 p.m.: PF Community Chorus Performance
6:45 p.m.: Flip the switch on Winterfest Lights followed
by Chris Blue Performance
7 p.m.: FREE Trolley Tour of Lights *one night only
7:30 p.m.: Jimbo Whaley & Greenbrier

Wednesday, November 7
Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff & Tom Petty Tribute Band
5-8 p.m.
The City of Gatlinburg and Bush’s Beans invite you to test homemade chili from local businesses and enjoy terrific live entertainment right downtown. Purchase your chili spoon (ticket) online. Entertainment is free!

November 7-January 26
Winterfest Trolley Ride of Lights
After the Chili Cookoff, the Trolley Ride of Lights begin! Purchase your ticket ahead of time for 6:30, 7:30 or 8:30 rides to soak up all the wondrous light displays set up throughout the city.