Pigeon Forge sparkles with more than five million twinkling lights during Winterfest. One of the best ways to take in the shimmering sights of the season is by hopping aboard a Winterfest trolley tour!
Winterfest trolley tours offer an an exciting way to experience holiday magic in the Great Smoky Mountains -- without battling traffic and crowds. Visitors can embark on an enclosed trolley car ride; then sit back, relax and be whisked away to see some of the most breathtaking holiday light displays the region has to offer!
Because cool Smoky Mountain air can make winter months chilly, the Fun Time Trolley is heated for your comfort. You’ll be able to enjoy all the festive sights without battling the elements. Additionally, riders will be treated to information from knowledgeable tour guides who know the ins and outs of Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and the rest of the Smoky Mountain area. You’ll hear historical stories, folk tales and learn more about the history of Winternest in the Great Smoky Mountains!
City of Pigeon Forge Trolley Tour of Lights
Where: Departs from Patriot Park
Dates: November 10th
City of Gatlinburg Trolley Ride of Lights
Start the holiday season off with spirit by seeing the lights of Gatlinburg during Winterfest! The Trolley Ride of Lights takes revelers on a tour of Downtown Gatlinburg and down the Parkway to bask in the seasonal glow of Winterfest and Gatlinburg's winter wonderland! The Gatlinburg Trolley Ride of Lights begins on November 12, 2015, and will set off 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 pm each evening during Winterfest. The trolley ride begins and ends at the City of Gatlinburg’s mass transit center at Traffic Light #5 beside Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies at 88 River Road. The tour and trolley ride costs $5 per rider. To make reservations or for more information, call the Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau at (865) 277-8222.
Where: Gatlinburg Welcome Center at Ripley's Aquarium, stoplight # 5 on the Parkway.
Dates: November 12, 2015 - January 31, 2016
Times: 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:30 pm
Cost: The guided tour costs $5 per guest.
For more info: Call the Gatlinburg Welcome Center at (865) 436-0535 for reservations.
Sit back and ride the Gatlinburg trolley to experience the romance and wonder of Gatlinburg Winter Magic. Marvel at LED lighting displays along Gatlinburg’s downtown Parkway. $1.6 million+ has been invested to launch new lighting displays which capture the feel of a winter forest of evergreens. Updated displays can also be seen on Gatlinburg’s Hwy. 321 trolley route.
You will see lighted wildlife displays of animals that are native to Great Smoky Mountains National Park:
Older beloved displays that visitors expect to see year after year have been converted to LED and have a crisp new appearance. Look for these new additions on the Gatlinburg tour:
a group of international children
a rocking horse