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The fall season is in full swing right here in Gatlinburg. Make the most of autumn this year by visiting our travel destination. There is no time better than the Thanksgiving holiday where you can make your own family traditions. Take a look at how you can spend Thanksgiving in Gatlinburg this year:


Cook Up a Feast

You will still be able to celebrate Thanksgiving the old-fashioned way with a home cooked meal in your vacation rental. Our properties provide kitchens that include everything you need to prepare a feast. All of the pots and pans, utensils, and everything else you need is provided. Full-size appliances let you cook everything at once and even have space to store any leftovers. Dining rooms come with spacious tables where you can set up the whole spread. Each property should have plenty of space for each person in your party to enjoy your Thanksgiving meal together.


Local Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving

Of course, you can always head out for a Thanksgiving meal instead of cooking up your own at the vacation rental. Gatlinburg and nearby Pigeon Forge both offer a variety of restaurants that serve up delicious Thanksgiving meals. Gatlinburg restaurants that will be open include Chesapeake’s Seafood and Raw Bar, Cherokee Grill and Steakhouse, and The Park Grill. In Pigeon Forge, you can have a meal at Calhoun’s Restaurant, Hard Rock Café, or JT Hannah’s Kitchen; Old Mill Restaurant will have a special Thanksgiving menu available that day only. Each restaurant offers a different setting and cuisine so you can find someone for everyone.


Thanksgiving Activities

There are several different ways to spend your Thanksgiving holiday with exciting events around town. The Gatlinburg Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Show will take place from Tuesday November 23rd through the 28th at the Convent Center. You will find all kinds of unique crafts that are made by hand by local vendors. Pigeon Forge will be starting their Winterfest in early November, so expect to find all kinds of holiday lights set up around town to see. As always, spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park that offers truly incredible hiking trails and views. Now that is one unique way to celebrate Thanksgiving.


Thanksgiving 2021 in Gatlinburg

Make the most of your Thanksgiving getaway by reserving one of our vacation rentals in Gatlinburg. You will be just a short drive away from all of these exciting activities.


Being home for Thanksgiving is always a great time. But breaking from tradition and spending the holiday elsewhere can provide for some of the most memorable Thanksgiving festivities. If you are looking to do just that, then Gatlinburg, Tennessee is the place to do it. Not only is it a fun and beautiful place to take a vacation, it offers amazing opportunities, specifically during the Thanksgiving season. What follows is a short description of some of the reasons why you should choose a Gatlinburg Thanksgiving celebration in this amazing town in the Great Smoky Mountains.


Fun Events for Everyone

Regardless of when you visit, you can expect to find unique events that reflect the vibrant spirit of Gatlinburg. But this is especially true when Thanksgiving season rolls around. One of these must-attend events is the Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Show. You are sure to have never experienced anything quite like this, as it is unique to Gatlinburg as well as the holiday. This year from November 21st through the 26th, you can admire some of the most talented and respected artisans from around the Smoky Mountains. Not only can you enjoy endless works of art, but you can take them home with you.


Smoky Mountain Style Thanksgiving Dinner

If you do not know what “Smoky Mountain style” means when it comes to Thanksgiving, you are in for a real treat. The main aspects of a Gatlinburg Thanksgiving meal are the great portions and the quality and local ingredients. For one of the best takes on the classic Thanksgiving feast, visit The Old Mill. You can also enjoy amazing feasts at the Applewood Farmhouse and the Seasons of Ober Restaurant. In town, you will also find the best way to start Thanksgiving Day imaginable with a visit to Atrium Pancakes. Here, you will simply find the best pancakes you have ever had.


Endless Smoky Mountain Fun

While it is not specific to Thanksgiving, this time of year still gives you the opportunity to enjoy all of the things that have entranced visitors for decades. This starts with the incomparable beauty that surrounds Gatlinburg. But it extends to trolley tours of the charming town, amazing hikes through America’s most famous national Park, and so much more!


Stick Around after Your Gatlinburg Thanksgiving Celebration

While this list aims to inform you of the exciting things happening during a Gatlinburg Thanksgiving celebration, it does not nearly do justice to the opportunities that a Smoky Mountain Thanksgiving provides. In order to get a feel for the full scope of the amazing time that is to be had in Gatlinburg, you need to take the trip and fall in love yourself. With a Thanksgiving trip here, you are sure to make it a new holiday tradition, guaranteed! Book your stay in one of our cozy and charming rental cabins today!