Thanksgiving holiday just around the corner. There are several thing do to during Thanksgiving in the Smoky Mountains. Want to make some great holiday memories away from home? Make plans to vacation in Gatlinburg, Tennessee during Thanksgiving. From special events to unique shopping and holiday meals, you can spend your Smoky Mountain vacation relaxing and taking in the sights.
- See the Winterfest Lights
During the holiday season, the cities of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are decorated with millions of beautiful lights. After your Thanksgiving dinner, you can drive around town to see these lovely LED displays.
- The Trolley Rides of Lights
Hop aboard the Trolley Ride of Lights in Gatlinburg to see the twinkling light displays of Winter Magic.
- Enjoy Fireworks at the Titanic Museum Attraction
Every year, the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge celebrates Thanksgiving with an incredible fireworks display. The breathtaking pyrotechnics are a tribute to the 2,000+ passengers and crew members on the Titanic, along with their brave rescuers. The fireworks will begin at 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving and will be visible from the Parkway.
- Experience the Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival at Dollywood
From November through the end of the year, the Pigeon Forge theme park hosts the annual Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival. This beloved festival transforms the park into a winter wonderland, complete with four million sparkling Christmas lights.
- Visit the Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show
The annual Arts & Crafts Show is another can’t-miss event for anyone spending Thanksgiving in Gatlinburg. Running for six days during the week of Thanksgiving, this popular tradition brings hundreds of skilled artisans and craftspeople to the Gatlinburg Convention Center.
- Ober Gatlinburg
For winter sports enthusiasts, Ober Gatlinburg is the prime attraction to visit, you’ll get gorgeous views of the Gatlinburg and the surrounding Smoky Mountains. With nine ski trails and a snow tubing lane are open for your pleasure. An ice skating rink, restaurant, snack bars, a food court, cafe, and lounge are also available.
Your Thanksgiving in the Smoky Mountains will undoubtedly include a lot of great food, fabulous entertainment and, of course, a stellar holiday shopping experience. But why not tuck plenty of the area’s natural beauty into your soul as well?
There is so much fun to be had on every corner of town!