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Downtown Gatlinburg, TN


Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort and Spa, Gatlinburg, TN

Event Dates

December 9, 2018
December 8-10, 2018 
December 16, 2018
December 15-17, 2018 
January 5, 2019
January 4-6, 2018 
January 12, 2019
January 11-13, 2019 

Gatlinburg Trolley Ride of Lights

Celebrate a Gatlinburg Christmas and experience the spirit of the holidays with a fun-filled Gatlinburg Trolley Ride of Lights.

One of the most memorable attractions in the Great Smoky Mountains, the Gatlinburg Trolley of Lights is the perfect way to enjoy a Gatlinburg, TN Christmas.  You’ll climb aboard and enjoy the comfort of an enclosed and heated trolley and take a relaxing and memorable journey through downtown Gatlinburg area. The Gatlinburg Trolley lights include one-of-a-king LED lighting displays that fill the mountain village’s quaint downtown Parkway and adjacent River Road.

Millions of twinkling Gatlinburg Christmas lights fill the trail, including displays that feature animals indigenous to the nearby Great Smoky Mountains National Park such as deer, foxes, squirrels, and rabbits. You’ll also encounter a wide range of timeless holiday displays including fanciful snowmen, Santa’s reindeer, elves, toys, trees, dancing fountains, a group of international children and a shiny rocking horse.

The Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights is a delightful, 45-minute guided tour of the city, offering a whimsical look at this Great Smoky Mountains winter wonderland. This special holiday event is part of an exciting two-night getaway features Gatlinburg Trolley Ride of Lights tickets, plus luxury  accommodations at the beautiful Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa. What better way to celebrate the season and enjoy the pure winter magic of a quaint mountain village filled with diners, galleries and boutiques as well as dozens of one-of-a-kind arts & crafts shops.

Meanwhile, your stay at Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa also includes a special VIP party with dinner, open bar, prizes and an entertaining DJ, plus a late checkout on your final day.

The Gatlinburg Christmas Trolley runs nightly from Nov. 7, 2018 through Jan. 26, 2019. Trolleys can be picked up in downtown Gatlinburg for the memorable journey through downtown and adjacent Hwy. 321. Trolley rides begin at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 pm and depart from the Gatlinburg Welcome Center at traffic light #5, near Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. NOTE: Trolleys do not run on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Tickets for the family-friendly Gatlinburg Trolley Ride of Lights are $5 per person and children under 3 are free when sitting on an adult’s lap. No food or drink is allowed on the Trolley.

Located adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa offers a scenic mountain views and easy access to the nation’s most visited national park. The spacious accommodations feature all the comforts of home, plus a wide variety of exquisite resort amenities ranging from hiking trails and recreational options to an award-winning on-site restaurant, a world-class spa and the year-round, Wild Bear Falls indoor water park.

In addition to the Gatlinburg Christmas lights, you can explore other fun-filled Gatlinburg event packages.

VIP Experience

In addition to luxurious accommodations and special amenities at Westgate Resorts, you’ll enjoy VIP treatment throughout the length of your event vacation, including:

– A fun-filled VIP Party complete with DJ, open bar, dinner & prizes

– Personal Concierge Services

– Late check-out on final day

Downtown Gatlinburg, TN

The Gatlinburg Trolley Ride of Lights is a 45-minute guided tour of the town’s spectacular holiday lighting display. Trolley’s are enclosed and heated for your comfort and convenience.


Resort Information

Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort

Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa offers cabin-style luxury in the heart of Tennessee’s spectacular Great Smoky Mountains. You’ll enjoy spacious accommodations featuring all the comforts of home, plus a wide variety of exquisite resort amenities ranging from hiking trails, two heated outdoor swimming pools and recreational options to an award-winning on-site restaurant, a world class spa and the year-round, indoor/outdoor Wild Bear Falls water park!

The resort sits adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park – the most visited national park in the U.S. Enjoy spectacular views and cabin-styled architecture at Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort where you’ll appreciate a fully-equipped kitchen, private balcony or patio and many more luxuries and amenities.

Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort Amenities

• Wild Bear Falls Indoor Water Park
• Westgate Smokehouse Grill
• Mason Jar Lounge
• Roaring Fork Snack Bar
• Smoky Mountains Ice Cream Shop
• Room Service
• Serenity Spa by Westgate
• Two Heated Outdoor Pools (seasonal)
• Two Hot Tubs
• Fitness Center
• Playground
• Game Room
• BBQ Grills
• Trolley Service to Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge
• 24-Hour Smoky Mountain Marketplace
• Concierge Service
• Attraction Tickets Desk
• DVD Rentals
• High-Speed Wireless Internet Access – Fee will apply
• 24-Hour Front Desk & Security

Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort Restaurants

Westgate Smokehouse Grill

Enjoy a delicious dinner on-site by visiting the Smokehouse Grill where you’ll find award-winning barbecue such as St. Louis BBQ ribs, smoked beef brisket, pulled pork, and chicken. The Smokehouse Grill offers breakfast and dinner daily and also features steaks, pasta, seafood, burgers, sandwiches, pizza, salads and a flavorful kid’s menu.

The Smokehouse Grill is open from 8 am to 12 pm and from 5-10 pm daily.

Roaring Fork Snack Bar

Conveniently located on the second floor of the onsite Wild Bear Falls indoor water park complex, Roaring Fork Snack Bar is the perfect spot to grab a quick burger, hot dog, pizza or sandwich. This classic fast-food All-American grill also offers fresh salads and other snacks.

Roaring Fork is open Monday – Friday, 12-5 pm and weekends 12-7 pm

Smoky Mountain Ice Cream Shop

It’s always a great time to get ice cream! The new Smoky Mountain Ice Cream Shop offers all your favorite flavors so indulge with a scoop or two in a cup or a cone and be sure to add your favorite toppings. You’ll also find a variety of shakes, ice cream bars and

sundaes as well as soda, chips, cotton candy, cookies, caramel apples and other snacks.

Located in the Activities Area just north of the Lodge, the Ice Cream Shop is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 3-10 pm.

Mason Jar Lounge

Enjoy snacks, appetizers and full bar service at the Mason Jar Lounge, located at the Smokehouse Grill. Grab your favorite refreshment and enjoy flat-screen TVs broadcasting all the major sporting events.

The Mason Jar Lounge is open Friday – Sunday from 5-11 pm and Monday – Thursday from 5-10 pm. Happy Hour takes place daily from 5-7 pm with 2-for-1 on domestic beer and house cocktails.

Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort

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Event Package Includes

  • -2 nights at Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa
  • -Welcome party with dinner, open bar, DJ and prizes
  • -2 tickets to the Trolley Ride of Lights Tour
  • -Late check-out on the final day
Package Itinerary

Day 1


VIP check-in


Welcome party (Dinner, open bar, DJ and prizes)

Day 2


Breakfast and VIP resort preview


Gatlinburg Trolley Ride of Lights

Day 3


Late check-out

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