When you’re looking for ways to celebrate Christmas in Gatlinburg, you can find Winterfest magic around every corner. All you have to do is step outside and you’ll see bright lights shining throughout the area with plenty of places to go to get great views of the lights.
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Light Displays Throughout Gatlinburg
Gatlinburg definitely puts on a one-of-a-kind light experience for visitors to the area. There are millions of bright, LED lights that shine throughout Gatlinburg, so you won’t be able to miss them. If you drive along the Gatlinburg Parkway, you will be able to see the large displays that are lined up along the street.
Gatlinburg Trolley Tour of Lights
To truly experience the magic of the Gatlinburg lights, you can take a trolley ride through the entire area. There are special trolleys that will take visitors downtown and through the lights, giving a little bit of history behind each of the major displays in the area.
Here’s how to plan your Trolley Tour of Lights experience:
- Choose a Date and Time
The Gatlinburg trolley tours run from November 12 through January 31. The trolley tour times are 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Spaces are limited, so you’ll want to make sure to purchase tickets ahead of time!
- Purchase Your Ticket for the Gatlinburg Trolley Tour
Each ticket costs $5 for the trolley tour. There are limited tickets available, so make sure to check out the available dates and times, so you can go ahead and purchase yours before you arrive.
- Enjoy the Trolley Tour
When you arrive for the trolley tour, you’ll probably want to be dressed in winter gear, but also keep in mind that the trolleys are heated. This means you’ll want to make sure to wear jackets that can easily be removed in case you get too warm. Even though the trolleys are heated, we still recommend wearing closed-toe shoes and a long-sleeved tee shirt.
See the Lights from the Sky
Do you want an aerial view of the Smoky Mountains during the Gatlinburg Christmas Winterfest celebration? You can have one of the most beautiful views as you stand above the sidewalks and look down on the bright night sky of Gatlinburg.
Attractions like the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway, Gatlinburg Sky Lift and Gatlinburg Space Needle are all awesome places to view the colorful holiday lights from above the streets.
For information on each of these attractions, visit their websites here:
Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway: https://obergatlinburg.com/aerial-tramway/
Gatlinburg Sky Lift: https://www.gatlinburgskylift.com/
Gatlinburg Space Needle: https://www.gatlinburgspaceneedle.com/
Relax in a Gatlinburg Cabin Rental This Christmas Season
To really relax this holiday season, take a look at all of Parkside Cabin Rentals’ two bedroom cabins in Gatlinburg that are perfect for families looking to get away from home to enjoy the Gatlinburg Christmas Winterfest lights and celebrations.