THINGS TO DO ON THANKSGIVING IN PIGEON FORGE
Looking for things to do this Thanksgiving? Start a new family tradition with a Thanksgiving trip to Pigeon Forge — the center of family fun in the Smokies.
The Great Smoky Mountains are exceptionally amazing during this time of year as the leaves finish changing colors and begin to fall off the trees, a sign that winter is soon approaching. Throughout the month of November, the area begins its transition to welcome the much-anticipated holiday festivities and celebrations.
The charming family atmosphere, amazing views of the Great Smoky Mountains and millions of Christmas holiday lights that begin to illuminate the area for miles will make Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge even more incredible. Explore some of the ways your family can join in the fun when you plan your Thanksgiving stay in Pigeon Forge.
Prepare and Enjoy a Family Meal in One of Our Lovely Cabins or Chalets
Our lovely Pigeon Forge cabins and chalets feature spacious kitchen and dining areas that can easily accommodate families both large and small. The family can watch the football game or entertain themselves with any one of the features available such as foosball, pool, card games and even hot tubs. Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy a delicious meal and spend some quality time with the ones you love most.
The night sky will be ablaze in colorful bursts of light and fantasy during the Titanic Museum Attraction’s annual Thanksgiving Night Fireworks, honoring the lives and legacies of the ship’s 2,208 passengers and crew lost at sea. It’s the largest fireworks event of the year in Pigeon Forge and one you must see to believe.
Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving
Looking for some delicious alternatives to cooking a Thanksgiving feast? Pigeon Forge has plenty of outstanding restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day offering traditional holiday menus in addition to their regular menu items. Some of our restaurants also offer carry out dinner menu options that you can take back to enjoy with the family in your cabin or chalet. View holiday hours and reservation availability.
- Restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day for meal time: Alamo Steakhouse, Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que, Hard Rock Cafe, JT Hannah’s Kitchen and Margaritaville
- Restaurants serving special Thanksgiving menus: Mama’s Farmhouse, Old Mill Restaurant and Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen
- Restaurants open for those with non-traditional cravings: Big Daddy’s Pizzeria
Pigeon Forge is called the Center of Fun in the Smokies for a reason!! We are known for our quality entertainment and our top-notch dinner and theater shows are a big part of that entertainment. There are also some great holiday events that will be kicking off throughout the month such as Christmas at Dixie Stampede and the Winterfest Driving Tour of Lights.
As the leaves begin to change during the late fall season, it’s easy to see why the Smoky Mountains are such a popular destination for young and old alike. The Pigeon Forge area offers an abundance of fall activities and attractions that are perfect for a family getaway or weekend trip for two.