Is there anything more enchanting than seeing the sparkling Christmas lights hung up all around town? It’s probably one of our favorite things about the holiday season in the Smokies. If you and your family want to take a trip to town during your stay at our cabins, one of the best things to do is going to look at the Christmas lights. Your family will love getting to explore Gatlinburg. There are so many great sights to see. Here are our favorite ways to enjoy the Christmas lights in Gatlinburg TN.
1. Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights
Guests of the Smokies absolutely adore the Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights. It’s a fun way to both see the magical lights and go on a scenic trolley ride around town. The tour lasts until the end of January, so you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the trolley ride of lights. Admission is $5 per person. You’ll get to see one-of-a-kind lighting displays placed up and down the Gatlinburg Parkway. The displays will feature adorable animals that are home to the Great Smoky Mountains.
Tip: Children under 3 are free if they are sitting on an adult’s lap. The trolley is enclosed and heated for added comfort.
2. Gatlinburg’s Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade
The Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade in Gatlinburg is usually held the first week of December. It is an extravagant celebration with marching bands, giant balloons, and even Old St. Nick himself makes an appearance each year. One of the best reasons to go to the parade is to see the giant floats covered in Christmas lights. Community members and local businesses really put in a lot of effort to make the parade each year better than the last!
Tip: Admission to the parade is free. Be sure to check the forecast for the day and bundle up in case of chilly weather.
3. Enjoy Lights and Decorations at The Village
You can enjoy seeing the beautiful Christmas lights and decorations while you’re getting your shopping done at The Village. This tourist hot spot features 27 stores and some places to eat. You can find really unique gifts for those you love. The Village will be decorated with Christmas garland and lights so it’s a great place to spend time this holiday season.
Tip: Need a snack break during your Christmas shopping session? Grab a cup of coffee at The Village to warm up.
4. Get an Aerial View on the Gatlinburg Space Needle
From the top of the Gatlinburg Space Needle, you and your family will have a front row seat to a breathtaking view of the Christmas lights in Gatlinburg TN. The structure offers a panoramic view of the city. The attraction also has a huge Christmas tree above the viewing platform, so it adds even more Christmas cheer.
Tip: This attractions offers both a military and senior discount, so be sure to ask about that when you purchase your tickets.
You can try all of these amazing ways to enjoy the Christmas lights in Gatlinburg TN when you book a stay at Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals. Take a look at our cozy cabins in Gatlinburg TN to find the perfect fit for your family’s holiday getaway.