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Pigeon Forge Winterfest Kickoff

November 10, 2022 @ 5:00 pm 9:00 pm

Come join us as we kick off Pigeon Forge’s annual Winterfest Celebration.
During Winterfest, Pigeon Forge is draped in more than 6 million holiday lights, creating a winter wonderland for locals and guests alike to enjoy during the city’s annual Winterfest celebration. The lights of Winterfest shine from November 10 until February 19, 2023.

The exciting new Winterfest expansion will be unveiled at the Winter Kickoff celebration on November 10th by UPtv star and Small Town Christmas host Megan Alexander as she joins East Tennessee native and recording artist/songwriter Janelle Arthur.

Alexander and Arthur will appear at two events during Pigeon Forge’s Winterfest Kickoff to unveil two new attractions: the Wonders of Light Walking Trail and Wonders of Light Christmas Village. The kickoff event also includes a special music-filled Veterans Tribute. All events are free, and the public is invited. A variety of food trucks and other vendors will offer holiday treats for purchase.

The festivities begin at 5 p.m. on stage in the Pigeon Forge Municipal Lot (between The Island in Pigeon Forge and the LeConte Center). Arthur will perform a free concert followed by the unveiling of the new Wonders of Light Walking Trail. Alexander will join Pigeon Forge Mayor David Wear and a surprise guest to activate the new light displays as well as five million lights city-wide. Special Veterans Tribute and unveiling of the Wonders of Winterfest Christmas Village

At 6:45 p.m., Alexander will host a special Veterans Tribute, which features the Pigeon Forge Honor Guard and local high school choruses, in Pigeon Forge’s Patriot Park (186 Old Mill Ave.), the location of the new Wonders of Light Christmas Village. Open Nov. 10-12, 18-19 and 25-26 only, admission is free to explore more than 35 booths featuring artisans and crafters selling a variety of seasonal and gift items.