Winterfest Pigeon Forge 2012
When looking for a unique way to celebrate the holidays, consider Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Winterfest Pigeon Forge 2012, Pigeon Forge, TN promises amazing fun for visitors of all ages. People from all over the Smoky Mountain region join in the festivities that begin November 6 and continue until February 28, 2013. Millions of lights brighten the community accompanied by holiday decorations, various events and traditional mountain music along with a vast array of seasonal foods. Take in the breathtaking mountain scenery while mingling with town folk, making new friends and enjoying the entertainment.
Though summertime and concerts usually go together, the Smoky Mountains Winterfest attracts local and celebrity musicians performing County, Gospel, Rock and Roll along with traditional local music. Before the festival begins, from the 15-20 of October, the Inn features bluegrass music, stories and craft demonstrations. Look for special events at this venue during the entire month of December. Ray Stevens appears at the Country Tonite Theater on the 26th.
Thanksgiving Day means a fireworks display at the Titanic Museum, which commemorates the lives of the passengers and employees that boarded the fateful cruise. Barring extensive snowfall, many drive into the Great Smoky Mountain National Park for an elevated view of the lights glimmering over the town. The Currier & Ives picture perfect landscape adds to the holiday atmosphere. Enclosed and climate controlled trolley cars travel about the community providing a popular means of viewing all of the holiday decorations. See animated window displays and thousands of lights dancing to Christmas music.
Take a bit of the Smoky Mountains home by finding the perfect treasure. The Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community presents craft shows and demonstrations throughout the event providing everyone with the chance for finding keepsakes of Winterfest Pigeon Forge, TN or the opportunity for getting last minute Christmas presents. In addition to the numerous craft events taking place at various locations, venturing along Parkway Avenue, shoppers find a variety of shops.
On December 7th, Christmas Pigeon Forge, TN begins with the annual Winter Magical Kickoff and Chili Cookoff. Local cooks prepare a wide range of recipes ranging from traditional to outrageous and smoking hot. Tasting the samples and voting for favorites remains an attraction for chili fans.
The fun and festivities would not be the same without Santa and on December 9th, the Santas appear in droves and join in the fun with the Santa Hustle Smokies 5k Run/Walk event. Winterfest Pigeon Forge, TN, welcomes anyone desiring to participate with a traditional Santa beard, hat and shirt for the event. Thousands run while thousands of spectators cheer.
The magical atmosphere created during this time of year commonly brings out the romance for many couples. Judging from previous years, engagements, weddings and vow renewals occur frequently at Winterfest Pigeon Forge, TN. Alongside the numerous holiday decorations found on the main parkway of the community, guests encounter various small chapels that offer wedding services. Married couples often arrive for a weekend getaway, renew vows and partake in the community attractions and festivities.