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How to Have an Incredible Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge


Taking a trip to Pigeon Forge, TN is a fantastic way to spend your Thanksgiving! Located minutes away from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge offers an incredibly scenic setting for your holiday celebration. In addition to its majestic mountain landscapes, Pigeon Forge is also home to some of the best attractions and restaurants in Tennessee. To help you plan your Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge, Heritage Cabin Rentals has put together a convenient Turkey Day guide to the Smokies.

Choosing the Right Lodging

A cabin rental is far and away the best place to spend your Thanksgiving getaway in Pigeon Forge. Tucked away in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, our cabins provide a genuine home away from home for your holiday escape. Featuring toasty fireplaces, fully furnished kitchens, and stunning views of the mountains, our cabins have everything you need to relax and celebrate with the people you love the most.

If you are planning a small Thanksgiving trip with just your immediate family, our 2 bedroom cabins in Pigeon Forge are a great option. However, if you would like to combine your Turkey Day celebration with a family reunion, we can also accommodate large groups in our 5+ bedroom cabins. Our biggest cabin can sleep up to 30 guests in 9 bedrooms! If you would like our vacation specialists to help you choose the perfect cabin for your retreat, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Finding a Thanksgiving FeastA table filled with tasty Thanksgiving food.

You will have no trouble finding delicious food for your Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge! All of our cabins come with fully equipped kitchens, so you can easily prepare a traditional holiday meal for your family. The grocery stores in Pigeon Forge are sure to have all of the ingredients you’ll need to whip up your famous sweet potato casserole or herbed stuffing.

Of course, vacationers who feel like taking the day off from cooking will also find a number of excellent restaurants that serve superb Thanksgiving feasts in Pigeon Forge. Both The Old Mill Restaurant and The Old Mill Pottery House Café & Grille will offer special Turkey Day meals until 8:30 p.m. Unfortunately, reservations are not accepted.

Mama’s Farmhouse also typically serves mouthwatering family style Thanksgiving meals with all of your favorite dishes. Reservations are usually accepted, so be sure to call ahead to save your space at Mama’s table!

Having Fun

There is plenty of fun to be had over Thanksgiving weekend in Pigeon Forge! The Titanic Museum Attraction on the Parkway will mark the start of the holiday season with a free fireworks show at 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving evening. This impressive pyrotechnic display never fails to impress, and there will also be costumed characters on hand to greet young guests.

Dollywood will be open from the Wednesday before Thanksgiving through the Sunday after Thanksgiving. The theme park will be celebrating its annual Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival, which features thousands of holiday lights, special shows, and appearances from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and all of his friends.

The Old Mill in Pigeon Forge in late fall.Pigeon Forge is also a great place to do some Black Friday shopping. You’re sure to find something for everyone on your Christmas list when you visit the name-brand outlets in Sevierville, The Old Mill Square, The Island, and the other excellent shopping areas in the Smokies.

To start planning your Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge, browse our complete selection of Pigeon Forge cabin rentals!