Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge, TN

Visiting Pigeon Forge is a fantastic way to spend Thanksgiving.  Located a few shorts miles from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the area’s natural beauty is the best setting for your holiday celebration.  The area also offers some of the best restaurants, attractions and shows in the country, many open on Thanksgiving Day. To help you plan your Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge, here are a few of our favorite things to do.

Titanic’s Thanksgiving Fireworks Celebration


Celebrate Thanksgiving and ring in the holiday season at the Titanic’s Thanksgiving Celebration.  With live musical performances by actor, singer Caitlin Mesiano, the evening is sure to be one you don’t forget.  At 7pm, watch the night sky ignite with the largest fireworks display of the year on the Smoky Mountain Parkway. This special display is orchestrated to Christmas music, so make sure to get there early.


See The Winterfest Lights


Whether you choose to drive your own sleigh or leave the driving to others, there’s no shortage of holiday light displays in the Pigeon Forge area.  With more than 5 million lights bringing a sparkle to the Smoky Mountains this holiday season, you’ll want to take part in the glow! If you’re wondering what your choices are, look no further. 


Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show


With Thanksgiving being the unofficial beginning of the Holiday shopping season, why not mark a few gifts off your list at the annual Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show?  Whether it be unique pieces of jewelry you won’t find at your local mall, a handmade quilt sure to be passed down for generations to come, or beautiful painting inspired by these gorgeous mountains, you’re sure to find that perfect gift.


Moonlight Madness Sale at Tanger Five Oaks


What better way to start your holiday season than by finishing your holiday shopping?  You can do just that, while enjoying beautiful decorations and holiday music at Tanger Five Oaks in Sevierville, TN.  With over 150 outlet stores, you’re sure to find something for everyone on Santa’s list during the Thanksgiving Moonlight Madness Sale.  Doors open at 6pm. And don’t forget about Tanger’s new valet service!



No matter how you choose to spend your Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge, you’ll be centrally located to all the area festivities when you stay at Willow Brook Lodge.  We’re located right on the Parkway, which means you’re just steps away from all the action! When you stay just minutes from all the fun, you’ll be able to make the most of your time in Pigeon Forge and create unforgettable memories. 


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