Amidst millions of twinkling lights, the spirit of the season shines strong. Here a few ways to enjoy the beauty of the Christmas season:
Winterfest Driving Tours
If you'd rather be in the driver's seat, go on a Winterfest Driving Tour. You may pick up your FREE Driving Tour of Lights brochure and map at our Pigeon Forge Welcome Centers or at the Pigeon Forge Trolley Office. You can also download the Driving Tour of Lights brochure and map here.
The Winterfest Driving Tour of Lights runs from November 22, 2019 to February 17, 2020. From fairy tale characters lighting up the Pigeon Forge Parkway, to light displays honoring our armed forces, the Winterfest Driving Tours is quite the Christmas sight!
Where: 1950 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
For more info: Call (865) 453-8574
City of Gatlinburg Trolley Tours
To view light displays in Gatlinburg, hop on Gatlinburg's Winterfest Trolley Ride of Lights for a delightful 45-minute guided narrative tour of the city. Rides depart from the Gatlinburg Welcome Center at traffic light Number 5 (at the Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies) and ride along Hwy. 321. Rides are $10, scheduled to leave at 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm nightly from November 22, 2019 to January 31, 2020.
Also, 2019 brings new additions to the ride such as:
- A special costumed storyteller as your guide
- Complimentary cup of hot chocolate provided by Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
- Special Christmas token to show thanks
The trolley is closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas day; rides resume in January on Saturday nights only. Look forward to seeing winking and dancing bears, toy soldiers, hot air balloons, and much more. The rest you have to see for yourself!
Where: Gatlinburg Welcome Center at Ripley's Aquarium, stoplight #5 on the Parkway.
How much: The guided tour costs $10 per person. Children under the age of 3 are free, if they are sitting in an adult's lap.
For more info: Call the Gatlinburg Welcome Center at 865-436-0535.
Book Your Hotel or Cabin for Winterfest in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg
No Pigeon Forge Christmas lights tour is complete without cozying up for the night in your Smoky Mountains cabin or convenient hotel room. Save money by booking your Pigeon Forge hotel or cabin through Tripster Pigeon Forge. In addition to a wide selection of area accommodations, you can have confidence knowing you're booking your stay at the lowest nightly rate possible. Book your stay before it fills up for Pigeon Forge's popular Winterfest celebrations and Christmas lights tours!