3 Reasons to Stay with Music Road Resort during the Holidays

Christmas in Pigeon Forge, TN

Spending Christmas at Music Road Resort in Pigeon Forge is an experience like no other. 


During your stay at Music Road Resort, you can take in all the sights of the holiday season. As you enter our Grand Lobbies at the Hotel or Inn, you will be awed by our large Christmas tree, enchanting fireplaces, and festive decorations. This paired with our central location, allows you rest and relaxation with the ability to enjoy the sites and attractions of Pigeon Forge, including Winterfest. Below you will find the top three reasons to visit us during the holiday season. 


1. The Incredible Light Displays in the Area

During Winterfest, Pigeon Forge is beautifully lit up with holiday decorations for Winterfest, where you can enjoy over 10 million twinkling lights. There are specific set ups giving an ode to the history of the area, our military, and more. Winterfest kicks off at the Old Mill where they have a mile long walk beautifully decorated with themed lights and incredible light tunnels, that ends at The Island. Which provides places you will see many spectacular set ups with photo opportunities with the lighting. End the night by watching the water show at The Island fountain and spending time relaxing by our fireplaces located in the Grand Lobbies of our Resort. 


2. The Local Attractions

There is something for everyone throughout Pigeon Forge. If you are looking for festive events to attend, Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas is perfect. As you enjoy their incredible display of lights, you will also get the chance to see top- notch performances by talented singers and dancers, feast on delicious holiday treats, and even meet Santa Claus himself! You can also take a ride back in time on the Smoky Mountain Railway which leaves the depot, located just above the Country Fair, and takes you back into the mountains. This ride is a favorite of locals and travelers alike and is a must see during the holiday season. Another must-see attraction in Pigeon Forge during the holidays is the Titanic Museum. The museum is transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with a giant Christmas tree and a magical atmosphere. I also enjoyed exploring the exhibits and learning about the Titanic's history. Much like the Smoky Mountains Railway at Dollywood, The Titanic Museum takes you back in time where you will see artifacts from the catastrophic shipwreck, along with reading the stories of survivors, and the chance of feeling the icy cold water throughout your tour. The Titanic tour ends with a photo opportunity on the Grand Staircase beautifully decorated for the holiday season as well. 


3. The Adventure

For those looking for a more adventurous Christmas vacation, Pigeon Forge has plenty of outdoor activities to offer. From scenic hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, seeing a panoramic view of Mount LeConte from the SkyBridge, skiing and snowboarding at Ober, or ziplining at one of the local adventure parks, there is an adventure for everyone. These adventures are easily accessible from Music Road Resort and must see for those who love getting outside during winter. 


Overall, spending Christmas in Pigeon Forge is a wonderful experience. The town's festive spirit and abundance of activities make it the perfect destination for a memorable holiday vacation. Book your stay with Music Road Resort today and plan a Christmas for everyone to remember! 


Looking for places to enjoy Christmas Dinner? Below is a list of local eateries to accommodate you and your family during your holiday stay. 


  1. Gaucho Urbano - Open Christmas Day from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  2. Pizza Rio Wine and Bar - Open Christmas Day 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  3. Hard Rock Cafe - Open Christmas Day 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  4. Puckett's Grocery and Restaurant - Open Christmas Eve 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM and Closed Christmas Day
  5. Frizzle Chicken Farmhouse Cafe - Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  6. Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud - Christmas Eve at 11 AM & 2 PM, Christmas Day at 5 PM & 8 PM
  7. Dolly Parton's Stampede - Christmas Eve at 11 AM & 1 PM, Christmas Day at 6 PM & 8:30 PM
  8. Pirates Voyage - Christmas Eve at 12:30 PM & 3 PM, Christmas Day at 6 PM & 8:30 PM


Whether you decide to stay in during your holidays at Music Road Resort or venture out to enjoy the town, you are sure to find something to accommodate the whole family. Here at Music Road Resort, we wish you the Merriest of Christmas's and the Happiest of New Year's.