PigeonForge.com would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas! We hope everyone has a safe and wonderful holiday! If anyone is in the Pigeon Forge area and are looking for things to do this Christmas weekend, you are in the right place! There are plenty of open restaurants and shows on Christmas day! 2 of our favorites would be the Country Tonite Theatre and the Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant which will both be open Christmas day. The Country Tonite Theatre has added an 8 P.M. show on Christmas Day called “Sounds of Christmas” that will be fantastic! Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant will also be open on Christmas day serving up a traditional Christmas feast, but reservations are required, so make sure you do that first! And who could forget Winterfest? Some of the most beautiful Christmas lights you’ll see, and it doesn’t cost a thing! Just take a nice drive through the city and enjoy!
Again, we would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and if you are spending it in Pigeon Forge, we hope your Christmas with us will be all you have expected and more! If you are not spending it with us we sure hope you visit soon or plan your next vacation to Pigeon Forge! Merry Christmas!
We want to take the time to wish you all a Merry Christmas. Have a great holiday and a happy new year! Drive safely and enjoy time with your family.
Some of the different ways “Merry Christmas” is spoken around the world.
China = Sheng Tan Kuai Lob
Haiti = Joyeux Noël
India = Merry Christmas
Italian = Buon Natale
Korean = Sol tan ul chuka hamnidah
Lithuanian = Linksmu ventu Kaledu
Philippines = Maligayang Pasko
Puerto Rico = Feliz Navidad
Switzerland = Schone Weinachten
The Netherlands = Prettig kerstfeest en een gelukkig nieuwjaar
Thailand = Suk San Wan Christmas
South Africa = Re le lakaletsa mahlohonolo a Kerismese a matle
Scotland = Merry Christmas and Happy New Ye ar
Wales = Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda
England = Merry Christmas
Swedish = God Jul
Finnish = Hyvää Joulua ja Onnellista Uutta Vuotta
Romanian = Crâciun Fericit si La Multi Ani
Russian = Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva i s Novim Godom
Hungarian = Kellemes Karácsonyi Ünnepeket és Boldog Újévet
Malta = Il-Milied It-Tajjeb U Is-Sena T-Tajba
Vietnam = Giang Sinh Vui Ve
Danish = Gldelig Jul
French = Joyeux Noel
China = Sing Dan Fai Lo
Greek = Kala Xristougenna Kai Eytyxismeno to Neo Etos
Catalan = Bon Nadal I Feliç Any Nou
Wilderness Wildlife Week in Pigeon Forge appeals to outdoorsmen and nature lovers, but its also a great event for children. The eight day event, scheduled for January 9-16, 2010, pays homage to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This is the events 20th year and the activities are all absolutely free.
The Pigeon Forge
Wilderness Wildlife Week offers lectures, classes, photography shows, musical performances and demonstrations, all given by about 150 experts who donate their time. This year, about 20 of the 230 programs offered are specifically for children. A few of the children-centric programs include:
- Animal Olympics: An interactive program that compares human senses and abilities to those of wild animals.
- Oh! Possum: A chance to meet a marsupial.
- Those Ain’t Teddy Bears in Great Smoky Mountains National Park: A session about the icons of the Smokies.
- Kiddin’ Around: A hands-on introduction to mountain music and instruments for kids.
- Wings of America: A live bird show from the American Eagle Foundation.
Wilderness Wildlife Week is part of Pigeon Forge’s Winterfest
, a four-month long event that runs from November through February.
Looking for something to do in Pigeon Forge on Christmas day? Well you are in luck because Country Tonite Theater has added an 8 p.m. Christmas Day show.
The show will be a special presentation called “Sounds of Christmas,” and will feature guest entertainers including ballroom dancers Norm and Heidi Lucky from Chicago. “Sounds of Christmas” will be hosted by Patty Waszak, who stars in her own morning variety show at Country Tonite. The show will also feature the “Rock ‘n’ Roll Crooner”Quentin Flagg from South Bend, Ind., and “Harmonica Mike” who performs regularly with the Country Tonite evening show.
If you have never been to the Smokies for Winterfest then make this the year to join us in our 20th Anniversary Celebration. Check out our calendar of events to help with your vacation planning.
Wannetta Johnson returns to the Smokies every December to bring the current Park Rangers a red poinsettia, as a symbol of her gratitude for those who pulled her son out of chest deep snow 35 years ago.
Eric Johnson and Randy Laws, both Eagle Scouts, went into the park during Thanksgiving weekend 1974 to hike a stretch of the Appalachian Trail. They were stranded at the Tricorner Knob Shelter along the trail when a storm dumped several feet of snow and whipped up drifts approaching 5 feet. When the boys’ parents discovered the storm had closed the Newfound Gap Road and prevented them from meeting the boys, they turned to park rangers to help find their sons. Three days after they left for their hike they were rescued by a Chinook helicopter crew from Fort Campbell. The crew, along with rangers from the park, were able to hoist the boys into the hovering Chinook and whisk them to safety.
Every December 3 since, Eric Johnson’s parents have visited park headquarters to deliver the finest Poinsettia plant that they could find to thank the rangers for their work. While Eric’s dad, Harry Johnson, has passed away, his mother, Wannetta, continues the practice.
“Even though she recognizes that nobody involved in that 1974 rescue are still here, she still comes to thank the park for saving Eric and, symbolically, for saving hundreds of other lost and injured people since then,” park officials said this week. “Rangers who were here for that rescue felt like it was no big deal, just part of the job. But to Wannetta it was huge.”