What You Need to Know About the Pigeon Forge Christmas Lights Tour

Reindeer Christmas lights in Galtinburg.

There is nothing more magical than driving around and looking at all the dazzling Pigeon Forge Christmas lights this time of year. The way the thousands of bulbs illuminate the night sky, it is truly breathtaking.

What is even better about these lights is that guests to the area are able to get an up-close look at these displays from the comfort of the Pigeon Forge Trolley. For more details on these tours, continue reading!

About the Pigeon Forge Christmas Lights Tour

Gatlinburg trolley Christmas lights tourEvery year, the Pigeon Forge Christmas Lights Tour takes guests on an enchanted drive along the Pigeon Forge Parkway where guides share stories of both Pigeon Forge history and the popular Winterfest displays. The best part about this tour is that guests are able to see the lights without having to worry about the hassle of driving and dealing with traffic.

All you and your family have to do is sit back and enjoy the ride.

Illuminated displays that can be seen on the Pigeon Forge Christmas Lights Tour includes snowflakes, reindeer, Smoky Mountain wildlife and representations of the 12 Days of Christmas.

The Smoky Mountain Winterfest began 25 years ago to help encourage families and guests to visit the area during the colder months of the year. A joint effort between the cities of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, as well as Dollywood, the Smoky Mountain Winterfest has quickly become one of the most popular seasonal events in the area.

Smoky Mountain Christmas Lights in GatlinburgDates & Times

The Pigeon Forge Christmas Lights Tour is running now through the end of January. Tour times until the end of December are Monday-Friday at 6:30 p.m., 7:45 p.m. and 9 p.m. In January, the tour schedule switches to only Mondays and Fridays with a minimum of 15 passengers per tour.

Admission Prices

Tickets to see the Pigeon Forge Christmas lights on the trolley tour are $5 per person. Parties of 10 or more are asked to please make reservations and pay in advance with a money order or a cashiers check.

These reservations can be made by calling the Pigeon Forge Trolley Service at (865) 453-6444, or emailing info@mypigeonforge.com.


Parking for the Pigeon Forge Christmas Lights is located at the same place where the tour begins, at the Pigeon Forge Trolley station near The Old Mill and Patriot Park.
For directions on where to park, feel free to use the map below!

Where to Stay

For a peaceful place to stay after exploring all the Pigeon Forge Christmas lights, you and your family should consider staying inside one of the spacious Pigeon Forge cabins offered by HearthSide Cabin Rentals. With the ability to sleep up to 72 guests under the same roof, we can accommodate any size group or family traveling to the area.

To begin your search, feel free to browse through our online inventory of Smoky Mountain cabins or give us a call today! Our reservation experts have over 10 years of experience and will be more than happy to answer any and all of your questions.

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