Winter Magic in downtown Gatlinburg Tn
December 1, 2017

One of the unique ways to celebrate Christmas in the Smoky Mountains is to take a holiday themed trolley or train ride! This a fun way to get into the spirit of the season while enjoying the beautiful winter scenery of the Smokies. The really great news is that these rides are just a short drive from our cabins in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge! Get into the spirit on these two holiday themed rides during your Christmas in the Smoky Mountains:

The Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights

About the Ride

The Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights takes guests on a fun ride through the breathtaking Gatlinburg Winter Magic light displays. While you can also take a self guided driving tour of the lights, there is nothing better than kicking back in the heated comfort of a Gatlinburg Trolley to enjoy all of the displays! These include $1.6 million of custom designed and fabricated lighting displays that represent animals indigenous to Great Smoky Mountains National Park as well as traditional holiday scenes.

Trolley in front of Aquarium in GatlinburgDates, Times and Location

The Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights runs from now until the end of January, so there is plenty of time to enjoy the displays before and after Christmas! The trolleys depart each evening at 6:30pm, 730pm and 8:30pm from the Gatlinburg Mass Transit Center on 88 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Note that all trolleys take the same route so there is no difference between each departure time.

Pricing Information

The Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights is only $5.00 per person, making it one of the top bargains in town! Children under 3 are admitted for free as long as they are sitting on an adult’s lap.

Dollywood Express

About the Ride

For another one of the fun ways to celebrate Christmas in the Smoky Mountains, take a 20 minute train excursion on the Dollywood Express! Take the trip during the daylight hours to enjoy the five mile journey into the Smokies with breathtaking views, then come back at night to witness millions of spectacular holiday lights and sing Christmas carols with your fellow riders!

Ride the Dollywood Express at Christmas in Pigeon ForgeDates, Times and Location

The Dollywood Express is just one of the many attractions offered during Dollywood’s annual Smoky Mountain Christmas festival! Check out the Dollywood operating schedule to plan your visit to the park, which is open on most days through November and December. The park is located at 2700 Dollywood Parks Boulevard, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863, which is just minutes from the cabins at Large Cabin Rentals!

Pricing Information

All rides, shows and attractions are included with your admission to Dollywood, which includes unlimited rides on the Dollywood Express! The park offers a variety of admission plans, including 2 day tickets and season passes. If you are staying at Large Cabin Rentals with a group of at least 15 people who want to visit the park, Dollywood even offers a group discount!

Check out all of our large cabins in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge today to stay near these holiday themed rides as you celebrate Christmas in the Smoky Mountains! We look forward to seeing you during the holiday season at Large Cabin Rentals!