Photographs of the 2012 Christmas Lights of Gatlinburg

Here’s a great picture showing all the Christmas lights of Gatlinburg this 2012 festive season! Area photographer Dean Brown sent this one to us. This is what Winter Magic looks like – Christmas is coming and Gatlinburg looks the part!

Gatlinburg Christmas 2012 Lights at Night copyright Dean Brown

Copyrighted image courtesy of Dean Brown

Have you taken the Gatlinburg Trolley Ride of Lights yet? It’s a great way to see the best of the lights, in the warmth of a trolley driven by an expert guide. You can click here to book your passage through the sea of lights, or to check availability – it sometimes happens that a particular time is sold out.

The trolley tours take off at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 and all trolleys depart from the City of Gatlinburg’s mass transit center located at Traffic Light #5 beside Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies at 88 River Road.

And thanks to some more photographs from Dean, here’s what the Aquarium is looking like right now!

Aquarium Christmas tree 2012 copyright Dean Brown

Copyrighted image courtesy of Dean Brown

Aquarium lights 2012 copyright Dean Brown

Copyrighted image courtesy of Dean Brown

And in the growing spirit of Christmas, keep an eye out this Friday & Saturday evening for the carolers strolling Parkway dressed from the Victorian age of Charles Dickens. You can catch them between 5 and 9 pm, and they’re really good!

The carolers will be back again strolling and singing carols the following weekend also, on Fri-Sat evening, December 21-22. And if you’re strolling Parkway at these times, Zeno the bear is likely to be around also. Enjoy the season!

UPDATE 12/13 – More pics just came in!

Copyrighted image courtesy of Dean Brown

Copyrighted image courtesy of Dean Brown

Copyrighted image courtesy of Dean Brown

Copyrighted image courtesy of Dean Brown

Copyrighted image courtesy of Dean Brown

About Carrie Waxler

Carrie Waxler

I've worked for Gatlinburg Falls since March 2011. Lived in TN since 1996. I have now hiked Mt. LeConte three times. I've been on every trail that leads to the top. The last one we hiked up the Boulevard. I have walked my first 2.7 miles on the Appalachian Trail. Only 2176 miles to go. I plan to hike the Appalachian Trail when my children graduate. I also love lake kayaking on Cherokee Lake and Douglas Lake. We take our kayaks camping to middle Tennessee as well for river kayaking. I love talking to guests from the places I've visited or lived. Brings back many good memories. I love to be where people are having fun.