Top 3 Reasons to Visit The Island in Pigeon Forge During the Holiday Season

While The Island in Pigeon Forge is a fun destination at any time of year, it is a magical place to visit during the Christmas season! Whether dining in one of the amazing restaurants, exploring the specialty shops or enjoying the amusement rides, you will love the festive atmosphere throughout the 23 acre property! Here are the top 3 reasons to visit The Island in Pigeon Forge during the holiday season:

1. Sparkling Light Displays

christmas lightsOne of the top reasons to visit The Island during the holiday season is to view the sparkling light displays at Winterfest! At Winterfest there are millions of Christmas lights on display to create the ultimate holiday ambiance, so bring your family and friends along for a fun evening stroll! A highlight is the 40 foot walk-through Christmas tree, which makes a perfect spot for family photos! View the light displays from the ground or hop aboard the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel for a bird’s eye view of the lights!

2. Photos With Santa Claus

If your kids want to pass along their Christmas wishlists to Ole Saint Nick, come on out to The Island for some photos with Santa Claus! Once you have parked in the free parking lot, make your way over to the breezeway behind the Island Show Fountains where you will find a modern take on Santa’s Workshop! Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by Mr. Claus himself as he wishes you a Merry Christmas! There are a variety of photo options that you can purchase of your kids with Santa, ranging from prints to a USB drive full of memories!

3. Last Minute Holiday Shopping

The Island in Pigeon Forge is the ideal place to do some last minute holiday shopping, as there are over 40 unique retail shops and local boutiques to explore! With everything from jewelry and apparel to toys and candy, you are sure to find something for everyone on your list! The Big Rock Candy Kitchen has a wide variety of treats that make perfect stocking stuffers and gifts, while the Build-A-Bear Workshop has more than 30 stuffed animals that you can create! Other popular stores include Emery’s 5 & 10, the Island Tiki General Store, Parrot Mountain and the Southern Charm Boutique. Finding a last minute Christmas gift will not be a problem when you visit The Island!

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Where to Stay

Enjoy a fabulous holiday getaway to the Great Smoky Mountains when you stay at our cabin rentals! Our cabins are situated in spectacular locations with mountain views, but are still just minutes away from The Island and tons of other fun attractions! We have cabins of all sizes to accommodate your needs, ranging from 1 bedroom cabins for a romantic Christmas vacation to 8 bedroom cabins for the whole gang! While staying in your private cabin, enjoy relaxing by the warmth of the fireplace or soaking under the stars in the bubbling hot tub!

Check out all of our Smoky Mountain cabin rentals today to plan your vacation near The Island in Pigeon Forge! We look forward to seeing you during the holiday season!