Pigeon Forge Thanksgiving
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Things to Do in Pigeon Forge Thanksgiving Day

Will you be in Pigeon Forge Thanksgiving Day? If so, you might be curious about what attractions are open, what Pigeon Forge shows are performing, as well as what to do during the holiday. Use our easy-to-use list as a guide for Pigeon Forge fun before, during, and after the feast is over.

The Smoky Mountains adorned with fall foliage
Spending Thanksgiving in the Smoky Mountains is the perfect holiday tradition.

What to Do in Pigeon Forge Thanksgiving Day

If the idea of sitting at home on Thanksgiving day seems boring to you, a Pigeon Forge Thanksgiving is right up your alley. Around the greater area, many of the attractions, activities, and shows you know and love are open to guests on Thanksgiving Day. Plus, don’t forget to work off all that turkey and stuffing by hiking the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The Pigeon Forge attractions and shows open on Thanksgiving day include.

Attractions:

Dolly Parton's Stampede Christmas show features horse riders wearing either green or red costumes.
A Pigeon Forge Thanksgiving isn’t complete without a show!

Shows:

A Pigeon Forge Thanksgiving day isn’t complete without a little entertainment! Remember to purchase your tickets for these Thanksgiving Day shows well in advance. They sell out fast!

A cooked turkey on a white platter with stuffing and vegetables. The platter is on a wooden table with wine glasses in front of a fireplace
Dine in style with a Pigeon Forge Thanksgiving meal.

Where to Eat

Still searching for a place to eat in Pigeon Forge Thanksgiving day? Not interested in cooking a massive meal? No problem. These restaurants will also be open.

Alamo Steakhouse
3050 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863
Thanksgiving hours: 4:00 pm-close
(865) 908-9998

Applebee’s
207 Collier Dr., Sevierville, TN, 37862
Thanksgiving hours: 4:00 pm-close
(865) 908-9424

Atrium Pancakes
432 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN, 37738
Thanksgiving Hours: 7:30 am-2:00 pm
(865) 430-3684

Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que
2910 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN
Thanksgiving hours: 11:00 am-8:00 pm
(865) 429-2200

Big Daddy’s Pizza
3053 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863
Thanksgiving hours: 4:00 pm-9:00 pm
(865) 429-7171

Calhoun’s
2532 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863
Thanksgiving hours: 11:00 am-10:00 pm
(865) 868-1500

Cracker Barrel
2285 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863
Thanksgiving hours: 6:00 am-10:00 pm
(865) 908-4459

Geno’s Pizza
2656 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863
Thanksgiving hours: 10:00 am-1:00 am
(865) 428-2498

Golden Corral
3610 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863
Thanksgiving hours: 11:00 am-7:00 pm
(865) 453-1827

Hard Rock Cafe
2050 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863
Thanksgiving hours: 11:00 am-11:00 pm
(865) 430-7625

Holston’s Kitchen
639 Dolly Parton Parkway, Sevierville, TN, 37862
Thanksgiving hours: 11:00 am-9:00 pm
(865) 365-4205

Iron Boar Saloon
104 Waldens Main St., Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863
Thanksgiving hours: 2:00 pm-9:00 pm
(865) 429-7779

J.T. Hannah’s Kitchen
3214 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863
Thanksgiving hours: 12:00 pm-9:00 pm
(865) 428-4200

Loco Burro
735 Parkway #1, Gatlinburg, TN, 37738
Thanksgiving hours: 11:00 am-1:00 am
(865) 430-5624

Mama’s Farmhouse
208 Pickel St., Pigeon Forge, TN, 37862
Thanksgiving hours: 11:00 am- 9:00 pm (Reservations required for parties of 6 or more)
(865) 908-4646

Margaritaville
130 Island Dr., Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863
Thanksgiving hours: 11:00 am-2:00 am
(865) 210-8530

No Way Jose’s Cantina
104 Waldens Main St., Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863
Thanksgiving hours: 2:00 pm-9:00 pm
(865) 429-7779

Old Mill Restaurant
3341 Old Mill St., Pigeon Forge, TN, 37836
Thanksgiving hours: 11:00 am- 9:00 pm
(865) 453-6002

Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen 
131 The Island Drive #8101, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863
Thanksgiving hours: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
(865) 366 – 1510
(There will be a special Thanksgiving menu.)

Reagan’s House of Pancakes
2820 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863
Thanksgiving hours: 7:00 am-12:30 pm
(865) 428-0652

Seasons of Ober Restaurant
Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort, 1339 Ski Mountain Rd., Gatlinburg, TN, 37738
Thanksgiving hours: 11:00 am-6:00 pm
(865) 436-5423

Shoney’s
339 Forks of the River Pkwy, Sevierville, TN, 37862
Thanksgiving hours: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
(865) 453-7106

Smoky Mountain Brewery
2530 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863
Thanksgiving hours: 11:30 am-11:00 pm
(865) 868-1400

TGI Friday’s
2794 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863
Thanksgiving hours: 4:00 pm-1:00 am
(865) 453-1750

The Melting Pot
959 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN, 37738
Thanksgiving hours: 2:00 pm-9:00 pm
(865) 430-4430

The Park Grill
1110 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN, 37738
Thanksgiving hours: 5:00 pm-10:00 pm
(865) 436-2300

Wood Grill Buffet
2301 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863
Thanksgiving hours: 10:30 am-9:00 pm
(865) 429-3120

Celebrate a Pigeon Forge Thanksgiving

With all of these things to do in Pigeon Forge Thanksgiving day, it’s easy to have a great vacation in the Smoky Mountains! It’s a heartwarming place to visit made even better during the holiday season.


Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Pigeon Forge to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.
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