Fun Places to Go for Thanksgiving Weekend

Are you needing a break before the holiday rush hits? Why not sneak off to Pigeon Forge and enjoy a Smoky Mountain Thanksgiving? The fall scenery along with great Southern food and fun attractions will leave you feeling thankful, grateful and blessed. Here are some activities to make your Thanksgiving a great one.

Stay in a Cozy Cabin

Cozy Cabin

Book yourself a cabin for your stay and enjoy some cozy, quiet time with your family. You can cook up your Thanksgiving meal and enjoy gobbling it up together. Afterwards, play some board games or cozy up next to the fireplace and watch a movie. Enjoy your evenings in the hot tub listening to the serene sounds of nature.

Feast at a Pigeon Forge Restaurant

Several restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving Day if you prefer no prepping, no cooking, and no dish washing! Alamo Steakhouse, Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que, Big Daddy’s Pizzeria, Hard Rock Cafe, and J.T. Hannah’s Kitchen will be open, and are great places for a non-traditional feast. Mama’s Farmhouse will serve a traditional Thanksgiving meal (family style, of course). Margaritaville, Old Mill Restaurant, and Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen are cooking up some specialty menus and it is sure to be delicious.

Pigeon Forge Winterfest

The annual Winterfest light displays are a great way to see the city lit up. Winterfest lights will be on November 13th through February 15th. Pick up a map at the Pigeon Forge Welcome Center, Information Center, or Trolley office, and head out on the driving tour to see all of the light displays. It gets brighter each year and makes a great holiday tradition for your family.

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas

Smoky Mountain Christmas

Spend a day seeing the sights, riding the rides, and watching the holiday shows at the award-winning Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood. This year will showcase their largest Christmas expansion ever with Glacier Ridge. Inside, you will find a 50ft video motion Christmas tree along with millions of sparkling lights.

Catch a Holiday Dinner Show

Celebration! Christmas

Catch a holiday dinner show or two while you are in town. From Hatfield and McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner Feud to Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede, and more, each one brings the holiday cheer with laughter, singing, dancing, and of course, a delicious meal.

Holiday Shopping

Stages West

Get a start on your western holiday shopping at Stages West. The staff will treat you right and make your visit a good one. Whether you are looking for boots, apparel, or accessories, you will find the perfect gifts to make everyone on your list happy.

Let the charm of the Smoky Mountains fill your Thanksgiving with fun in Pigeon Forge!