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Everything You Need to Know About the Pigeon Forge Christmas Lights Tour

Brightly colored strand of Christmas lights on a snowy tree outside
December 2, 2014

Is there really anything better than driving through Pigeon Forge to see all of the holiday lights while you’re on vacation at a Pigeon Forge cabin? We don’t think so! This time of year, the Smoky Mountains are covered with millions of Christmas lights across the area, and a number of visitors come to stay in the Smokies just to see the beautiful lights!

If you really want to celebrate a dazzling Pigeon Forge Christmas celebration this season, here’s what you need to know about the best way to experience Christmas in the Smokies–taking a ride on the Pigeon Forge Trolley Tour of Lights.

(See Related: 7 Things We Love About Winter in the Smoky Mountains)

Dates and Times

It’s best to plan exactly when you are going to take a ride on the Pigeon Forge Trolley Tour of Lights, so you can guarantee yourself a spot.

The trolley tour is running now through the end of January with dates and times available throughout both December and January.

Christmas lights scene

Through December, the trolleys run the tour of lights every Monday through Friday evening at 6:30, 7:45 and 9 p.m. In January, the dates are fewer, running only Mondays and Fridays.

Ticket Prices

Spots are limited on the trolley tour because there are special trolleys that are running the tour route throughout the evenings. Tickets for each rider are only $5. Tickets can be purchased upon arrival, but larger parties are asked to make reservations. If you need to make reservations for larger groups (10 or more), please contact the Pigeon Forge Trolley service station at 865-453-6444.

You can get more information about the Pigeon Forge Trolley on their website.

Parking Your Car at Patriot Park

The best place to park your car is Patriot Park, right where the trolleys will begin the Pigeon Forge Christmas lights tour. The following map will show you where Patriot Park is located, so you can locate it from your cabin rental in Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg.

What to Wear for the Pigeon Forge Christmas Lights Tour

In Pigeon Forge, the weather definitely gets cold at night. The trolleys are heated and very comfortable for riders, but it’s still a good idea to bundle up before heading out into the cold. We recommend dressing in layers, so you can easily take off your heavy jacket if you get too warm. You should wear or pack a pair of gloves, a scarf and even a hat. You should also wear closed-toe shoes and socks to keep your feet warm. There is no need to dress up for the event. Keep casual clothes on and just make sure you are comfortable for the ride.

If you are planning on staying in Gatlinburg, or you want to experience the Gatlinburg Trolley Tour of Lights, take a look at our blog: The Best Way to See the Christmas Lights in Gatlinburg.

Christmas tree lit up with a red ball ornament

Nearby Cabin Rentals Available

At Timber Tops Cabin Rentals, we have plenty of amazing cabin rentals in Pigeon Forge. From each of our cabin rentals, you can easily reach Patriot Park to take part in the Pigeon Forge Christmas lights tour.

After your ride through Pigeon Forge, you will enjoy retreating to your Pigeon Forge cabin and curling up in the warm atmosphere while you look out at the lights twinkling across the Smoky Mountains.

Take a look at all of our Pigeon Forge cabins and give us a call to start planning your stay. Our reservations are experts in helping you set up your vacation and choose the perfect dates and cabin for your getaway. We can’t wait to see you in the Smokies!

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