Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge: Things To Do

Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge marks the start of many visitors’ favorite time of year. There are plenty of events and things to do around the Smoky Mountain area at the beginning of the winter season, and we’ve compiled a list of our favorites to get you started. For more helpful guides, check out our favorite Thanksgiving recipes to get started on your holiday cooking, or take a look at the restaurants open on Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville.


Thanksgiving Events In Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg:

Titanic’s Thanksgiving Fireworks

The Titanic Thanksgiving fireworks display is a holiday tradition here in the Smoky Mountains. The 2017 event will start on Thanksgiving evening (November 23) and kick off the season with and explosion of lights and color, the perfect way to end the day of Thanksgiving festivities, or get the night started before Black Friday shopping!

Gatlinburg’s Festival Of Trees

Surrounded by a Smoky Mountain winter wonderland, Gatlinburg’s Festival of Trees is the perfect centerpiece to admire the twinkling lights and get in the holiday spirit. Take a walk through the beautifully decorated Christmas trees and enjoy the entertainment throughout the week. Don’t forget to get your photo with Santa Claus!

Gatlinburg Thanksgiving Craft Show

Grab the family and head on out to the Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show and experience unique handcrafted gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community. The show is hosted every year around Thanksgiving at the Gatlinburg Convention Center, and proves to be a great resource for Christmas shopping.

Gatlinburg Trolley Ride Of Lights

A Smoky Mountain Winterfest experience you don’t want to miss, Gatlinburg’s Trolley Ride Of Lights will be happening this year from November 8 through January 21, 2018. For just $5 visitors can soak up the spirit of the season on a relaxing ride through downtown Gatlinburg while taking in some of the most fantastic light displays around.