Start a new family tradition with a Thanksgiving trip to Pigeon Forge

Looking for things to do on Thanksgiving? Pigeon Forge and 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, its a sign that winter is soon approaching. Throughout the month of November, the area begins its transformation 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 make Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge even more incredible. Bring your family to join in the fun. Start exploring these fun events and things to do during Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge

Best Things to Do During Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge

Family Enjoying Thanksgiving at a Cabin in Pigeon Forge TN

Have a delicious meal at your cabin

Our lovely Pigeon Forge cabins and chalets feature spacious kitchen and dining areas that can easily accommodate families both large and small. Watch the football game or enjoy one of the many great amenities available in our Pigeon Forge cabins 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 cast at Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge

Enjoy heartwarming holiday shows

From music and dancing to comedy and magic, dinner and theatre shows in Pigeon Forge offer top-notch quality entertainment all year long. There are also some great holiday shows in Pigeon Forge that will be kicking off throughout the month featuring everything from traditional holiday performances to crazy Christmas fun!


Find 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. Restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day for meal time include Calhoun’s Restaurant, Hard Rock Cafe and JT Hannah’s Kitchen. Restaurants serving special Thanksgiving menus include Old Mill Restaurant and Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen. Restaurants open for those with non-traditional cravings include Frizzle Chicken Farmhouse Cafe.

Family Enjoying the Fall Colors in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains

See the amazing fall foliage

As the fall season comes to a close, the leaves adorned in their beautiful shades of red, yellow and orange are an amazing sight to behold. From panoramic fall views found at scenic overlooks to some of the most amazing colors along the park’s most popular fall hiking trails, discover the best spots for capturing fall foliage in the Smoky Mountains.

Winterfest Wonders of Light Walking Trail

Stroll the Wonders of Light walking trail

Pigeon Forge Winterfest is bigger and brighter than ever this year! For 2023, five new light displays will be unveiled when the Winterfest Wonders of Light walking trail opens on Nov. 9. Joining the trail are a fun fly fisherman with leaping trout, a span of woodland creatures, additional fireflies, and a section of colorful wildflowers, butterflies, flowers and mushrooms.

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