Gatlinburg SkyLift Park Brings Back Holiday Lights Celebration

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Gatlinburg SkyLift 300-foot tunnel with vibrant lights

GATLINBURG, Tenn. — One of Gatlinburg’s top and most historic attractions, the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, will again transform North America’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge into a dazzling winter wonderland. With a 300-foot tunnel of vibrant lights and over 40,000 synchronized lights and dancing trees throughout the park, the holiday celebration is an outdoor activity that the entire family can enjoy.

The Lights Over Gatlinburg event runs from November 13, 2020, to January 31, 2021, at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, illuminating the “best seat in the Smokies” and inviting guests to experience the attraction with twice the lights on top of the mountain it had last holiday season.

“Gatlinburg is an unforgettable experience during the holidays,” said Randy Watson, general manager. “With beautiful trees and bright lights on every corner during the season, we’re proud to have had our inaugural Lights Over Gatlinburg display recognized with a national award and to have seen it be the most popular event in the history of the SkyLift Park. And we’re certain this year will be even better and brighter.”

Lights Over Gatlinburg was awarded the honor of “Best Large Commerical Installation” at the 2019 National Christmas Decor Annual Conference, with more than 300 franchises across the country entered.

Visitors can also enjoy seasonal snacks and drinks in the warmth of the SkyCenter rest area or take in the view of the bridge by the firepit on the park’s observation area, the SkyDeck. The event is included with every ticket, which is available at the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park ticket office or online at