Every winter, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg dazzle visitors with incredible holiday light displays. 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 13 to February 15. Wondering what the best way to see the lights is? Here are some of our favorite ways to enjoy Pigeon Forge Christmas lights and to take in all of the beauty during Winterfest.
Load Up Your Car
The most obvious and cost-effective way to see Winterfest lights in Pigeon Forge 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 winter travel guide.Winter Guide
Enjoy A Stroll Along The Parkway
If you're looking to enjoy the lights at a slower pace, taking a walk along the parkway is a great way to view them. Bundle up and lace up your tennis shoes for a slow stroll down the road. Stop and admire your favorite displays and take extra time to view decorations that each individual business along the parkway puts up too! It's much easier to take photos on a walk too, so get ready for a stroll in Pigeon Forge.Photo Tips
Let The Rednecks Lead The Way
You may think you've experienced all that Winterfest has to offer- but we're here to tell you that there's always something new! 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 rowdy redneck Christmas carols as you see all of your favorite light displays.More Info
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.More Info
Get A New Perspective
An exciting way to see the Pigeon Forge Christmas lights is by taking your visit to new heights- literally! 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 SkyLift Park transforms for a magical Lights Over Gatlinburg winter experience.Event Info
Double Decker Bus Tour
The Double Decker Bus Tour will be hosting a Festival of Lights tour throughout the Winterfest season. The tour will have Christmas tunes and a redneck Santa on board to keep you entertained as you drive around the Smokies to view the lights. Be sure to book your tickets in advance for this popular tour of the Winterfest lights.Event Info
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!