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.

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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Pink Jeep Tours

Let the pros at Pink Jeep Tours take you to see the most iconic Pigeon Forge Christmas lights. Voted best guided tours for 2022, Pink Jeep begins the Winterfest tour with a warm seasonal beverage upon check-in and keeps you cozy throughout the trip. It's a great way to see the best shimmering Smoky Mountain displays while you kick back and relax.

Pink Jeep Tours

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.


Get A New Perspective

An exciting way to see the Pigeon Forge Christmas lights is by taking your visit to new heights. In Pigeon Forge, a ride on The Wheel at The Island gives you a birds-eye view of the Winterfest light displays. Hanging out in Gatlinburg? The Gatlinburg SkyPark transforms for a magical Lights Over Gatlinburg winter experience.

Lights Over Gatlinburg

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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