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4 Fun Things to Do While Spending Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge


If you are planning a Thanksgiving getaway to the Great Smoky Mountains, there is no better place to stay than Heritage Cabin Rentals! Our cabins are situated in beautiful locations with scenic views and are just minutes from the sights, shows and attractions of Pigeon Forge. The great news is that there are many local things open on Thanksgiving for your enjoyment! Check out these 4 fun things to do while spending Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge:

1. Enjoy a Hike Through the National Park

If you enjoy hiking, you will be delighted to know that Great Smoky Mountains National Park is open 365 days per year! This means that you can work off that turkey dinner with a pleasant hike on one of the park’s many scenic trails. The trails vary in difficulty, so you can take a leisurely stroll or a more challenging trek. Keep in mind that the weather in late November can often reach freezing, so be sure to dress accordingly and drink plenty of water along your journey. Some popular hikes to do this time of year are Laurel Falls, Abrams Falls, and Alum Cave Trail.

2. Spend an Evening at Dollywood

Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge TnCelebrate Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season with a visit to Dollywood! The famous Pigeon Forge theme park is closed on Thanksgiving Day but reopens on Friday so that you can enjoy the park’s magnificent Christmas light displays, thrilling rides and dazzling shows while you’re in town. During this time of year, Dollywood is showcasing their popular Smoky Mountain Christmas event with 6 million lights, holiday-themed shows, holiday feasts and sweets, and Santa Claus himself! Kids can meet Santa Claus to find out if their names are on the naughty or nice list and get to watch Santa at work through the window.

3. Experience Winterfest in Pigeon Forge

When spending Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge at Heritage Cabin Rentals, you are lucky enough to be in town during the annual Winterfest celebration! Pigeon Forge Winterfest transforms the city into a winter wonderland with incredible Christmas light displays along the Pigeon Forge Parkway. After your Thanksgiving meal, take a drive along the Parkway to marvel at the light displays and stop for some special family photos. Your Thanksgiving getaway to the Smoky Mountains is sure to be one to remember for a lifetime!

4. Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner in Your Cabin

A table filled with tasty Thanksgiving food.Did you know that our cabins feature full kitchens with all of the modern amenities of home? This means that you can cook a full Thanksgiving meal in the comfort of your own cabin from Heritage Cabin Rentals! Our kitchens have everything you need to roast the turkey, prepare the mashed potatoes and bake the pumpkin pie. There is also plenty of room to store all your leftovers so that you can enjoy delicious meals throughout your Thanksgiving vacation in Pigeon Forge. Dine in the comfortable dining room or sit with a plate by the fire as you enjoy the cozy ambiance of our cabins in the Smokies!

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Check out all of our cabins in the Smoky Mountains today to plan your Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge! We look forward to seeing you soon at Heritage Cabin Rentals!