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Smiling family celebrating Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge TN.
October 27, 2015

The holiday season is a wonderful time of the year for families and friends to come together for a grand celebration. Give your loved ones a truly special surprise this Turkey Day by planning to celebrate Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge TN. The Great Smoky Mountains provide the perfect backdrop for a fun holiday experience that everyone will be thankful for. Here are seven tips for a great Thanksgiving getaway:

1. Let Someone Else Do the Cooking

There is no need to slave over a hot stove when you spend Turkey Day in Pigeon Forge! Give yourself a break this year, and choose one of the excellent local restaurants that will be serving delicious Thanksgiving fare. The Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant and Grill and the restaurants at The Old Mill are just a few of the wonderful places that will be serving amazing Thanksgiving feasts.

2. Enjoy Thanksgiving Fireworks

Pigeon Forge is the only city in the nation where you can see fireworks on Thanksgiving! The Titanic Museum will host the largest pyrotechnic show that you can imagine at 7 p.m. Be sure to visit the museum earlier in the day so your children can take pictures with a Fantasy Princess, Hollywood Action Heroes, and the Titanic’s Captain!

3. Black Friday Shopping

Happy couple in Santa hats with Christmas gifts.

Just because you’re out of town doesn’t mean you have to miss Black Friday. Pigeon Forge offers some amazing shopping opportunities, and you’re sure to find gifts that can’t be found anywhere else. Check out the amazing shops at The Island, area outlet malls and a lovely selection of specialty shops in the area.

4. Spend Some Time in the Great Outdoors

Spending Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge TN is the perfect opportunity to enjoy some fun in the great outdoors. Head over to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and take advantage of the cool weather to enjoy the area’s many hiking trails. For a unique way to see the sights, you can go horseback riding in Cades Cove. Autumn is also an excellent time to enjoy a zipline adventure in a lovely mountain setting, and the fishing is great on the Little Pigeon River.

(See Also: The 6 Best Day Hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park)

5. Visit Popular Area Attractions

Pigeon Forge is home to a great variety of wonderful attractions, so you’re sure to find a fun family activity to enjoy during your holiday stay. Head over to Dollywood to experience thrilling rides and hear some wonderful country music. Shows at the Country Tonite Theater and the Smoky Mountain Opry offer outstanding live musical entertainment, and you should be ready to laugh the night away when you attend a show at the Comedy Barn Theater.

6. Check Out the Amazing Arts and Crafts

Just a short distance from Pigeon Forge, you can enjoy the Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Show scheduled for Nov. 24 – 29 at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. This event draws a huge number of craftsmen and artisans, and you are sure to find many unique and beautiful hand-made treasures that will make perfect Christmas gifts.

7. Come Spend Thanksgiving With Us at Timber Tops

A photo of Cajun Castle, one of our cabins in Pigeon Forge.

Spending Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge TN is a fantastic idea, and it can only be made better when you come to stay with us here at Timber Tops. Give us a call to lock in your reservations for a luxury cabin that is perfect for the entire family. Be sure to let us know if you’d like a cabin with special amenities such as an in-cabin swimming pool, a home theater room, or arcade games to make the holiday extra fun. Start browsing our complete selection of Pigeon Forge cabins today!

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