Smoky Mountain Christmas Trees & Lights

There’s just something magical about Christmas trees and lights.  Children of all ages are mesmerized by twinkling lights, colorful ornaments, and sparkling garland.  Why limit yourself to only one tree when the Smoky Mountains offer so many more during the holiday season?  Here are a few of our favorite area events celebrating festive trees and lights.


Gatlinburg’s Festival of Trees.

Gatlinburg Festival of Trees

Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree…  What better way to get into the holiday spirit than by being surrounded by dozens of festively decorated Christmas trees?  At Gatlinburg’s 46th Annual Festival of Trees you’ll get that and then some. Be sure to stop by from November 27-30. With fun activities for the kids, entertainment, picture with Santa, and so much more you’ll want to make the Festival of trees a new Family Tradition!  And in the spirit of giving, all proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains as well as the Gatlinburg Chamber Foundation.


Tree Lighting at The Island

The Island Christmas


500,000 lights

+ 40,000 ornaments

+ 5,000 feet of garland

=  One of the best memories ever!




Can you think of a better way to kick off the holiday season than as one of the nations’ top 10 amusement parks?  We sure can’t! November 23rd at 6 P.M. The Island in Pigeon Forge is celebrating the season with their annual Tree Lighting celebration.  This year’s special guest is none other than Paula Dean. Along with all the fun, food, and shopping The Island has to offer, this is one family-friendly event you don’t want to miss!


Gatlinburg’s Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights 

Gatlinburg Winterfest


When you’re visiting Gatlinburg during Winterfest, don’t you wish you could enjoy all those twinkling lights with your family instead of driving?  The Gatlinburg Trolley Ride of Lights has you covered! From November 22 – January 31, get into the holiday spirit while ‘dashing through the snow’ on specially designed, enclosed, and heated trolleys.  With displays ranging from native wildlife to a shiny rocking horse, this is one Yuletide memory you’ll have for a lifetime.





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