For those spending turkey day in the beautiful mountains, we have compiled a list of the best activities and restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day. All restaurants listed have a traditional thanksgiving meal making clean up at home easy or to feel at home for those visiting. Attractions listed are some of our favorite that would absolutely fill your belly of fun! Enjoy!
1. Hard Rock Cafe
Join us for Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner with Dessert & a non-alcoholic beverage for only $16.95 + tax per person. (while supplies last). Slice of pie included!
Price: $16.95 (adults)/ $10.95 (11 and under)
Location: 2050 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863
Phone number: 865.430.7625
2. Holston’s Kitchen
Make reservations today for a stress-free, mess-free Turkey Day at Holston’s Kitchen in Sevierville or Morristown. We have a fantastic menu planned for you and your party.
Start out with your choice of tossed salad or pumpkin bisque followed by roasted turkey or sugar cured ham. Sides include green bean casserole, mashed potatoes with cider gravy and cornbread dressing plus a little cranberry relish. Top things off with your choice of pumpkin or pecan pie!
Price: $19.99 (adults) / $9.99 (children) gratuity and tax not included
Location: 639 Dolly Parton Parkway, Sevierville, TN, 37862
Phone number: 865.365.4205
Hours: Seating at 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm, and 6:30pm
3. Cracker Barrel
Our classic Turkey n’ Dressing meal comes with Gravy, a sampling of Sugar Cured Ham, Sweet Potato Casserole with pecans, Cranberry Relish, choice of country side, Buttermilk Biscuits or Corn Muffins, your choice of refillable beverage* and a tasty slice of Pumpkin Pie.
Price: $12.99 (adults) / $7.99 (children)
Location: 2285 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863 / 690 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Sevierville, TN 37876 / 3960 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Phone number: 865.428.46.13
4. Mama’s FarmHouse
Price: $23.99 (adults) / $9.99 (children)
Location: 208 Pickel St., Pigeon Forge, TN, 37862
Phone number: 865.908.4646
5. The Old Mill
Price: $25.99 (adults) / $8.99 (children) gratuity and tax not included
Location: 175 Old Mill Avenue Pigeon Forge, TN 37836
Phone number: 865.428.0771
6. Seasons of Ober Loft and Lounge
Let us do the heavy lifting this Thanksgiving and you and your family can enjoy a freshly prepared Thanksgiving dinner or lunch with a side of beautiful autumn views of the Smoky Mountains. Our menu this year includes:
Herb Butter Basted Turkey
Holiday Baked Glazed Ham
Traditional Cornbread Dressing & Gravy
Broccoli & Cheese CasseroleSweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping
Southern Cut Green Beans
Sweet Buttered Corn
Macaroni & Cheese
Pumpkin & Pegan Pie
Peach Cobbler & Assorted Cakes
Coffee, Tea, or Soft Drink
Price: $18.95 (adults) / $12.95 (children) / FREE (Children under 4) gratuity and tax not included
Location: Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort, 1339 Ski Mountain Rd., Gatlinburg, TN, 37738
Phone number: 865.436.5423 (ext. 221)
7. The Park Grill
We will be serving Thanksgiving dinner.I hope you come hungry!! Turkey, with turkey gravy, Cornbread Dressing, Homemade Cranberry Sauce, Choice of one side: Sweet Potato Casserole or Mashed Potatoes, Includes the generous Salad Bar
Price: $22.99 (adults) / $9.99 (children) gratuity and tax not included
Location: 1110 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN, 37738
Phone number: 865.436.2300
8. Paula Dean’s Family Kitchen
Price: $28.99 (adults) / $11.99 (children) gratuity and tax not included
Location: 131 The Island Drive #8101, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863
Phone number: 865.366.1510
1. Parrot Mountain
Admission: $18.95 (adults) / $8.95 (ages 2-11) / Senior Rates available
Location: 1471 McCarter Hollow Rd, Sevierville, TN 37862
Phone number: 865.774.1749
2.Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry
Our favorite show by far! Check out the Review!
Admission: $56.95 (adults) / $24.95 (children)
Location: 2046 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Phone number: 865.428.7649
Show Times: 3:30PM
3. Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies
Admission: $34.99 (adults) / $19.99 (children)
Location: 88 River Rd, Gatlinburg,TN 37738
Phone number: 865.430.8808
Special Tip: Buy HERE for discounted tickets!
Admission: $69 (adults) / $56 (ages 4-11) / $64 (seniors)
Location: 2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd. Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Phone number: 800.365.5996
5. Titanic Museum
A super night of fast-moving, memorible moments are set to dazzle and delight girls and boys, moms and dads and everybody in between when Titanic Museum Attraction presents this year’s original, LIVE, production.
TITANIC ‘FANTASY’ PRINCESS
Pays tribute to the passengers aboard Titanic
A holiday Salute to the 2,208 passengers and crew aboard the ship
Titanic ‘Fantasy’ Princess
Headliners and Highlights
- Titanic ‘Fantasy’ Princess – Rare, one-on-one interaction with the ethereal guardian of Titanic memories and grantor of earthly wishes. She will appear in a magical, $2,000 designer gown fashioned of jewels, butterflies, ribbons and beads.
- Titanic’s Fabled Captain – In character he’s the ship’s master, in real life he’s a Titanic historian. author and deep sea explorer ofTitanic’s wreck site. His stunning Titanic adventures come alive in his novel, Diving Into the Deep.
- 5th Annual Thanksgiving Fireworks Spectacular – The Smokies’ largest pyrotechnic show will light the night with fireworks shells soaring. It only happens once a year and it only happens here at the Titanic Museum Attraction.
“This will be our annual music, fireworks and musical fantasy wonderland, featuring singer, actor Caitlin Mesiano to be held outdoors at the Titanic Museum Attraction,” says Kellogg Joslyn. “This year promises to be even more spectacular with new fireworks displays, enchanting Titanic Crew performance and a chance for all to meet Titanic’s “Fantasy” Princess as she walks the red-carpet to start the fireworks” indicates Mary Kellogg.
The Night-of-Nights will be orchestrated to the sounds and voices of Christmas, with the ship’s crew on board to host the event and to welcome all the ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls in attendance. This special night heralds the arrival of a new holiday season of thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge, and throughout the evening & to the lives and legacies of all those who sailed on the RMS Titanic will be honored & glorified.
Dont miss meeting the Titanic Fantasy princess or the amazing fireworks on Thanksgiving Day! Check out our review of the only museum in the South chocked full of interactive fun and exploration.
Admission: Buy HERE and save $6!
Location: 2134 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Phone number: 800.381.7670
Hours: Entry beginning at 11AM / Fireworks at 7pm
6. Scenic Helicopter Tours
Admission: As low as $29
Location: 1949 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Sevierville, TN 37876
Phone number: 865.453.6342
Hours: Each hour from 11AM-8PM