The Nation's Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge Opening in Tennessee

America’s longest pedestrian bridge planning holiday light display in Gatlinburg

If a tender Tennessee Christmas is on your mind, a new holiday light display at Gatlinburg’s SkyBridge might just seal the deal on your holiday plans.

SkyBridge, America’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge, opened its Lights Over Gatlinburg today. The expansive Tennessee bridge will be all aglow with a colorful light display along the 680-foot-long bridge, which just opened in May as part of the renovated SkyLift Park at the top of Crockett Mountain. The winter spectacular is about  a four-hour drive from Atlanta.

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Beyond the SkyBridge’s lights, visitors can expect to experience carolers and other dazzling light displays along their trip at SkyLift Park.

“From Christmas trees to carolers and all of the bright lights in between, downtown Gatlinburg is a bucket-list destination for thousands each winter, and we’re thrilled for the SkyBridge to join the stunning skyline this season,” SkyLift manager Randy Watson told NewsChannel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. “Near and far, we want to excite guests with our newest traditions and ensure they make the best holiday memories with their families year after year.”

Lights Over Gatlinburg will run from Nov. 25 to Jan.  31. Guests who come to the park with a new, packaged toy to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains will receive $4 off admission until Dec. 16. Tickets are available at the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park ticket office or online at

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