Gatlinburg Winter Magic returns to town this November as millions of lights bring the Parkway to life with holiday displays! There is no better way to experience these amazing light displays than on the Trolley Ride of Lights, a memorable journey through downtown and along the Gatlinburg Parkway. Sit back, relax and leave the driving to someone else so that you can fully appreciate this magnificent event! Here is everything you need to know about the Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights:
What to Expect
The Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights takes visitors on a delightful 45 minute journey through the town’s multi-million dollar magical light displays. This is a fantastic way to soak up the spirit of the holiday season with your family and friends as you ride in an enclosed and heated trolley. The unique LED lighting displays feature animals native to Great Smoky Mountains National Park such as deer, bears, foxes, squirrels and rabbits. Of course, there are also traditional winter scenes such as whimsical snowmen, a shiny rocking horse and more! Many of the timeless displays that visitors have enjoyed for the last 23 years have been converted to crisp LED lights. The conversion of the entire winter lights program to quarter-watt LED bulbs has allowed the city of Gatlinburg to light the full 120 days of the event for what it once cost for three days of electricity!
The Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights is operated by Gatlinburg’s trolley system, the fifth largest mass transit system in Tennessee. The Trolley Ride of Lights route departs the Mass Transit Center at traffic light #5 for a ride through the Gatlinburg Winter Magic displays three times nightly from November through December and each Saturday night in January. The only exceptions are the first Friday in December, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, when the tour does not operate at all. Departure times are 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm on each night of operation.
Admission to the Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights is only $5.00 per person! Children under 3 years old are admitted for free if they are sitting in an adult’s lap.
Where to Stay
Stay near the Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights at Auntie Belham’s Cabin Rentals! Our beautiful cabin rentals are situated among scenic locations in the Great Smoky Mountains and are just minutes from the sights, shows and attractions of downtown Gatlinburg! After enjoying the Trolley Ride of Lights, you can look forward to returning to your cabin to kick back in the bubbling hot tub or to relax by the fireplace. From full kitchens and game rooms to Jacuzzi tubs and cable television, we have everything you need for a fabulous vacation to the Smokies!
Check out all of our cabins in Gatlinburg TN today to stay near the Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights! We look forward to seeing you soon at Auntie Belham’s Cabin Rentals!