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Visitors can soak up the spirit of the Gatlinburg Winter Magic season from the comfort of a Gatlinburg Trolley by taking the relaxing Trolley Ride of Lights. The specially designated trolleys carry their guests on a memorable journey through downtown and adjacent Hwy. 321, allowing everyone to experience the magical wonder of Gatlinburg Winter Magic.
Trolley times are at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 from November 11, 2015 through January 30, 2016.
Featuring one-of-a-kind LED lighting displays along Gatlinburg’s famous downtown Parkway, adjacent River Road, and the triangle juncture of the two, the latest $1.6 million-plus rollout of custom designed and fabricated lighting displays are marked by sections reminiscent of winter forests, evergreens and romance. The Hwy. 321 route features an injection of bright displays as well.
Gatlinburg has converted its entire winter lights program to quarter-watt LED bulbs, replacing the 5-watt incandescent bulbs and saving the City some 95 percent in energy cost and allowing the City to light the entire 120 days of the program for what it once cost for three days of electricity.
Displays featuring animals indigenous to Great Smoky Mountains National Park including deer, foxes, squirrels and rabbits are part of the program. Many of the timeless displays visitors have grown accustomed to over the past 23 years have been converted to crisp LED as well. Most recently, fanciful snowmen, dancing fountains, a group of international children and a shiny rocking horse have joined the lineup.
Frequently Asked Questions
All trolleys take the same route
Children under 3 are free if they are sitting in an adult’s lap
No food or drink on Trolley Trolley is enclosed and heated
If Trolley Ride of Lights are sold out, you can take the self-guided tour using the Visit Gatlinburg App after November 9. Download at Gatlinburg.com/app. Printed maps will also be available at the Gatlinburg Welcome Centers on November 9.
When reserving multiple tickets, individual attendee names are not required. Please use dropdown to copy attendee name. (All tickets can be in the same buyer's name)
Visit www.Gatlinburg.com for more information about Gatlinburg and other great events.
Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights
88 River Road
Gatlinburg is nestled at the entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited national park in America. There are three entrances into the Smokies right from downtown. Gatlinburg attracts more than eleven million visitors a year and can grow to a population of 40,000-plus on any givennight.