Ways To See Winterfest Lights In Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg

Pigeon Forge Christmas lights are a staple of the season. Everywhere you look, Winterfest lights cover the area to create a magical holiday experience loved by visitors and locals alike. This year, Winterfest lights will shine from November through February. Here are some of the best ways to enjoy Pigeon Forge Christmas lights and to take in all of the beauty during Winterfest.

2023 Winterfest Lights Map

Scenic Night Flight

Where we're going, we don't need roads. Soar over the cities of Sevierville and Pigeon Forge for a truly unique view of the area's spectacular Winterfest lights - all without any traffic! Book this special night flight with Scenic Helicopter Tours between mid-November and February. This is an awesome opportunity to gain a totally new perspective of Winterfest in the Smokies.

Winterfest Night Flight

Let The Rednecks Lead The Way

You may think you've experienced all that Winterfest has to offer, but there's always something new to try! The Redneck Comedy Bus Christmas Lights Tour is brand new this year. Dress in your tackiest Christmas gear and hop on board the bus- the Rednecks will guide your way. Enjoy redneck Christmas carols as you see all of your favorite light displays.

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Rent A Jeep

Add a little excitement to your drive along the parkway this by renting a Jeep from Smoky Mountain Jeep Rentals. Once you rent it, you'll want to take it everywhere. Jeep rentals are perfect for seeing the Winterfest Lights, taking a scenic drive through the mountains and more. You'll have the freedom to go where you want, when you want.

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Stroll Along The Greenway

If you're looking to enjoy the lights at a slower pace, taking a walk along the greenway is a great way to view them. The Riverwalk Greenway features Pigeon Forge Christmas lights including walk-through arches, colorful displays over 50 feet long, giant light up flowers, and so much more. It's much easier to take photos on a walk too.

Christmas Light Displays

Drive Down The Parkway

The most obvious and cost-effective way to see Pigeon Forge Christmas lights is to load up your group in your own vehicle and take a drive down the parkway. For the best experience, start all the way at the north or south end and drive the entire length of the Parkway. For a map of the displays, check out our PigeonForgeWinterfest.com website.


Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland

The beloved drive-thru holiday light show Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland got a new home in 2023 at Soaky Mountain Waterpark. With a longer driving route and some captivating new additions, the favored family tradition is sure to delight all ages even more than the previous year.

Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland

Christmas Never Ends

The brand new drive-thru light show Christmas Never Ends is a great family friendly attraction designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Just down the road in Newport, TN, this light show is open every night starting at 5:30 and is only $12-$15 per vehicle (and you can grab a discount code on our site). You can even get a cup of hot chocolate for $2!

Christmas Never Ends

Stay In A Winterfest Cabin

There are so many wonderful cabin rentals to choose from in the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg area. One of the perks of spending some of the holidays here is that many of them are seasonally decorated for the enjoyment of you and your family. Fireside Chalets & Cabins keeps a list on their website of their Winterfest cabins decorated for the holidays.

Winterfest Cabins

If you're looking to experience Winterfest in a new way this season, try out one of these 6 ways to see Pigeon Forge Christmas lights with your family. Don't forget to tag us in your photos @pigeonforgetn on Instagram!

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